Greta Van Susteren Biography
Greta Van Susteren is a former television news anchor, lawyer, and commentator from the United States. Before joining MSNBC in 2017, she hosted Fox News’ On the Record with Gareth Barry for 14 years. Forbes ranked her 94th most powerful woman in the world in 2016, up from 99th in 2015.
How old is Greta Van Susteren? – Age
Greta is 67 years old as of 11 June 2021. She was born Greta Conway Van Susteren in 1954 in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
Is Lise Van Susteren related to Greta? – Family
Her father had known future US Senator Joseph McCarthy for a long time. Her father, Urban Van Susteren, was of Dutch descent while her mother is an Irish housewife, and her brother works as a forensic psychiatrist in Bethesda, Maryland. Lise, her sister, ran for the Democratic nomination for United States Senate in 2006.
Is Greta Van Susteren Married? – Husband
Van married John P. Coale, a tort lawyer, in 1988. She and her husband are members of the Church of Scientology, and she told People in 1995 that she is “a strong advocate of their ethics.”
Greta Van Susteren Education
Susteren studied geography and economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison after graduating from Xavier High School in Appleton in 1972. In 1979, she received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and before beginning her television career, she returned to Georgetown Law as an adjunct faculty member in addition to her full-time legal career. Stetson Law School honored her with an honorary doctor of laws degree.
What is Greta Van Susteren Net Worth?
She has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
What happened to Greta Van Susteren at Fox?
Ailes, who was accused of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment by two women is the one who hired Van Susteren for her show on the network. Van Susteren left nine months before Ailes’ death in 2017, taking advantage of a clause in her contract that allowed her to leave for a fee if she chose to.
Greta Van Susteren Career
During the impeachment hearings for President Bill Clinton, Van Susteren dismissed the matter as one of an unfaithful husband rather than an impeachable offense. She was a regular legal analyst on CNN during the coverage of the O. J. Simpson murder trial. She went on to co-host CNN’s Burden of Proof and The Point as a result of this.
After a highly publicized contract bidding war, Van Susteren switched to Fox News Channel in 2002. She was the host of Greta Van Susteren’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, a talk show about current events.
She resigned from Fox News on September 6, 2016. She was unable to say her goodbyes on-air because the network quickly replaced her as the On the Record anchor with Brit Hume. Van Susteren joined NBC News in early 2017 to anchor the 6 p.m. ET program on the 24-hour cable news channel MSNBC. Greta’s show, For the Record with Greta, premiered on January 9, 2017. Van Susteren tweeted on June 29, 2017, that she was “out at MSNBC” because her new show was not performing well in the ratings.
Van Susteren is a member of the National Institute for Civil Discourse’s Board of Directors (NICD). Following the shooting that killed six people and injured 13, including U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords, the institute was established at the University of Arizona.
Van Susteren began contributing to Voice of America in October 2017. Van Susteren testified before Congress in September 2018 about Myanmar’s human rights violations and genocide against the Rohingya people.
Van Susteren joined Gray Television, a large group of television stations, in February 2019 as its chief national political analyst, based in Gray’s Washington bureau, providing commentary and analysis to Gray’s 140+ stations’ newscasts. For the company, she is also developing two nationally syndicated shows.