Tucker Carlson Biography and Wiki
Tucker Carlson is an American political commentator, television presenter and writer. Since 2016, he has hosted the nightly political talk show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News.
Tucker Carlson Age
Carlson was born May 16, 1969. he is 52 years old as of 2021.
Tucker Carlson Height
Carlson stands at a height of 6feet and 1 inch.
Tucker Carlson Family
Carlson is a son of Richard Warner Carlson. Richard is a former “gonzo reporter” and the director of the Voice of America. He also worked as a president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as well as the United States ambassador to Seychelles. His mother was artist Lisa McNear. He has a brother also, whose name is Buckley Peck Carlson who is nearly a couple of years younger. His parents divorced after the nine-year marriage and Carlson’s father was granted custody of his brother and Tucker. His father later married divorcée Patricia Caroline Swanson in 1979, who is an heiress to Swanson Enterprises.
Tucker Carlson Wife
Carlson is married to Susan Carlson whom she met while in high school at St. George’s School. They married in the high school chapel in 1991.
Tucker Carlson Children
Carlson and Susan have four children; Dorothy, Lillie, Hopie, and Buckley
Tucker Carlson Education
Carlson attended La Jolla Country Day School where they were living in La Jolla, California. He also briefly enrolled at Collège du Léman, which is a boarding school in Switzerland, but he said he was “kicked out”. Later, he studied at St. George’s School, which is a boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island. He then went to Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated with a BA in history in 1991.
Tucker Carlson Career
Carlson began his career as a fact-checker for Policy Review. He later reported for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper in Little Rock, Arkansas, which happened before he joined The Weekly Standard news magazine in 1995. Besides, he worked as a columnist for New York and Reader’s Digest; writing for Esquire, The New Republic, Slate, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, and The New York Times Magazine.
Carlson, in 2000, co-hosted a short-lived show ‘The Spin Room’ on CNN. He was appointed co-host of Crossfire In 2001. During that same period, he also hosted a weekly public affairs program on PBS, Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered. Besides, he worked as a CNN commentator from 2000 to 2005. On January 4, 2005, CNN chief Jonathan Klein told Carlson that the network had decided not to renew his contract.
Carlson’s early evening show, ‘Tucker’, premiered on 13th June 2005 on MSNBC. During the 2006 Winter Olympics, he also hosted a late-afternoon weekday wrap-up for the network. He reported live for Tucker from Haifa, Israel, in July 2006 during the 2006 Lebanon War between Hezbollah and Israel in southern Lebanon. All the same, he was canceled by the network on March 10, 2008, which was attributed to low ratings, and the final episode aired on 14th March 2008.
Fox News Channel
Fox News announced that Carlson was being hired as a Fox News contributor In May 2009. He replaced Dave Briggs as a co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend In April 2013 and joined Clayton Morris and Alisyn Camerota on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
He began hosting Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News on November 14, 2016. The show aired at 7 p.m. ET each weeknight. On January 9, 2017, the show replaced Megyn Kelly’s 9 p.m. ET time slot after she left Fox News. By the week of June 8–14, 2020, his show, ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ was the highest-rated cable news show in the United States, with an average of 4 million viewers. He even beat out the shows hosted by his fellow Fox News pundits Hannity and Ingraham.
Carlson and Neil Patel launched a political news website titled The Daily Caller on January 11, 2010. He served as the editor-in-chief of the website and occasionally wrote opinion pieces with Patel.
Carlson has authored a memoir called ‘Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News’ where he wrote about his television news experiences.
Tucker Carlson Salary and Net Worth
Carlson has an estimated net worth of $8million. The exact amount of salary he receives is not clear. He mainly earns from his career as a journalist.