Emily Rose Compagno is an acclaimed American-born attorney, co-host and a former NFL – National Football League – cheerleader who now appears as an on-air sports, business and legal analyst on Fox.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Emily Compagno was born in Naval Hospital, Oakland, California, under the Scorpio zodiac sign on 9 November 1979, which makes her 42 years old as of early 2022. She was raised alongside her elder sisters Julietta and Natalie Compangno, by their father John Compagno, the proud owner of Ardiri Winery & Vineyard, and his wife Katherine Compagno – her parents are of Italian and German ethnicity.
Julietta is the founder of Sproutable website, which educates parents on how to raise their children perfectly while Natalie, who has reputedly toured over 100 countries, is a seasoned writer who works for a number of international travel publications – she also manages a fashion and lifestyle blog, which is supported by her husband’s (Greg) Traveler’s Bookstore. Emily’s great-grandfather served as a soldier in the US Army during World War I, and was honored with a Silver Star for his astounding service (1912-1946).
Compagno attended a local high school in El Cerrito, California, and matriculated to the University of Washington, from which she graduated with a BA degree in Political Science.
She then attended the University of San Francisco, and obtained a Juris Doctor degree in 2006. Subsequently, she completed her internship under Judge J. Noonan, who is of US Court of Appeal – Ninth Circuit – and she thereafter began working as a criminal attorney in California. Emily was awarded Cadet of the Quarter Award (Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps) before she completed her undergraduate studies.
Hobbies and Interests
Compagno is an animal lover, and keeps a Doberman pet dog named Duchess.
The California native enjoys traveling, and has visited more than 50 countries both for work and leisure – she has visited troops stationed in Iran and Kuwait with United Services Organizations, and has traveled to many African countries such as Uganda, Malawi, and South Africa as a legal intern.
She has had a knack for dancing ever since she was a child, which saw her securing a position in the Oakland Raiders’ American Football cheer squad.
Emily is also a dedicated philanthropist who donates to various charities in South Africa and other parts of the globe.
She is physically fit, and likes to hit the gym from time to time to maintain her slim figure.
The TV personality enjoys trying out different cuisines, and learning about diverse cultures whenever she tours a new country.
Compagno grew up very keen on auto racing, and she has participated in a number of car racing events while working for Fox.
Her favorite brands include Dior, Gucci, Chanel, and Charlotte Tilbury.
Cheering Squad Team Captain
Compagno began chasing her childhood dream of becoming a professional dancer in April 2007 when she applied to join the Oakland Raiderettes football cheer squad. During an interview with SFGate, she revealed that ‘I’ve been dancing since I was three, so it’s natural to want that part of my life, the love of performing satisfied…’ She also disclosed that she would have wanted to join a cheer squad before she began her legal career, but had no time. Compagno came in as a National Football League (NFL) Ambassador and boasts of promoting NFL China in Shanghai and Beijing.
Criminal Lawyer Career
After she successfully completed her internship and passed California Bar exams, Compagno began practicing law as a civil litigation and criminal defense attorney in a San Francisco-based law firm.
Mostly, she worked on financially-motivated white-collar and non-violent juvenile cases. In 2010, she secured a job as a federal managing lawyer and worked for four years, before she was promoted as a Security Administration Acting Director. While she was working for top US agencies, she dealt with a wide array of administrative and civil cases, such as regulatory labor issues, fraud, and many others.
Fox News Contributor
Emily never lost focus of her main dream of becoming a legal analyst, and she was lucky to land a job with the Fox News Network. She came in as the perfect on-air legal analyst, given her immense experience both as a federal and a criminal defense attorney, and addressed a wide variety of national and local issues.
When she began her career, she was tasked to feature as a guest commentator on a variety of shows and also came in as a business and legal analyst.
Her experience in the football world later came in handy, when she began doing sports commentary. She has covered many sporting events such as PAC-12 – universities compete for championship titles in a number of games in this event. Many sporting magazines have contracted her to contribute articles, drawing on her experience in sports. She is regularly seen in shows such as “Fox and Friends, Weekend,” “The Five,” and “The Greg Gutfeld Show.” Additionally, she appears in Fox Sports, Fox Business, and Fox News channels’ “Crimes That Changed America,” in which she visits various states investigating recent infamous criminal activities, which have shaped American legislation.
Emily is a married woman, who first met her future husband, Peter Riley, when she was a teenager in Seattle. They dated for a while before parting ways, but would later reconnect in Ravello, Italy a few years later. Peter popped the question in 2017, and they tied the knot shortly afterwards in a private wedding ceremony without family or friends, on 13 September 2017, in Italy. Their wedding photos remained hidden only to surface three years later in 2020. Nonetheless, Emily had hinted to her Twitter fans about her marriage when she uploaded a picture of their wedding rings on her social media pages jokingly captioning it ‘I’ve been married for one day and my husband leaves his ring in the hotel room.’
Peter works at Chemithon Enterprises as a Dentist. The couple hasn’t welcomed a child together as of early 2022; they are seemingly living happily together in Seattle, Washington State, and are often seen attending celebrity events side by side.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Emily is of Caucasian ethnicity, and has long dark brown hair with hazel eyes. She is 5ft 6ins (1.69m) tall, weighs around 132lbs (60kg), with vital statistics of 34B-24-35, dress size 4 (US).
Compagno has earned her net worth from her multifaceted career as a TV personality, criminal attorney, cheerleader, and ambassador. As an attorney, she has worked in several countries including South Africa and Brazil. Authoritative sources reveal that Emily’s net worth is approximately $1.5 million as of early 2022.