Greta Van SusterenTV Personality
Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin
Best known as: Host of the Fox News show On The Record
After a career as a trial attorney in both civil and criminal cases, Greta Van Susteren became an on-air legal analyst in 1991 for Ted Turner's Cable News Network, where millions of Americans got to know her during O. J. Simpson's 1994 murder trial. That gig led to co-host jobs on Burden of Proof and The Point, and Van Susteren became hot property in TV news, igniting a 2002 bidding war between CNN and Fox News. Van Susteren left CNN despite the promise of more money and went to work for Fox as host of On The Record with Greta Van Susteren.
Extra credit: Her career move came on the heels of a flurry of cable news talent changes, including those of Paula Zahn (she jumped from FoxNews to CNN) and Geraldo Rivera (he went from NBC to FoxNews), and when Van Susteren revealed that she had undergone blepharoplasty (an "eyelift"), she became the subject of headline news and gossip columns... Van Susteren's 2003 book was titled My Turn at the Bully Pulpit... Cagey about her birthdate, she has stated that Senator Joe McCarthy, a friend of her father's, died when she was "2 years and 10 months" old, making her birth year 1954.
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