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Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson currently serves as anchor of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson (weekdays 2-3PM/ET). She joined the network in June of 2005.

The Real Story with Gretchen Carlsoncovers all current events as well as crime, politics and investigative reports. During the program, Carlson also interviews newsmakers and lead panel debates, all while incorporating trending stories and feedback from social media into the show.

Previously, Carlson served as a co-host of FOX & Friends. During her tenure at the network, she has reported on several national and international stories and has interviewed key newsmakers in politics, sports and entertainment. Carlson has also contributed to the network’s election coverage for the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.  Additionally, she provided live coverage of the Royal Wedding from Westminster Abbey.

Prior to joining FNC, Carlson worked at CBS News where she served as a correspondent and co-anchor of the CBS Saturday Early Show. While at CBS, Carlson covered breaking news events, including the Columbia space shuttle disaster, the capture of the Washington D.C. sniper, the World Trade Center attack on September 11th and the execution of Timothy McVeigh. Before her time at CBS, Carlson served as an anchor and reporter for KXAS-TV (NBC 5) in Dallas, Texas, WOIO-TV (CBS 19) in Cleveland, OH and WCPO-TV (ABC 9) in Cincinnati, OH. She began her television career in Richmond, VA as a political reporter for WRIC-TV (ABC 8).

Carlson is the recipient of the prestigious American Women in Radio and Television "Best Series" award for her 30-part series on domestic violence and two National Emmy awards for her work at CBS News. In 1989, before beginning her career in television, she was the first classical violinist to be crowned Miss America. Additionally, she is a national celebrity spokesperson for the March of Dimes, serves on the Miss America Organization Board and is a Sunday school teacher.

Carlson is originally from Minnesota. She graduated with honors from Stanford University and also studied at Oxford University in England. 

More Stories from Gretchen Carlson

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:55

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on the company issuing “Made in USA” certification seals, alleging that the company is letting partners use the seal without checking that the...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:24

Should President Obama use his position of leadership to help end the crises in Israel and Ukraine? Two military jets were shot out of the sky in eastern Ukraine today as President Obama...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:01

A Minnesota man says he and his family were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis after he posted a negative tweet in reference to a Southwest employee...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 14:58

After dueling rulings on a key portion of ObamaCare, influential Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe said he would not "bet the family farm" on the law surviving the next legal challenge....

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 16:11

Despite two conflicting court rulings on ObamaCare tax credits – which could result in an appeal to the Supreme Court – those health care subsidies will continue, at least for now. Gretchen...

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 17:35

There’s new information in the case of a New York City man who police say refused to be cuffed or subdued and who died after being put in an apparent choke hold. The medical examiner’s...

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 16:04

A single email sparked a growing movement to make sure that our troops have exactly what they need overseas. Four years ago, a Marine captain wrote to his longtime friend to say that his...

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 15:48

On today's The Real Story, Gretchen Carlson was joined by former Sen. Fred Thompson, who co-stars with her in the new movie 'Persecuted,' along with the film's writer, producer and...

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 15:29

This year alone, 17 children in the United States have died after being left in a hot car. In a case out of Phoenix, Arizona, one woman who left her two kids in a hot car will have her case...

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 15:22

A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero today after rescuing a 13-year-old boy from a house fire in Indiana. Nick Lamb was born deaf but has cochlear implants. He was home alone and...


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