Hailing from Southern California, Loni Coombs is a former criminal prosecutor and legal commentator with over twenty years’ experience. Beginning her career as a criminal trial prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Loni’s primary focus was on murders, DUI’s and sexually based offenses.
Loni continued her work in the “Crimes Against Peace Officers” unit, prosecuting criminals who seriously injured or killed police officers and received personal commendations from President Clinton and US Secret Service Director L.J. Bowron for her instrumental work. In 2001, as Deputy in Charge of the District Attorney's Malibu Office, Loni handled several cases that involved high-profile celebrities and from 2003 to 2005, Loni headed up the District Attorney’s Hate Crimes Unit, monitoring discrimination cases throughout the county and training law enforcement agencies.
In 2006, Loni left the DA's office and transitioned into the broadcast world as a legal analyst for both national and local broadcast outlets. Loni has been on the frontlines of numerous high profile trials including the OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony, Jodi Arias, George Zimmerman trials, and also did gavel coverage on the Phil Spector murder trial for KTLA, for which she received an AP award. Whether anchoring newscasts or reporting from the field, Loni strongly believes that no stone should be left unturned when pursuing the truth.
Loni is married with a blended family of 5 adult children and 5 grandkids.