What’s on my Zite? Featuring Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren is the host of the prime-time news and interview program “On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren” on Fox News Channel. Follow Greta on Twitter: @gretawire


What do you like to read on your Zite?

I mostly enjoy my created categories of North Korea, Sudan and gadgets.

What types of articles do you tend to share most?

I tend to gravitate toward International articles that fly under the radar and few people notice. Since Zite makes it easy for me to scan articles outside of the mainstream, I like to share the articles that I feel others are less likely to read on their own.

If you could add one new category to your Zite – anything – what would it be?

I would like to be able to create a “Newsmakers” category that is dedicated to a particular person. I would be able to get all the news relating to that person, and as it’s no longer a focus for me, I could create a category for my next interview.

Why do you use Zite?

I use Zite for 2 reasons: 1) I can create my own personalized news topics and Zite collects info for me in those categories and 2) Zite tends to gather news from news sites that others like Google do not.

Clearly we know you’re a fan – but what other apps can you not live without?  And what’s your device of choice?

I like the iPad (I have the mini but don’t like it…too small). Netflix is a great app. So is Dragon Dictate.

Describe a day in the life of Greta, how do you start and end your day?

News…news…and more news!

Where do you see broadcast heading in the next 5-10 years?

All news will be by demand and it will be delivered mostly on mobile devices. News organizations will keep uploading news and news users will type in a word to get all the latest. This won’t be that much unlike Zite but it will be all or mostly video and each news organization will seek to dominate it – and not collate each other’s like Zite does. Branding will be huge – I suspect people will go to news organizations and news people they know.

What’s the most enjoyable part of your job? 

Nothing is ever dull. It is constantly changing, and there are constant surprises. I may wake up in Washington expecting to spend my day in Washington and find myself 2 hours later on a plane to London!

What was your most memorable interview and why?

I have had a daily cable news show for just under 20 years, and each hour has at least 5 interviews. If you do the math, I have done thousands of interviews! Which is the most memorable? Impossible to say. Each has its own charm! I am very lucky in that I have also traveled the world as part of my job – from North Korea, to Saudi Arabia, to Afghanistan, Haiti, Peru, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Israel, Thailand, China, Kuwait, UAE, north slope of Alaska to Aruba etc…

What would you do if you weren’t covering news?

There is so much to do that I don’t know where to begin my list.

This post is part of the What’s on my Zite series.  The first post was with Nina Garcia of Project Runway.  If you’ve got a great story to share, let us know.


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