|Date of Birth:
|June 11, 1954 (69 years old)
|5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
|Journalist, Lawyer, Presenter
|United States of America
What is Greta Van Susteren’s Net Worth?
Greta Van Susteren is an American commentator, lawyer, and television news anchor who has a net worth of $15 million. Greta Van Susteren has worked for networks like CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and Newsmax TV during the course of her multi-decade career.
She began her career as a legal analyst for CNN, where she also co-hosted the shows “Burden of Proof” and “The Point.” She later presented “For the Record with Greta” on MSNBC and “On the Record” on Fox News.
Greta Van Susteren was born on June 11, 1954, in Appleton, Wisconsin to Margery and Urban. She has Dutch ancestry on her father’s side and Irish ancestry on her mother’s side. Joseph McCarthy, a future US senator, was a personal friend of her father, an elected judge.
A brother named Dirk and an elder sister named Lise who went on to become forensic psychiatrists and journalists, respectively, are the family members of Van Susteren. Van Susteren attended Xavier High School as a teen, where she earned her diploma in 1972.
She later enrolled in and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. After enrolling, Van Susteren attended the Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated in 1979 with a JD. After graduating, she came back to work at the school.
Van Susteren worked as a legal expert for CNN in the 1990s and frequently appeared during the O. J. Simpson murder trial coverage. Together with Roger Cossack, she also started co-hosting “Burden of Proof,” a role she kept up until 2002.
Van Susteren acted as Cossack’s prosecutor’s defense counsel on that show. Van Susteren switched to Fox News after her tenure on CNN, which came after a highly publicized contract bidding war. She hosted the news program “On the Record” there from 2002 till she left the network in 2016.
During her tenure as host, Van Susteren interviewed a number of notable individuals, including former US presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. For its coverage of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance in 2005, “On the Record” received exceptionally favorable scores.
The show, however, was also criticized for continuing the plot even when no new information was presented, serving as an illustration of the “missing white woman syndrome.”
In accordance with a provision in her contract, Van Susteren left Fox News in September 2016 with immediate effect. She later joined MSNBC in early 2017 and took on the role of host of a brand-new program called “For the Record with Greta.”
The program was canceled that June due to low viewership. Van Susteren joined Voice of America, a state-owned news outlet, as a contributor in October.
After joining the media business Gray Television a year and a half later, she rose to the position of chief national political commentator for its Washington office. A Sunday morning chat show for the business was also started by Van Susteren.
She joined Newsmax TV, a hardline network infamous for spreading untruths and conspiracy theories, in 2022. She presents “The Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the network.
Greta Van Susteren wed personal injury attorney John P. Coale in 1988. Both of them are Scientologists. Van Susteren shared ownership of the Mattituck, New York restaurant Old Mill Inn from the summer of 2006 through the beginning of 2014.
Greta and John invested $2.5 million in a Midtown Manhattan penthouse apartment in June 2006. They advertised the apartment for $3.195 million in November 2016, which was two months after Greta left Fox. They ultimately agreed to accept $2.95 million.
A historic mansion in Annapolis was sold for $1.05 million earlier in 2016. Since November 2001, they have made an 11,000-square-foot mansion on 1.7 acres in Washington, D.C., their primary residence. They paid $2.42 million for the property. The property is currently thought to be worth $6 million.
They also still own a house on Nantucket, Massachusetts, which they bought in 1999 for $1.282 million. They invested $2.9 million in January 2019 to purchase a 1.7-acre “buildable property” in Bethesda, Maryland.
The former 2,500-square-foot house was destroyed by them when they owned the land. Greta and John opted to sell the land after tearing down the previous residence for whatever reason, and in April 2021, they finally accepted $2.87 million.
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