47 years old charming and accomplished media personality who is affiliated to Fox News, Gretchen Carlson, was born on June 21, 1966. She is anchor & correspondent by profession. Her birth name is Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson but she is famous as Gretchen Carlson. Her parent names are Lee Carlson and Karen Carlson. She belongs to American Nationality & White Ethnicity who has gathered a huge number of viewers for her show.
She spent her early years of her life in her native land, Anoka, Minnesot. From the beginning of her childhood, she is fond of music and musical instruments like violin and cello. Her talent made her to win multiple local, national and international competitions. Her keen interest led her to participate five summers studying at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado. While she was at the Mac Phail center in Minneapoli, she won numerous concerto competitions. 5 feet 3 inch tall with body measurement 35-28-38(89-71-97cm) made her hot and charming and also gave her the memorable title Miss America Pageant in 1989. She became the third women to win Miss America title representing Minnesota at the age of 22 including other title as Miss Cottage Grove and Preliminary Talent Award. Her Zigeunerweisen, the violin composition of Sarasate, performance in the talent competition also played a great role for her title. She attended Anoka High School and later graduated in Sociology (organizational behavior) from the Standford University. She also studied abroad at Oxford University while she was attending at Stanford University.
She started her career as a news reporter and weekend anchor for KXAS-TV which is located in Dallas. Then she served at WOIO-TV in Cleveland, Ohio as an anchor and a reporter and then WCPO-TV in Cincinnati respectively. Then she was associated with WRIC-TV as a political reporter in Richmond, Virginia. She commenced her media career with Neighborhood News in her media career. After that she attended CBS News as a correspondent in 2000 and as a co-anchor of Saturday Early Show with co-anchor Russ Mitchell in 2002. After having the experiences in many channels, she joined Fox News in 2005 as a weekend substitute host of “Fox and Friend” program. Later she co-hosted the same show with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade due to time alteration. She has interviewed many significant personalities of different fields from music to politics like President Barack Obama, Senator John McCain, Senator Fred Thompson, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Governor Mitt Rommey.
Besides this, the live coverage of the Democratic National conference in Charlotte, coverage of Republican National conference in Tampa and report on the story of the Royal Wedding from Westminster Church is presented by her. Besides this, she co-host with Gretchen Carlson the Fox News daytime show The Real Story weekdays. After winning the title on 1989, she started working with the Miss America pageant and for March of Dimes, she worked as a national celebrity spokesman in favor of art and beauty. Later on January 10, 2007, a big controversy arise on her show due to which she was ranked as “Worst Person in the World” on the show Countdown but later it was solved. On July 10, 2013, it is officially declared about her departure from Fox & Friends vey soon and she will be assigning her own afternoon program which comes into effect from September.
Talking about Gretchen Carlson personal biography, she is married to Casey close in 1997 who is a sports agent and former college baseball player by profession. They have two children named as Christian Close (May 17, 2003) and a daughter named Kaia Close (2009). The first time she met her husband on a blind date when they had an affair. Recently the divorce of the couple was rumored around the media. But from their recent activities it seems that their fifteen years married life is still going nicely and the family is currently living happily in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Her unremarkable performance at CBS News channel made her to win Emmy awards. For serving her long career to media sector, she is also honored by American women in Radio and Television award. It is estimated that her yearly salary is about eight hundred thousand dollars with net worth of 2.5 million dollars.
In her age of 47, she still looks charming and hot. The timeless beauty with Gretchen Carlson stunning pair of legs and feet has won the heart of millions of fans. Her swimsuit pictures on her competition in 1989 are still available in her personal as well as official websites. Her bio about her career detail is well framed in the Wiki. For learning her latest updates and tweets, her fans can follow her on Twitter and they can also see her pictures from her Facebook account.