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Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson

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Birthday: Jun 21, 1966

Birthplace: Anoka, Minnesota, USA

Gretchen Carlson was an American TV newscaster who was best known as a co-host for the morning news program "Fox & Friends" (Fox, 1998- ). Born and raised in Minnesota, Carlson was a standout violinist as a young girl. Throughout her teens she performed the violin all throughout her state, and was even a featured soloist with the prestigious Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. By her early 20s, Carlson competed in various beauty competitions all throughout the state. She won Miss Minnesota in 1988, and the following year became the third woman in Minnesota history to win the prestigious Miss America pageant. With her national profile on the rise, Carlson could have easily parlayed her Miss America win into a career in entertainment. But instead she decided to finish her studies at Stanford University, and later abroad at England's Oxford University. By the late '90s Carlson decided to pursue a career as a TV journalist, and landed a number of on-air TV anchor positions for various local affiliates throughout the country. In 2000 she landed a job working as an on-air weekend co-anchor for CBS's "The Early Show" (CBS, 1999-2012), and stayed in that role at the network for the next five years. Then in 2005 she got her big break when she was asked to become a co-anchor for the widely watched morning news program "Fox & Friends." She stayed at "Fox & Friends" for the next eight years, becoming one of the news network's biggest stars in the process, and in 2013 was awarded her own daytime news program called "The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson" (Fox, 2013-16). After 11 years at Fox, however, Carlson informed her audience via Twitter in June of 2016 that her contract had not been renewed. A day later it came to light that Carlson had filed sexual harassment charges against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. In light of Carlson's charges, several additional women came forward with similar charges against Ailes, thus forcing him to resign from the network. In the aftermath of Ailes' resignation, an outpouring of support for Carlson erupted on social media, with millions of people on Twitter using the hashtag #StandWithGretchen. Fox News settled Carlson's lawsuit following Ailes' resignation, reportedly for $20 million. In January 2018, Carlson was chosen to lead the Miss America organization after a scandal involving sexist emails among the organization's leaders came to light.

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Gretchen Carlson at arrivals for THE LOUDEST VOICE Series Premiere on Showtime, Paris Theater, New York, NY June 24, 2019. Photo By: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection Gretchen Carlson in attendance for TIME 100 GALA, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY April 23, 2019. Photo By: Eli Winston/Everett Collection Gretchen Carlson at arrivals for TIME 100 GALA, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY April 23, 2019. Photo By: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection Gretchen Carlson at arrivals for Variety''s Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime, Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, NY April 5, 2019. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection Gretchen Carlson at arrivals for TIME 100 Gala Dinner 2017, Jazz at Lincoln Center''s Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, NY April 25, 2017. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Gretchen Carlson at arrivals for TIME 100 Gala Dinner 2017, Jazz at Lincoln Center''s Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, NY April 25, 2017. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Gretchen Carlson at arrivals for VARIETY's Power Of Women: New York Presented By Lifetime, Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, NY April 21, 2017. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection

Filmography

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No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2015 2017-2018 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol Narrator 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breaking Big Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firing Line With Margaret Hoover Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet America Divided Correspondent 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2016
77% 76% House of Cards Gretchen Carlson (Guest Star) 2016