What Does the Future Hold For Greta Van Susteren?

By Chris Ariens 

In today’s NYTimes, Brian Stelter wraps up much of the chatter that’s been out there about Fox News host Greta Van Susteren – about her husband advising Sarah Palin, and FNC hosting Todd Palin at the White House Correspondents dinner. But there’s also speculation about Van Susteren’s future with Fox:

Ms. Van Susteren’s contract will end next year, if it is not renewed. Megyn Kelly, a morning co-host who is considered a rising star at Fox, is the leading candidate to replace Ms. Van Susteren at 10 p.m., according to three people with knowledge of the deliberations, which were intended to be private.

Like Ms. Van Susteren, Ms. Kelly has a legal background and Washington reporting experience. [FNC SVP Bill] Shine said the depiction of Ms. Kelly as Ms. Van Susteren’s replacement was “100 percent inaccurate.”

Ms. Van Susteren declined to say how long she expected to stay at Fox, saying, “I really enjoy what I’m doing” but adding, “there’s a lot more to life than this.”

Van Susteren, who often uses her Fox News blog GretaWire to respond, extrapolate on or counter stories about her, is so far mum on Stelter’s story.

> Update: Greta wrote a blog post on all this, early this afternoon. She even has a poll asking: “What do YOU think is most likely to happen?” TVNewser also hears Megyn Kelly is filling in for Greta tonight.