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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

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 15:07

Where is Jennifer Kesse? It has been eight years since the 24-year-old Orlando, Fla., woman went missing. Kesse was last seen at work at about 6 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2006. She spoke to family...

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:14

Greta Van Susteren went Off the Record last night to take on "Senate Majority Bully" Harry Reid. Reid has made headlines all week for his aggressive stance against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 20:41

A Texas congressman is trying to seize U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's paycheck. A bill proposed by Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Republican, would halt the salary of any...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:15

Cliven Bundy’s wife, Carol, went “On The Record” tonight to discuss the Nevada family’s “range war” with the federal government. “I think this whole war is about control and unlimited power...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 13:26

She had everything going for her: A good job, close friends, a loving family, a boyfriend and a new condo. Her family describes her as a strong, fun-loving, career-minded, responsible young woman...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 20:36

An atheist group has sparked outrage with a sign at the Wisconsin Capitol that reads, “Nobody died for our ‘sins,’ Jesus Christ is a myth.” The Freedom From Religion Foundation posted the...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 20:05

The RNC is suing the IRS over documents related to the agency’s alleged targeting of conservative groups. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told Greta Van Susteren that the RNC asked for the...

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 20:29

A new report says that President Barack Obama has proposed 442 tax increases since taking office. Americans for Tax Reform analyzed Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010-2015....

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 20:17

A Democratic congressional candidate who has promised "war" on Fox News, the Tea Party, the NRA and "other trash" went On the Record with Greta Van Susteren tonight to explain his threat....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 20:31

“I know how to get to the bottom of the IRS scandal – crowdsourcing,” Greta Van Susteren said tonight. Van Susteren said that the IRS should just hand over all of the records and emails,...


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