Tucker Carlson is known for his conservative political views, which he often expresses on his programs and in his writings. On Monday, Fox News announced the departure of its most popular and provocative conservative prime-time host without explanation. The last show he did was on Friday.
“Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” the network said in a statement. “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”
Tucker Carlson Personal Life
Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson was born on May 16, 1969, is an American conservative political commentator, writer, and former television host who hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News from 2016 until 2023 after disclosures in Dominion Voting Systems v. Fox News Network.
Tucker Swanson Education
Tucker Carlson attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1991. After college, he started working as a journalist and has had a successful career in media, including hosting his own television programs and writing books.
Carlson began writing for The Weekly Standard and other publications in the 1990s. As a CNN commentator from 2000 to 2005, he co-hosted the network’s prime-time news debate program Crossfire. He hosted Tucker on MSNBC from 2005 to 2008. After joining Fox News in 2009, he appeared on various programs before launching his own show. In 2010, Carlson co-founded and served as the initial editor-in-chief of the right-wing news and opinion website The Daily Caller, until selling his ownership stake and leaving in 2020. He has written three books: Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites (2003), Ship of Fools (2018), and The Long Slide (2021).
Fox News Channel (2009–2023)
Carlson works as a correspondent at a Hillary Clinton campaign rally at Manchester Community College, 2016
Carlson was hired as a Fox News contributor in May 2009. As a guest panelist on Fox’s late-night satire show Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld, he frequently appeared on Special Report with Bret Baier’s All-Star Panel segment and as a replacement host on Hannity when Sean Hannity was absent. In September 2010, he produced and hosted a special titled Fighting for Our Children’s Minds.
In the week following the inauguration of Joe Biden as president, Tucker Carlson Tonight remained the only cable news program not to see a drop in viewership, slightly increasing from where it stood one week prior and reclaiming its lead among the 25–54 demographic. It remained the most-watched news-related cable show as of mid-2021. Through May 2022 it was a close second to The Five, while leading in the 25–54 demographic.
In February 2021, Carlson announced a multiyear deal with Fox News to host Tucker Carlson Originals, a weekly podcast and monthly specials, which launched on Fox Nation on March 29. During the spring of 2021, he began hosting Tucker Carlson Today on Fox Nation.
On April 24, 2023, Fox News announced it was parting ways with Carlson and that a rotation of guest hosts would fill the slot until a permanent replacement was found.
Tucker Swanson Family
Carlson was born Tucker McNear Carlson on May 16, 1969, in San Francisco’s Mission District. Originally from San Francisco, he is the elder son of artist Lisa McNear (née Lombardi) (1945–2011) and Dick Carlson (1941–), a former “gonzo reporter” who became Director of Voice of America, President of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles, and a director at Policy Impact Strategic Communications. His brother, Buckley Peck Carlson, later Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson, is nearly two years younger and has worked as a communications manager and Republican political operative.
Carlson is married to Susan Thomson Carlson (née Andrews). They met at St. George’s School, where she was the daughter of the school’s headmaster and priest. They were married on August 10, 1991, in the school chapel. They have four children. Carlson is left-handed and dyslexic.
Tucker Carlson Net Worth
Tucker Carlson has a net worth of $370 million dollars. Each year, Tucker Carlson earns $45 million from Fox News. With over $50 million in annual income, Tucker Carlson is the richest television host on the planet. In compensation for his untimely departure from Fox News, Tucker Carlson will earn up to $25 million.
Tucker Carlson Salary
Tucker Carlson earns a $45 million salary annually from Fox News and an additional $5 Million in bonus. Tucker Carlson parted ways with Fox News on 24th April 2023.
Latest News About: Tucker Carlson leaves Fox News
One of the highest rated US TV hosts, Tucker Carlson, is leaving Fox News, the US media giant has announced.
In a statement, Fox News said that the network and Mr Carlson have agreed to “part ways”.
His last TV program was Friday 21 April, the statement added. His prime-time slot will now be hosted by a series of interim hosts until a permanent replacement is found.
The brief two paragraph statement gave no reason for the decision.
On air, a Fox News anchor announced the departure with a tribute that thanked him “for his service to the network”.
Mr Carlson was not just a popular presenter, but also a historically influential one. His shows frequently set the agenda for conservatives and, by extension, the Republican Party.
His programme offered a blend of populist conservative takes on issues ranging from immigration, crime, race, gender and sexuality, with so-called “woke” ideology becoming a frequent target of his.
It made up four of the top ten rated programmes on US cable TV, according to Nielson data for the week 27 March to 2 April.
He was Fox News’ top-rated host, with more than three million viewers tuning in on an average night.
While the host often publicly agreed with Donald Trump, whose politics have transformed the Republican Party in recent years, he would occasionally diverge from the former president’s political views.
His recent interview with Mr Trump netted seven million viewers, unheard of in the world of US cable news.
The announcement comes just days after Fox News settled a defamation lawsuit from the voting machine company Dominion over its coverage of the 2020 presidential election. In the lawsuit, Dominion argued that its business was harmed by Fox spreading false claims its machines were rigged against Mr Trump.
The case prompted disclosures of text messages that showed Mr Carlson’s private views often contrasted with his on-air output.
|Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson
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|Spouse/Ex-: Susan Andrews (M. 1991)
|Father: Richard Warner Carlson
|Mother: Lisa McNear
|Siblings: Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson
|Children: Buckley Carlson, Dorothy Carlson, Hopie Carlson, Lillie Carlson
|TV Host, Political Commentator
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|German American, British American, Italian American
|Trinity College (Connecticut)
|San Francisco, California, United States
|Host of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News Channel
|Co-founder of The Daily Caller website
|Author of several books including “Ship of Fools” and “The Long Slide”