Tucker Carlson, you must have recognized the name, he is an American conservative political commentator. Since 2016, he has been working as a host of for the nightly political talk show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on fox News. Further, he is also a popular writer, began to write since 1990 from the magazine ‘The Weekly Standard’. Additionally, he has also served the popular network like CNN, MSNBC, and so on.
Moreover, Carlson initially supported the Iraq war at first but after a year he began to criticize it. Further, he said that he is ashamed of himself and went against his instincts to support it. Also, many people including other journalists have also recommended him as one of the finest political commentators of the nation.
Tucker Carlson: Bio, Family, Education
Carlson was born on 16 May 1969 in San Francisco, the United States as Tucker McNear Carlson. He was born as the eldest son of Richard Warner Carlson and former wife Lisa McNear. His father is a former LA-based news anchor and also president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Also, he was an ambassador to Seychelles and director of Voice of America.
Carlson’s mother left the family when he was 6 years old and moved to France. In 1979, his father remarried Patricia Caroline Swanson. He has a brother named Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson.
Looking at his education, he attended Middletown, Rhode Island called St. Georges School. After that, he went on to join Trinity Collee in Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated with a BA in History in 1991.
Tucker Carlson: Career & Life Achievements
Carlson began his career as a fact-checker for Policy Review and later as a reporter at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper. Then in 1995, he moved on to join The Weekly Standard news magazine. He has worked for ‘Esquire’, ‘The New York Times Magazine’, and ‘The Daily Beast’.
In 2000, Carlson shifted to television and joined the network CNN. He began with co-hosting the short-lived show ‘The Spin Room’. Next year, he was appointed as a co-host of the show ‘Crossfire’ along with Robert Novak. Meantime, he also hosted a weekly public affairs programs on PBS ‘Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered’. In 2004, he replaced the Jon Stewart in the show ‘The Daily Show’ on Comedy Central. But, CNN ended their relationship with Carlson.
In 2005, Carlson joined MSNBC and started to host an early evening show ‘Tucker’. After that, he also hosted a late afternoon weekday wrap-up during 2006 Winter Olympics. He has reported MSNBC Special Report: Mideast Crisis. However, in 2008, his show Tucker’s last episode was aired and further his former slots 6 and 8 were occupied by Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow.
After leaving MSNBC, Fox News Channel hired Tucker as a Fox News Contributor. Then, Carlson often appeared as a guest panelist on Fox late-night satire show Red Eye w/Greg Gutfield, originally created/hosted by Greg Gutfield. Later, he began to co-host the weekend editions of ‘Fox & Friends’.
Furthermore, he started to host ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ in 2016 on Fox News to present. In 2010, he formed a political news website ‘The Daily Caller’ along with former vice president Dick Cheney aide Neil Patel. Additionally, he also joined the season 3 of reality show ‘Dancing with the stars’ as a contestant.
Tucker Carlson: Personal Life & Wife
Regarding his personal life, Tucker is a married man. He exchanged the vows with his wife Susan Andrews in the year 1991. However, there is no further information on his wife. The couple together had welcomed four children from their married life. They are Lillie, Dorothy, Hopie, and Buckley Carlson.
Furthermore, Carlson is an Episcopalian. He had quit drinking and smoking in 2002 because of having unpleasant mornings and nights. In addition, he is a Deadhead and had attended more than 50 concerts of band Grateful Dead. In 2018, a group of 20 activists protested in front of his Washington, D.C., due to smashing racism D.C.
Tucker Carlson: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Carlson has been serving news to his fans and followers over decades, therefore, he has become one of the successful journalists in the nation. According to the cheatsheet.com, his net worth has an estimation of around $8 million. While some other sources claim that he has a net worth over $10 million. However, his net worth ranges in between $8 to $15 million. Further, the network pays him a salary of around $5 million.
Also, the commentator makes some profit form his writing career. He has written for the magazines as well as published his own book. His book has been liked by many of his fans. In 2017, he has bought a new house worth over $3.5 million after selling his home in Kent for $2.04 million.
The media journalist is highly active over different social media platforms. He has the Facebook handle @TuckerCarlsonTonight with over a million followers. On Twitter, he has the account @TuckerCarlson with 2.72 million followers. He has also an Instagram account @tuckercarlsontonight with 400K followers.
Tucker Carlson: Body Measurements
The commentator has a tall height of 6 feet 1 inches or 1.85 meters. Further, he has not revealed information about his average body’s measurements and weight. He has blue eyes color with light brown hair color.