The Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker asked me a few questions about Jennifer Kesse’s disappearance and our special that airs tomorrow at 7pm…check out his article below.
Greta Van Susteren offers Jennifer Kesse special
By Hal Boedeker
The case of missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse will be featured in a Fox News Channel special from Greta Van Susteren.
“Greta Investigates: The Mysterious Disappearance of Jennifer Kesse” will premiere at 7 p.m. Friday in the Fox News host’s regular time slot.
The special repeats at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Kesse was 24 when she disappeared from her condo near Mall at Millenia in 2006. Police believe she was abducted.
Her parents, Drew and Joyce Kesse, talk to Van Susteren, but he said they have not seen the program.
“Greta Van Susteren has never forgotten Jennifer,” Drew Kesse said. “She was there eight years ago on scene shortly after Jennifer was taken, and she is still here today, helping Jennifer and our desperate and heartbroken family with awareness. We are grateful to her and Fox News for the valuable time and effort they have put forth on this special. Our hope is that it touches the heart of a person who knows something, enough to make a call, and bring to light where Jennifer may be today or a person who can lead us to her.”
Van Susteren previewed the special and said she has covered the case closely. She stressed that she also stays in touch with families of other missing people.
I put these questions to her about the special.
You’ve covered many missing person cases. What keeps bringing you back to the Kesse case?
I stay in contact with many people I cover over the years and I hate that we in the media cover their grief and heartache and then we vanish — jump to the next story. I worry that they think we use them and don’t care. I really do care. I know others in the media care. I have spent time alone with parents, including the Kesse parents, and I know how awful it is to have a missing family member. The pain never goes away and having no answers seems to be the cruelest of all. So when the opportunity arises, I like to jump back into the stories (either via GretaWire or on “On the Record.”) You can see this with my nonstop blogging about the evil president of Sudan who is under indictment for genocide. I am like a dog on a bone sometimes. I wish I could do follow-up stories with every incomplete story, but I cannot. I know others in the media feel the same. So, why Kesse? Frankly, just the luck of the draw. I wish I could do it with every story — or even better, I would love to make a call to a parent, “We found your child. He/she is fine.”
I see you’re talking to the parents. Who else is featured in the hour?
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