Tucker Carlson Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Tucker Carlson :

NameTucker Swanson McNear Carlson
NickNameTucker Carlson
Date of BirthMay 16, 1969
Age (2024)55 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownSan Francisco, CA
Height6ft 1in
ProfessionTelevision journalist
EducationTrinity College, Hartford (BA)
SpouseSusan Andrews (m. 1991)
ChildrensBuckley Carlson, Hopie Carlson, Lillie Carlson, Dorothy Carlson
Net Worth170-200 Million USD
Twitter/ XTucker Carlson

Who is Tucker Carlson ?

Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson, born on May 16, 1969, is a prominent figure in American conservative media and political commentary. He gained widespread recognition as the host of the nightly political talk show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News, a position he held from 2016 to 2023. Despite his departure from Fox News, Carlson continues to engage audiences through his new show, “Tucker on X.”

Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson

Known for his staunch advocacy of former U.S. President Donald Trump, Carlson has been hailed as a leading proponent of “Trumpism” and is considered one of the most influential voices in right-wing media. His career spans across various media platforms, including print and television, where he has made significant contributions to conservative discourse.

Early in his career, Carlson showcased his writing talents through contributions to publications such as The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, and The Wall Street Journal. His transition to television saw him co-hosting shows like “Crossfire” on CNN, where he engaged in lively political debates alongside prominent figures from both sides of the aisle.

Throughout his career, Carlson has been no stranger to controversy, often stirring debate with his commentary on issues ranging from immigration to foreign policy. He has been criticized for promoting far-right ideas and conspiracy theories, as well as for making racially and sexually insensitive remarks on air. Despite this, Carlson’s influence in shaping political discourse in the United States remains undeniable.

Facts about Tucker Carlson :

  • Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson was born on May 16, 1969, in San Francisco, California.
  • He is the elder son of Lisa McNear and Dick Carlson, a former director of Voice of America and U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles.
  • Carlson’s paternal grandparents were Richard Boynton and Dorothy Anderson, and his maternal great-great-great-grandfather was Henry Miller, known as the “Cattle King.”
  • He attended La Jolla Country Day School and later St. George’s School in Rhode Island.
  • Carlson graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1991 with a degree in history.
  • During college, Carlson was a member of the “Dan White Society,” a reference to the political assassin who murdered San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.
Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson
  • After college, Carlson attempted to join the Central Intelligence Agency but was denied.
  • He began his journalism career as a fact-checker for Policy Review, a conservative journal published by The Heritage Foundation.
  • Carlson worked as an opinion writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before joining The Weekly Standard in 1995.
  • In 2000, he co-hosted the short-lived show “The Spin Room” on CNN.
  • From 2001 to 2005, Carlson was a co-host of “Crossfire,” a prime-time news debate program on CNN.
  • Carlson has written for various publications, including New York magazine, Esquire, Slate, and The Wall Street Journal.
  • He co-founded The Daily Caller in 2010 and served as its initial editor-in-chief until 2020.
  • Carlson hosted his nightly program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” on Fox News from 2016 to 2023.
  • He has authored three books: “Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites” (2003), “Ship of Fools” (2018), and “The Long Slide” (2021).
  • Carlson has been described as a leading voice of White grievance politics and is known for circulating far-right ideas into mainstream discourse.
  • He is a critic of immigration and has shifted from economic libertarianism to supporting protectionism.
  • Carlson renounced his initial support for the Iraq War in 2004 and has been skeptical of U.S. foreign interventions.
  • He has defended Russian President Vladimir Putin and was the first Western journalist to interview Putin after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
  • In April 2023, Fox News dismissed Carlson and canceled his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” without explanation, ending one of the most-watched cable news shows in the country.

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