Greta Van Susteren - Updated Jun 2024

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Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren is an established American Commentator and also a Sports Journalist. Greta Van Susteren is popular as a former television news anchor for Fox News, CNN, and NBC News.

Early Life and Childhood

Greta Van Susteren was born Greta Conway Van Susteren in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States, on 11th June 1954.  Similarly, she is 69 years old as of 2024 and holds American nationality.

She celebrates her birthday every year on the 11th of June. She was born into a happy American family. Likewise, her zodiac sign is Gemini. She was born to her father, Urban Van Susteren, and mother Margery Van Susteren.

Greta has only one sibling, Lise Van Susteren who is a forensic Psychiatrist. Her father was a Dutch businessman and her mother was a homemaker who belonged to Irish ancestry and heritage.


Greta was a bright student and a loving child to her parents. She has been creative and communicative since her childhood. Talking about education, Greta Van Susteren went to Xavier High School in Appleton.

After completing her schooling she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1972. Her educational qualification is she earned a degree in geography and economics.

Relationship Status

Greta was married to tort lawyer John P. Coale in 1988. She is his third wife and the couple does not have children together. Both husband and wife are members of the Church of Scientology.

Like her professional life, she has to face a lot of problems in her personal life. Her husband battled throat cancer and successfully fought cancer after having open-heart surgery.

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Caption: Greta with her husband. source: gospel herald

Greta Van Susteren – Body Measurements

Greta is a fantastic woman with a healthy and maintained body. Being a media personality, she is conscious of her health and physical appearance. She is 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 53 kg.

Similarly, she has blonde hair and black eyes. We do not have another detailed piece of information about her body. We will update you as soon as we get it.

Career and Professional Life

 Greta Van Susteren started her journey as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center. Moving on, in 1991, she worked as a legal analyst at CNN. It was during the coverage of the O. J. Simpson murder trial, which led her a step forward in her stint.

She started working as co-host of the channel’s legal talk show ‘Burden of Proof’.  Later on, she was a celebrity guest in 1988 on Cartoon Network’s series ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast.’

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Caption: Greta during her show. Source: inc

While working for a couple of years on CNN, her relationship couldn’t be as she expected and she left the network in 2002. After that, she joined Fox News Channel and started hosting the show ‘On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.

She decided to leave Fox News on September 6, 2016, after serving it for 14 years. She did not have a good experience with Fox News as they informed her that she was being taken off the air through a courier.

After she left the channel, Fox deleted the episodes of the ‘On the Record’ website and all her Gretawire blogs. She came to Facebook and mentioned all her reasons and the incident. However, the Fox Network immediately filled the ‘On the Record’ anchor with Brit Hume.

After having a rough journey in her career she did not give up. she started working with NBC News as an anchor and an ET program on MSNBC.  Similarly, on September 6, 2016, the program, ‘For the Record with Greta,’ was launched.

Rumors and Controversy

Great has been in controversy for a long time. once, she came into the headlines as she left CNN mentioning she wasn’t comfortable with the channel and its behavior. After that, again in 2016, she was the target as she was suddenly removed as host from Fox News.
She was not even informed that she was being replaced. The patriarch of Fox’s parent company mentioned later that they weren’t comfortable renegotiating her contract because of high pay demand.
Again, in 2017, she came into controversy, when within less than six months, she was taken out of by MSNBC.

Net worth

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Caption: Greta enjoying Christmas at the house. Source: Pinterest

Greta Van Susteren has a lot of struggles and a rough career, she has never given up on her goals and ambition. Her net worth is estimated to be $35million. though she has an unstable career, she has earned decent wealth.

Greta Van Susteren – Social Media

Similarly, Greta Van Susteren as a media face is active on Instagram with 144k followers. She is fond of animals and keeps posting pictures of her dogs and cats. Likewise, she also updates her daily life. She has 1.1 million followers on Twitter.