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Atlanta, Feb. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gray Television, Inc. (“Gray,” “Company,” “we,” or “our”) (NYSE: GTN) announced today that Greta Van Susteren has joined the Company as our Chief National Political Analyst. In this new role, she will provide our local newsrooms in over 90 markets coast to coast with the expert, unbiased coverage of national and international political developments that has been the hallmark of Greta Van Susteren’s distinguished journalism career. In addition, she has two nationally syndicated shows in development with Gray.
“We’re thrilled to have someone with Greta’s depth of experience join our team. Our stations and our viewers will benefit from Greta’s no-nonsense, straightforward approach to complex political issues,” said Hilton Howell Jr., Gray’s Chairman and CEO.
“After more than 20 years on cable news platforms, I am thrilled to move to broadcast news and especially excited to join Gray Television’s journalists all across the country,” said Greta Van Susteren. “It’s a journalist’s dream to be part of a growing media company so focused on delivering quality news in local markets big and small through trusted, local institutions like Gray’s television stations.”
Sandy Breland, Gray’s Senior Vice President-Local Media, added, “More than ever, our local news viewers are wanting to know the impact of national government decisions on their lives and communities. With her decades of covering current events and legal issues, Greta will provide an in depth look at issues that matter the most to our viewers.”
An award-winning journalist, Ms. Van Susteren hosted “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel for 14½ years prior to a short stint hosting a nightly news program on MSNBC. Prior to Fox News, Ms. Van Susteren hosted CNN’s prime-time news and analysis program, “The Point with Greta Van Susteren,” and co-hosted the network’s daily legal analysis show, “Burden of Proof.” Her legal analysis for CNN’s coverage of Election 2000 earned her the American Bar Association’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Journalism.
She currently hosts, and she will continue to host, “Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren” on Voice of America, which broadcasts exclusively outside of the United States. The VOA program features Ms. Van Susteren’s first-hand reporting around the world from the G-20 to the North Korean summit. She also recently completed the VOA documentary “Displaced,” about the continuing crisis affecting the Rohingya people. In just the past few months, she has interviewed numerous world leaders one-on-one, including President Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and former President Carter.
Greta has represented various clients in civil and criminal cases during her career as a trial attorney and appellate attorney. She has authored two books and served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center from 1984 through 1999.
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. Upon the closing of a pending transaction, we will own 67 number-one rated television stations in 93 markets covering approximately 24 percent of US television households. Our television stations broadcast almost 400 separate programming streams, including nearly 150 affiliates of the CBS/NBC/ABC/FOX networks. We also own video program production, marketing, and digital businesses including Raycom Sports, Tupelo-Raycom, and RTM Studios, the producer of PowerNation programs and content. For further information, please visit www.gray.tv.
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Gray Contacts: Website: www.gray.tv Kevin P. Latek, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Development Officer, 404-266-8333