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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" (10-11 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. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/personalities/greta-van-susteren/bio/#s=r-z#ixzz1qoHtUtdK

Entries by Greta Van Susteren

There Is No Quick Fix for Greece

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2015 | 10:39 AM

Let's face it, no private investor in his right mind -- even one loaded with money -- would lend any to Greece. Not only is Greece in economic and financial shambles, but also Greece just proved it by defaulting on loans. Talk about credit risk!

Ok, suppose I felt really...

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How Much Attention to Give Dylann Roof? Do Journalists Decide?

(39) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 8:23 AM

There is no perfect answer to how much attention to give Dylann Roof. He is cruel, he is a racist, he is evil. He is the news so we need to report the news and name him. We do not want to make him a celebrity for copycats -- that...

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Brian Williams -- Like the Defeated Senator Who Runs for the House (and Gets Elected)

(14) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 10:47 AM

Yes, I have seen the reports. It is no longer NBC's Brian Williams but MSNBC's Brian Williams. He is now a cable guy.

Cable may not have the cachet of broadcast, but cable is a whole lot more exciting and challenging than broadcast. Nightly News on broadcast NBC? Think about...

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Snarky Journalism? Bad Journalism? The NYT's Take on the Rubios' Driving Records

(69) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 1:31 PM

Pentagon Papers? Nope! Why the headline?

Senator Rubio is trying to get the job as the president, and not with Uber.... note how the New York Times writes this headline and article about his driving record:

".... A review of [Rubio driving] records dating back to 1997...
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What I Don't Get About the Clinton Global Initiative

(45) Comments | Posted May 24, 2015 | 9:21 AM

I don't get why the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) does not come out and tell us more about it projects. I can tell you about the one that caught my attention.

When I covered the event years ago (and oddly got called a "member," which has many in a tizzy),...

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Note to the Republican Candidates Who Don't Make the Initial Top 10! Here Is an Idea!

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 11:58 AM

I just read in the New York Times about Fox News Channel's Republican debate rule:

"The sprawling field of Republican presidential hopefuls will be abruptly winnowed down to as few as 10 -- at least for debating purposes -- when the first presidential debate is held in early August, Fox...
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Let's Get Something Straight

(97) Comments | Posted May 17, 2015 | 11:13 AM

Fox News Channel (since at least the day I arrived in 2002) is divided into two sections: news and programming. The programming division is made up of the opinion shows (mostly beginning at 5pm-11pm, minus the 6pm). The news division, on the other hand, includes many hours during the day...

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The First Amendment Must Be Upheld Consistently, or It Can't Be Upheld at All

(335) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 9:35 AM

Being consistent about the First Amendment says a lot. It proves you truly stand behind, and with, the First Amendment. I am using this consistency to make a point here about the First Amendment. Consistency when it comes to rights matters for the protection of that right.

Remember when a...

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Benghazi House Committee Should Not Politicize Its Report by Waiting Until 2016

(154) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 12:16 PM

I have no idea what the Benghazi House Committee will find or conclude, but delaying their findings and conclusion until 2016 is wrong.

Don't tell me this investigation can not get finished in 2015. Dragging the investigation into 2016 looks political -- and worse, reports are that the Committee's...

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CBS, You Already Have a Very Smart, Experienced, Talented Person to Replace Bob Schieffer at Face the Nation

(1) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 10:14 AM

Besides the fact that it is about time a woman took the helm at one of these Sunday morning shows that are hosted by men (women are more than 50% of the population!!), CBS has the perfect person right in front their eyes to take over at Face the Nation!...

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Now That Hillary Clinton Is Announcing, Here's What I'd Ask Her

(342) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 11:38 AM

I was wrong. I didn't think Secretary Clinton would run for president in 2016. I looked at it through my eyes and I think, "why would anyone want that job?" I sure don't. The only answer I can come up with is that candidates in both parties believe they can...

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Loretta Lynch Deserves a Vote on the Senate Floor

(117) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 10:25 AM

When the Republicans took over the Senate, they promised it would not be "business as usual." In other words, they promised no political games. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid played lots of political games, and I was critical of him for doing so. It is not fair to the...

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Jon Stewart and David Letterman: Arrogance of the Media and the Long Goodbye

(18) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 1:40 PM

I don't get this...

Why do some people in the media announce months, maybe a year or a year plus, in advance that they will be leaving their jobs on TV? What happened to just finishing your contract (as agreed to) and just going? I don't get it. Why the...

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Broadcast News -- Time Is Up? NBC Has a Chance to Experiment (Get Out of 1950!)

(52) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 10:51 AM

Yes, I know the ratings are still high for broadcast news but is the broadcast news business model (22 minutes of read) over? Or soon to be?

Now people get their news from multiple platforms -- from cable news to Twitter and get it not on the TV with rabbit's...

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We All Could Do Better

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 10:10 AM

Sex trafficking....child sex trafficking....hard to believe it exists, right? How could anyone sell anyone...and a child? It is so horrible that many don't want to admit it exists. Well, it does and in giant numbers and it is increasing.

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that as...

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Note to White House Correspondents Association That Wants More White House Correspondents at Its Dinner

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 11:07 AM

I read this article ("White House Correspondents' Association Wants More White House Correspondents At Dinner") and thought I should respond (yes, I brought Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to the dinner years ago and many other big celebrities. It was such a big deal that all these years later,...

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A Reminder to Charlatans Who Like to Demonize All Police ... (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2014 | 11:12 AM

Watch my "Off the Record" comment from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington from last night's ON THE RECORD and tell us what you think.


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The Most Important Supreme Court Case This Term

(164) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 9:28 AM

Whenever I cover a case in the Supreme Court, I play the mental game, "What would I do if I were the lawyer? And the lawyer on each side?" [OK, I confess ... I do miss litigating cases ...]

Right now there is an incredibly important case before the US...

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What Is Wrong With President Obama? Is This How He Leads His White House?

(530) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 5:04 PM

Yesterday we learned that anonymous White House officials called Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu a coward and that he is chicken**** to a reporter from The Atlantic.

And today? More anonymous White House officials and this time they insult Secretary of State John Kerry:

"...Mr. Kerry is vocal...
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HUH? News Organizations and the White House Press Pool Have Some Explaining to Do ...

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 3:09 PM

I had no idea this was going on ... the White House press corps (print) writes reports about the president, shows the reports first to the White House, and then the White House distributes to the media? Really? Isn't that a bit like sending the fox out to guard the...

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