Greta Van Susteren

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Greta Van Susteren is a well-known American commentator and former television news anchor for popular news channels like CNNFox News, and NBC News. Greta Van Susteren net worth is known to be huge and amassed from her successful career as a television presenter and a news anchor. The famous, commentator and television presenter, Greta Van Susteren bio is given below.


The very talented and distinguished American television personality Greta Van Susteren is known all over the world as a famous news anchor and television show host in various American news channels. Greta Van Susteren Fox News career is one of her longest and most famous one. On the other hand, Greta Van Susteren MSNBC career only lasted for a short time because of her show not doing well in ratings.  Greta Van Susteren net worth has made her one of the world's most powerful woman. Greta Van Susteren bio can be found on various social media sites with her personal and professional details.

Early Life and Education

Greta Van Susteren was born on June 11, 1954, in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born to father Urban Van Susteren and mother Margery Conway.  Her father is of Dutch descent. And her mother is of Irish descent. She also has a sister named Lise Van Susteren and a brother named Dirk Van Susteren.

Greta Van Susteren completed her school level education in the year 1972 from Xavier High School in Appleton. She graduated in 1976 with a major in geography and economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Later in the year 1979, she earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Before entering in the field of television, she worked as a full-time lawyer. She was also a faculty member at Georgetown Law. For her legal career, she was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School.

Journalism career

Greta Van Susteren was working as a criminal defense and civil trial lawyer before entering in the field of the television network. Her career as a commentator began when she regularly appeared on CNN as a legal analyst during the coverage of the O. J. Simpson murder trial.  This particular work led her in the direction of co-hosting CNN's Burden of Proof and The Point with Roger Cossack from 1994 to 2002.

Greta Van Susteren later joined the Fox News Channel in the year 2002. There she was the host of her own current affairs show called On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren. She resigned from Fox News on September 6, 2016. Fox News immediately replaced her with another anchor, Brit Hume so she was not able to say a proper goodbye to her viewers on-air. She made a statement that Fox News was not feeling like a home to her so she chose to resign. Greta Van Susteren Fox News career made her grow into a successful television personality.

After departing from Fox News, Greta Van Susteren signed on with NBC News in early 2017. Her new work was to anchor a program titled For the Record with Greta on NBC's 24-hour news channel, MSNBC. The program was launched on January 9, 2017. The program was shortly canceled on June 29, 2017, as it did on do well in the ratings. Greta Van Susteren MSNBC career has not been yet that successful.

Board membership

Greta Van Susteren is also an active member of the Board of Directors at the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD). The institute was established in the year 2011 at the University of Arizona after the tragic Tucson shooting of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that killed six people and wounded thirteen others.

Net Worth and Salary

Greta Van Susteren net worth is known to be huge from all the compensation she receives from her job at MSNBC. Greta Van Susteren net worth is estimated to be around $40 million in the year 2017. Greta Van Susteren net worth is accumulated from the salary she receives from MSNBC, which is estimated to be at least $5 million per year. Greta Van Susteren net worth is most likely to increase in the following years through her potentially successful endeavors. Greta Van Susteren net worth and her hard work in journalism have made her recognized as one of the world’s most powerful women. Greta’s hard work and determination has most certainly paid off in fame, appreciation, and finances.

Personal Life

Greta Van Susteren is a married woman. She is married to John P. Coale. They married in the year 1988. Her husband is a lawyer. They currently live in Washington, DC.  Together they are members of the Church of Scientology. Greta Van Susteren is reluctant on speaking about her personal life in front of the media.

Body Measurements

Greta Van Susteren age at current is 63. Greta Van Susteren age has still not stopped her from being a famous and great television presenter. She has a blond colored hair which she likes to keep short most of the time. Greta Van Susteren has a slim built body. Greta has managed to maintain her body even at this age. She has a classy personality and a youthful glow.

Awards and Recognition

Greta Van Susteren has been awarded numerous honors and awards over the years due to her remarkable career. Greta Van Susteren received the 22nd annual Excellence in Journalism award from the American News Women’s Club in 2016. In 2015 she was listed as the 99th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She rose up the list and in the year 2016, she was ranked at 94th most powerful woman. Greta Van Susteren is a huge inspiration to the younger generation of women who want to gain success and recognition in the field of journalism. Greta Van has maintained a personality like none other in the field of Journalism based in America.

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