Manny Medrano

Manny Medrano

Manny Medrano is KTLA's legal expert and a practicing criminal defense attorney.

Recently, he provided key analysis during KTLA's live broadcast of the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray.

Prior to KTLA, Manny was a Supreme Court/Legal Affairs correspondent for ABC News in Washington, DC, where he provided legal analysis for all ABC News broadcasts and wrote a legal blog.

Manny has also worked for KNBC in Los Angeles, where he was a general assignment reporter, focusing on legal issues for NBC4's "Channel 4 News." There he provided legal analysis and commentary for the station's comprehensive coverage of the trials of O.J. Simpson, the Menendez Brothers, Reginald Denny and Rodney King, among others. His coverage of the Simpson case earned him an Emmy Award and Golden Mike Award.

Prior to joining KNBC, Manny was a trial lawyer at the law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal in Los Angeles, where he specialized in complex civil and white collar criminal litigation. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney's Office, where he successfully prosecuted the 1985 kidnapping and murder case of DEA agent Enrique Camarena. Manny never lost a jury trial. He received the U.S. Department of Justice Award for his performance on the Camarena case.

Manny has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, the University of Southern California Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Fluent in Spanish, Manny is actively involved in numerous charitable organizations. A native of Texas, he resides in the Los Angeles area, and was named to Hispanic Business Magazine's "100 Influentials List 2005". Manny has also been invited to give keynote presentations to corporations, non-profits, government agencies and universities across the country.