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Former Fox News Mainstay Gets a New Show

Apr 8, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A TV personality who anchored one of the Fox News Channel’s top shows for years is getting a new show. TVNewsCheck reports that Gray Television has announced plans to launch “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren” this fall.

The syndicated weekly program is slated to roll out in September. Van Susteren, who is now Gray’s chief national political analyst, will host and moderate the program from Washington.

“The new weekend political show will focus on how policy actions, political decisions, and national events impact local communities across the country through a mix of substantive interviews of newsmakers, roundtable discussions, and both on-the-ground and investigative reports from local stations outside the beltway,” TVNewsCheck reports. “The show will tap a broad bench of Gray Television journalists from newsrooms across the country, including the award-winning team of its Investigate TV.”

Van Susteren’s track record includes the rare trifecta of working for Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN. “On the Record,” her prime-time Fox News show, was No. 1 in its time slot for 14½ years, TVNewsCheck notes.

Gray Chairman-CEO Hilton Howell Jr. is quoted saying: “We believe viewers will embrace Ms. Van Susteren’s firm but tough approach with elected and other leaders to bolster the trusted, quality news our viewers already depend upon. Our goal is to provide critical information without bias to allow viewers to form their own opinions and reach their own decisions by exploring all sides of a complex issue.”

The plan also includes the launch in August of “Full Court Press-Overtime” across multiple digital platforms, with extended interviews, live streaming and user interaction.

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