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What Happened to Greta Van Susteren on Fox?


Jun. 19 2020, Updated 8:31 p.m. ET

There are only a handful of people who have made a name for themselves by anchoring major newscasts and political TV shows. Greta Van Susteren was one of those names, having hosted several high-profile stories the news covered nightly, including being a legal analyst for CNN's coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.  

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From there, she moved to hosting her own current affairs show called On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on the Fox News Network. She was a part of the network with her own show for years, but now, people are wondering what happened to Greta Van Susteren on Fox? 

Greta Van Susteren had a lucrative show on Fox.

Greta already had an amazing resume of more than a decade spent as a legal analyst for CNN. She gained the trust of the public during her on-air analyzations during the O.J. Simpson trial. She also co-hosted Burden of Proof and later went on to host her own show on CNN, The Point

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In 2002, Greta was offered a lucrative deal to move to the Fox News Network and was offered her own show, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. On the show, Greta discussed everything from politics to law and conducted interviews with several past presidents, including George Bush, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. 

What happened to Greta Van Susteren on Fox?

After hosting the show for 14 years, Greta announced that she was leaving On the Record and the Fox News Network. 

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"Yes, I have left the Fox News Channel. On Thursday night, I made my decision and informed Fox News of my decision that I was leaving Fox News Channel per my contract," Greta said on Sept. 6, 2016 in a post on her Facebook and Twitter accounts. "Fox has not felt like home to me for a few years and I took advantage of the clause in my contract which allows me to leave now." 

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According to Greta, there was a clause in her contract that "had a time limitation, meaning I could not wait." She continued, "I love my staff, I love my colleagues, and I love the crews. That is the hardest part of this decision as they are wonderful people. And most of all? I love the viewers -- even the ones who have gotten mad at me over the years and taken swipes." 

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It was announced that her show would be hosted by senior political analyst Brit Hume.

Coincidentally or not, Greta's announcement that she was leaving the network came on the same day that Twenty-First Century Fox, Fox News Channels' parent company, agreed to pay $20 million to former colleague and Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson as a settlement to the sexual harassment lawsuit she had filed against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. 

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What is Greta Van Susteren doing now?

After leaving Fox News Network, it didn't take long for her talents to be scooped up by another network. 

In early 2017, Greta signed a deal with MSNBC to host her own show titled For the Record with Greta. The show didn't last too long, with Greta leaving the network only a handful of months later. She currently works as a national political analyst for Gray Television.

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