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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. 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 15:29

President Obama has repeatedly stated that there will be no U.S. boots on the ground in the fight against ISIS, but during a Senate hearing today on Capitol Hill, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 14:55

Former 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson sat down with the newly crowned Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, to discuss her big victory over the weekend. She cautioned Kazantsev that critics are going...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 15:21

On The Real Story today, Gretchen Carlson shared her take on what President Obama should say during his address on ISIS tonight. Carlson pointed out that tomorrow will mark...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 15:08

On The Real Story today, Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge said the U.S. government has the right to seize the passports of suspected terrorists from...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 14:22

Moments ago on The Real Story, Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry gave us the latest on President Obama's preparations for his big primetime address on his strategy to combat ISIS...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 15:47

A spokesperson for the Attorney General of New Jersey has said it would have been illegal to release surveillance video to the NFL of Ray Rice punching his then-fiance in ...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 15:33

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is part of a growing list of lawmakers, on both sides of the aisle, that are urging President Obama to order airstrikes on ISIS bases in Syria. When Congress returns...

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 15:53

Some of our nation’s heroes are teaming up with top players and coaches from Team USA Basketball as part of the "Hoops for Troops" program. Earlier this week, Derrick Rose, Coach...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 14:55

New details are emerging today on the masked ISIS terrorist who beheaded American journalist James Foley. The terrorist who carried out the beheading in a YouTube video spoke with a distinct...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 16:47

A senior U.S. official tells Fox News that the Pentagon is considering sending up to 300 troops back to Iraq, one day after the brutal beheading of an American journalist by ISIS. The report comes...


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