Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren

Lawyer + Television Presenter
Born Jun 11, 1954

Greta Van Susteren is an American commentator and television personality 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.… Read More

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1954 Birth Born on June 11, 1954.


1972 18 Years Old Van Susteren graduated from Xavier High School in Appleton in 1972 and the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1976, where she studied geography and economics.


1979 25 Years Old She 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. … Read More


1988 34 Years Old Van Susteren married tort lawyer John P. Coale in 1988. … Read More


1998 44 Years Old Van Susteren made a special celebrity guest appearance on the Cartoon Network original series Space Ghost Coast to Coast in 1998.
2002 48 Years Old In 2002, Van Susteren switched to the Fox News Channel after a highly publicized contract-bidding war. … Read More


2012 58 Years Old 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.


2014 60 Years Old In 2014, Van Susteren criticized a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Texas, Dwayne Stovall, who was 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". … Read More
2016 62 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2016, she was listed as the 94th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, up from 99th in 2015. … Read More
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