11:17am PT by Michael O'Connell
Greta Van Susteren Joins MSNBC
This new year is already proving to be quite the tumultuous one for cable news time slots. Greta Van Susteren has landed at MSNBC five months after departing Fox News Channel.
The pundit will host For the Record With Greta, a new weekday show airing during the 6 p.m. time slot. She will anchor the hour from Washington, D.C., replacing Bloomberg political show With All Due Respect, in an effort to bridge the gap between daytime and primetime.
"Greta is a true pro with a proven record of tough journalism," MSNBC topper Phil Griffin said Thursday in a statement. "Her broad range of experience and sharp news judgment will be of great value to MSNBC as we build on our momentum going into a new year and a new administration."
Susteren, a veteran of both CNN and Fox News, left the latter in September, shortly after the forced exit of chief Roger Ailes. Her move to MSNBC follows the week's news of Megyn Kelly skipping out on Fox News for a big NBC News deal and Tucker Carlson (who took over Van Susteren's old time slot in November) moving into Kelly's 9 p.m. hour.
"I'm thrilled to start my next chapter at MSNBC," said Van Susteren. "The network is the right destination for the smart news and analysis I hope to deliver every day, and I look forward to joining the talented journalists and analysts I respect there."
Susteren also acknowledged her move in a flurry of Thursday tweets, noting the recent trend of network-hopping and the fact that she's moving from a right- to left-leaning outlet.
"It is strange that way we all seem to keep working w/ each other at different networks," she wrote. "Very excited about #MSNBC."