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. On the Record is the highest rated cable news program in the 7 p.m. timeslot.
While at Fox News Channel Van Susteren has interviewed President Bill Clinton, President George H. W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then-Senator Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as well as many other notable cabinet members, U.S. Senators, members of Congress, governors and spiritual leaders, including Reverend Billy Graham. She has traveled to places such as North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel, India, Peru, Germany, Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and China to cover international news stories. Van Susteren also traveled with First Lady Laura Bush on her tour of the Middle East to raise awareness for breast cancer and has interviewed world leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Van Susteren has interviewed prominent figures in the entertainment and sports industries including Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Gary Sinise, Katharine McPhee, Kim Kardashian, Brett Favre, Mike Tyson, Joe Theismann, Drew Brees and Mike Ditka. She maintains an active social media presence and engages with viewers daily on her blog GretaWire. Van Susteren also hosts the popular podcast Greta Talk, available for streaming on iTunes, TuneIn and Stitcher.
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 Georgetown 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.
Mon Oct 12, 2015
Greta's 'Off the Record' comment, 10/12/15: Remember when Americans landed on the moon? Remember when Newt Gingrich was ridiculed for his talk about space colonies? We need to bring back that ...
Police officer in full uniform and carrying a police-issued gun wanted to celebrate his birthday with lunch at Olive Garden. He was asked to leave. 'On the Record' has the full story
Army officer recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, leaving critics furious. 'On the ...
Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy goes 'On the Record' to fire back at charges of political bias against Hillary Clinton from former employee
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian convicted of undisclosed charges in closed-door trial in Iranian court. Rezaian's brother, Ali, goes 'On the Record' to speak out
GOP presidential candidate goes 'On the Record' on president's contentious '60 Minutes' interview on Putin and Syria, the ISIS bombings in Turkey and the latest polls
Fri Oct 09, 2015
Greta's 'Off the Record' comment to 'On the Record' viewers, 10/9/15: Meet the adorable, 4-month-old snow leopard cubs who made their public debut at Illinois's Brookfield Zoo
With Majority Leader McCarthy out and Paul Ryan mulling a decision, does Calif. Rep. Darrell Issa want to join the race for the position? Issa goes 'On the Record'
Obama administration scrapping its program to train Syrian rebel fighters and replacing it with smaller effort to supply 'a select group of vetted leaders.' Rob O'Neill, former Navy SEAL credited ...
Pres. Obama's visit to Oregon a week after shooting massacre not welcome by some Roseburg residents and the publisher of the Roseburg Beacon. 'On the Record' takes a closer look
Karl Rove goes 'On the Record' on the best candidates for Speaker of the House following McCarthy's dropping out, what the GOP chaos means, whether Paul Ryan will run and the latest in the 2016 ...
GOP presidential candidate goes 'On the Record' on the chaos in the race for House Speaker, what it says about Washington and the Republican Party and the latest in the 2016 polls
Rep. Ron DeSantis goes 'On the Record' on Hillary Clinton's private email server reportedly being the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating from China, South Korea and Germany after she ...
Thu Oct 08, 2015
Greta's 'Off the Record' comment to 'On the Record' viewers, 10/8/15: Democracies can be messy, but it sure seems like civil war in the GOP. You don't have to be a member of Congress to be House ...
Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans hailed a hero in the French train attack, is in stable condition after a bar fight. 'On the Record' has the latest
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision to drop out of the race for House Speaker stuns GOP. Who can unite a very divided Party? Rep. Daniel Webster tells 'On the Record' why he's the man ...
GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson goes 'On the Record' on controversy surrounding Pres. Obama's visit to Roseburg, Oregon, the turmoil over the fight for House Speaker, his qualifications ...
Wed Oct 07, 2015
Fox News Channel was launched on October 7, 1996 - 19 years ago today.
Greta's 'Off the Record' comment to 'On the Record' viewers, 10/7/15: Chris and Mary Pat Christie have been married 29 years and they shared their love story with me
GOP 2016 candidate Chris Christie goes 'On the Record' from campaign trail in NH on his disappointment with Congress, Obama's handling of Putin and Syria and OR shooting, why a governor is best ...
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