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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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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 15:20

Stunning new video of last year’s West, Texas explosion shows the immensity of the blast. Almost exactly one year ago, the explosion at a fertilizer plant killed 15 people and destroyed 120...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:22

Secretary of State John Kerry announced this afternoon a tentative agreement to de-escalate the tensions in eastern Ukraine. AP reports: The tentative agreement puts on hold -- for...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 15:33

A special needs teen was convicted for recording bullies who were picking on him. Christian Stanfield, 15, said he was bullied every day for months, even though he and his mother had alerted...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 15:03

Today is the last day to register an assault weapon in New York State. Gun owners risked being charged with a misdemeanor or felony if they don’t do so before the deadline. It’s part of New...

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 15:13

If your job offered you $5,000 dollars to quit, would you take it? Employees at Amazon were offered that deal by CEO Jeff Bezos. TX Restaurant Closed Because Employees Need ‘Attitude...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 15:51

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) joined fellow members of the House Oversight Committee in holding former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. He told Gretchen Carlson on The Real...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 15:38

Police are on the hunt for two men that engaged in a shootout last month at a Philadelphia hotel. The incident was caught on a surveillance camera and police have released the footage in...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 15:10

The American Civil Liberties Union came to the defense of a nine-year-old boy who was reportedly told he couldn’t read the Bible during an after-school program. CA Teacher Tells 1st-Grader...

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 16:24

More than 100 people were arrested Saturday night during a spring break party that raged out of control near the University of California Santa Barbara. The annual blowout located in Isla...

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 15:13

“Can you love your neighbor as yourself and at the same time knee him in the face as hard as you can?” 'Duck Dynasty' Stars Set to Appear in New Movie 'God's Not Dead' That’s a...


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