Biography / Wiki
An American broadcast journalist Gretchen Carlson has hosted many television programs and is recognized for her appearance in “The Early Show”. She has been a Miss America winner and being a feminist she is a female empowerment advocate.
She has introduced a campaign “Lift Our Voices” to ban forced arbitration clauses in employment agreements taking place in the American workplace. She has been one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”.
Height / Weight / Age
Gretchen Carlson weighs 63 kg and 138 lbs in pounds. She is an elite personality with a short height of 160 cm or in feet inches 5’3” tall. She has short blonde hair color and sparkling sharp hazel color eyes.
She has a slim physique with a figure measurement is 35 inches breast, 28 inches waist, and 38 inches hips approximately. She has turned 56 years old. Her bra size is 34B whereas her dress size is 4 and shoe size is 5 (US).
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Gretchen Carlson is still not disclosed. Her net salary annually is evaluated to be $2.5 million.
Education / Family
Born on June 21 1966 the real name of Gretchen Carlson is Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson. She grew up in Anoka, Minnesota, the USA along with her four siblings. She was the daughter of Karen Barbara and Lee Roy Clarkson.
During childhood, she was a violinist who performed on radio and TV. To polish her musical skills she was enrolled at Juilliard School of Music. She has participated in several competitions including Stulberg International String Competition.
For elementary education, she has attended Anoka-Hennepin School District. In 1988, she has crowned Miss Minnesota and Miss America. She has pursued her higher studies at Stanford University majoring in Sociology.
|Birth Place||Minnesota, USA|
|Date Of Birth||June 21. 1966|
|Height||In centimeters – 160 cm
In feet inches – 5’3”
|Weight||In kilograms – 63 kg
In pounds – 138 lbs
|Home Town||Minnesota, USA|
|Fathers Name||Karen Barbara|
|Mothers Name||Lee Roy Clarkson|
Career / Fashion And Style
In 1990, Gretchen Carlson started her broadcast career with a role on WRIC-TV. Later, she joined WCPO-TV where she worked for 2 years as a media commentator. She also worked as an anchor and reporter at KXAS-TV. After gaining experience in broadcast journalism, she has joined one of the best channels Fox News Channel.
She became the substitute host of Fox & Friends. Later she co-hosted the show with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. In 2013, she was given the opportunity to anchor the daytime program “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson”.
Through the show, she has supported stories of women’s rights like Robin Wright of the series House of cards, requesting the same salary as Kevin Spacey. During her tenure, she has covered many crucial events like the Democratic National Convention in 2008, the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine, and the Republican National Convention in 2012.
In 2018, she was elected as the chairperson of the board of directors of the Miss America Organization. She replaced swimsuit competition with on-stage interviews from the pageant to focus on achievements rather than appearances.
In 2015, she released her bestselling inspirational memoir “Getting Real” which is based upon her growing up, her violin career, and other perspectives. Her second book, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment And Take Your Power Back discussed her story at Fox News.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More
Gretchen Carlson got married to Casey Close on October 4, 1997. Her husband is a sports agent. The couple is blessed with two daughters Christian Close and Kaia Close. There is no sign of separation of the couple and the family is living happily.
|Children||Son – Christian Close
Daughter – Kaia Close
The list of Gretchen Carlson favorite things:
|Favorite TV shows||Hart to Hart, Underdog, Mad Men|
Some Interesting Facts About Gretchen Carlson
- Gretchen Carlson first met her husband on a blind date.
- She belongs of Swedish descent from both sides of her family.
- Her family ran an auto dealership of General Motors for over 90 years in Minnesota, USA.
- Currently, she lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, the USA with her family.
- During her childhood, she was a violinist and today her children are pianists.
- Since childhood, she was inclined towards string instruments and admired cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
- She has become the national celebrity spokesperson for the March of Dimes.
- Her grandfather was a minister at the church.