Gretchen Carlson also known as one of the most popular TV personalities is also an author. She apart from being a popular face on television is also the chairwoman of the board of directors of Miss America. Very few people know this, but Carlson became Miss America in the year 1989, and she represented her native state of Minnesota during that time. Let’s find out more about the total net worth and earnings of Gretchen Carlson in 2020.
Early Life and Biography
Carlson was born in Minnesota and is a daughter to Lee Roy Carlson and Karen Barbara. Gretchen actually has Swedish ancestry and has three other siblings in the family. Gretchen completed her studies from the Anoka High School. Gretchen has been a natural music lover from a young age. She performed the violin in various stage shows. She even studies music in Aspen. In the year 1988, she went on to become Miss America and played the violin during the talent around. Carlson became a graduate from the Stanford University. She studied organizational behaviour and then spent a year at the Oxford University.
Carlson married Casey Close in the year 1997. At present, both of them are living in Greenwich and have two children together. They didn’t have any separation or problem in their marriage.
Career, Awards and Nominations
It was only after working in the CBS News that Carlson gained recognition in the media. She joined the news channel in the year 2000 and then worked on “The Early Show” in the year 2002. She started her television career in Virginia where she used to work as a political reporter. As a TV reporter, Carlson had to shift to many channels during her career. She became a weekend substitute at Fox and friends and in 2006, she finally got a weekday slot to herself. It was this segment that she hosted for the next few years along with Brian and Steve.
It was in2013 that she anchored a one hour programme, “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” which helped her become a renowned name in the media industry. She also starred in the movie, “Persecuted” as a journalist named Diana Lucas. In the year 2018, she was elected as the chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors.
Net worth and Earnings
Being a TV host, reporter and a full-time journalist, Gretchen Carlson has a total net worth of $20 million today. Her annual salary is around $1.5 million at present. A big chunk of her earnings is also because of her lawsuit against the Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, who as per Carlson aimed sexual advances towards her.
Gretchen Carlson had a vivid career as a journalist. Starting from being an ardent music lover and soloist, Gretchen became Miss America and then became an accomplished TV host. Her career has been a whirlwind roller-coaster ride where she had varied experiences. During the time when Carlson filed a lawsuit against Fox News chairman, Carlson used to be very active against sexual harassment issues on her Twitter handle. It was then when she received raved reviews for her courage and will from both media and the people.