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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.

More Stories from Greta Van Susteren

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 19:57

He may be only 3 years old, but he’s no mini-golfer. Tommy Morrissey is already driving golf balls 100 yards or more – and he’s doing it with one hand. News that Tommy would be born...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 19:34

Where is ISIS getting all of its money? The tremendously well-funded terror group’s income is very difficult to quantify, according to Columbia University assistant professor Austin Long...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 13:49

This Labor Day, Greta Van Susteren is honoring America’s veterans in the special, “The Next Battle: When Our Heroes Come Home," airing Monday at 7p ET on Fox News Channel. This documentary-...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 20:55

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) went “On The Record” to weigh in on the Obama administration’s reported plans to seek an international climate change deal without ratification from Congress and based on...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 20:04

Fox News has confirmed that an American was killed in Syria while fighting for ISIS. Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, was a native of San Diego, Calif. Peters on ISIS: 'We Either Act or...

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 20:40

Greta Van Susteren tonight went “off the record,” where she said that President Barack Obama’s January remark that ISIS is “JV” was “a real JV comment.” “The president should have known...

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 20:17

A California politician is protesting a luncheon for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, instead demanding that Mexico release imprisoned Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. California...

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 13:00

Greta Van Susteren was on “Media Buzz” to discuss coverage of Michael Brown’s shooting. Van Susteren said “we are so far away” from knowing what actually happened. Howard Kurtz asked...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 19:38

After an ISIS terrorist beheaded American journalist James Foley in a horrific YouTube video, the terror group threatened another captured American, Steven Sotloff. Rep. Ileana Ros-...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 21:41

Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily went “On The Record” this evening about ISIS following the horrific news that American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by the terror group...


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