Greta Van Susteren to launch weekend political show on Gray TV

Former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren will launch a nationally syndicated weekend political program in September called “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren," Gray Television announced on Monday.

"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," the company said.


Van Susteren, 64, will host the program out of Gray's Washington, D.C., studios.

“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," said Gray Chairman and CEO Hilton Howell Jr. “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.”

Gray said "Full Court Press" will primarily tap journalists from the company's newsrooms across the country, "including the award-winning team of Investigate TV," as correspondents and guests.

Van Susteren first took the national stage in 1994 as co-host of "Burden of Proof," a legal affairs show on CNN, with Roger Cossack. She jumped to Fox News in 2002 to host "On the Record" for more than 14 years before parting ways with the network in 2016, reportedly over a contract dispute.

The Wisconsin native was signed by MSNBC in January 2017 to host "For the Record," but the show was canceled due to poor ratings after only six months.