Tucker Carlson, a political analyst and commentator, has quickly ascended to become one of Fox News’ most prominent and popular hosts.
His show is popular among Americans, and Tucker is also popular on social media: he has 3.7 million Twitter followers.
Many of Tucker’s greatest admirers have recommended that he run for president in 2024, but the famous TV anchor hasn’t stated anything indicating that he might be interested.
Tucker has worked as a political commentator, author, journalist, and columnist throughout his career, but what is the real story behind his conservative political beliefs, and how did he create the most-watched cable news program in America?
Tucker Carlson was born in California. He was raised by his father and his younger brother, Buckley. Tucker was born into journalism, since his father, Dick Carlson, was a well-known journalist and the director of Voice of America during the last years of the Cold War.
Tucker’s real mother, Lisa McNear Lombardi, was an artist who divorced his father when Tucker was just six years old. Lisa, as per accounts, desired a more «bohemian lifestyle.» Tucker and his younger brother were given custody by Dick Carlson.
He attended a Swiss boarding school and the exclusive Lac Leman college. He was summarily «kicked out» of college after just a few months. But he always kept the reason secret.
However, he was admitted to the elite boarding school, St. George’s School, in Middletown, Rhode Island, where things went much more smoothly.
Tucker earned a BA in history from Trinity College, Connecticut in 1991. He wanted to work for the CIA, but his application was denied, so he turned to journalism, which his father, Dick, strongly supported.
As per the Columbia Journalism Review, his father urged him to study journalism.
Tucker started his journalism career as a fact-checker for the conservative newspaper Policy Review.
«Tucker was an ambitious, persistent shoe-leather reporter,» said Adam Myerson, a former colleague.
After Policy Review, Tucker Carlson’s career took off, and by the late 1990s, he was a well-known conservative voice. Many people admired his rapid and frequently fiery statements.
People also noticed the vibrant colors of the bow ties he wore, a boarding school habit he continued with him on-air until 2006.
«Putting a bow tie is like wearing a middle finger around your neck; it invites mockery and ridicule… the amount of persons who yelled the F-word at me… «After a time, it wore me down, so I caved and became ordinary,» Tucker said.
Tucker’s years and time at St. George’s School, a boarding school in Middletown, have left an indelible mark on him. not merely because of his bright bow ties.
He met the love of his life, Susan Anderson, at St. George’s School. As 15-year-old youngsters, the pair first saw each other during the first week of 10th grade.
In the interview, he said that about her wife. «She was the prettiest 10th grader in America.»
He walked with a spring in his step. «He was wearing khaki slacks and a ribbon belt, and he appeared so happy and cheerful even then,» Susan added.
They were married at the high school chapel in 1991. Tucker, on the other hand, had approached Susan’s father for his hand in marriage.
«It’s very nineteenth-century, but it’s a decent thing to do,» Tucker added.
Susan’s father was a distinguished man and the headmaster of St. George’s School from 1984 to 1988, so the young Tucker was worried.
Tucker, on the other hand, mustered the guts to deal with the patriarchal pressure. For many years, the Carlsons have been happily married.
«After 30 years together, it’s impossible to comprehend what it’s not like to be [with],» Tucker stated in 2014.
The couple had 4 kids: Lillie, Hopie, Dorothy, and a boy called Buckley.
Outside of the limelight, the youngsters have rather inconspicuous lives. On the other hand, Tucker has mentioned them on occasion and referred to his children as his «little angels.» Tucker may have a gruff face and manner on television, but he seems to adore his children.
In an article published in the New York Times in 2005, Tucker wrote about his son Buckley and their fishing expedition. Lillie, his oldest daughter, also appears in the book; she plays with an alligator until the guide has had enough and warns her to stop.
Tucker previously said that he would not allow his kids to watch Oprah Winfrey because she was «anti-male.»
«When I had a kid, I quit watching Oprah because it was simply too anti-male,» Carlson said. «I didn’t want to raise him in a household where Oprah was always criticizing guys.»
«Remember, keep your guys away from Oprah or they will feel horrible about being male.» That is completely correct. Keep your girls out of rap and your guys out of Oprah. And everything will be alright. »
Tucker’s children have attended excellent schools and grown up in a secure atmosphere, but Tucker is aware that not all children are so fortunate, and he seems to have a soft spot for youngsters born without benefits.
Perhaps this is why he supports the nonprofit Horton’s Kids, which helps and empowers at-risk children in Washington.