American talk show host Nancy Grace has won a permanent restraining order against a mental health patient, who she claims has been stalking her.

The CNN TV presenter was given a court order in New York City yesterday (14DEC05), against Joseph Raymond Loegering, who allegedly harassed her with phone calls and emails.

According to court papers, Loegering claimed he was in love with the 47-year-old and "has engaged in a continuous pattern of harassment and stalking of plaintiff by email and telephone and by attempting to enter her place of employment."