(American broadcast journalist, Miss America winner, television personality, author)
Gretchen Carlson is a well-recognized American broadcast journalist. She is married to Casey Close. The couple is blessed with two children.
More about the relationship
Talking about her relationship details, Gretchen Carlson is a married woman. She is happily living a married life with Casey Close. Close is a well-known American sports agent and former professional baseball player.
The couple met on a blind date and started dating each other. Finally, they tied the knot on 4 October 1997. The couple is blessed with two children named Christian Close and Kaia Close.
They live happily in Connecticut without any sign of separation.
Her birth sign is Gemini.
Her birth name is Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson.
Carlson was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2017.
The journalist is the first classical violinist to be crowned Miss America in 1989.
Her favorite pro football team is the Minnesota Vikings.
Gretchen had a Russell terrier as a pet.
The journalist is recovering from the lime disease since 27 August 2013.
Gretchen Carlson is a well-recognized American broadcast journalist, Miss America winner, television personality, and author. Carlson has featured as the host of numerous television programs such as the Early Show on CBS News from 2002 to 2005, Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends, and so on.
Moreover, she was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2017.
Gretchen Carlson was born on 21 June 1966. At present, her age is 55 years old. Likewise, her birthplace is Coon Rapids, Anoka, Minnesota, the USA.
Gretchen is the daughter of her father, Lee Roy Carlson whereas her mother is Karen Barbara. Moreover, she has an elder sister named Kris Carlson Germain and two brothers.
Talking about her nationality, Carlson holds an American identity whereas her ethnicity is Swedish, English.
Regarding education, the journalist studied with Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. She also attended with Mary West of the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. Carlson completed her graduation from Anoka-Hennepin School District 11’s Anoka High School.
Additionally, Gretchen earned her graduation from Stanford University in 1990 with honors where she completed her studies on organizational behavior. She also spent a study-abroad period at Oxford University, studying the works of Virginia Woolf.
Gretchen Carlson- Professional Life, Careers
After becoming Miss American in 1989, Gretchen earned a role on WRIC-TV, an ABC-affiliated television station operating Richmond, Virginia as a co-anchor on the network and political commentator. In 1992, the star joined WCPO-TV, serving Cincinnati, Ohio as a media commentator, and worked there for two years.
Carlson in addition also worked as a weekend anchor and reporter for KXAS-TV in Dallas/ Fort Worth, Texas, from 1998 to 2000. Later, the journalist moved to the national television scene as a national correspondent in 2000, and in 2002, Carlson became the co-anchor of the Saturday edition of The Early Show on CBS along with Russ Mitchell.
Gretchen emerged for the first time on Fox & Friends as a weekend substitute host in 2006. After a while, the journalist became the anchor of Fox & Friends. She even co-hosted with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade for almost 8 years.
Presently, the journalist has made a contract deal with Blumhouse Productions to produce a new interview-style series in January 2020. Also, she joined PEOPLE as a special Contributor.
Gretchen Carlson- Net worth, Salary
A famed American journalist, Carlson has earned a handsome amount of money from her profession. She has been active in her profession from the year 1989 till the present.
It is reported that Gretchen Carlson has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Similarly, she earns an average salary of $1.5 million.
However, the star personality has not disclosed her exact salary, earnings, and assets details till now.
Gretchen Carlson- Rumors, Controversy
In July 2016, Gretchen filed a lawsuit against then Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes against sexual harassment. Consequently, dozen of other women also moved forward to accuse Ailes of harassment.
In September 2016, Carlson and 21st Century Fox resolved the lawsuit reportedly for $20 million and the journalist earned a public apology.
Other than that, she has been preoccupied with her professional and private life. It seems that Carlson prefers enjoying her personal life and does not want to merge it with her professional life.
Body features- Height, Weight
55 years old journalist, Gretchen has beautiful looks and an admirable personality. She stands at a height of 5feet 3inches. Also, she has a balanced bodyweight of 63 kg.
Furthermore, Carlson has green eyes whereas her hair is blonde.
Her body measurement is 35-28-38 inches(chest-waist-hip) respectively.
Regarding her social media presence, Gretchen Carlson is an active personality on social media. Gretchen has more than 46.4k followers on her official Instagram account @gretchencarlson.
She is also active on Twitter with around 115.7k followers.
Moreover, Carlson is also available on Facebook with nearly 326k fans and supporters.