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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

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 20:00

The sister of Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen went “On The Record” this evening to discuss the allegations against her brother. Megan Nolen said her family is “confused and shocked...

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 20:05

There are new details coming out of the alleged Facebook page of the Oklahoma beheading suspect. Adam Housley tonight reported that authorities are inferring that 30-year-old Alton Nolen is...

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 20:00

Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, went “On The Record” tonight to discuss the horrific workplace beheading in Moore, Okla. Authorities say 30-year-old Alton Nolen...

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 09:12

Programming Note: Tonight on "The O'Reilly Factor," don't miss Bill's interview with Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother at 8/11p ET. The journey is complete, but what happens next? Greta...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 19:22

The man accused of abducting missing UVA student Hannah Graham is in police custody, Griff Jenkins reported tonight. Jesse Matthew is in custody in Texas and will be extradited. Graham...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 20:09

Police have issued an arrest warrant in connection with the disappearance of a University of Virginia student. The warrant charges 32-year-old Jesse Matthew with abduction of 18-year-old...

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 19:40

Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge appeared on "On The Record" to discuss the rapid rise of the terror group ISIS, which now boasts more than 30,000 fighters,...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 21:38

ISIS is a terrorist army on a savage march, but who are they, and where did they come from? In a Fox News special, Greta Van Susteren reveals new details about ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 21:09

Two Marine Corps veterans are walking nearly 300 miles to Washington, D.C., in support of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine Jailed in Mexico. Lance Cpl. Terry Sharpe called into “On The...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 20:00

The parents of a teen gunned down in New Jersey went “On The Record” to discuss their son’s death, which some believe to be an act of domestic terrorism. Brendan Tevlin was gunned down in...


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