Greta Van Susteren Is Leaving MSNBC After Only Five Months

Greta Van Susteren shocked the media world when she abruptly left FOX News. She surprised everyone again when she accepted an offer to move her show to MSNBC.

Now that’s over too. It seems she never caught on with the liberal network’s viewers.

Vanity Fair reported:

BREAKING: MSNBC AND GRETA VAN SUSTEREN AGREE TO PART WAYS

“Remember me?” Greta Van Susteren crooned to the camera as she raised the curtain on her new MSNBC show on January 9. “I’m baaack.”

It was the veteran anchor’s debut on the left-leaning cable network. She’d been off the air for four months, after 14 years at Fox News. Her tenure at the conservative bastion had abruptly ended in September amid a contract dispute spurred by the exit of longtime network kingpin Roger Ailes, which left the newsroom unsettled. Van Susteren had been among the handful of Fox news hosts who publicly defended Ailes against allegations of sexual harassment, but later expressed regret for doubting his accusers. Immediately after she announced she would not return to her 7 p.m. show, On the Record, she posted on Facebook that Fox “has not felt like home to me for a few years,” but that she hoped “to continue my career in broadcasting.”

Months later, she found a new home for her show, For the Record, at 6 p.m. on MSNBC. The announcement came two days after NBC picked up Fox News’s brightest star, Megyn Kelly, to host a daily morning show and Sunday evening magazine program. Both moves to raid a conservative rival’s talent pool, just weeks before the country would inaugurate a Republican president, raised eyebrows.

Where will she go next? Her career is far from over.

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