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Tucker Carlson Profile

Tucker Carlson is an American television host and conservative political commentator. Additionally, he is a writer who has hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News since 2016.

Tucker Carlson Age

Carlson is 54 years old as of 2023. He was born on 16th May 1969 in San Francisco, California, United States of America. Furthermore, he celebrates his birthday on 16th May every year.

Tucker Carlson Height

He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 165 lbs (75kg).

Tucker Carlson Family

Carlson was born Tucker McNear Carlson in the Mission District of San Francisco, California. He is the elder son of an artist and San Francisco native Lisa McNear  (1945–2011) and Dick Carlson (1941–), a former “gonzo reporter” who became the director of Voice of America, president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the U.S. ambassador to Seychelles, and more recently a director at the lobbying firm Policy Impact Strategic Communications.

Carlson’s brother, Buckley Peck Carlson, later Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson, is nearly two years younger and has worked as a communications manager and Republican political operative. Moreover, Carlson’s paternal grandparents were Richard Boynton and Dorothy Anderson, who were teenagers when they placed his father at The Home for Little Wanderer’s orphanage where he was fostered by Carl Moberger of Malden, near Boston, a tannery worker of Swedish descent, and his wife Florence Moberger.

Carlson’s father was adopted at the age of two by upper-middle-class New Englanders, the Carlsons, an executive at the Winslow Brothers & Smith Tannery of Norwood (the oldest tannery in America), and his wife. Additionally, Carlson’s maternal great-great-grandfather Cesar Lombardi immigrated to New York from Switzerland in 1860.

Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson

Carlson is also a distant relative of Massachusetts politicians Ebenezer R. Hoar and George M. Brooks and is a great-great-great-grandson to Californian rancher Henry Miller. Carlson himself was named after his great-great-great-grandfather Dr. J. C. Tucker and his great-great-grandfather George W. McNear. Carlson is of English, German, and one-sixteenth Swiss-Italian ancestry.

Tucker Carlson Parents

In 1976, Carlson’s parents divorced after the nine-year marriage reportedly “turned sour”. Carlson’s father was granted custody of Tucker and his brother. Carlson’s mother left the family when he was six, wanting to pursue a “bohemian” lifestyle. When Carlson was in first grade, his father moved Tucker and his brother to the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, and raised them there.

Carlson attended La Jolla Country Day School and grew up in a home overlooking the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. His father owned property in Nevada, Vermont, and islands in Maine and Nova Scotia. In 1984, his father unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Republican Mayor Roger Hedgecock in the San Diego mayoral race.

In 1979, Carlson’s father married divorcée Patricia Caroline Swanson, an heiress to Swanson Enterprises, daughter of Gilbert Carl Swanson, and niece of Senator J. William Fulbright. Though Patricia remained a beneficiary of the family fortune, the Swansons had sold the brand to the Campbell Soup Company in 1955 and did not own it by the time of Carlson’s father’s marriage.

Tucker Carlson Education

Carlson was briefly enrolled at Collège du Léman, a boarding school in Switzerland, but said he was “kicked out”. He attained his secondary education at St. George’s School, a boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he started dating his future wife, Susan Andrews, the headmaster’s daughter. He then went to Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, graduating in 1991 with a BA in history.

Carlson’s Trinity yearbook describes him as a member of the “Dan White Society”, an apparent reference to the American political assassin who murdered San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. After college, Carlson tried to join the Central Intelligence Agency, but his application was denied, after which he decided to pursue a career in journalism with the encouragement of his father, who advised him that “they’ll take anybody”

Tucker Carlson Wife

Carlson is married to Susan Thomson Carlson. They met at St. George’s School, where she was the daughter of the school’s headmaster and priest. Additionally, they were married on August 10, 1991, in the school chapel. They have four children. Carlson is left-handed and dyslexic. Carlson was baptized as an Episcopalian but has said he grew up with secular beliefs; he credits his wife for his religious faith.

In 2013, Carlson said, “We still go to the Episcopal Church for all kinds of complicated reasons, but I truly despise the Episcopal Church in a lot of ways,” citing his opposition to the church’s support for same-sex marriage and abortion rights. He has said he stays in the church because he loves the liturgy and he likes the people.

Tucker Carlson Alcohol and Cigarettes

Carlson quit drinking alcohol in 2002. A few years earlier he quit smoking cigarettes (a habit dating to eighth grade) and took up nicotine gum, which he “chews constantly”, and nicotine pouches. Carlson is a Deadhead (a fan of the rock band Grateful Dead); he has attended more than fifty Dead concerts and the title of his 2018 book Ship of Fools was inspired by the Grateful Dead song of the same name.

In September 2022, Carlson spoke at the funeral of Hells Angels president Sonny Barger. Carlson said that he had been a fan of Barger since his college years, quoted Barger as saying “Stay loyal, remain free, and always value honor”, and added, “I want to pay tribute to the man who spoke those words”.

Tucker Carlson Career

Carlson began his career in journalism as a fact-checker for Policy Review, a national conservative journal then published by The Heritage Foundation and later acquired by the Hoover Institution. He then worked as an opinion writer at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper in Little Rock, Arkansas, before joining The Weekly Standard news magazine in 1995. Carlson sought a role with the publication after hearing of its founding, fearing he would be “written off as a wing nut” if he instead joined The American Spectator.

In 1999, Carlson interviewed then-Governor George W. Bush for Talk magazine. He quoted Bush mocking Karla Faye Tucker (who was executed in Bush’s state of Texas) and frequently using the word “fuck”. The piece led to bad publicity for Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. Bush claimed that “Mr. Carlson misread, mischaracterized me.

