Marilyn Mosby is the chief Baltimore prosecutor who became an icon overnight.

Facts about Mrs. Mosby:

  • At 35, she is the youngest chief prosecutor of any major city in the United States.
  • Born in Boston, her first real introduction to the criminal justice system was intensely personal. When she was 14, her 17-year-old cousin was shot dead on her doorstep.
  • The former insurance company lawyer, who had never before held elected office, was a prosecutor for six years before beating incumbent State Attorney Gregg Bernstein in January.
  • She comes from a family steeped in law enforcement. Her grandfather, four uncles and her mother were all police officers.
  • She received her undergraduate degree from Tuskegee University and a law degree from Boston College Law School.