Greta Van Susteren is a journalist and TV personality.
Van Susteren graduated from Xavier High School in Appleton in 1972 and the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1976, where she studied geography and economics. Greta later earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979 and prior to the start of her television work returned to Georgetown Law as an adjunct faculty member in addition to her full-time legal career. Greta Van Susteren was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School.
During coverage of the O. J. Simpson murder trial, Greta appeared regularly on CNN as a legal analyst. This led to her stint as co-host of CNN’s Burden of Proof and The Point. Greta Van Susteren was a former criminal defense and civil trial lawyer. She appeared as a legal analyst on CNN co-hosting “Burden of Proof” with Roger Cossack from 1994 to 2002, playing defense attorney to Cossack’s prosecutor. In 2002, Van Susteren switched to the Fox News Channel after a highly publicized contract bidding war. Since then, she has hosted the current affairs show “On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren.” In 2012 an orphanage and school opened in Haiti called “The Greta Home and Academy,” which Greta and her husband helped found alongside Samaritan’s Purse.
In 2014, Van Susteren criticized a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Texas, Dwayne Stovall, who is challenging two-term incumbent John Cornyn in the primary election on March 4, 2014, after Stovall ran an advertisement calling Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Cornyn’s superior in the Senate leadership, an ineffective “Beltway turtle”. Until the controversial advertisement, the media had largely ignored Stovall’s candidacy. Van Susteren called Stovall a “jerk” for running the ad: “You can be clever and funny in ads … or you can be gratuitously insulting.”
How Greta Van Susteren Made Her Money – TV
Estimated Net Worth: $35 million
Birthday: June 11, 1954