• Greta Van Susteren is a commentator and former television news anchor, best known for her work with Fox News.
• Her net worth is estimated to be $35 million.
• She has a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and a doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School.
• She is a member of the Church of Scientology and was a co-owner of the Old Mill restaurant in Mattituck, New York from 2006 to 201•
• She is on the Board of Directors at the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

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Net Worth$35 million
Date Of BirthJune 11, 1954
SpouseJohn P. Coale, John P. Coale
FactHer father was one of 13 kids.
PaymentsEarned $900,000 from On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren (2002)

Who is Greta Van Susteren?

Greta Conway Van Susteren was born on 11 June 1954, in Appleton, Wisconsin USA, of Dutch and Irish descent, and is a commentator as well as a former television news anchor, perhaps best known for her work with Fox News in the show “On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren”.

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The Wealth of Greta Van Susteren

How rich is Greta Van Susteren? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $35 million, mostly earned through success on television, as she’s also worked for CNN, NBC News, and MSNBC. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Greta’s parents were very close to several political names, particularly the infamous US Senator Joseph McCarthy, who even attended their wedding. Greta’s siblings would also later pursue careers in either politics or journalism. She attended Xavier High School in Appleton, and after matriculating in 1972 enrolled the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed a degree in geography and economics. She furthered her studies by attending the Georgetown University Law Center, from which she earned a Juris Doctorate in 1979.

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Greta worked as a civil and criminal attorney based in Wisconsin for several years, before returning to Georgetown University Law Center as an adjunct faculty member, while also working full-time on her legal career, which probably later on contributed to her being awarded a doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School. Her popularity as an attorney grew thanks to her expertise and success, and she became a regular legal analyst for CNN during the coverage of the OJ Simpson murder trial, which would eventually lead her to more work on television.

Television Career

Van Susteren began her television hosting career with the CNN show “Burden of Proof and The Point”, in which she was one of the co-hosts. She could also be heard in the Cartoon Network series “Space Ghost Coast to Coast”, as a celebrity guest. She served with CNN for several years before deciding to move to Fox News Channel in 2002, which was highly publicized due to a contract bidding war, and which lead to her becoming the host of the current affairs show entitled “On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren”.
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The program featured various news stories of the day, including coverage from on location correspondents as well as officials making statements about the current issues. Legal analysts from Fox also appeared regularly on the program, and “On the Record” also became known from delineating from their usual programming to follow breaking news of the day; Greta hosted the program until 2016. While working with Fox, she opened an orphanage and school called The Greta Home and Academy, which she worked on with her husband. In 2014, she criticized US Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall for running an advertisement that was insulting stating that he was a jerk. Her program with Fox received mixed reviews.

Resignation, Brief Stint with NBC, and Other Projects

In 2016, Greta made a surprising move by resigning from Fox News – she wasn’t able to say ‘goodbye’ on-air, as her position in the show “On the Record” was immediately filled by Brit Hume. Greta went on to state that Fox had not felt like home to her for a few years, and that she decided to resign from the network immediately to take advantage of a time limited clause in her contract.

Early the following year, she signed with NBC News to become the anchor of the 6pm program on MSNBC. The program was later named “For the Record with Gretta”, and she would serve as the host of the program for six months before the network let go of the show. According to a tweet, she stated that her program did not do well with ratings, leading her to be “out at MSNBC”. A few months later, she joined Voice of America as a contributor. She is also on the Board of Directors at the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) which was created by the University of Arizona following the 2011 Tucson shooting.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Van Susteren married tort lawyer John P. Coale in 1988. They had known each other for a long time as he worked with her as a partner during her full-time law practice. The couple is known to have subsequently worked together on numerous charitable efforts, and they are both members of the Church of Scientology. She was a previous co-owner of the Mattituck, New York restaurant called the Old Mill, from 2006 to 2014.

