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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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 15:09

Do you have an idea for speeding up the dreaded process of getting through airport security? If so, the TSA wants to hear from you. The agency is crowdsourcing in hopes of finding ways to...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:51

A recent government study examined how test subjects' driving was affected by marijuana impairment. Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” today...

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 14:48

Conor Powell reported the latest on the heavy fighting today along the Israel-Gaza border. Powell described a "massive escalation" on both sides over the last few hours, including Hamas militants...

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 14:38

Israel's security cabinet today unanimously rejected a Gaza cease-fire plan proposed by Secretary of State John Kerry unless Israeli forces can continue to seek out and destroy Hamas’...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 15:09

The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are in Washington today, seeking solutions to the massive influx of Central American children that is overwhelming the U.S. Border Patrol. Honduran...

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...

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