Emily Compagno Biography

Meet Emily Compagno, a multifaceted American professional renowned for her legal expertise, TV hosting skills, and vibrant career as a former National Football League cheerleader. Presently, she shines as a valued contributor on the prominent Fox News Channel.

Emily’s academic achievements include earning a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the prestigious University of San Francisco School of Law. Emily is actively practicing law while also excelling as a trusted analyst in various spheres. Her dynamic career path and accomplishments make her a respected figure in the fields she ventures into.

Early Life 

Emily was born on 9th November 1979 in east Oakland’s Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland California but mainly she was raised in El Cerrito, California. She was born to her mother Katherine and her father John Compagno, who was a United States Navy Commander.


She has two older sisters named Natalie Compagno who owns a traveling bookstore owner and Julietta Compagno Skoog who is a co-founder of a brand called Sproutable. Her family background, that is her grandparents, and even great-grandparents are very well-known personalities such as her great-grandfather was a recipient of the Silver Star during World War II.

She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Washington and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After graduating she enrolled herself at the University of San Francisco School of Law from where Emily earned her Juris Doctor degree.

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Emily Compagno Career

Emily worked as a criminal defense attorney in San Francisco while also serving as captain of the Oakland Raider cheerleading squad, the Raiderettes right after she had passed the California bar. She simultaneously managed both of the jobs and soon the NFL made her the Ambassador through which she promoted the NFL brand in Beijing and Shanghai.

Emily was also one of the five NFL cheerleaders selected to visit U.S. troops with the USO which were held in Iraq and Kuwait. Compagno then became the Senior Judge Judicial Extern for John T. Noonan at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and also held her legal positions in cities across the world such as Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro.

Emily also served as the federal attorney at the Social Security Administration. In 2018, she joined the staff of Fox News and accepted the position as a contributor and legal analyst. She appeared as a semi-regular co-host of the talk show The Five and was also seen on other Fox News programs in her contributor role, offering opinions or legal analysis.

In 2020 Emily became the host of Crimes that Changed America, which was also her first own show. After working with Fox News for nearly 4 years, in 2021 she was named as a permanent co-host of Outnumbered. Along with Kayleigh McEnany and Harris Faulkner, she talks about politics and shares her views on current affairs.

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Emily Compagno Biography

Real Name Emily Compagno
Birth Date November 9, 1979
Age (as of 2023) 43 Years
Birth Place El Cerrito, California, USA
Nationality American
Profession American attorney, TV host & Former NFL Cheerleader
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Scorpio

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimetres – 167 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 55 kg  –  in Pounds –  122 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Slim


Father John Compagno
Mother Katherine Bertsch
Sister Natalie Compagno, Julietta Compagno Skoog


School Local High School
College University of Arts (BA),
University of San Francisco School of Law (JD)

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her Husband? Peter Riley

Personal life

Emily Compagno and Peter Riley tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Italy on September 14, 2017. They later settled down in Seattle, Washington. Emily surprised her fans by sharing their wedding details on social media after the event.

She enjoys a strong online presence, with verified accounts on Twitter and Instagram. As of 2023, she has 220k followers on Twitter and 390k followers on Instagram, where she shares glimpses of her personal life and expresses her opinions.

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Emily Compagno Net worth

Emily started quite young in her professional forays, and over the years she has diversified in many fields which mainly contribute to her source of wealth. She is a very prominent journalist but with that, but she is also an attorney, host, and analyst. As of 2023, her net worth stands at $ 2 million and the majority of her income is mainly from being a Professional sports analyst. 


  • Her grandfather, William Bertsch is the recipient of the Purple Heart medal in World War I.
  • She was the brand ambassador for NFL in 2009.
  • While she was studying, Emily received the United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet of the Quarter Award.
  • Emily launched her own show on Fox Nation, Crimes That Changed America on March 9, 2020.
  • She is an avid dog lover and has a dog named Duchess

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