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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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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...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 17:10

Volunteers are trying to pick up the pieces in Ferguson, cleaning up the streets every day following protests at night. Two volunteers, Matthew Thurman and Kyle Borders, were on “The Real...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 15:14

Amid the unrest and protests following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer, authorities say a knife-wielding man was shot and killed by an officer today in...

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:38

Philadelphia Police are investigating cell phone video of a skateboarder's brutal attack on a park ranger. According to police, the ranger saw several young men skateboarding in the city's...

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:10

Tensions are running high among the various police departments in and around Ferguson, Missouri, including the threat of a lawsuit by St. Louis County against the Missouri Highway Patrol. The...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 15:28

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is fighting to stay in power as U.S. airstrikes continue to target ISIS terrorists in northern Iraq. U.S. defense officials say ISIS is shifting tactics in the...

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 15:46

The mother of a toddler who died in a hot car may be cleared in his death, her attorney says. Leanna Harris has been given a victim impact statement, and in that statement, she listed...

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 15:25

On The Real Story today, Gretchen Carlson played a frightening video from VICE News, the only media organization embedded with ISIS, the terror army wreaking havoc in Iraq. In it, an...

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...


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