You’ve seen Greta Van Susteren on cable news for decades, and now roughly 1/4 of U.S. TV households will be able to see her on local news.
Gray Television, Inc. announced today that Van Susteren has joined the broadcast company as its chief national political analyst.
“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,” Van Susteren said in a statement. “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.”
Based in Atlanta, Gray operates small and medium-sized local stations in 91 markets, primarily in the midwest and southeastern United States. These include the first or second highest rated television station in 85 of the 91 markets, covering between 20 and 25 percent of all U.S. TV households.
“We’re thrilled to have someone with Greta’s depth of experience join our team,” Gray chairman and CEO Hilton Howell Jr. said in a statement. “Our stations and our viewers will benefit from Greta’s no-nonsense, straightforward approach to complex political issues.”
Van Susteren will also have two nationally syndicated shows in development with Gray.
In addition to her role at Gray, Van Susteren will continue to host Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren on Voice of America, a news service which broadcasts exclusively outside the U.S.
Van Susteren’s most recent stint on national television news was six months at MSNBC in 2017. She fronted the 6 p.m. timeslot during that time.
Prior to MSNBC, Van Susteren hosted On the Record on the Fox News for more than 14 years. She left FNC in Sept. 2016.
Before arriving at Fox News, Van Susteren was a CNN newser. She hosted The Point with Greta Van Susteren in prime time, and co-hosted Burden of Proof, CNN’s daily legal show, and became a household name at the network for her coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial.