Former Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren is making a big jump, going over to MSNBC, a cable network that not only competes with Fox, but also has a vast ideological difference in how it covers the news. The veteran news anchor announced on her Facebook page on Thursday that she will be joining MSNBC, considered by many to be a network that supports a liberal viewpoint. At her new network she will be anchoring the 6 p.m. newscast, to be called “For the Record,” which sounds very similar to the show she anchored on Fox called “On the Record.”

Had abruptly left Fox in August

Van Susteren abruptly left Fox, which is considered to be on the opposite end of the political spectrum from MSNBC, with a conservative viewpoint, in August after 14 years with the network.

At the time she posted on her Facebook page that "Fox has not felt like home to me for a few years."

Before Fox, Van Susteren, who is a lawyer by training, had been with CNN for about ten years. Her new show with MSNBC begins on Jan. 9 and will based out of Washington, D.C.

“They are giving me the necessary resources to continue to do my best work for the viewers (that would be you) and that is exactly what I intend to do - my best work for you,” she said in her Facebook posting. “After almost 25 years in cable news, you all know me very well - I am not changing but the dial where you find me on your remote is now changing to MSNBC...and, of course, you will probably see my renewed energy and enthusiasm.”

Van Susteren expected to boost MSNBC's ratings

Word that Van Susteren would be anchoring a news program for MSNBC came as no surprise, with rumors being circulated for days that she would be joining the network, while she had also had been indicating through her Facebook postings that she was interested in returning to television.

It's expected that Van Susteren's new show would give MSNBC, which typically comes in third behind Fox and CNN, a boost in its ratings.

The official announcement of Van Susteren signing with MSNBC comes a day after NBC announced that it had lured Fox News star Megyn Kelly away from Fox to join its news programming.

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