Nancy Ann Grace is a well-known American ex-Georgia District Attorney prosecutor turned TV legal commentator and journalist who Primarily known for sensational courtroom centered shows, like ‘Nancy Grace’, ‘Closing Arguments’ and ‘Swift Justice with Nancy Grace’ where she was the key conciliator, she has also hosted celebrity news shows and current affair programs.
Nancy Grace has written both fiction and non-fiction works and has also dabbled with minor roles on television. Known for her outspoken, brazen and indomitable personality, she is currently hosting a daily podcast called ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ on Crime Online. Let’s find out how much is Nancy Grace’s net worth in 2019.
Born into a family of 5 living in Macon, Georgia to a factory worker mother Elizabeth Grace and a Southern Railway freight agent father Mac Grace, Nancy Grace has 2 older siblings, a brother named Mac Jr. and a sister named Ginny. She completed her school education from the Macon’s Windsor Academy before acquiring a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University.
Extremely enamored by writers like Shakespeare, young Nancy wanted to pursue literature before a tragic accident changed her life forever. Her fiancé, Keith Griffin’s murder, steered her life towards a career in law, and she eventually went on to become a felony prosecutor after procuring a Juris Doctor degree from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer and a Master of Laws degree in constitutional and criminal law from NYU.
After the completion of her education, she served as a clerk under a Federal Court judge while simultaneously teaching litigation and business law at the Georgia State University College of Law and the GSU’s School of Business respectively before finally making a name of her own in the field of TV legal commentary and journalism.
Years after the death of her fiancé, Nancy Grace finally convinced herself to give marriage a chance in 2007 when she settled down with her long-time friend and investment banker from Atlanta named David Linch. She delivered twins named Lucy Elizabeth and John David in the same year.
After gaining adequate experience, Nancy Grace worked as a prosecutor at the Georgia District Attorney’s office in Atlanta-Fulton County for about 10 years. During this time she courted both acclaim and controversies working on cases of murder, rape and child abuse owing to her overzealous persona, unethical proceedings and her tendency to assume the suspect as the convict right from the beginning of a case.
After leaving the Fulton County prosecutor’s office, Nancy Grace found a career in television when she accepted popular television channel Court TV’s offer to host a legal commentary show alongside renowned prosecutor Johnnie Cochran. She went on to host many other courtroom centered shows, like ‘Trial Heat’ and ‘Closing Arguments’ on Court TV.
While still hosting her original show on Court TV, she became the host of popular legal analysis show called ‘Nancy Grace’ on CNN in 2005. She eventually ended her long-standing association with Court TV in 2007 to concentrate on the CNN show. She also appeared as the key conciliator in ‘Swift Justice with Nancy Grace’ from 2010-2011.
Although, Nancy Grace is a known face in the world of legal commentary she doesn’t seem to get rid of controversies which have followed her all through her life. She has been criticised for compromising with the sanctity of the legal profession by soiling it with media glitz and sensationalizing real-life tragic cases to fill her own purse.
Many popular shows on television, like ‘Law & Order’, ‘Onion News Network’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘This Hour Has 22 Minutes’ and ‘Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip’ among others have featured characters based on her either to satirize her sensationalizing take on legal commentary or simply to take pot-shots at her.
Apart from being a widely known legal commentator, Nancy Grace is also a well-read journalist and has written opinion columns for various legal journals, periodicals, and magazines like the ‘American Bar Association Journal.’ She has also, authored fictional novels, like ‘The Eleventh Victim’ and ‘Death on the D-List.’
Nancy Grace has also been part of various television shows, like ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Raising Hope’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ among others. She has the Will Smith starrer flick ‘Hancock’ under her belt too.
Awards & Achievements
Nancy Grace has been conferred with 2 Gracie Awards for her Court TV shows by The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television.
Net Worth of Nancy Grace
The total estimated net worth of Nancy Grace is a considerable $25 million, thanks to her rewarded career as a legal commentator on television. She is also a member of the board of trustees at Mercer University.
It is widely known that the public craves a good dose of scandal and gossip and when the face of a well-known prosecutor like Nancy Grace gets attached to a TV show, it is bound to lend a certain amount of credibility to the said show. Nancy has been capitalising on such shows for quite some time now and they, in turn, have effectively filled her coffers.