Loni Coombs; Bio, Family, Sister, Husband, Oxygen, Net Worth, Facts

Published Date: 04 May, 2020 Updated date: 04 May, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Loni Coombs has all that to thank two wonderful persons in her life who took her in and gave her a family which she was in dire need of. Because of that, she has been able to make the most out of her career as of now.

Loni Coombs is a former prosecutor who now earns recognition as a TV host and a published author. She has also worked as a legal analyst for the CNN network.

Loni Coombs Bio & Family: Parents, Sister, Education

The 55-years-of-age media personality was born as Lorraine Coombs in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the United States, in 1965. The details of her biological parents remain confined from the media sources. However, it was late Robert Holman Coombs and Carol Jean Coombs (née Cook) who adopted her and took her in their family.


Loni Coombs pictured with her mother Carol on 3 August 2019 (Loni’s Instagram)

Her father, Robert, a professor of Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences at UCLA had adopted six other children with his wife from various regions like Tonga, China, the Philippines, and other states across the United States. As of that, Lori grew up with brothers, David Jeremy and Robert Scott Coombs, and sisters, Kathryn, Holly Ann, Karen, and Krista.

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As of her educational details, Loni attended high school in Los Angeles. Following that, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in psychology and a minor in music at the young age of 19. Eventually, she went on to study at Pepperdine Law School and graduated as a Doctor of Law (Juris Doctor) in 1988. 

Her Career, Net Worth

Loni Coombs began her career working as a criminal prosecutor for the Los Angeles District Attorney in 1987. During her run, she looked at all the cases ranging from petty crimes to serious ones like gang theft and murder. Eventually, she was made the deputy in charge of overseeing the district attorney’s Malibu office in 2001. Following that, she tried several celebrity cases for the likes of Nicole Richie and Nick Nolte.

It was later in 2006 when Loni decided to put an end to her prosecution career and start doing freelance television work. Since, she has served as a legal analyst for CNN, The View, KTLA, Entertainment Tonight, and many other media networks. Moreover, she has acted in the 2013 television series, HLN After Dark.


Loni Coombs on the set of NBC’s Access (Loni’s Instagram)

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For her versatile professional stints, Loni bags a handy net worth which still remains confined from the prying eyes. She currently serves for the Oxygen channel that airs true-crime programming targeted towards women.

Married Life: Who Is Her Husband?

The 55-year-old has been married twice in her life. Her first matrimony was with David Maddux. She and David walked down the aisle together on 28 December 1982. Eventually, the pair welcomed a son together who was named Trevor Maddux. However, their bond didn’t go for long as the married couple parted ways with a divorce some years later.

After that, Loni got married to her husband named Steve Carlston. The two shared the wedding vows on 3 September 2005. Through her second marriage, Loni became stepmother to her two stepsons and two stepdaughters.


Loni Coombs enjoys with her husband Steve Carlston on Valentines of 2020 (Loni’s Instagram)

As of now, Loni resides with her husband in Southern California and she also has three grandchildren: two grandsons and one granddaughter.

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Some Interesting Facts About Loni Coombs

  • Loni holds a half-Filipino heritage.
  • When she graduated from Brigham Young University, she became the youngest woman to graduate from the private university at that stage.
  • Loni is also an author of a book on parenthood named You’re Perfect: And Other Lies Parents Tell.
  • She is a fan of the Food Network Channel which inspires her to experiment with her own cooking.
  • When not working, Loni enjoys reading, watching movies, and doing fitness routine.
  • Besides, she loves hiking through the Hollywood hills. 
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