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Who is Emily Compagno? Flash Uganda Media looks at her biography, age, husband, family, tribe, achievements, and relationship with Katherine Bertsch, Bohemian, Baden-Wurttemberg, John Compagno, Julietta Compagno Skoog, Natalie, Peter Riley, the early life and education of an American lawyer, TV host, and former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader.

Emily Compagno is an American lawyer, TV host, and former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader.

She presently co-hosts the Fox News Channel (FNC) program Outnumbered.

She also frequently co-hosts guest stars on Gutfeld!, a late-night talk show, and The FOX True Crime Podcast on Fox News Radio.

Early Life and Education


Emily Compagno also known as Emily Rose Compagno was born on November 9, 1979, in Oakland, California, at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, where her father oversaw the blood bank.

Her parents, Katherine Bertsch, of English, Bohemian, and Baden-Wurttemberg ancestry and John Compagno, of Italian heritage from Sicily, raised her and her two sisters (Julietta Compagno Skoog and Natalie) in El Cerrito, California.

The Compagno family has significant ties to the military. Two of Emily’s uncles served in the U.S. Army, and her father was a Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. Emily’s second cousin and his wife were U.S. Navy pilots.

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Many of Compagno’s ancestors served in World War I, including her great-grandfather. In 1930, Rosa, Compagno’s great-great-grandmother visited the graves of her children who had died in foreign countries as part of the Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage.

Emily Compagno began studying ballet when she was just three years old.

She got a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington, where she also received the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet of the Quarter Award.

She earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2006, where she was also president of the Federalist Society and articles editor of the Intellectual Property Bulletin. 

On September 14, 2017, at Villa Cimbrone Hotel in Italy, Emily Compagno got married to Peter Riley, a real estate agent and former data analyst.

Emily and Peter originally crossed paths while they were teenagers, but they didn’t start dating until they ran into one another as adults in Seattle.

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Career and Professional Work Experience

Emily Compagno practised criminal defence law in San Francisco after passing the California bar exam. She had also been the captain of the Raiderettes, the cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders. 

The USO chose her as one of five NFL cheerleaders to visit American troops stationed in Iraq and Kuwait.

After serving as a Senior Judge Judicial Extern for John T. Noonan at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Compagno worked as a federal attorney at the Social Security Administration.

Compagno joined Fox News in 2018 as a contributor and legal analyst.

She appeared on other FNC shows such as Gutfeld! to share her comments or legal analysis on the happenings of the day. She was a semi-regular co-host of The Five, a daily chat show. 

Compagno joined Harris Faulkner and Kayleigh McEnany as a co-host of Outnumbered in January 2021. 

Fox News made the announcement that Compagno would be the host of The FOX True Crime Podcast on Fox News Radio in February 2023.

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Achievements and Awards

Emily Compagno is involved with charities that support K9, law enforcement, and American veteran causes.

She was chosen by the NFL as an ambassador to promote the NFL brand in Beijing and Shanghai.

She earned her license to practice law in Washington and has worked as an attorney in Cape Town, South Africa, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Crimes That Changed America, a Fox Nation program hosted by Emily Compagno made its debut on March 9, 2020.


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In 2022, while debating the topic of women’s rights in America on “Gutfeld!”, Emily asked, “What about in Kenya where pregnant women can’t leave the house so they absolutely have no constructive right to vote?” 

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and many African media sources, including Kenyans. co.ke’s Geoffrey Lutta didn’t hesitate to reiterate Compagno’s remark.

Disgruntled Kenyans have demanded an apology, but Compagno has yet to take back her incendiary remark.

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