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Kelcey Carlson Profile
Kelcey Carlson is an American Anchor who is currently working at FOX 9 News. At the station, she serves as a co-anchor for fox news at 5 and 5.30 and Fox 9 news at 9. She joined the news team in January 2014. Previously, she worked at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC.
Kelcey Carlson Age
Carlson is 48 years as of 2023. She was born on 12th September 1975, in Lafayette, Indiana, the United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on the 12th of September every year.
Kelcey Carlson Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Kelcey Carlson Family
Carlson has neither disclosed the names of her parents nor those of her siblings as she likes to keep her personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.
Kelcey Carlson Husband
She is happy with her loving husband named Dave Kent. She and her husband are parents to three children. Two sons and a daughter namely Charlie, Kellen, and Kathryn. Charlie was born on 29 January 2007, Kellen was born on 2nd March 2011, and Kathryn was born on 18 May 2015.
Kelcey Carlson Biography
Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, Kelcey left Purdue Boilermaker country to pursue a career at an in-state rival Indiana University. She majored in Journalism with a concentration in Political Science and earned a minor in French while there. Fresh out of college and ready for an adventure, she headed to South Carolina where she got her first job in the Florence/Myrtle Beach market at CBS affiliate WBTW. Hired as a weekend producer, she was quickly thrust into several big stories in her first two months including the crash of flight TWA 800, and Hurricanes Bertha and Fran. She later earned a position as a “one-man band” reporter/photographer, shooting and editing her own stories for daily newscasts.
After WBTW, Kelcey was hired at WWMT-Ch. 3 in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she was sent to cover several big stories including the 2000 Presidential Election uncertainty in West Palm Beach, FL, and the execution of Timothy McVeigh.Moreover, it was in Kalamazoo, that Kelcey started doing more investigative reporting, earning awards for her stories on the Sex Offender Registry. She was later named weekday morning anchor. The bulk of Kelcey’s career was spent at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hired initially as a reporter, she moved on to anchor weekend newscasts and then the weekday morning show.
Kelcey Carlson Career
Kelcey covered several big hurricanes in her time there, including Hurricane Isabel which devastated the southern Outer Banks. Carlson covered the Duke Lacrosse case and was in charge of the station’s coverage of the criminal case against presidential candidate John Edwards. She also lives near Boylston Street after running in the Boston Marathon in 2013 after the bombings happened. Additionally, She earned Emmy nominations for her enterprise reporting, and her work on John Edwards’ criminal case, and won an Emmy for Best Weekend Newscast. Carlson spent 10 and a half years in Raleigh and values the experience she gained there covering Federal Courts, Final Four wins, and the Hurricane’s Stanley Cup victory.
Furthermore, in 2014, she ventured north to Minnesota for a great opportunity for her family with FOX 9 as the main evening anchor. Kelcey received a tip about Prince’s death and was the first reporter to arrive at Paisley Park the morning of his death. She field anchored FOX 9’s coverage that day and she also fields anchored live coverage after the explosion at Minnehaha Academy. During her time at FOX 9, she covers the Super Bowl in Houston and the Super Bowl in our backyard here in the Twin Cities. She also helped to break the news of P.J. Fleck’s hiring at the University of Minnesota with the help of her contacts from back in Kalamazoo.
Kelcey Carlson “My Sports Life for PCA MN”
She and her husband Dave are parents to Charlie, Kellen, and Kathryn. They are her biggest accomplishment in life and family time is always the best time. When they can, they like to get away to their cabin in Wisconsin to fish, relax and simply waste some time together. Kelcey has served on the board for Girls on the Run in both Kalamazoo and Raleigh. And she is currently on the board of The Positive Coaching Alliance in Minnesota. Furthermore, she and her husband produce a podcast for PCA called ” My Sports Life for PCA MN” in which they’ve interviewed athletes like Lou Nanne, Matt Birk, Corey Koskie, and others about their path to success and overcoming tough odds.
In her free time, Kelcey is an avid runner, completing 31 marathons to date. That includes 7 Boston Marathons, 3 of which she qualified under the men’s timing standard. She’s been on many tough and emotional assignment, but standing near Boylston Street after the bombings were one of the most emotional. Juggling live shots and messages from friends and family checking to see if she was okay, the story hit a deeply personal level. Moreover, she runs Chicago. Berlin and Grandma’s Marathon. And once upon a time, Kelcey won a marathon. It was the Grandfather Mountain Marathon in Boone North Carolina in 2011, just 4 months after her second child was born. When she was nearing the finish line a woman standing out on the mountain road yelled.
Kelcey Carlson Salary
She has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from her career at FOX 6 News.
Kelcey Carlson Net Worth
Carlson has an estimated annual Net Worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as an Anchor.
Kelcey Carlson Social Media Platforms
Carlson is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 9k followers on Twitter, 655 followers on Instagram, and 9.8k followers on Facebook.