The cable news veteran is named the station group’s chief national political analyst. Gray’s Sandy Breland: “With her decades of covering current events and legal issues, Greta will provide an in-depth look at issues that matter the most to our viewers.”
Gray Television said today that Greta Van Susteren has joined the company as its chief national political analyst. In this new role, she will provide the company’s local newsrooms in over 90 markets with what Gray called “the expert, unbiased coverage of national and international political developments that has been the hallmark of Greta Van Susteren’s distinguished journalism career.”
In addition, she has two nationally syndicated shows in development with Gray. “We’re thrilled to have someone with Greta’s depth of experience join our team. Our stations and our viewers will benefit from Greta’s no-nonsense, straightforward approach to complex political issues,” said Hilton Howell Jr., Gray’s chairman-CEO.
“After more than 20 years on cable news platforms, I am thrilled to move to broadcast news and especially excited to join Gray Television’s journalists all across the country,” said Van Susteren. “It’s a journalist’s dream to be part of a growing media company so focused on delivering quality news in local markets big and small through trusted, local institutions like Gray’s television stations.”
Sandy Breland, Gray’s SVP of local media, added: “More than ever, our local news viewers are wanting to know the impact of national government decisions on their lives and communities. With her decades of covering current events and legal issues, Greta will provide an in-depth look at issues that matter the most to our viewers.”
An award-winning journalist, Van Susteren hosted On the Record on the Fox News Channel for 14½ years before a short stint hosting a nightly news program on MSNBC. Prior to Fox News, she hosted CNN’s primetime news and analysis program, The Point with Greta Van Susteren, and co-hosted the network’s daily legal analysis show, Burden of Proof.
Her legal analysis for CNN’s coverage of Election 2000 earned her the American Bar Association’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Journalism. She currently hosts, and she will continue to host, Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren on Voice of America, which broadcasts exclusively outside of the United States. The VOA program features Van Susteren’s first-hand reporting around the world from the G-20 to the North Korean summit.
She also recently completed the VOA documentary Displaced, about the continuing crisis affecting the Rohingya people.
In just the past few months, she has interviewed numerous world leaders one-on-one, including President Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and former President Carter.
Greta has represented various clients in civil and criminal cases during her career as a trial attorney and appellate attorney.
She has authored two books and served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center from 1984 through 1999.