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Tucker Carlson Biography

Birth Name:
Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson
Birth Place:
San Fernando, California, United States
TV host, commentator, writer

Fast Facts

  • Began wearing his trademark bow ties in the ninth grade, he says (though he stopped wearing them in early 2006)
  • Met his wife, Susie, while at prep school in Rhode Island
  • She was the headmaster's daughter
  • Began his journalism career in 1993 at Little Rock's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, where he was an editorial writer
  • Left CNN in the wake of a heated 2004 exchange with Jon Stewart on Crossfire, shortly before the longtime political shoutfest was canceled; surfaced on MSNBC in early 2005
  • Was a contestant on the reality show Dancing With the Stars in 2006
  • In 2009, became a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington, D
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  • Is an avid Grateful Dead fan


  • Buckley Carlson -- Brother
  • Dorothy Carlson -- Daughter
  • Hopie Carlson -- Daughter
  • Lillie Carlson -- Daughter
  • Richard W. Carlson -- Father
  • Buckley Carlson -- Son
  • Patricia Caroline Swanson Carlson -- Stepmother
  • Susie Andrews -- Wife