Former big time Fox News host joining Newsmax for prime time show…

Newsmax has just landed a big time former Fox News host who will be joining the news network to host a prime time show every weeknight:

NEWSMAX – Newsmax announced today that veteran news anchor and broadcaster Greta Van Susteren will join the network as host of “The Record with Greta Van Susteren,” adding her three decades of experience in journalism to the rising cable channel.

Based in Washington, D.C., and set to premiere on Tuesday, June 14, “The Record with Greta Van Susteren” will lead the network’s weeknight lineup with a solid hour of factual, fair, and independent perspective on the news.

“With all that is going on in the world, I am getting back to my roots — a daily live news show with real reporting from the places where things are happening,” Van Susteren said.

“I have been friends with [Newsmax CEO] Chris Ruddy for years, and he is giving me this great opportunity to return, giving me the complete freedom to cover the news that really matters to people,” Van Susteren said. “I have been impressed by Newsmax’s team and their success, and would love to be part of a news network that is really growing.”

A lawyer by training, Van Susteren came to national prominence as a legal analyst providing insight on the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

She went on to have a stellar career with major shows on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Recently she hosted a Sunday morning show with the Gray television network and served as a contributor to Voice of America.

I really think this is a good get for Newsmax. I used to watch Greta’s show on Fox News and for the most part always found her to be factual and fair.

While she may not be the biggest ratings draw, I do think she’ll add credibility to their nightly news lineup and that their conservative viewers, generally speaking, shouldn’t have too many issues with her.

What do you think?

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