Profile of Tucker Carlson
Date Of Birth:
16 May 1969
Place Of Birth:
San Francisco, California
Best Known As:
The conservative talking head from 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'
Television personality Tucker Carlson is a politically conservative host who has bounced around various network shows since 2000, including CNN's Crossfire and the Fox News program Tucker Carlson Tonight. Tucker Carlson grew up outside of San Diego, where his father was a news anchor and would-be politician, and his step-mother was heiress to the Swanson frozen foods fortune. Carlson attended boarding school in Rhode Island, then studied history at Trinity College in Connecticut. Out of school in the early 1990s, he got his start in journalism working for the Heritage Foundation and a newspaper in Arkansas. His big break in television came in 2000, when he became CNN's youngest anchor. Sporting a bow tie and spouting "true conservative" talking points, Carlson was known for his role on Crossfire up until 2005, when his contract was not renewed. Since then he's been a familiar face on political talk shows, from three seasons on MSNBC to being a regular panel member on Fox & Friends. He also co-founded the website The Daily Caller in 2010. In 2016 he began a nightly segment on Fox News, Tucker Carlson Tonight.
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