Saturday, December 31, 2016

Reports: Greta Could Be Headed For MSNBC

Greta Van Susteren
An announcement may be coming soon from MSNBC that former Fox News and CNN host Greta Van Susteren will be joining the network, according to The Hill.

Van Susteren, 62, parted ways with Fox News in September after contract renegotiation talks following former Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes' departure reportedly broke down quickly.

For the former criminal defense and trial lawyer, signing with MSNBC to take its vacant 6:00 pm ET slot is the only and best option for someone with her resume: Fox News: 12 years. CNN: eight years. More than 1.1 million followers on Twitter. In terms of free agents, she arguably brings the most to the table, at least in terms of being an established brand.

The obvious question around MSNBC taking on Greta is this: Is she progressive enough to mesh with the rest of MSNBC's opinion lineup of Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell?

Another way the question is posed is this way: Is she too Trump-friendly for MSNBC's audience?

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