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Former Fox News Fixture Greta Van Susteren Lands at Rival Network

Jan 5, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Former Fox News stalwart Greta Van Susteren has a new show, four months after she walked out on FNC with some hard feelings just as the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal was swirling around the cable channel.

In a move that appears to shake things up ideologically, Van Susteren has resurfaced at the left-leaning cable channel MSNBC. Forbes reports that her new show, “For the Record with Greta,” will air at 6 p.m., where it replaces the political-news show “With All Due Respect.”

Van Susteren’s exit from Fox News back in September was reportedly about her compensation, but she spoke out at the time about the Ailes scandal. Van Susteren said she regretted initially supporting Ailes when allegations surfaced — first in a lawsuit by Gretchen Carlson and later in accusations by a series of other women at Fox News — that Ailes had been sexually harassing women at the network for some time.

Van Susteren said at the time on Facebook that “Fox has not felt like home to me for a few years.” She was at Fox News for almost 15 years, and since 2013 had held down the 7 p.m. slot with her show “On the Record.”

Van Susteren’s move to MSNBC represents the second major acquisition this week by NBCUniversal of Fox News talent, following the hiring of Megyn Kelly by NBC News. Kelly is not expected to be a part of the MSNBC lineup, but will be involved in a number of projects for the broadcast network.

Fox News announced changes to its prime-time lineup just today, as we reported separately.

One Comment

  1. Greta is not a right winger. She has hovered in the middle most of her career. Someone on the middle would be helpful to MSNBC

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