Greta Van Susteren Getting Her Own Show on Voice of America
The former Fox News, CNN and MSNBC anchor is a VOA contributor and is doing the show on a volunteer basis.
On Wednesday morning, Voice of America will debut a new show from contributor Greta Van Susteren called Plugged In With Greta Van Susteren.
Van Susteren joined VOA as a contributor this fall, and is doing her new show on a volunteer basis. The show will be broadcast on television outside the U.S. and streamed online here. A veteran of the Big Three cable news networks, Van Susteren left MSNBC after her show was abruptly canceled in late June.
"Because it is VOA, it is not just three minutes with a guest and good-bye," Van Susteren told The Hollywood Reporter in an email. "We get to really explore the issues."
A blurb about the show on Voice of America's YouTube page describes it this way: "Plugged In With Greta Van Susteren examines various aspects of United Sates policy by interviewing policy makers and discussions [sic] with opinion shapers. After hosting news programs for CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, Greta Van Susteren brings her interviewing skills and curiosity to VOA for a weekly 30 minute dive into America’s relationships with the world."
Van Susteren posted photos of her rehearsing for the show on Instagram on Tuesday. The first show will focus on North Korea.
Since leaving MSNBC, Van Susteren had expressed interest in returning to television but said that the right opportunity for her might not exist.
As a VOA contributor, Van Susteren has conducted several notable on-camera interviews, including with Vice President Mike Pence, and anchored the network's State of the Union coverage last week. The show will be formally announced tomorrow in advance of the premiere.
"VOA is so much bigger than domestic cable and I am thrilled to be part of them," she said.