Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer, political commentator, and former Democratic Party politician. He served as the 54th Governor of New York State from January 2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008, from the exposure of his involvement as a regular client of the escort agency, Emperors Club VIP. Prior to being elected governor, Spitzer served as New York State Attorney General. After serving as Governor, he became a political commentator, and was the host of Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer, a nightly news and commentary program on Current TV, which he left. John Fugelsang replaced Spitzer on the show. Prior to Viewpoint, he was the co-host of In the Arena, a talk-show and punditry forum broadcast on CNN from October 2010, to July 2011.