Tucker Carlson Bio|Wiki
Tucker Carlson is an American television host, conservative political commentator, and author. He has hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News since 2016. Previously, Carlson worked as a host of the nightly program Tucker on MSNBC before moving as a political analyst for Fox News in 2009.
Carlson was described by Politico as perhaps the highest-profile proponent of Trumpism since he was regarded as an advocate of former U.S. President Donald Trump. Moreover, it is believed that he influenced some of Trump’s decisions as president such as the 2019 cancellation of a military strike against Iran, the 2020 commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence as well as the firing of John Bolton.
Tucker Carlson Age
Tucker Carlson Family
Carlson is the elder son of an artist and San Francisco native Lisa McNear (née Lombardi) and Dick Carlson, a former “gonzo reporter.” Dick became the director of Voice of America and president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the U.S. ambassador to Seychelles. Most recently, Dick became a director at the lobbying firm Policy Impact Strategic Communications. He has a brother Buckley Swanson Peck. Swanson has worked as a communications manager and Republican political operative.
Tucker Carlson Education
Carlson was briefly enrolled in a boarding school in Switzerland, Collège du Léman. However, he was “kicked out.” Carlson attained his secondary education at St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island. He furthered his education at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Carlson graduated in 1991 with a BA in history.
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Carlson joined Fox News as a contributor in 2009. He is the host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) flagship primetime cable news program, Tucker Carlson Tonight (weekdays 8 PM/ET).
Together with his team, Carlson launched two marquee programs on FOX News Media’s streaming service, FOX Nation in 2021. Carlson and his producers feature significant stories brought into sharper focus in an in-depth documentary series Tucker Carlson Originals.
Carlson is also a host of an insightful podcast series, Tucker Carlson Today. The podcast showcases a single in-studio guest for an extensive conversation often lasting an entire hour.
Carlson features powerful interviews and analyses each evening in his show. He helps to bring important perspectives to what’s happening in America and around the world.
Carlson worked as a co-host of FOX & Friends Weekend from 2012 through 2016 before his powerhouse primetime role. In April 2017, Tucker Carlson’s Tonight show was later elevated to the current 8 PM/ET from 7 PM/ET.
Prior to joining FOX News, Carlson hosted Tucker on MSNBC from 2005-2008 as well as PBS’ Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered. In 2000, he joined CNN as its youngest anchor ever. Carlson co-hosted The Spin Room and went on to become co-host of CNN’s Crossfire until its 2005 cancellation.
In 2010, Carlson launched a political news website, The Daily Caller, and acted as editor-in-chief. In 2016, Carlson stepped down from his editorial role and sold his stake in the site in 2020.
Carlson most recently was named of Time 100’s most influential people of 2021. He also earned the title of Adweek’s “Hottest News Host” of 2021. Carlson is an author and his works include two New York Times bestsellers, Ship of Fools and The Long Slide.
Matt Finn-national correspondent
Maria Bartiromo-news anchor
David Asman-news anchor and journalist
Alicia Acuna-Senior Correspondent
Jon Decker-Jon Decker
Ainsley Earhardt-co-host of the morning news show
Jesse Watters-Conservative political commentator
Sean Hannity-conservative political commentator
Bret Baier-host of Special Report
Tucker Carlson Jon Stewart
Comedian and The Daily Show host Jon Stewart appeared on Crossfire in October 2004. His main aim was to promote America (The Book). However, Stewart instead launched into a critique of Crossfire. He said the show was harmful to political discourse in the U.S.
Carlson was singled out by Stewart for criticism. Carlson in turn criticized Stewart for being biased toward the left. Begala and Carlson later recalled that Stewart and one of the book’s co-authors, Ben Karlin, stayed at CNN for more than an hour after the show. They were discussing the issues he had raised on the air where Carlson was saying if It was heartfelt for Stewart to do that.
In 2017, The New York Times referred to Stewart’s “on-air dressing-down” of Carlson as an “ignominious career [moment]” for Carlson, leading to the show’s cancellation. The Atlantic suggested that Stewart’s appearance was a turning point leading to how Carlson remade himself.
CNN chief Jonathan Klein told Carlson on January 5, 2005, that the network had decided not to renew his contract. CNN announced that it was ending its relationship with Carlson and would soon cancel Crossfire. Carlson later said: “I resigned from Crossfire in April 2004, many months before Jon Stewart came on our show because I didn’t like the partisanship, and I thought in some ways it was kind of a pointless conversation.”
Tucker Carlson On Dancing With The Stars
Carlson was a contestant on season 3 of the reality show Dancing with the Stars, which aired in 2006. He was paired with professional dancer Elena Grinenko. It took Carlson 4 hour-a-day ballroom dance classes to prepare.
Carlson had in an interview a month before the show began lamented that he would miss classes during a two-week-long MSNBC assignment in Lebanon. He said It was hard for him to remember the moves. Carlson added that he accepted ABC’s invitation to perform because he doesn’t do things that he is not good at very often.
Carlson had cameo appearances as himself in the Season 1 episode “Hard Ball” of 30 Rock and in a Season 9 episode of The King of Queens. He had a cameo appearance in the 2008 film Swing Vote, again playing himself
Tucker Carlson Book
He has written three books including his memoir Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News, published by Warner Books in September 2003. The book was about his television news experiences. It earned favorable reviews from Publishers Weekly and the Washingtonian, who both complimented the book for its humor.
Carlson signed an eight-figure, two-book deal with Simon & Schuster’s conservative imprint, Threshold Editions in May 2017. During the singing, he was represented by the literary and creative agency Javelin.
His first book in the series, Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, was released in October 2018. Amazingly, it debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. His other book, The Long Slide: Thirty Years in American Journalism, was released in August 2021
Tucker Carlson Wife
Carlson is happily married to Susan Thomson Carlson (née Andrews). The two met at St. George’s School and the pair married on August 10, 1991, in the school chapel. Additionally, Carlson and Susan have four children.
Tucker Carlson Salary|Net Worth
Carlson currently serves as host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) news program, Tucker Carlson Tonight (weekdays 8 PM/ET). Carlson’s net worth is $30 million and earns an annual salary of $6 million. He previously served for CNN from 2000 to 2005, MSNBC from 2005 to 2008 as well as Fox News in 2009.
Who Is Tucker Carlson’s New Wife
Carlson has been a lovely husband to his wife Susan Thomson Carlson since 1991. The two met at St. George’s School and have four children together.
Is Tucker Carlson Tall
Carlson is tall and stands at a height of 6ft ½ in (1.842 m).