Gretchen Carlson has worked for WRIC-TV in Richmond Virginia, KXAS-TV in Dallas, Texas, WOIO-TV in Cleveland, Ohio and WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has also worked as a correspondent and co-anchor for CBS News. As of 2015, Carlson is an anchor with FOX News Channel.
Carlson joined FOX News Channel in 2005 as co-host of the morning show "FOX & Friends." She also reported on national and international stories and covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. As of 2015, she anchors the one-hour daytime program “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson.”
Carlson began her reporting career covering local politics for the ABC station in Richmond, Virginia. She also worked as a reporter and anchor for the local NBC station in Dallas, CBS in Cleveland and ABC in Cincinnati before becoming a national correspondent for CBS News in 2000. Carlson covered breaking news and served as co-anchor of the "CBS Saturday Early Show."
Carlson has worked as an actor, playing the role of a journalist in the 2014 movie “Persecuted.” Carlson is also a Sunday school teacher, a national celebrity spokesperson for the March of Dimes and a board member for the Miss America Organization. Carlson won the Miss America pageant in 1989.
Carlson is a classical violinist who played for the Minnesota Orchestra when she was 13 years old. In 2015, she wrote a memoir titled "Getting Real."