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Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in January 2002 as the host of the prime-time news and interview program, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (7-8 p.m. ET/PT Mondays through Fridays), which launched in February 2002.

While at FOX News Channel Van Susteren has covered a wide range of high-profile court cases including the trials of Scott Peterson and Michael Jackson as well as the trials following the death of Anna Nicole Smith. While covering the disappearance of Natalee Holloway from Aruba, she secured an exclusive interview with the father of a leading suspect, Paul van der Sloot, which led to his detainment as a suspect in the disappearance.

Most recently, Van Susteren provided on-site coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre, including hosting a one-hour special where she interviewed students, families and others directly affected by the shootings.

Prior to joining FNC, Van Susteren served as host of CNN's prime-time news and analysis show, "The Point with Greta Van Susteren." She also co-hosted the network's daily legal program, "Burden of Proof." Van Susteren joined CNN in 1991 as a legal analyst and, during her tenure with the network, contributed analysis to high-profile cases including the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials and the Elian Gonzalez custody battle. She also played an integral role in the legal analysis of CNN's coverage of Election 2000, for which she earned the American Bar Association's Presidential Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Van Susteren has represented various clients in civil and criminal cases during her career as a trial attorney. In addition to arguing cases in federal appellate courts and state supreme courts, she is the author of a chapter on witness and client representation in "Federal Enforcement 1992: Defense Strategies for Winning White Collar Trial."

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Van Susteren received a bachelor's degree with distinction in economics. She earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law in 1979 and a Master of Law from the school in 1982. Van Susteren was the first Stuart Stiller Fellow at Georgetown Law Center and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School.

She served as an adjunct professor at the Law Center from 1984 through 1999.

Recently dubbed one of the world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes Magazine, Van Susteren is the recipient of both the 2000-2001 Sandra Day O'Connor Medal of Honor from Seton Hall University and the American Bar Association Presidential Award for "Excellence in Journalism." (2001).

She was also awarded the first place 2002 National Headliners Award as part of an investigative team covering the "Attack on America."

In addition, Van Susteren is the co-author of "My Turn at The Bullypulpit: Straight Talk About The Things That Drive Me Nuts." Greta is married to John P. Coale and lives in Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 19:57

Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza that will begin on Friday. Tonight, Greta Van Susteren spoke to Mark Regev, the spokesman for...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 20:00

A teenage survivor of a 2011 Boko Haram attack went “On The Record” tonight to detail the horrific experience. Deborah Peter, who was 12 at the time, witnessed the terrorist group kill...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 20:07

Today, GOP lawmakers and protesters rallied against the Senate majority leader as part of the RNC’s “Fire Reid” campaign. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is among those who want Harry Reid...

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 20:00

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul has voiced concern that children are likely to die at the U.S. border as temperatures rise in August. National Border Patrol Council...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 19:56

On Friday, the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will speak with President Obama at the White House about the influx of Central American children into the United States. Tonight,...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 19:34

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his new economic plan called, “Expanding Opportunity in America,” tonight on On The Record. The House Budget Committee chairman told Greta Van Susteren his...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 18:14

Tonight, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) goes ‘On The Record’ with Greta Van Susteren to discuss his new economic plan, “Expanding Opportunity in America.” Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman,...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 20:00

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tonight blasted the Obama administration for its response to the crisis in Ukraine. “It’s cowardly to not give these people weapons for which to defend themselves...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 20:45

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) went “On The Record,” where he called for the U.S. to target Vladimir Putin “personally,” as well as to arm and train the Ukrainian military. Kinzinger said it’s...

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 20:33

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) went “On The Record” tonight, where he discussed the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the conflict in Gaza and violence in America’s big cities. Paul said that...


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