Top political speaker for hire Greta Van Susteren is a former criminal defense and civil trial lawyer who has gone on to become one of the most well-respected members of TV news media. She has made appearances primarily as a news anchor and political analyst on a number of major news networks including CNN, NBC, MSNBC and Fox News. In 2016, Forbes Magazine ranked Greta the 94th most powerful woman in the world. Greta continues to be a top requested keynote speaker for corporate conferences, women’s leadership summits and other special events.
In her childhood years, Greta’s father served as a legal judge in Wisconsin and also worked as a campaign strategist for longtime friend and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy. No wonder Greta chose a career in law and politics! She attended undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her J.D. from Georgetown University in 1979. Before making her way to TV, Greta was a practicing lawyer and an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown.
During the historic O.J. Simpson trial, Greta made regular appearances as a legal analyst on CNN which eventually led to her hiring as a co-host of the network’s legal talk show Burden of Proof and current events discussion show The Point. In 2002, Greta signed on with Fox News to host her own show called On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren after an intense contract-bidding war. She hosted the show for 14 years until the fall of 2016. In January of 2017, Greta agreed to a new contract with NBC as an anchor of NBC News at 6 P.M. and introduced her new show called For The Record with Greta on MSNBC.
Away from politics, Greta was a co-owner of the Old Mill Inn restaurant on Long Island from 2006-2014. She has also partnered with the Samaritan’s Purse to open an orphanage and school in Haiti called The Greta Home and Academy. The school’s mission is to provide a safe, Christian environment for orphans and other children in need in the Leogane community.
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