Her legal analysis has been featured on CNN, Geraldo Rivera, WGN, HLN online, CBS News radio, ABC News radio BBC radio, Crime Time with Candice DeLong, Salon, BlogHer and Galtime. She is the founder of Your Legal Lady, a blog devoted to covering high-profile legal and crime news.
Mari co-hosts Justice is Served, a weekly show on Black Hollywood Live with Eboni K. Williams. The 30-minute show features discussions of legal news in the entertainment world and legal issues affecting the African American community.
She also co-hosts The CrimeLine, a weekly web show on Spreecast with Jon Leiberman, a Wild About Trial and HLN contributor and former America’s Most Wanted Correspondent. The interactive webcast features true crime stories, interviews with crime victims and analysis of headlining crime news.
Previously, Mari was an on-air reporter for NY1 News, Time Warner Cable's 24-hour local news channel in New York City, where she shot, wrote and edited her own stories daily. She covered everything from Hurricane Irene to the resignation of Congressman Anthony Weiner to the 2010 gubernatorial race. She also worked as a Legal News correspondent for WWRL 1600 AM radio in New York, contributing to Your Legal Rights radio show each Tuesday night.
She also served as a host on AfterBuzzTV: The Aftershow Network, covering the Emmys, Oscars and other entertainment news. She has worked as an on-air reporter for the NBC affiliate in Topeka, Kansas and interned with NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, FOX News Chicago and the Cook County Public Defenders Office.
She received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is currently attending UCLA Law School in her hometown of Los Angeles.
If you have a legal news tip or want to share your thoughts, follow her on Twitter @MariFagel