Cristina Perez is a multifaceted person – successful lawyer, radio host, entrepreneur/business owner, three-time Emmy Award-winning television personality, national author and columnist, and devoted mother and wife. Perez was born in New York, in a family of Colombian immigrants. As a young girl, she watched her parents struggle with racism, finances, and adapting to the US culture with a foreign language. Perez learned to speak English around the age of ten and mastered both languages since then. She credits her family’s guidance and desire to remain close to their heritage and culture for her personal and professional achievements.
In 2006, Perez made her English-language television debut on Twentieth Television’s first-run syndicated Cristina’s Court, which quickly became the second-highest rated new show in US syndication. In 2008, her show won the first ever Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Court Show. In 2010, Cristina’s Court won its third consecutive Emmy in the same category. Most recently, she is set to launch the first bilingual televised courtroom series this coming fall. It is titled Justice for All with Judge Cristina Perez, and it will be produced in both Spanish and English languages.
Perez represents a fresh way of connecting with people. The ultimate crossover host, she is a professional, multicultural, hip woman who always researches new ways to introduce traditional values into the everyday lives of people young and old. Consequently, she appeals to a wide variety of audiences nationwide.