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 10 p.m. timeslot.
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.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
'Off the Record,' 7/29/14: Only the US steps up to vote 'no' in one-sided UN resolution condemning Israel for actions against Hamas. EU nations hide, abstain and stick their heads in the sand ...
Health officials in West Africa scramble to contain a possible widening of largest Ebola outbreak in history as second American is infected. How easily could Ebola spread?
RNC starts campaign to remove Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid with protest
Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin wants the Obama administration to stop the secrecy surrounding the housing of illegal immigrant minors in her own state
Jerusalem Post columnist on why he accuses the president of not standing by the US's closest ally and why he calls Secretary of State John Kerry 'inept'
With a vote looming on Speaker Boeher's lawsuit, the president may use his executive action powers to bypass Congress on immigration reform
Mon Jul 28, 2014
'Off the Record,' 7/28/14: Instead of embracing a chance to work with Republicans and win the war on poverty, the DNC secretary picks a fight with Rep. Paul Ryan. It's all about 'winning' for him ...
South Carolina senator on Pres. Obama's handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict and why he believes the United Nations is becoming anti-Semitic
As President Obama and Congres prepare to go on vacation, the humanitarian crisis escalates, with concern that children will die while crossing the border
House Intel Chairman Mike Rogers on the relationship between the Israeli prime minister and teh president and whether it has had an effect on Obama's ability to encourage a peace deal Israel and ...
Uncut: 'The Donald' believes the border crisis is a 'concerted effort' by the president to bring more migrant children into the system because they become Democrats. Plus, Trump on his considering ...
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Military dogs don't always return home with their handlers and get a hero's welcome after serving their country. One group is trying to change that
'Off the Record,' 7/25/14: Once again, the Pres. Obama has a phone conversation with the president of Mexico and doesn't even bring up our Marine jailed in Mexico. #MarineHeldInMexico
Fox News political analyst/syndicated columnist attempts to explain president's handling of Putin and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and endless fundraising
Toddler fled scene to watch cartoons
Head of Border Patrol Union responds to allegations
Lawmakers will likely go on their 5-week vacation without acting on any illegal immigration measure while the humanitarian crisis at the border continues
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Congressman details his economic plan to change the 'status quo' in the war on poverty
Honduran president on emigration of children to the US
'Off the Record,' 7/24/14: President Obama's West Coast fundraising trip is full of events closed to the media. That's not my idea of transparency, and I'm not alone
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