Greta Van Susteren (L'79, L'83, H'13)

Plugged In With Greta Van Susteren


Greta Van Susteren is a former anchor at CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC.  She spent 14 1/2 years at Fox News, having joined the network in January 2002. As the host of the prime-time news and interview program On the Record with Greta Van Susteren which launched in February 2002.  On the Record remained all 14 1.2 years as the highest rated cable news program in its time slot.

Greta has interview hundreds and hundreds including President Bill Clinton, President Trump (many times before he was a candidate for President and when he was a candidate for President); President George H. W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Vice President Mike Pence; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then-Senator Barack Obama, UN Ambassador NIkki Haley, NSA (National Security Advisor) General HR McMaster, as well as many other notable cabinet members.

She has traveled the world including to nations such as North Korea, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, India, Peru, Uruguay, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Liberia, Barbuda, Sudan, Myanmar (Burma) and China to cover international news stories. 

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. She has won multi million dollar verdicts and done death penalty work. She has also been a tireless advocate for the First Amendment having represented many clients on First Amendment issues. 

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 Georgetown Law School. She served as an adjunct professor at the Law Center from 1984 through 1999.