Report: Pirro signs talk show deal with Warner Bros


NEW YORK (AP) – Failed state attorney general candidate Jeanine Pirro will trade the campaign trail for the small screen with a syndicated talk show to be produced by Warner Bros., according to a published report.

Pirro, the former Westchester County district attorney who once made People magazine’s list of 50 most beautiful people, will be paid about $1 million for the show, the New York Post reported Wednesday. The Post said the show would likely debut next fall.

Pirro did not return a phone message left at the office of her husband, lobbyist Albert Pirro.

A spokeswoman for Warner Bros., which produces talk shows hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and Tyra Banks, said she could not comment on programs in development.

Pirro, 55, was the Republican candidate for New York state attorney general, losing to Democrat Andrew Cuomo in November.

Always quotable and camera-ready, Pirro was once considered a rising star in Republican politics but was undone by missteps and by her husband’s repeated brushes with the law.

In September she was forced to denounce a federal probe into her plan to secretly record Albert Pirro because she suspected he was having an affair.

Pirro’s husband was previously convicted of tax fraud, and he acknowledged fathering a child with another woman during their marriage.

In his most recent infraction, Albert Pirro pleaded guilty to a speeding ticket on Tuesday and paid a $300 fine. He was pulled over Sept. 14 in White Plains for driving his luxury car 51 mph in a 25 mph zone near two schools.