Greta Van Susteren to be Keynote Speaker for Inauguration Breakfast

By: Scott Carroll Inaugural Committee Release
By: Scott Carroll Inaugural Committee Release

TALLAHASSEE, FL –

Acclaimed journalist Greta Van Susteren will be the keynote speaker at the Salute to Women in Leadership Breakfast, as announced today by the 2011 Florida Inaugural Committee. Van Susteren, a Fox News Channel anchor, will speak at the Monday, January 3, 2011 non-partisan breakfast, the first of a dozen events occurring in Tallahassee surrounding the inauguration of Governor-Elect Rick Scott.

The Salute to Women in Leadership Breakfast will honor the contributions of many great Florida women, including the historic election of Jennifer Carroll as Florida’s next Lieutenant Governor and Pam Bondi, the state’s first woman elected to serve as Attorney General.

Greta Van Susteren is the host of Fox News Channel’s "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” which launched in February 2002 and is the highest rated cable news program in the 10 p.m. time slot. Prior to joining FNC, Van Susteren served as host of CNN's prime-time news and analysis show, "The Point with Greta Van Susteren," as well as the network's daily legal program, "Burden of Proof." Van Susteren joined CNN in 1991 as a legal analyst. She played an integral role in the legal analysis of CNN's coverage of Election 2000, for which she earned the American Bar Association's Presidential Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Recently dubbed one of the world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes Magazine, Van Susteren is the recipient of both the 2000-2001 Sandra Day O'Connor Medal of Honor from Seton Hall University and the American Bar Association Presidential Award for "Excellence in Journalism." (2001). She was also awarded the first place 2002 National Headliners Award as part of an investigative team covering the "Attack on America."

Van Susteren graduated from the University of Wisconsin with distinction in economics. She earned a Juris Doctor and a Master of Law from Georgetown Law. Van Susteren was the first Stuart Stiller Fellow at Georgetown Law Center and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School. She served as an adjunct professor at the Law Center from 1984 through 1999.


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