Greta Van Susteren to Join MSNBC

Greta Van Susteren Leaving Fox News
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Greta Van Susteren has over the course of her career held forth for both CNN and Fox News Channel. Now she’s going to do the same for MSNBC.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet said Thursday that it had hired Van Susteren to anchor its 6 p.m. hour, which had previously been occupied by a political-news program, “With All Due Respect.” That program, hosted by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, had been produced by Bloomberg Television and re-played on MSNBC as part of a programming agreement. Van Susteren, who left Fox News Channel in the wake of a contract dispute last year, will now hold down the hour in an original program, the network said.

Her show, “For the Record with Greta,” will debut Monday, Jan. 9.


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Her hire marks the second time in recent days that NBCUniversal has dipped into a talent pool long associated with the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel and suggests that the company, where NBCU News Group chairman Andy Lack oversees both MSNBC and NBC News, is working to lure an audience that it perceives to be in tune with the current political climate, in which Republicans control the White House and both sides of Congress. NBC News said Tuesday that it had hired Fox News primetime host Megyn Kelly to launch both a daytime program and a Sunday newsmagazine.

“Greta is a true pro with a proven record of tough journalism,” said Phil Griffin, MSNBC’s president, in a prepared statement. “Her broad range of experience and sharp news judgment will be of great value to MSNBC as we build on our momentum going into a new year and a new administration.”

Van Susteren is a cable-news veteran. She spent more than a decade at CNN, working as a legal analyst and co-hosting or hosting programs like “Burden of Proof” or “The Point.” She anchored “On the Record” at Fox News Channel for 14 years, leaving that network last year after a contract dispute. Prior to her career in journalism, Van Susteren was a criminal defense and civil trial attorney. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in economics, with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin. She earned a Juris Doctor and a Master of Law from Georgetown Law.

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  1. Bobby Ortiz says:

    NBC, can change personnel at the broadcast level all they want and not change their rating or audience until they change to a more balanced format. The idea that personal attacks by MSNBC and CNN against the President are ok are simply misguided and beneath a so called news program thus rendered untruthful in reporting news events.

  2. Hollywood says:

    CNN NBC are cracking up to the point where nobody watches anymore. I think the world knows they are FAKE news ! The American people see right through them now. They spew lies to put doubt in people’s heads. Watch NHK world news it will open your eyes .

  3. goatsandmonkeys says:

    I haven’t liked her since she went right wing – a few months after her Fox gig.
    She started out trying to do a left wing hipster show, but it was pretty lame. I
    assume she was talked into pandering to the Fox base.

  4. I love Greta and miss seeing her on Fox. She’ll add a lot to MSNBC, they’ll be grateful for her in booting their low ratings

  5. Watch out for the Scientology influence, MSNBC.

  6. cadavra says:

    And once Hayes, Maddow and O’Donnell have been replaced by Van Susteren, Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, the fake-news takeover of broadcast media will be 100%. Thanks for throwing us under the train, MSNBC.

  7. JOE S HILL says:

    What stupid asses for Kelly and Van Susteren to join such a loser company like NBC News and MSNBC,that’s just plain,dumb!!

  8. Holypat777 says:

    Oaky. Whatever. Better than Halperin’s fucken show!

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