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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:

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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?

(527) 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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NBC's War on Women? Get a Chair!

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 1:49 PM

I just read the news that Joe Scarborough is joining Meet the Press. Meet the Press just replaced a male host (David Gregory) with a male host (Chuck Todd.) While I have no part in this decision, there is a part of me that wishes a woman could have gotten...

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The Country Has Big Trouble

(179) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 9:51 AM

The two guys at the top of national security (the Director of National Intelligence [DNI] and the director of the CIA) have both been caught lying to the American people and to the US Senate -- they have no right to lie.

These lies are not to protect the American...

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Here Is a Cheap (and Great) Way to Handle the Issue of Legal Representation of Unaccompanied Minors

(40) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 3:52 PM

There is a bipartisan bill being passed around Washington DC and it includes a provision that unaccompanied minors get legal representation. That is, as you might guess, expensive and taxpayers would have to pick up that cost since the children cannot pay. I have no idea if the bill will...

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My Message to Senator Dick Durbin: How About You All Quit Playing the Media and the American People?

(10) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 9:33 AM

As I sat on the set last night right before we hit air on ON THE RECORD at 7pm, I received an email note from my FNC colleague Chad Pergram about the closed door briefing on Capitol Hill that included this:

"... [Senator] Durbin also says some of what was...
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General Shinseki's VA: Is This Why?

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 10:53 AM

It is hard to understand how General Shinseki, as Secretary of the VA, could have let this VA crisis expand under his watch. Yes, the crisis started before 2008, but under his watch it has continued to explode and there was plenty of notice to an attentive leader. His job...

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HELP! What President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry Should Do About the US Marine in Mexican Prison

(53) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 10:04 AM


What should President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry ask of the Mexican government? Accelerate -- really accelerate -- the judicial process (akin to our Constitution right to a speedy trial). Don't make this marine languish in prison -- give him...

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My First Conversation With O.J. Simpson (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 5:59 PM

Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson. In reflecting on the case and trial, I remembered my cringe-worthy first conversation with O.J.

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Why Democrats Would Be Smart to Participate in a Select Committee on Benghazi

(11) Comments | Posted May 4, 2014 | 8:52 PM

A Democratic boycott of the Select Committee on Benghazi, as suggested by Congressman Adam Schiff (D-California) would be stupid and a disservice to our nation. A boycott is the Democrats playing politics.

Yes, I know, the Democrats claim the Republicans are playing politics by asking for and forming a Select...

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