If you follow American News, then you are most likely to be familiar with Fox News Channel. It is one of the biggest news networks in the country, with an influential reach that has made it one of the most powerful entities in the North American country. One of the people driving this massive influence is Tucker Carlson, a conservative political commentator whose words have become gospel to millions of Americans.
Unlike some of his peers in the commentator space, especially on Fox News, he has had a long career in journalism that has morphed into his influential status as a commentator, preaching every night to his viewers via his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight on the network.
There is plenty to learn and know about Tucker Carlson and you can read all about them below.
Tucker Carlson – Biography and Age
Whatever one’s opinion is of Tucker Carlson, and there are plenty to have, there is no denying that he is a successful man who has built a massive career in a fickle industry like the media. His journey could be attributed to the knowledge passed on from his father, Richard Warner Carlson, who had a long career in media & journalism.
Tucker was born to Richard Carlson and Lisa McNear on the 16th of May, 1969 as the first son of the couple. He was born in San Francisco, California and for the first six years of his life, was raised by both parents until his mother, Lisa, left the family. His mother’s departure meant Tucker Carlson was raised by his father’s subsequent wife, Patricia Caroline Swanson.
His education began at La Jolla Country Day School but was completed at St George’s School before he proceeded to Trinity College where he studied history and graduated with a degree in 1992.
After graduation, Tucker Carlson began what would be a long and storied journey in journalism at Policy Review, where he worked as a fact-checker as his first job in the field. Soon, he joined Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a newspaper based in Arkansas as a reporter before he headed to The Weekly Standard, all within the first three years of graduation.
Although Tucker is primarily known for his work on Television, his footprint in newspaper and magazine journalism has cut across several major publications like New York, Esquire, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest a couple more others.
His life on television began in 2000 when he joined The Spin Room as a co-host for the CNN show, spending less than a year before he became a co-host of Crossfire on the network.
After three years at CNN, Tucker Carlson headed to MSNBC where he worked for another three years between 2005 and 2008, hosting the show, Tucker.
Having been unable to find the right partnership with his first two network jobs, Tucker Carlson finally hit a sweet spot with Fox News Channel, where he began working in 2009 and has remained till date, hosting a couple of shows, including Fox & Friends, his own show, Tucker Carlson Tonight and has made guest appearances in the network’s other array of shows, including Hannity.
Outside of journalism, Tucker Carlson has made an appearance on Dancing with the Stars, contesting in the third season of the show in 2006.
Net Worth And Salary
When you command the level of influence and reach that Tucker Carlson has, it comes as no surprise that you well compensated for it. His influence, combined with decades of experience in journalism, has brought him to the realm of highly paid journalists who work on national networks like CNN or MSNBC.
Tucker Carlson is currently believed to be earning as much as $6 million in annual salary which, along with other income points, such as his published books, has helped him to a net worth of $16 million.
Family – Wife And Children
Tucker Carlson has been married to Susan Carlson, née Susan Andrews, for over 25 years. The couple got married in 1991 and have so far, been able to raise four children – three daughters, and one son.
Tucker met his beloved wife back when he was in high school and right then, began a relationship that has transversed the development stages of human life, from childhood to teenagehood and adulthood.
Right after graduating from college, Tucker Carlson, a traditional man, approached Susan’s father for permission to ask his daughter for her hand in marriage. Years after, the couple’s lasting marital life is the envy of millions of those who desire a long-lasting love story as well.