Gretchen Carlson | Biography
Gretchen Carlson, who is a television personality and an anchor belonging to American nationality, was born on 21st June, 1966 in Anoka, Minnesota. She is currently associated with Fox News Channel (FNC) and can be seen in Fox & friends with Brian Kilmeade and Steve Dooly.
She birth name is Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson. Her father name is Lee Carlson and mother name is Karen Carlson. She completed her high school education from Anoka High School. She attended Stanford University and graduated with degree in sociology especially in Organizational Behavior in 1990. She also went to Oxford University, England.
Before working for national news channels, she was employed at various local stations and networks such as KXAS-TV (affiliate of NBC), at Dallas, WOIO-TV (affiliate of CBS) at Cleveland and WCPO-TV (affiliate of ABC) at Cincinnati. She was noticed when she was a reporter for political affair in WRIC-TV (affiliate of ABC). Later she was appointed in CBC network as a news correspondent at 2000 and in 2002 she was paired along Russ Mitchell to co-anchor in a Saturday program Early Show. During her time in CBS she anchored reports on breaking news which includes the disaster of Columbia space shuttle, the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Timothy McVeigh death sentence. She also travelled all the way to Genoa, Italy where G-8 summit was held.
She joined FNC in 2005 and since then she has been co-anchoring Fox & Friends, where wide range of topics related with politics and in-trend culture are discussed along with interviews with famous personalities. She has also frequently contributed in The O’Reilly Factor and appeared with Billy O’Reilly on Earth Night on Thursday to present a segment titled Culture Warrior. Recently she was in Charlotte to report live about the Democratic National Convention and at Tampa about the Republican National Convention. She has also interviewed the entire candidates who were competing in the Presidential Election of 2008.
Gretchen Carlson is married to Casey Close. Her husband is a sports agent by profession. The couple has not faced divorce yet. They are proud parents of two kids and the family is currently residing at Greenwich, Connecticut. Despite Carlson’s age she is still an attractive women in fact she is also the former Miss Minnesota of 1988 and Miss America of 1989. When she was competing for Miss America she had to wear a swimsuit about which she later stated that she was uncomfortable wearing it. She has still maintained her body and it looks amazing along with her stunning legs and feet.