He’s a good reporter, he just misunderstood about how serious that was. I take the death penalty very seriously.” Among liberals, Carlson’s piece received praise, with Democratic consultant Bob Shrum calling it “vivid”. Carlson said of the interview, “I thought I’d be ragged for writing a puffy piece. My wife said people are going to think you’re hunting for a job in the Bush campaign.

Tucker Carlson CNN

In 2000, Carlson co-hosted the short-lived show The Spin Room on CNN. In 2001, he was appointed co-host of Crossfire, in which Carlson and Robert Novak represented the political right (alternating on different nights), while James Carville and Paul Begala, also alternating as hosts, represented the left.

Carlson’s 2003 interview with Britney Spears, wherein he asked if she opposed the ongoing Iraq War and she responded, “[W]e should just trust our president in every decision he makes”, was featured in the 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11, for which she won a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress at the 25th Golden Raspberry Awards

Tucker Carlson MSNBC 

Carlson’s early evening show Tucker (originally titled The Situation With Tucker Carlson) premiered on June 13, 2005, on MSNBC. Rachel Maddow and Jay Severin are featured as guests on a rotating panel. He also hosted a late-afternoon weekday wrap-up for the network during the 2006 Winter Olympics. He appeared live from Israel during the 2006 Lebanon War between Israel and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and reported the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shooting and the Johnson Space Center shooting in 2007.

Tucker was canceled by the network on March 10, 2008, owing to low ratings; the final episode aired on March 14, 2008. He remained with the network as a senior campaign correspondent for the 2008 election. Brian Stelter, writing for The New York Times, wrote that “during Mr. Carlson’s tenure, MSNBC’s evening programming moved gradually to the left. His former time slots, 6:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. were subsequently occupied by two liberals, Ed Schultz, and Rachel Maddow.” Carlson said the network had changed a lot and “they didn’t have a role for me”

Tucker Carlson Fox News Channel 

In May 2009, Fox News announced that Carlson was being hired as a Fox News contributor. He was a frequent guest panelist on Fox’s late-night satire show Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld, made frequent appearances on the All-Star Panel segment of Special Report with Bret Baier, was a substitute host of Hannity in Sean Hannity’s absence, and produced and hosted a special entitled Fighting for Our Children’s Minds in September 2010.

On the eve of then-President Barack Obama‘s first debate with Mitt Romney in October 2012, Carlson publicized a 2007 video recording of then-Senator Obama criticizing the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Complimenting his pastor at the time, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Wright’s sermons had been a controversy in Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Portions of the video have been available online since 2007. An anonymous user going by the name “Sore Throat” (a pun on famous Watergate informant Deep Throat) had been looking for a buyer of the tape for a week before Carlson distributed it. In April 2013, Carlson replaced Dave Briggs as a co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, joining Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Tucker Carlson Parties and candidates

Carlson was reportedly floated as a potential candidate for the Libertarian nomination in the 2008 presidential election. He was included in polling at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention, with unconfirmed speculation arising that he was personally funding the effort. Carlson spoke at Ron Paul’s independent Rally for the Republic convention, opposite the official 2008 Republican National Convention, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which served as a “message of revolt to the Republican Party” and a general celebration of Paul’s policy proposals.

He expressed his disappointment with the Republican nominee for the 2012 election, Mitt Romney, and the healthcare reform he signed in 2006 as governor of Massachusetts, which contained an individual mandate, saying, “Out of 315 million Americans, the Republican Party managed to find the one guy who couldn’t run on Obamacare”. During the Trump presidency, Carlson was described in Politico as “perhaps the highest-profile proponent of ‘Trumpism’ – a blend of anti-immigrant nationalism, economic populism, and America First isolationism”.

Carlson’s commentaries did not uniformly praise Trump, but he had frequent scorn for Trump’s critics; some commentators called Carlson an exemplar of “anti-anti-Trump” arguments. Carlson criticized the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, ordered by Trump in January 2020. Carlson said in June 2020 that Trump had let Black Lives Matter protests go too far. Following the 2020 election, Carlson reportedly told people he had voted for independent candidate Kanye West.

Though Politico points out that it was unclear whether Carlson “was serious or merely joking”. In July 2021, Carlson told Time magazine that the Republican Party is “inept and bad at governing” and “much more effective as an oppositional force than it is as a governing party”. Carlson supported J. D. Vance in the 2022 Republican U.S.

Senate primary in Ohio and privately persuaded Donald Trump to endorse him despite Vance’s past opposition to Trump. Former Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential primary contender Tulsi Gabbard was a substitute host on Tucker Carlson Tonight in 2022; she appeared on the show the night she left the Democratic Party in October 2022, to Carlson’s praise.

Tucker Carlson Ketanji Brown nomination

In February 2022, Carlson criticized President Joe Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, calling her “ignorant of the law”, in contrast to most legal analysts who have described Jackson as highly qualified. Carlson used language such as “defile”, “humiliate”, and “degrade” about the nomination’s effect on the court, likening the nomination to affirmative action and the Rwandan genocide due to Biden’s public pledge to nominate a Black woman. One commentator, Jennifer Rubin, characterized these remarks as an example of white supremacy.

Tucker Carlson Net Worth

Carlson has an estimated annual net worth of $ 30 million to $ 50 million earned from his career as a Television journalist, commentator, columnist, and writer.

Tucker Carlson Social Media Platforms

Carlson is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 5.4 Million followers on Twitter, 1.9 Million followers on Instagram, and 3.7 Million followers on Facebook.

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