Greta Van Susteren

Gray Television, Chief National Political Analyst

A veteran of CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC, Greta Van Susteren is an award-winning and trusted communicator with decades of experience as an interviewer, analyst, host, and moderator. Prior to her on-air career, she spent almost 20 years practicing law.

Van Susteren joined Gray Television in April 2019 as chief national political analyst, providing stations with political analysis of major news events and traveling around the country to report on stories impacting Americans today.

Van Susteren hosts the nationally syndicated Sunday show, Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren, which is reshaping the political show format to focus on how local communities are affected by critical issues, political decisions, and national events, through substantive interviews of newsmakers, roundtable discussions, and both on-the-ground and investigative reports from Gray stations.

Van Susteren launched On The Record in February 2002 at Fox News Channel. The prime time news and interview program was number 1 in its time slot for the entire 14½ years she was at the network. Her reporting took her all across the world including North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, India, and others.

Before joining Fox News, she hosted CNN’s prime-time news and analysis program, The Point with Greta Van Susteren, and co-hosted the network’s daily legal analysis show, Burden of Proof. Her legal analysis for CNN’s coverage of Election 2000 earned her the American Bar Association’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Van Susteren has interviewed hundreds of leading government officials, from U.S. Presidents to cabinet members, from leaders of the House and Senate, to Generals and Ambassadors.

She maintains an active social media presence (including more than 1.2 million followers on Twitter and more than 1.1 million followers on Facebook.) She also started the first TV news anchor blog (GretaWire) and hosted the popular podcast Greta Talk that was streamed on idTunes, TuneIn, and Stitcher. She continues to host the weekly 30-minute program Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren on Voice of America, which broadcasts exclusively outside of the United States.

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 (her courses included Trial Practice, Advanced Civil Procedure, Evidence, Media and the Law).

Forbes Magazine named Van Susteren one of the 100 most powerful women in the world in 2004, and again from 2011 through 2016. She was the only woman from cable news on the list in 2004 and 2011-2013, and was the only woman from all of television news on the list in 2014-2016.

She is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Media Award from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Van Susteren was also awarded both the 2000-2001 Sandra Day O'Connor Medal of Honor from Seton Hall University and the 2001 American Bar Association Presidential Award for "Excellence in Journalism.” She received the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Award from the American News Women's Club.

Van Susteren is married to John P. Coale and lives in Washington, D.C with 3 cats and 3 dogs.

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