Gretchen Carlson is an American television personality, author and the chairwoman of ‘Miss America’. Gretchen Carlson was named the ‘1989 Miss America’ whilst representing her hometown Minnesota.

She originally received recognition as the co-host of CBS’s ‘The Early Show’ and the longtime Fox News anchor.

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: June 21, 1966 (age 52)
  • Ethnicity: White (Swedish)
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: TV Host, Journalist & Actress

Gretchen Carlson Husband – Casey Close and Children

Gretchen Carlson married Casey Close on October 4, 1997. She and her husband, Casey Close, currently resides in Greenwich, Connecticut with their two children, a girl named Kaia Close and a son named Christian Close.

The two met in a simple blind date and it all got started from there, Gretchen said in an interview. She and Casey have two children together.

Her husband, Casey Close is a sports agent, who primarily represents Major League Baseball players like Derek Jeter, Ryan Howard, Richie Sexson and others. And according to ‘The USA Today’, Casey is one the richest sports agents currently working.

Gretchen was born in Anoka, Minnesota, to Lutheran family as her grandfather was the priest of the then second-leading church in America.

The daughter of Karen Barbara & Lee Roy Carlson, she is one of the four children.   

Quick Info

  • Parents: Karen Barbara and Lee Roy Carlson
  • Husband: Casey Close (married- 1997)
  • Children: Kaia & Christian Close
  • Marital Status: Married

Gretchen was an accomplished violinist and has won several national & local competitions throughout her elementary and secondary years. She was crowned the ‘Miss America’ in 1989, where her talent was playing Zigeunerweisen on her violin.

She was the high school Valedictorian at Anoka High School and has graduated from Stanford University with honors in Organizational Behavior.

Gretchen Carlson Age – Height and Body Measurements


Gretchen Carlson weighs 63 kg and has a height of 5 feet 3 inches. Gretchen has body measurements of 35-28-38 inches & wears 32C bra size for her natural & bigger breast. Her physique has a classic pear shape

She is an attractive 1989 Miss America titleholder and television anchor.

She has a gorgeous face and a very appealing body that supports her appearance. 

Quick Info

  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Body Measurements: 35-28-38 inches
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 63 kg (138 pounds)

Gretchen stays fits through her routine exercise and balanced diet. She always dresses confidently as her preferences are trendy and designer wears.  

Gretchen makes a living as a television personality, activist, and author. The woman lives a very deluxe life with her millionaire and two children.

Currently residing in her Greenwich’s house, Gretchen personal life is well-documented on her social sites.  

Gretchen Carlson Movies and TV shows

Carlson is widely known as the former host of Fox News’s morning show ‘Fox & Friends’. She began her career in journalism in the mid-90s, working as a political reporter for WRIC-TV in Virginia.

She formerly worked as a reporter and anchor for numerous local networks. Gretchen then began serving for CBS News as their reporter in 2000.

This tenure led her to join the cast of channel’s ‘The Early Show’ as their correspondent in 2002.  

Career Timeline

  • 1988- Was crowned ‘Miss Minnesota’
  • 1989- Was crowned ‘Miss America’
  • 2000- Joined CBS News as a correspondent
  • 2006- Became the full-time anchor on ‘Fox Friends’
  • 2018- Was named the chairwoman of the ‘Miss America’ organization

Gretchen started serving on ‘Fox & Friends’ as their fill-in anchor and subsequently became a full-time co-anchor in September 2006. Later in 2013, she left ‘Fox & Friends’ to host her eponymous show ‘The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson’.

However, in June 2016, her contract with Fox News expired and was allegedly fired by Roger Ailes after refusing Gretchen’s sexual harassment allegation.

Recently, on January 1st, 2018, Gretchen was named the chairwoman of the ‘Miss America’ organization.  

Gretchen Carlson Net Worth and Salary

Gretchen Carlson’s Salary. Gretchen Carlson net worth and salary: Gretchen Carlson is an American television host who has a net worth of $16 million and annual salary of $1.5 million.

Earlier in July 2016, Gretchen filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News’s chairman & CEO, Roger Ailes. And, on September 2016, it was announced that she received $20 million as a settlement.

She has been involved in some high-profile projects throughout her career. Gretchen’s wealth comes from the fact that she served in some of the popular media house including CBS News, Fox News & others.

Quick Info:

  • Net Worth: $16 million
  • Salary: $1.5 million
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