Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Claim to Fame
On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren
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Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Greta Van Susteren was awarded a Bachelor`s degree with Distinction in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1976. In 1979, she was awarded a law degree and, in 1982, a master of laws in trial advocacy from Georgetown Law Center, serving as a civil and criminal attorney in Wisconsin for several years. Van Susteren became a legal analyst at Ted Turner`s CNN network in 1991, and was also co-host of the network`s legal talk show, "Burden of Proof", around the same time. A critically acclaimed journalist and TV personality (due largely to her expert on-air analysis of high-profile trials like the O.J. Simpson case), Van Susteren also hosted the CNN news program "The Point" during her tenure with that network. Gradually her relationship with CNN began to sour, and she left the network in 2002 to host "On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren" (2002) on Fox News, CNN`s rival. Immediately preceding the debut of her new program, Van Susteren received a well-publicized surgical face-lift to remove "bags" from beneath her eyes, bringing again into question the issue of whether news anchors were professional journalists versus glamorized entertainers. She continues to host "On The Record" on Fox News to mixed critical reception. Her husband, John P. Coale, a well-known litigator, was also a partner in her law practice.
Full Name at Birth
Greta Conway Van Susteren
Greta Van Susteren (born June 11, 1954) is an American commentator and television news anchor on the Fox News Channel, where she hosts On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren. 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. As of 2015, she is listed as the 99th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
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