Greta Van Susteren

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Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren (born June 11, 1954) is an American commentator and television news anchor. She formerly hosted On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren on the Fox News Channel and later worked for MSNBC for less than six months.

Van Susteren began her career as a trial lawyer. She then became a legal analyst for CNN. In 2002, Van Susteren switched to the Fox News Channel.

Van Susteren married tort lawyer John P. Coale in 1988.[1] Coale gained public attention for his solicitation of clients among victims of the Bhopal disaster.[2] He has served as an adviser for Sarah Palin.[3]

Van Susteren and her husband are members of the Church of Scientology.[1][4]

Van Susteren left Fox News Channel the same day that its parent company Twenty-First Century Fox, agreed to pay $20 million to former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit she filed against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.[5] Van Susteren joined MSNBC but served for less than six months, before being fired and replaced with a more liberal host.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jacoby, Mary. "High profile couple never pairs church and state", December 13, 1998. 
  2. Goldberg, Jonah. "Regrettable Van Susteren", National Review, October 26, 1998. 
  3. Stelter, Brian. "A Host Defends Her Brand", The New York Times, May 25, 2009. 
  4. Dunn, Geoffrey (May 2011). The Lies of Sarah Palin. St. Martin's Press. 
  5. "Greta Van Susteren quits Fox News", msn. Retrieved on September 10, 2016. 
  6. MSNBC fires Greta Van Susteren, replaces her with liberal host. Fox News. June 29, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.