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Greta Van Susteren to Host New 6 PM Show on MSNBC

greta-300x196-650x425It has been rumored for a while that ex-Fox News host Greta Van Susteren would be heading to MSNBC,. She even hinted at an upcoming announcement on Twitter recently.

Well, it appears that the move is now official. MSNBC confirmed today that they had brought on Greta to host her own program.

Veteran broadcaster Greta Van Susteren will join MSNBC, it was announced today by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC.

Van Susteren will host “For the Record with Greta,” which will air weeknights from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET. The program will debut on Monday, January 9, based in Washington, D.C. It replaces the timeslot of Bloomberg’s political television show “With All Due Respect,” which ended in early December.

“For the Record with Greta” will provide news coverage and analysis of the day’s top headlines spanning politics and beyond. The early evening broadcast will build on MSNBC’s strategic shift to a breaking news focus during the day and, along with “MTP Daily” and “Hardball,” will provide one of the key bridges to primetime. MSNBC marked its most-watched year ever in 2016, and was the fastest growing top 100 cable network in weekday prime.

As noted, her new show will air at 6 PM ET and begin next week. After Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect was canceled, the network has aired MSNBC Live in the timeslot.

Van Susteren left Fox News last year shortly after the departure of chief Roger Ailes.

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