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Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson

Born June 5th, 1969 (age 53)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan Andrews (Since 1991)
Religion Episcopalian

Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American paleoconservative political anchor, pundit, and television personality, who hosts political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on the Fox News Channel. Carlson formerly co-hosted Crossfire on CNN, and Tucker on MSNBC, and was one of the few conservative anchors on MSNBC before the network strengthened its progressive stance with its "Lean Forward" campaign. Tucker is known to take more consistently conservative stances compared to his fellow Fox commentators, many of whom are flimsy neocons[1]. He has stood up to the leftist mob,[2] and the cost of ads on his show nearly doubled despite left-wing attempts to boycott him.[3]

After commentator Bill O'Reilly resigned from Fox News due to sexual abuse allegations, Carlson replaced him at the 8 p.m. EDT time slot. He also replaced O'Reilly as the number one rated cable TV show for that time slot.[4] His ratings were nearly as high as O'Reilly's.[5] In late March 2019, his show received more viewers than all of CNN's primetime hosts combined.[6] In summer of 2020, Tucker Carlson Tonight broke the all-time record for the highest-rated program in U.S. cable news history.

In 2010, Carlson, with Neil Patel, established online news website The Daily Caller. The website is considered to be an excellent source for conservative news and a welcome polar opposite to left-wing sources such as the Huffington Post.

On July 17, 2019, Carlson spoke for nearly an hour at a National Conservatism Conference. He discussed issues such as government and capitalism[7].

Tucker Carlson does not support criminal justice reform[8] .

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has in jest long referred to Carlson as Chatsworth T. Osborne, Jr., a character on the old Dwayne Hickman CBS television series, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, played by Stephen Robert "Steve" Franken (1932-2012). Limbaugh uses the nickname to exploit his slightly younger and greater tendencies than average to New England dress and mannerisms into humorously reducing him to the stereotype of the broadly drawn situation comedy character.[9]

Much to the surprise of many conservatives, Carlson bashed Trump lawyer Sidney Powell during the 2020 election. Powell claimed that Carlson had spoken rudely to her, and that she never wanted to talk to him again.[10] He claimed she offered him "no evidence", despite the fact that she could not do so until after the court trial is finished.[11]


  1. Byas, Steve (January 9, 2017). Change from Kelly to Carlson May Give Fox Viewers a New Perspective. The New American. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
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  3. Gage, John (August 21, 2019). Cost of Tucker Carlson Tonight ads nearly doubles despite boycotts. Washington Examiner. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  4. Nussbaum, Daniel (April 25, 2017). Tucker Carlson Dominates Cable News Ratings in First Night at New Time Slot. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  5. Concha, Joe (April 30, 2018). Carlson's ratings on Fox closing in on O'Reilly's. The Hill. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  6. Nolte, John (April 3, 2019). Nolte: Tucker Carlson Beat All of CNN’s Prime Time Shows … Combined. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  9. Chatsworth Osborne, Jr.'s theory on Obama's new Health and Human Services Secretary. The Rush Limbaugh Show (April 11, 2014). Retrieved on March 20, 2020.
  10. Gateway Pundit. Retrieved November 22, 2020