Gretchen Carlson Biography
Gretchen Carlson is an American journalist, author, and former television commentator, best known for hosting several television shows. Her most notable shows include; The Early Show on CBS News on Saturdays from 2002 to 2005, Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends from 2005 to 2013, and The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on Fox News from 2013 to 2016.
Gretchen Carlson Age
Gretchen is 55 years old as of 2021. She was born on June 21, 1966, in Anoka, Minnesota, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on June 21st every year. Gretchen will be 54 years old on June 21st, 2020.
Gretchen Carlson Height
Carlson stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Gretchen Carlson Family
Carlson is of Swedish descent is the daughter of Karen Barbara and Lee Roy Carlson. In Anoka, Minnesota, her family owns a General Motors dealership. The Carlson family has owned it for 90 years as of 2009. Gretchen has a three-year older sister, Kris Carlson Germain (born January 17, 1964), and two brothers. Gretchen and her sister used to play violin and cello for five Christmas services at the church where their grandfather was a minister when they were younger. Her parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on May 20, 2011.
Gretchen Carlson Husband
Carlson is happily married to Casey Close an American sports agent and former college and professional baseball player. The couple got married. They married on October 4, 1997, and have two children. Her husband and their children live in Connecticut with her.
Gretchen Carlson Net Worth
Carlson has an estimated net worth of $18 Million.
Gretchen Carlson Salary
Carlson earns an annual salary of $1.5 million.
Gretchen Carlson Education
Carlson attended Stanford University and majored in organizational behavior. Carlson spent a year studying Virginia Woolf’s works at Oxford University while there and was later named to the inaugural class of the Anoka High School Hall of Fame in 2011.
Gretchen Carlson Career
A year after becoming Miss America in 1989, Carlson got a job on WRIC-TV, an ABC-partnered TV slot serving Richmond, Virginia as a co-anchor on the organization and political pundit. Style Weekly considered it an upset for WRIC-TV at that point. In 1992, she joined WCPO-TV, serving Cincinnati, Ohio as a media observer, and stayed at the station for a time of two years.
She later worked at WOIO/WUAB in Cleveland, Ohio, where Carlson and her partner Denise Dufala, turned into the principal ladies to co-anchor an early evening major-market broadcast. Following her time in Cleveland, Carlson filled in as an end-of-the-week anchor and columnist for KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, from 1998 to 2000. In both Dallas and Cleveland, Carlson played out her interpretation of The Star-Spangled Banner on the violin for Major League Baseball match-ups.
Carlson moved to the public TV scene as a public journalist in 2000 and 2002, she turned into the co-anchor of the Saturday release of The Early Show on CBS alongside Russ Mitchell. Carlson as often as possible secured the end of the week version of the CBS Evening News during her time at the organization.
There were a few social minutes that Carlson provided details regarding in her initial profession as a columnist including the Oklahoma City besieging and the O. J. Simpson murder case while at WOIO in Cleveland, and the Timothy McVeigh execution, the September 11 fear monger assaults, and different G7 Summit gatherings while at CBS News.
Gretchen Carlson Fox News
Carlson originally showed up on Fox and Friends as an end-of-the-week substitute host in 2006. On September 25, 2006, after moving of anchors, which included E.D. Slope moving to the 10 a.m. hour of Fox News Live, Carlson turned into the anchor of Fox and Friends. She co-facilitated with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade for very nearly 8 years. In 2012, she strolled off the arrangement of Fox and Friends when live partners offered hostile remarks about ladies in the working environment.
In 2013, Carlson conceded on Brian Kilmeade’s public broadcast that Fox news female anchors were not permitted to wear pants. Despite clothing standard limitations, Carlson was known for doing push-ups when the military workforce were visitors on the show. Carlson got back to Fox and Friends in 2014 during a Cooking With Friends portion with her kids and again in 2015 to advance her diary Getting Real.
Carlson left Fox and Friends in September 2013 to moor a one-hour daytime program, The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, starting in the fall of 2013, remove a portion of the space opened by Megyn Kelly’s transition to early evening. She started covering stories that upheld ladies’ freedoms, remembering a piece for Robin Wright of the Netflix series House of Cards requesting a similar compensation as Kevin Spacey. In 2013, Carlson turned into the principal link news TV anchor to go on air with no cosmetics.
Only three weeks before she was shot, she approached the side of the attack weapons boycott. During her residency at Fox News Carlson covered different world occasions including both the first and second initiation of Barack Obama, the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, and the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention in 2008 and 2012.
Carlson works at Fox News as co-host of The Early Show on CBS News on Saturdays from 2002 to 2005, Fox News’ morning shows Fox & Friends . At the station he works alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Anita Vogel
Gretchen Carlson Miss America
Carlson was elected chairwoman of the Miss America Organization’s board of directors, a volunteer position, on January 1, 2018. Carlson’s first major decision as Chairwoman was to remove the swimsuit competition from the pageant, which was approved unanimously by the Board of Directors. Carlson’s goals were to transform the pageant into “Miss America 2.0,” with on-stage interviews replacing swimsuit competitions.
In light of the Me Too movement, the move aimed to shift the focus from appearances to achievements. The move sparked a lot of debate within the organization. It was announced in early 2019 that the Miss America brand would return to NBC. Carlson resigned as Chairwoman of the Board in June 2019 after securing the network deal.
Gretchen Carlson Roger Ailes
Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against then-Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in July 2016. Following that, dozens of other women came forward to accuse Ailes of sexual harassment, and Ailes resigned under pressure. Carlson and 21st Century Fox reportedly settled the lawsuit in September 2016 for $20 million, and Carlson received a public apology. Carlson was one of the first high-profile victims of the #MeToo movement in 2016.
Gretchen Carlson Settlement
On September 6, 2016, 21st Century Fox announced that the lawsuit with Carlson had been settled for $20 million. As part of the settlement, 21st Century Fox apologized to Carlson, saying, “We sincerely regret and apologize for not treating Gretchen with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve.”
Gretchen Carlson Bombshell film
On December 13, 2019, the film Bombshell, which depicts Carlson’s career at Fox News, was released. Nicole Kidman plays Carlson, and the cast also includes Margot Robbie as Kayla Pospisil (a composite character), Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, and John Lithgow as Roger Ailes. The film follows events at Fox News leading up to Ailes’ resignation after being accused of sexual harassment.
Gretchen Carlson The Loudest Voice
Carlson’s time at Fox News was depicted in the Showtime miniseries The Loudest Voice in 2019. Naomi Watts portrayed her as a Fox News co-anchor. In interviews, Watts stated that Carlson’s story was “inspiring” and that she handled multiple scenarios with “dignity and grace.” Russell Crowe played Roger Ailes, Seth MacFarlane played Brian Lewis, and Sienna Miller played Beth Tilson.
The fifth episode of the series depicted Carlson and Ailes’ deteriorating working relationship beginning in 2012. Many incidents were shown to the public for the first time because Carlson was unable to speak directly about the events due to a confidentiality clause in her settlement with Fox News. For the first time, the series aired Carlson’s audio recordings from her time at Fox News.
The recordings were of various incidents at Fox News in which Carlson was sexually harassed by Ailes and other Fox News employees. The show also chronicles the events that led up to Carlson reporting the sexual harassment she experienced. The Loudest Voice then depicted her demotion and the events that occurred after she filed the internal complaint, many of which were taped. The recordings went on to play a significant role in Carlson’s settlement negotiations with Fox News.