Greta Van Susteren

Greta Conway Van Susteren is an American lawyer, pundit, former CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC news anchor. She hosted On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News for 14 years (2002–2016) before moving to MSNBC to present For the Record with Greta for about six months in 2017. She was a former criminal defense and civil trial lawyer who co-hosted CNN's Burden of Proof with Roger Cossack from 1994 to 2002, playing the defense counsel to Cossack's prosecutor. Forbes ranked her as the 94th most powerful woman in the world in 2016, up from 99th in 2015.


Greta Van Susteren was born on June 11, 1954, in Appleton, Wisconsin. Urban Van Susteren, her father, was of Dutch ancestry. Her mother, Margery Conway, was an Irish-born housewife. Van Susteren's father was a longstanding friend of future Senator Joseph McCarthy of the United States; McCarthy was Greta's father's best man at her parents' wedding. McCarthy's campaign strategist was an elected judge named Urban Van Susteren, who ultimately parted with McCarthy.

Lise Van Susteren is a forensic psychiatrist in Bethesda, Maryland, and is Van Susteren's sister. Lise ran for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate in 2006. Dirk Van Susteren, her brother, was a journalist and long-time editor of the Vermont Sunday magazine, which was jointly published by the Rutland Herald and the Barre Montpelier Times Argus until it folded in 2008.

Van Susteren studied geography and economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison after graduating from Xavier High School in Appleton in 1972. In 1979, she received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Before beginning her television career, she returned to Georgetown Law as an adjunct faculty member in addition to her full-time legal profession. Stetson Law School honored her with an honorary doctor of laws degree.


Van Susteren graduated from Xavier High School in Appleton in 1972 and the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1976, where she considered topography and financial matters. She later earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. Before beginning her TV work, she returned to Georgetown Law as an aide employee, notwithstanding her full-time legitimate vocation, and was reimbursed a privileged specialist of laws degree from Stetson Law School.

Amid the O. J. Simpson murder trial scope, she showed up routinely on CNN as a legitimate analyst. This prompted her spell as co-host of CNN's Burden of Proof and The Point. Van Susteren showed up on the Cartoon Network's unique arrangement Space Ghost Coast to Coast in 1998. In 2002, Van Susteren changed to the Fox News Channel after a profoundly announced contract-offering war. She has facilitated the current illicit relationships show On the Record w/Greta Van Susteren from that point forward. In 2012, a shelter and school opened in Haiti called The Greta Home and Academy, which Greta and Her better half helped found nearby Samaritan's Purse.

In 2014, Van Susteren reprimanded a Republican contender for the U.S. Senate in Texas, Dwayne Stovall, who was testing two-term occupant John Cornyn in the essential race on March 4, 2014, after Stovall ran a notice calling Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Cornyn's predominant in the Senate administration, an incapable "Freeway turtle". Until the questionable ad, the media had to a great extent overlooked Stovall's bid. Van Susteren called Stovall a "bastard" for running the promotion: "You can be astute and clever in advertisements, then again you can be unnecessarily annoying."


Van Susteren has met conspicuous figures in the amusement and games commercial enterprises, including Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Gary Sinise, Katharine McPhee, Kim Kardashian, Brett Favre, Mike Tyson, Joe Theismann, Drew Brees and Mike Ditka. She keeps up a dynamic online networking nearness and connects with viewers day by day on her website GretaWire. Van Susteren likewise has the prevalent podcast Greta Talk, accessible for spilling on iTunes, Tune In and Stitcher.

Van Susteren has spoken to different customers in common and criminal cases amid her vocation as a trial lawyer. Notwithstanding contending classes in government redrafting courts and incomparable state courts, she is the creator of a section on a witness and customer representation in "Elected Enforcement 1992: Defense Strategies for Winning White Collar Trial."

Van Susteren sat on the Board of Directors at the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and was as of late named one of the world's 100 most capable ladies by Forbes Magazine. She is the beneficiary of the 2015 Excellence in Media Award from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Van Susteren also recompensed the 2000-2001 Sandra Day O'Connor Medal of Honor from Seton Hall University and the 2001 American American. Bar Association Presidential Award for "Brilliance in Journalism." Likewise, she is the beneficiary of the primary spot 2002 National Headliners Award as a component of an investigative group covering the "Assault on America."

Personal Life

Greta Van Susteren's husband is John P Coale, and they got married in 1988. He is known to be an ambulance chaser because he looks for clients from the victims. He was an adviser to Sarah Palin, together with her wife, he is known as a Scientologist because of being in the church called Scientology. She is a part-owner of the Old Mill restaurant in the Mattituck in New York and the Long Island. To recognize her heritage of Dutch ancestry, she was chosen to be the Honorary Chairperson of the Little Chute Windmill Committee.

Greta Van Susteren does not hide her plastic surgery since she admits that she has an eye lift. It is believed that she went through the surgery with the job offer she got from Fox News. Susteren said she went through the surgery because she was tired of always having black bags under the eyes. Contrary to some failed surgeries, hers was successful, and she looks beautiful than before, which ensures the success of her new show. Before the surgery, some people also thought that her mouth was abnormal and may have been a result of a stroke, but there is no record of this. Her husband, John Coale, was diagnosed with cancer, and she announced this on her blog. She said that cancer is being treated, and they expect it to be cured through radiation. She said that she kept quiet about it since she did not want any publicity.

Last Modified: Aug 12, 2021

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