General Info

Full NameGreta Van Susteren
Net Worth$35 million
Date Of BirthJune 11, 1954
Height1.6 m, 1.6 m
ProfessionJournalist, TV Personality, Presenter, Lawyer, Commentator, Lawyer, Journalist, Commentator, Presenter, TV Personality
EducationGeorgetown Law, Georgetown University, Xavier High School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Georgetown Law, Georgetown University, Xavier High School
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseJohn P. Coale, John P. Coale
ParentsMargery Van Susteren, Urban Van Susteren, Urban Van Susteren, Margery Van Susteren
SiblingsLise Van Susteren, Dirk Van Susteren, Lise Van Susteren, Dirk Van Susteren


NominationsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Instant Coverage of a News Story - Programs, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Instant Coverage of a News Story - Programs
TV ShowsOn the Record, For the Record with Greta, Crime Scene, For the Record with Greta, On the Record, Crime Scene

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On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren (2002)$900,000


1Her first job was to take the coins from the cash register and put them in paper containers, before the coins were then taken to the bank.
2Friend of Tony Snow and Hilary Rosen.
3Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1976.
4She is an attorney by trade as is her husband, who is a Baltimore native. The former also went into journalism, while the latter is a legal analyst for Fearless (1993).
5Owns Stock with the Green Bay Packers, her favorite football team.
6Her older sister, Lise Van Susteren, also lives in Washington D.C. and is a forensic psychologist with her own practice. Her brother, Dirk Van Susteren, is a journalist and author.
7Her father was one of 13 kids.
8Her dad Urban Van Susteren passed away in 1989.
9Family talked about and debated politics as she grew up at the dinner table.
10Her mom lived with her and husband, John P. Coale, in Washington D.C. the last few years of her life.
11Her mother, Margery Van Susteren, passed away in 2001.
12She enjoyed living a rural lifestyle as a child.
13Liked Jefferson Airplane as a teenager.
14Youngest of 3 daughters
15Her father was a judge who served under Senator Joseph McCarthy. He died in 1989.
16Older sister, Lise Van Susteren, is a well known psychologist in Washington D.C.; has her own private practice.
17Owns 2 dogs and 3 cats. One of her cats was given to her by Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne and named "Ozzy".
18Her father was of one half Dutch, one quarter German, and one quarter Luxembourgian, ancestry. Her mother, born in New York, was of entirely Irish descent.
19She attended Appleton Xavier Catholic High School in Appleton, Wisconsin.
20Is a die-hard fan of the Green Bay Packers.



Notorious2016TV SeriesGreta Van Susteren


For the Record2017TV Series


For the Record2017TV Series executive producer


For the Record2017TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself - Hostess
Meet the Press2017TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2002-2016TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself - Hostess / Herself
Media Buzz2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, On the Record / Herself
This Week2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Powerhouse Roundtable Panelist / Herself
Fox and Friends2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, On the Record / Herself
Fox Files2014TV SeriesHerself
Rake2014TV SeriesHerself
Fox News2013TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHerself
PoliticKING with Larry King2013TV SeriesHerself - guest
The Five2013TV SeriesHerself
Hannity2009-2012TV SeriesHerself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2011TV SeriesHerself
Mayor Cupcake2011Herself
Bill Moyers' Journal2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
Dinner: Impossible2009TV SeriesHerself
The Strategy Room2009TV SeriesHerself
Damages2007-2009TV SeriesHerself
The Audacity of Democracy2009Video documentaryHerself
The View2005-2008TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2005-2008TV SeriesHerself
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHerself
America's Pulse2008TV SeriesHerself
Girl 272007DocumentaryHerself - Fox News Channel Anchor
Crime Scene2006TV SeriesHerself
Hannity & Colmes2005TV SeriesHerself
The Big Story2005TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2005TV SeriesHerself
Geraldo at Large2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004TV SeriesHerself
American Justice2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Miss America Pageant2003TV SpecialHerself - Judge
The Osbournes2002TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Daily Show2000-2002TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes2001TV Series documentaryHerself - CNN Host (segment "Here Comes the Judge")
Larry King Live1999TV SeriesHerself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1998TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Media Buzz2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, On the Record / Herself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, On the Record
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, On the Record
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Hostess, On the Record
Stossel2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, On the Record
Mad As Hell2014DocumentaryHerself
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHerself
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
Independent Intervention2006DocumentaryHerself
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism2004DocumentaryHerself

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