INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PITS ACCLAIMED PROSECUTOR ANNA-SIGGA NICOLAZZI AGAINST "SUPERLAWYER" DARREN KAVINOKY IN LEGAL SHOWDOWN FOR NEW SERIES "DID HE DO IT?"
--Six-Part Series Premieres Thursday, April 2 on Investigation Discovery -
(Silver Spring, Md.) - The Brooklyn District Attorney's office top prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi and award-winning defense attorney and Investigation Discovery (ID) host, Darren Kavinoky, are two of the toughest trial lawyers in the nation, battling in the courtroom to protect the innocent and seek justice for victims everywhere. Going head-to-head to break down some of the trickiest murder trials in history, Nicolazzi and Kavinoky hope to answer the single most important question in court in the all new ID series, DID HE DO IT? Premiering Thursday, April 2 at 10/9c, DID HE DO IT? puts the accused center stage as Nicolazzi and Kavinoky craft and reveal their arguments for the case, leaving the viewer to decide DID HE DO IT?
"With two of the best lawyers in the world presenting their respective sides of the case, viewers will be able to view the evidence from the unique perspectives of both the prosecution and the defense," said Kevin Bennett, general manager of Investigation Discovery. "ID is thrilled to share Kavinoky and Nicolazzi's undeniable knowledge and expertise as they debate the ultimate question of innocence."
DID HE DO IT? follows Nicolazzi and Kavinoky as they present their respective prosecution and defense arguments of a case. Transporting viewers to the forefront of famous homicide trials, each episode features one highly-debated story interlaced with expert commentary from Nicolazzi and Kavinoky, as well as friends, family, law enforcement and victims of the crimes.
DID HE DO IT? is produced for Investigation Discovery by Britespark Media with Nick Godwin as executive producer and Kim Flitcroft as series producer. For Investigation Discovery, Ron Simon is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
About Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi
Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi is a prosecutor and supervisor in the Kings County District Attorney's office Homicide Division, one of the largest and busiest offices in the country. A 19-year veteran of the department, Nicolazzi quickly climbed the ranks to reach the elite homicide bureau, where she specializes in multiple defendant and other complex cases. Nicolazzi has tried over 50 felony cases, and has never lost a murder case, resulting in a perfect 35-0 record as a homicide prosecutor. Notable cases Nicolazzi has tried include: the Fairfield College murder of football player Mark Fisher; the shooting death of New York City Police Officer Russel Timoshenko; and the murder of ABC news radio personality George Weber.
Nicolazzi's cases and prosecutorial style have been profiled in numerous local and national news outlets, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Vanity Fair, and she frequently appears as a legal analyst on several networks, most notably FOX, ABC, CBS, CNBC and HLN. Outside of the courtroom, Nicolazzi has volunteered as a lecturer for several prestigious academic institutions, including Harvard Law School's Trial Advocacy Workshop, Brooklyn Law School, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Kings County Criminal Bar Association.
About Darren Kavinoky
Attorney Darren Kavinoky provides insight and legal expertise into each case featured on DID HE DO IT? With a background in criminal defense, Kavinoky is no stranger to the courtroom or the cameras. He regularly appears on TV and radio shows including Today Show, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, MSNBC, FOX News and Dr. Drew., and has been the in-house legal analyst and correspondent for The Insider. Kavinoky's significant professional achievements include being designated as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in California by the American Trial Lawyers Association each year since 2007; being honored as one of the 'Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers" in California by the American Society of Legal Advocates; and being named to the list of Los Angeles Magazine's "SuperLawyers" for the past three years.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television and America's favorite "guilty pleasure." From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, ID challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 86 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.