The new version of Court TV, scheduled to launch as a digital over-the-air and over-the-top channel in May, has hired a group of on-camera anchors and reporters.
Seema Iyer and Julie Grant have been hired as anchors, joining Vinnie Politan, an alumni of the original Court TV. Politan’s presence was announced in December when Katz Broadcasting first announced plans to revive the channel.
Katz was acquired by the E.W. Scripps Company in 2017.
Court TV has also named Chanley Painter as legal correspondent and Ted Rowlands and Julia Jenaé as reporters and field producers.
Iyer most recently was a fill-in host of HLN’s Crime & Justice. She previously worked as an anchor and reporter on ABC and Fox affiliated TV stations. She has a background as a lawyer, serving as a New York City prosecutor before opening her own law practice.
Grant is legal editor, anchor and reporter at KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh. She’s a lawyer who served as an assistant district attorney in Allegheny County, Penn., and taught at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law.
Painter has been a legal analyst for the NBC affiliate in Little Rock, Ark., and served as deputy prosecutor in Arkansas.
Jenaé joins Court TV from WTLV-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., where she was an investigative and legal reporter.
The new Court TV will be carried on secondary digital channels of stations owned by Tribune, Scripps and Univision. Katz acquired the intellectual property of the original Court TV.