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Overview (3)

Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Birth NameGreta Conway Van Susteren
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Greta Van Susteren was awarded a Bachelor's degree with Distinction in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1976. In 1979, she was awarded a law degree and, in 1982, a master of laws in trial advocacy from Georgetown Law Center, serving as a civil and criminal attorney in Wisconsin for several years. Van Susteren became a legal analyst at Ted Turner's CNN network in 1991, and was also co-host of the network's legal talk show, "Burden of Proof", around the same time. A critically acclaimed journalist and TV personality (due largely to her expert on-air analysis of high-profile trials like the O.J. Simpson case), Van Susteren also hosted the CNN news program "The Point" during her tenure with that network. Gradually her relationship with CNN began to sour, and she left the network in 2002 to host On the Record w/ Brit Hume (2002) on Fox News, CNN's rival. Immediately preceding the debut of her new program, Van Susteren received a well-publicized surgical face-lift to remove "bags" from beneath her eyes, bringing again into question the issue of whether news anchors were professional journalists versus glamorized entertainers. She continues to host "On The Record" on Fox News to mixed critical reception. Her husband, John P. Coale, a well-known litigator, was also a partner in her law practice.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: jimbosil

Spouse (1)

John P. Coale (1979 - present)

Trivia (20)

Is a die-hard fan of the Green Bay Packers.
She attended Appleton Xavier Catholic High School in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Her father was of one half Dutch, one quarter German, and one quarter Luxembourgian, ancestry. Her mother, born in New York, was of entirely Irish descent.
Owns 2 dogs and 3 cats. One of her cats was given to her by Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne and named "Ozzy".
Older sister, Lise Van Susteren, is a well known psychologist in Washington D.C.; has her own private practice.
Her father was a judge who served under Senator Joseph McCarthy. He died in 1989.
Youngest of 3 daughters
Liked Jefferson Airplane as a teenager.
She enjoyed living a rural lifestyle as a child.
Her mother, Margery Van Susteren, passed away in 2001.
Her mom lived with her and husband, John P. Coale, in Washington D.C. the last few years of her life.
Family talked about and debated politics as she grew up at the dinner table.
Her dad Urban Van Susteren passed away in 1989.
Her father was one of 13 kids.
Her older sister, Lise Van Susteren, also lives in Washington D.C. and is a forensic psychologist with her own practice. Her brother, Dirk Van Susteren, is a journalist and author.
Owns Stock with the Green Bay Packers, her favorite football team.
She is an attorney by trade as is her husband, who is a Baltimore native. The former also went into journalism, while the latter is a legal analyst for Fearless (1993).
Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1976.
Friend of Tony Snow and Hilary Rosen.
Her first job was to take the coins from the cash register and put them in paper containers, before the coins were then taken to the bank.

Salary (1)

On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren (2002) $900,000

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