Former Fox Host Greta Van Susteren Returns To TV


MSNBC announced on Tuesday that Greta Van Susteren is joining its 6 p.m. time slot with a new show called “For the Record with Greta.”

Greta Van Susteren, a lawyer by training, rose to fame on the hit Fox News program,”For the Record with Greta” since 2002, and left the network in September 2016. She resigned after posting to Facebook, “Fox has not felt like home to me for a few years.” It has been reported that she left due to failed contract negotiations in which she requested a pay increase.

Van Susteren’s new Washington-based show will start airing on January 9th at 6 pm EST and will feature news and analysis. Her show replaces the political news program, “With All Due Respect,” which formerly featured Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement, “Greta is a true pro with a proven record of tough journalism.”  He added, “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 thrilled to start her new chapter with MSNBC and said, “The network is the right destination for the smart news and analysis I hope to deliver every day, and I look forward to joining the talented journalists and analysts I respect there.”

Politico reported that Van Susteren’s new show comes as no surprise in the media world and among MSNCB insiders. Van Susteren had allegedly been open to her social media fans about wanting to return to television. The official announcement was delayed until everything was signed, according to news media sources.

Ahead of the announcement, she said to a fan on Twitter, “I have had to tie up a lot of loose ends….I would have liked to move the process faster.”

This marks the second major Fox News pickup for the NBC family, which on Tuesday announced that it had hired Fox News star Megyn Kelly to host a daytime and Sunday newsmagazine show.

H/T: Forbes

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