Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was the New York State Attorney General before becoming Governor of New York in 2007.
|54th Governor of New York|
January 1, 2007 – March 17, 2008
|Preceded by||George Pataki|
|Succeeded by||David Paterson|
|63rd New York Attorney General|
January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2006
|Preceded by||Dennis Vacco|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Cuomo|
Eliot Laurence Spitzer
June 10, 1959
Bronx, New York
|Spouse(s)||Silda Wall Spitzer (1987-2013,div.)|
|Residence||Manhattan, New York|
|Alma mater||Princeton University (A.B.)|
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Spitzer resigned as Governor of New York on March 17, 2008 because of a prostitution incident. Spitzer's lieutenant governor, David Paterson, became Governor. Spitzer hosted In the Arena on the Cable News Network (CNN). He was hired by CNN President Jonathan Klein to co-host a different program along with a conservative debating him called Parker Spitzer. The other co-host left, and the show was renamed In the Arena. The show was cancelled by CNN in 2011.
- "CNN Cancels In the Arena with Eliot Spitzer by Brian Stelter". Media Decoder. July 6, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2015.