Who is Greta Van Susteren?

Greta Van Susteren is an American longest-running newscaster who appeared in more than 3500 episodes in her career. She is a journalist and an acknowledged television personality. She has presented on CNN, Fox News, and NBC News. Greta has established herself hosting numerous influential and well-known figures of the world. Furthermore, she has also served as a commentator and criminal defense, along with being a civil trial lawyer.

Quick Info
Birth NameGreta Conway Van Susteren
Birth DateJune 11, 1954
Birth PlaceAppleton, Wisconsin, U.S.
FatherUrban Van
MotherMargery Conway
Height5 feet 3 inches
Weight53 kilograms
HusbandJohn P.Coale
Net Worth$40 million

Greta Van Susteren


Greta was born on June 11, 1954, in Appleton, Wisconsin, US, with the name Greta Conway Van Susteren. She was born to her father, Urban Van, and her mother, Margery Conway. Urban was of a Dutch origin, whereas Margery was a homemaker of Irish descent. Mainly, Urban was a chosen judge who worked for US Senator Joseph McCarthy as a campaign strategist. Moreover, Mc Carthy was a very close friend of Urban, in addition to being his best man at the wedding.

Furthermore, Greta grew up along with her sister Lise and brother Dirk Van Susteren. Lise is a forensic psychiatrist in Bethesda, in addition to being a contender for the Democratic nominee in the US. Dirk was an editor of the Vermont Sunday magazine for quite a long time.

Besides, Greta holds an American nationality. She was born with a star sign of Gemini. With the height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.5 m) and weigh about 53 kg, she has been able to maintain her body fit and healthy.


For her education, Greta first joined Xavier High School, located in Appleton. She certified by the school in 1972. After completing high school, she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She certified from the University in 1976, with a degree in geography and economics. Moreover, she attended Georgetown University Law Center. She gained a Juris Doctor in 1979. Later, she enrolled in a Stetson Law School. She certified with a Master of Law in 1982, in addition to being awarded as an honorary doctor of a law degree.

The Career of Greta Van Susteren

Greta started her career working in a Georgetown University Law Center as an adjunct faculty member. Later, since 1991, she began appearing on television. For the first time, she displayed herself at CNN as a legal analyst. She appeared during the inclusion of the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Her presentation was loved, which managed her to work as a co-host in the legal talk show “Burden of Proof” of the channel, in addition to hosting the news program, “The Point.” Furthermore, she appeared as a guest on the Cartoon Network’s series “Space Ghost Coast to Ghost” in 1988.

In 2002, her relationship with the CNN channel went unpleasant due to which she left the channel. Then, she enrolled at the Fox News Channel, hosting the present affairs show “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” She worked with the Fox News for 14 years. During her working years, she interviewed many great personality celebrities like Barack Obama, Mike Tyson, Billy Graham, Bill Clinton, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Greta Van Susteren

More About her Career

Greta left the channel on September 6, 2016, as she got a courier written that she was off aired without giving a chance to say a good by to audiences. The news was out that she asked to extend her contract with more pay, which got disliked by the creative teams. Besides, they deleted the “On the Record” website and her blog. However, she explained herself through Facebook. Later, Brit Hume replaced her “On the Record” show.

After leaving Fox News Channel, she signed a contract with NBC News. She became a host of an ET program, MSNBC. Her program “For the Record with Greta” released in the first month of 2017. However, the rating of the program became poor. Later, in October of 2017, she joined Voice of America as a contributor.

Likewise, in 2019, Greta enrolled at the Gray Television, as its chief national political analyst. Moreover, she is also flourishing two nationally excluded shows for the company. Furthermore, the news disclosed that a Sunday morning talk show “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren,” will be aired in September 2019 to nearby Gray stations as well as Weigel Broadcasting stations in Chicago and Milwaukee.

Furthermore, during her career, Greta has achieved the honor in 2015 with the Excellence in Media Award. Besides, she is also the representative as the Board of Directors for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

Personal Life of Greta Van Susteren

Greta is a married woman. She tied a knot to John P. Coale in 1988. Coale is a tort lawyer. Greta and John are both representatives of the Church of Scientology. Moreover, Coale had to struggle through throat cancer and open-heart surgery. The couple resides together in Washington, DC.

Greta Van Susteren

Furthermore, the couple together owned an orphanage and school named “The Great Home and Academy.” Greta is also among the Board of Directors at the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and the NICD (National Institute for Civil Discourse).

Net Worth

Greta Van Susteren has gained massive popularity from her fantastic personality in her professional career. Likewise, she also has been able to accumulate a beautiful amount of money. Her net worth is estimated to be about $40 million as of 2020.

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