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Chanley Painter | Biography

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  • Full Name Chanley Sha Painter
  • Occupation TV Correspondent, Model, Reporter, Legal Analyst
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Date Jun 10, 1984
  • Age 37 Years, 7 Months
Miss Arkansas USA in 2009

Chanley Painter | Biography

Legal Correspondent for Court TV

In a 2019 interview, Painter mentioned that Court TV contacted her and was offered the job shortly after being flown out to Atlanta for an interview. She also remained enthusiastic about the opportunity and said, "I'm going to be traveling most all the time. I will be wherever the trial that we are covering is. I will be there from the beginning to the end of that trial whenever they get a verdict. I will be at that location, bringing from-the-courtroom coverage."


Chanley Painter is a Court TV legal correspondent and an attorney based in Arkansas and Tennessee.

Who is Chanley Painter?

Chanley Painter is a Court TV Legal Correspondent born in 1985. As of 2021, her age is 36. She earned a Summa cum laude in political science and government from the University of Central Arkansas. 

She graduated from the Clinton School of Public Service with a master's degree in public service. Painter also earned her doctorate in law from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Short Bio

Painter's resume includes reporter and legal analyst for FOX 16 and KARK 4, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 16th Judicial District of Arkansas, President of the Cleburne County Bar Association, Attorney at Law, Licensed in Arkansas and Tennessee, and more.

In January 2006, Painter worked as a six-month intern at the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, she operated for Heifer International from September 2008 to May 2009 as a consultant and researcher. After two years, she worked at the same post at Bridge2Rwanda from May 2010 to August 2010.

In August 2009, Painter worked for the Law Review Editorial Board as Symposium Editor. After working there for more than one year and ten months, she left in May 2011. Painter then served for the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission as a clerk, consultant, and researcher from Jan 2011 to June 2011.

In addition, she began her job with Nexstar Media Group, Inc. in January 2016 as an MMJ Reporter and Legal Analyst. However, she left the broadcast media production in January 2019 after working there for over three years.

Furthermore, Painter started her work as Legal Correspondent for the Court TV in January 2019, the same month she left Nexstar Media Group, Inc., and still works there as of December 2021.

Beauty Pageant

In June 2001, Painter won two pageant competitions—she won  Miss Teen Arkansas after winning Miss Teen Conway in January 2001. She then took a six-year hiatus from pageants before competing for Miss Arkansas in 2007 and 2008, finishing runner-up both times. She later grabbed Miss Arkansas USA in 2009 and placed in the top ten of the Miss USA competition.

In addition to that, Painter would sign with Integrity Models and has been featured in national publications such as Seventeen and Cosmo Girl Prom. She had done modeling for various platforms, visit destinations, and apparel sponsors.

Court TV

Painter is a legal correspondent for Court TV. She worked as an Arkansas deputy prosecutor and private practice before moving to television.

In a 2019 interview, Painter mentioned that Court TV contacted her and was offered the job shortly after being flown out to Atlanta for an interview.

She also remained enthusiastic about the opportunity and said, "I'm going to be traveling most all the time. I will be wherever the trial that we are covering is. I will be there from the beginning to the end of that trial whenever they get a verdict. I will be at that location, bringing from-the-courtroom coverage."

In addition to that, she covered the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Court TV in 2021.

Is Chanley Painter married?

As of now, Painter's relationship status, sexuality, and dating history remain private. Her social media platforms are also more focused on her work and aspirations and miss out on her personal life. Hence, it is unsure if she is married or single.

Wedding Gown

Post Miss Arkansas USA in 2009, Painter had a photoshoot in which she donned five wedding gowns of retailers such as Jessica's Bridal and Formal in Bay,  She Said Yes Bridal in Rogers, and Tulle Bridal in Sherwood. The stylist of the event was Somer Simon Bunger. 

Chanley Sha Painter in wedding dress
Painter in a wedding dress in the photoshoot in 2009 (Photo: Instagram, Jason Masters)

Later in 2018, she again modeled alongside male model Tyler Wilson in a wedding theme for the sponsors such as Face Your Day Salon, Moss Mountain Farm, Cocoa Belle Chocolates 

Chanley Sha Painter wedding photoshoot in 2018
Painter features full sleeve white wedding gown in a sponsor photo shoot in 2018 (Photo: Instagram)

Height and Net Worth

Painter stands at the height of 5 feet and 6 inches. Currently, her net worth remains undisclosed, as it has not been analyzed by a credible source yet. Her source of income includes her career as a correspondent and model.

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