Former Brooklyn prosecutor stars in ‘TRUE CONVICTION’

Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi to follow real life cases

December 20, 2017 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi will travel around the U.S. talking to prosecutors about winning high-profile cases in the new television show. Photo courtesy of Investigation Discovery Channel
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A former Brooklyn prosecutor who had a perfect 35-0 record in convicting the bad guys in homicide cases is taking her crime-solving skills to television.

Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi, who spent 21 years in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, is the star of “True Conviction,” a reality series set to make its debut on Investigation Discovery on Jan. 16 at 11 p.m. The following week, Jan. 23, the show will move to its regular time slot at 10 p.m.

A “sneak peek” of “True Conviction” will air on Jan. 1 at 5 p.m., according to Investigation Discovery representatives.

In the six-part series, viewers will see Nicolazzi as she travels across the country and goes behind the scenes of criminal cases to reveal how top prosecutors put criminals behind bars.

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“I am honored to be hosting ‘True Conviction’ and to be able to travel to small towns and large cities across America to highlight the incredible work my colleagues tirelessly carry out,” Nicolazzi said in a statement. 

“True Conviction” will show the close cooperation between detectives and prosecutors and how that teamwork leads to securing justice for crime victims and their families. In each episode, Nicolazzi will visit the scene of a crime and will speak to key figures at the center of the case. She will also share her personal insights into the case and connect elements of the story to her own experiences as a prosecutor.

“I’ve investigated similar cases; I’ve had to make the difficult decisions and have also sat in their same seat in the courtroom. By using these common experiences as a lens for viewers, my goal is to bring these true crimes stories to life and tell them in a way that hasn’t been done before,” she stated. 

Henry Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, said “True Conviction” will be a treat for viewers because it will allow “true-crime fans to follow along as armchair detectives in a whole new way, providing intimate access to the prosecutors’ perspective as they recall their most hard-fought battles for justice.” 

During her years as a Brooklyn prosecutor, Nicolazzi specialized in cases involving multiple defendants. For many years, she served as chief of trials in the Homicide Bureau.

Her notable cases have included the shooting death of Police Officer Russel Timoshenko, the murder of ABC News radio personality George Weber, the murder of Fairfield College football player Mark Fisher and the slaying of Hunter College student Ramona Moore. 

Nicolazzi has appeared as a legal analyst on FOX, ABC, CBS, CNBC and HLN. For the past three years, she has served on the faculty of Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program.  

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