Gretchen Carlson is a multi talented American news reporter who was born in June 21, 1966. Her entire life is a story of passion. Apart from being a successful journalist she has excelled in numerous fields as well. 49 years old charming and accomplished media personality is affiliated to Fox News where she jointly hosts show named Fox News morning show with Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy. It has been officially declared that she will be departing from Fox and Friends and she is assigned to her own afternoon program which comes into effect from September.
She was born of parent Lee Carlson and Karen Carlson.Her full name is Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson. Gretchen spent the early years of her life in Anoka, Minnesota which is also her native land. As a student she was exceptional who demonstrated great devotion to learn music. She was so much fond of music that her parent admitted her to an Aspen Musical festival in Colorado where she learned music for the next five years of her life. As a child she used to love to play violin and cello with her elder sister. In her childhood she had won multiple local, national and international competition. She succeeded in winning numerous concerto competition while she was at the Mac Phail center for music in Minneapolis. She also got an opportunity to deliver valedictory speech at graduation. The year 1988 had been the memorable instant of her life. In 1988 she won the title of Miss America. She became the third women to win Miss America title representing Minnesota. 2 years later she graduated from the Standford University holding degree in Sociology.
In the early stage of her career, she was a news reporter and weekend anchor for KXAS-TV which is located in Dallas. She had also anchored and served as a reporter at WOIO-TV in Cleveland. Beside that she contributed for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. While she was in Richmond, Virginia, she initiated her TV career presenting political reports for WRIC-TV. When she was associated with Neighborhood News she commenced her media career. During her tenure at CBS she jointly co-anchored Saturday “Early Show” with Rus Mitchell. In 2005 when she joined Fox News, at the beginning she worked as a weekend substitute host of “Fox and Friend” program but after a year there was a slight alteration in the time schedule of news anchors. E.D Hill was assigned Fox News Live of 10 A.M consequently Carlson occupied time slot on Fox and Friends. Carlson has conducted a very diversified interview from music to politics. Gretchen has brought forward interview of many significant personalities. During the 2008 presidential election every candidate were interviewed by her. President Barack Obama to Senator John McCain were interviewed by her. Aside from that, she also showed an interview of Senator Fred Thompson, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Governor Mitt Rommey. Lately she presented live coverage of the Democratic National conference in Charlotte and Republican National conference in Tampa. Gretchen reported the story of the Royal Wedding from Westminster Church.
For her unique contribution she has been honored by Emmy awards while she was at CBS News channel. She has also received American women in Radio and Television award for serving so long time to media sector. She has great influence in the world of media. From her very early childhood she was an ambitious girl. She is die-hard optimistic who has nurtured her potentiality to its fullest. Her viewers value her timeless beauty. She stands 5 feet and 3 inch tall. She is open hearted and very friendly that’s why her peer group loves her very much. Her net worth is estimated to be 2.5 million dollars and her annual income is about eight hundred thousand dollars. She has a son named Christian Close and a daughter named Kaia Close, they were born in May 17, 2003 and 2009 respectively. Her husband is a sports agent whose name is Casey close. Since 2002 she is also the spokesperson for the March of Dimes and continually speak in favor of art and beauty. It is said that for the first time she met her husband on a blind date. Currently she resides in Connecticut with her children and husband.
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