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Kevin A. Ross    

Host of "America's Court with Judge Ross"; Former Judge, Los Angeles Country Superior Court in California

Kevin A. Ross is a host of the syndicated court show "America's Court with Judge Ross," a producer, communications strategist, and former judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California.

A Los Angeles native, Ross attended Gardena High School, where he was student body president and president of the District-Wide Association of Student Councils for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He went on to graduate from Morehouse College with a degree in Political Science, and received his juris doctorate from Southwestern Law School.

An internship working for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic convinced Ross to become a deputy district attorney, and later worked as a hardcore gang prosecutor responsible for implementing controversial civil gang nuisance injunctions.

Ross entered politics in 1995, running for a seat on the Los Angeles City Council, finishing third despite endorsements from the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly publications. He was subsequently appointed to the LA County Parks and Recreation Commission, and co-founded The New Leaders, an organization created to train and prepare the next generation of African-American leaders. Ross began contributing op-ed pieces for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Sentinel and Los Angeles Daily News. He was named co-host of "The People's Connection" on 103.9 KACE, before being given his own show on Disney's KTZN 710 The Zone. Ross later hosted and produced a weekend program on Talkradio 790 KABC until he retired to begin his judicial career.

While attending law school, Ross clerked for David W. Williams. A fellow black Republican, Judge Williams would administer the oath of office to Ross after he became a judge on the then Inglewood Municipal Court. At that time, Ross was the youngest elected judge in the state of California.

Ross was elevated the following year to the Superior Court after a ballot measure approved by California voters. After being profiled on KCET's Life & Times Tonight, Ross began appearing on the PBS program to discuss legal issues from a judge's perspective.

Reigniting his interest in media, Ross decided to start a communications company, become a blogger, and launch an eponymous Internet show on Blogtalkradio, a large citizen broadcasting network. "The Kevin Ross Show" became a leading current events and conservative political show on Blogtalkradio. It also ranked among the top five most popular shows on the social networking radio site.

At a 2009 business meeting with comedian Byron Allen to discuss an online media venture, Allen was so impressed with Ross that he made him a deal right on the spot to host a court show for Entertainment Studios (ES). The following year, "America's Court with Judge Ross" was among the 2010-2011 crop of freshman programs in daytime.

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‘America’s Court With Judge Ross’ Renewed For Seven More Seasons By Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

Just ahead of the premiere of its Season 11 premiere this week, Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has picked up America’s Court With Judge Ross for seven more seasons, through fa…

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