Gretchen Carlson Biography


Gretchen Carlson

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Birth Name: Gretchen Carlson
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign: gemini
Age: 51 Years
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Miss Minnesota and Miss America who also made a history being the first classical violinist to be crowned Miss America, Gretchen Carlson is one of the famous television presenter and show host from United States. She is also famous for being an author of the book, Getting Real. Born as Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson in Anoka, Minnesota, United States of America to Karen and Lee Carlson, Gretchen was raised in middle class family. She is an American and is of Swedish descent.

On 4th of October 1997, Gretchen got married to Casey Richard Close. Casey is a sports agent. They are still happy to have each other as their loving spouse and they have already welcomed two children together. Beside this married life, she is not involved in any extra affairs.

Since her childhood days, Gretchen was interested in playing violin and with the course of time, she became an accomplished violinist. From her childhood days, she also became the winner of several local and national competitions. However, after she graduated from Stanford University, she joined CBS and became the co anchor of the Saturday Early Show. She has also worked at KXAS-TV as an anchor and reporter. According to celebritynetworth.com, her annual salary is said to be around $800 thousand and her net worth is said to be around $2.5 million dollars.

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Born in Anoka, Minnesota

1966 21st of June

Born as Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson in Anoka, Minnesota, United States of America to Karen and Lee Carlson, Gretchen was raised in middle class family. She is an American and is of Swedish descent. She is five feet and three inch tall.

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Was crowned with Miss Minnesota

1988

Beauty queen Gretchen Carlson who is popular as the television presenter and show host these days was once honored with several prestigious titles. While she was attending Stanford University, she entered into the Miss Minnesota in 1988 and she was also crowned with this title at the end of this contest.

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Was crowned with Miss America

1989

After she became the Miss Minnesota in 1988, she entered into the Miss America contest in 1989 representing Minnesota. Back to back she was also honored with this title and she became the third woman from Minnesota to claim this title.

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Graduated from Stanford University

1990

She received her formal education from Anoka High School. After completing her high school graduation from there she joined Stanford University. She finally earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from there in 1990.

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Married to Casey Richard Close

1997 4th of October

On 4th of October 1997, Gretchen got married to Casey Richard Close. Casey is a sports agent. They are still happy to have each other as their loving spouse and they have already welcomed two children together.

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Joined CBS News

2000

Since her childhood days, Gretchen was interested in playing violin and with the course of time, she became an accomplished violinist. However, after she graduated from Stanford University, she joined CBS and became the co anchor of the Saturday Early Show.

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First child, Kaia Close

2003 17th of May

She became mother for the first time in her life in 2003. She and love of her life, Casey Richard Close welcomed their first child together on 17th of May and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Kaia Close.

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Joined Fox News Live

2006 of September

She began her professional career from KXAS-TV as an anchor and reporter and then she joined CBS News as a correspondent. From 2006, she began working at Fox News. During her early days, she also worked as the substitute host of the Fox & Friends.

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Her family's General Motors auto dealership was closed

2010

Her father Lee Carlson is the car dealership and her uncle was also the partner in this dealership. However, after running this dealership for more than nine decades it was bankrupted in 2009 and became closed at the end of 2010 but all of its dealership will be kept by them.

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