Greta Van Susteren

(Greta Conway Van Susteren)

Greta Van Susteren
Greta Van Susteren
  • Born: June 11, 1954
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Television Presenter, News Anchor, Commentator

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Greta Conway Van Susteren is an American commentator and former television news anchor for CNN, Fox News, and NBC News. She hosted Fox News's On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren for 14 years (2002–2016) before departing for MSNBC, where she hosted For the Record with Greta for roughly six months in 2017. A former criminal defense and civil trial lawyer, she appeared as a legal analyst on CNN co-hosting Burden of Proof with Roger Cossack from 1994 to 2002, playing defense attorney to Cossack's prosecutor. In 2016, she was listed as the 94th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, up from 99th in 2015.

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Members of Congress goes before the cameras telling us that the immigration situation is a humanitarian crises, and then they leave town [having a Congressional vacation]. In a crisis I do my job. They should be here in Washington doing their jobs. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
There is no fear exception to the 4th Amendment of the Constitution. Constitution / Bills & Declarations of Rights
A lot of people in this business are born with money or family connections. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Families, Children & Parenting ;Money, Coins & Minting
As we begin to leave Afghanistan, are we fooling ourselves about what we are leaving behind or what we have promised the people of Afghanistan? Especially the women and girls? Women
I like really stupid comedies.
I really enjoy what I'm doing.
I'm an independent type. No one tells me what to do.
In an interview with a journalist, you look petty taking the pot shot but in a slick ad you can really do damage - including unfair damage - from afar. It is not that much different than waging a war by a drone than by hand-to-hand combat. War & Peace
It is harder to lie in an interview. A good interview - and it can be polite - is not a one way street like a candidate controlled ad. An interview is not programmed by the candidate and so the candidate can't be exactly sure what will be asked.
I've been a workaholic since I was 18.
Let's not kid ourselves. You pick up 'The Washington Post' and find O.J. Simpson on the front page; 'serious journalists' covered Anna Nicole Smith.
My close proximity to many of the newsmakers can give me a different perspective about people in politics and what they might say than others who don't know them. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
No candidate dares to look for a new campaign model that could really enhance the democratic process. Instead we are left with the current one which makes our candidates look like hucksters.
Of course, every time someone does a story on plastic surgery, my name will be dragged up. I've made it safe for other people to have plastic surgery. It's no longer a bad word. Time
People often ask why I left CNN - I didn't like management. I liked my colleagues in the news gathering but the corporate culture that seized management when AOL came in (Steve Case and Gerry Levin) was disgusting.
Unfortunately, this is a free society, and we're gonna have people with trucks, and people with bombs. Society
What person here illegally (and in his right mind), will go to the government, announce being here illegally (e.g. plead guilty), provide all sorts of information as to where that person lives etc. to get a work permit only to be a target for deportation in two years? Government ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
When Mrs. Bush was First Lady, she went all over the Mideast talking about breast cancer awareness and the need for early screening. She did this in places where the cultures prohibit such discussion or even detection efforts.

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