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The View host Sunny Hostin announces memoir which chronicles growing up Afro-Latina to career

The View host Sunny Hostin has announced that she is releasing a memoir which chronicles her life growing up as an Afro-Latino in a South Bronx housing project to her successful career as an attorney and journalist.

The 51-year-old television personality took to Twitter on Tuesday to  reveal that she is releasing an autobiography titled I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds in September.

She wrote: ‘I’m beyond thrilled to share my memoir, #IAmTheseTruths, will be published in English AND Spanish on September 22. 

Big reveal: The View host Sunny Hostin (seen in June 2019)  has announced that she is releasing a memoir which chronicles her life growing up as an Afro-Latino in a South Bronx housing project to her successful career as an attorney and journalist

Big reveal: The View host Sunny Hostin (seen in June 2019)  has announced that she is releasing a memoir which chronicles her life growing up as an Afro-Latino in a South Bronx housing project to her successful career as an attorney and journalist

'I'm beyond thrilled': The 51-year-old television personality took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal that she is releasing an autobiography titled I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds in September

‘I’m beyond thrilled’: The 51-year-old television personality took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal that she is releasing an autobiography titled I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds in September

‘Click the link to learn more, and to pre-order your copy today!’ 

 Hostin is of half Puerto Rican and half African-American descent as she was raised by teenage parents in a housing project in the South Bronx.

She worked hard in school and eventually earned scholarships to college and law school eventually becoming a federal prosecutor in Washington D.C. 

Big news: The cover of her book to be released on September 22

Big news: The cover of her book to be released on September 22

Back in the day: Hostin (seen in April 2019) is of half Puerto Rican and half African-American descent as she was raised by teenage parents in a housing project in the South Bronx

Back in the day: Hostin (seen in April 2019) is of half Puerto Rican and half African-American descent as she was raised by teenage parents in a housing project in the South Bronx

The New Yorker began using her knowledge of the criminal justice system as a legal journalist which lead to a successful television career.

The announcement comes just weeks after Hostin said she is ‘really disappointed and saddened’ by racist remarks ABC News senior executive Barbara Fedida allegedly made about the network’s black journalists. 

Hostin opened Monday’s episode by addressing a bombshell HuffPost report published over the weekend that claimed Fedida had called Hostin ‘low rent’ and made other derogatory comments about Good Morning America host Robin Roberts. 

Earned it: She worked hard in school and eventually earned scholarships to college and law school eventually becoming a federal prosecutor in Washington D.C, she is seen in November

Earned it: She worked hard in school and eventually earned scholarships to college and law school eventually becoming a federal prosecutor in Washington D.C, she is seen in November

Squad: Ana Navarro, Abby Huntsman, Joy Behar, Andrew McCabe, Meghan McCain and Hostin seen from left to right in February 2019

Squad: Ana Navarro, Abby Huntsman, Joy Behar, Andrew McCabe, Meghan McCain and Hostin seen from left to right in February 2019

‘I think I should say something, it was a tough weekend for me, and I was really disappointed and saddened and hurt when I learned about the racist comments that were made, allegedly, about me, my colleagues and my dear friends,’ Hostin, who is black and Latina, said.

‘Because, if true, to reference Robin Roberts, who is one of the most respected and beloved journalists in our country as “picking cotton”; to reference me, someone who has been very open about having grown up in public housing as being “low rent”, it tells me that systemic racism touches everything and everyone in our society regardless of social stature.’








The View host Sunny Hostin (pictured) on Monday said she is 'really disappointed and saddened' by racist remarks ABC News senior executive Barbara Fedida allegedly made about her and other black journalists at the network

The View host Sunny Hostin (pictured) on Monday said she is ‘really disappointed and saddened’ by racist remarks ABC News senior executive Barbara Fedida allegedly made about her and other black journalists at the network

She went on to say that ‘no one is immune’ to systematic racism.  

‘It’s the type if racism that black people deal with every single day,’ Hostin said. 

‘It has to stop and I look forward to the results of what I hear is going to be an independent, external investigation and I felt very loved and supported by my colleagues.’

Fedida, the head of ABC News talent, was placed on administrative leave while the network investigates allegations that she made racist and sexist comments to staffers about employees of color.  

‘To say that she’s an abusive figure is an understatement,’ one source told Huff Post, which broke the story on Saturday.

A bombshell report over the weekend that claimed Barbara Fedida (pictured), the head of ABC News talent, had called Hostin 'low rent' and made other derogatory comments about Good Morning America host Robin Roberts

A bombshell report over the weekend that claimed Barbara Fedida (pictured), the head of ABC News talent, had called Hostin ‘low rent’ and made other derogatory comments about Good Morning America host Robin Roberts

The HuffPost piece outlined a number of disturbing remarks made by Fedida, who is said to have more than a dozen human resources complaints against her and was the subject of a human resources investigation in 2016. 

The investigation led ABC News to hire an executive coach, sources claimed.

The allegations are especially disturbing given the fact that Fedida oversees that network’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

The company has reportedly spent millions of dollars in confidential settlements with staff and former talent, including at least one that involved racial discrimination.  

The allegations are especially disturbing given the fact that Fedida (pictured) oversees that network's diversity and inclusion efforts. The company has reportedly spent millions of dollars in confidential settlements with staff and former talent, including at least one that involved racial discrimination

The allegations are especially disturbing given the fact that Fedida (pictured) oversees that network’s diversity and inclusion efforts. The company has reportedly spent millions of dollars in confidential settlements with staff and former talent, including at least one that involved racial discrimination

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