TUCKER Carlson has hosted Fox News' nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight for five years.

Prior to his tenure with Fox, Carlson was a CNN commentator for five years and co-hosted their primetime news debate program Crossfire.

Where did Tucker Carlson go to college?

Born in San Francisco, Carlson is the eldest son of journalist Richard Warner Carlson, a former "gonzo reporter", who became the director of Voice Of America and president of the Corporation For Public Broadcasting.

Carlson attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in history in 1991.

After college, Carlson tried to join the Central Intelligence Agency, but his application was denied, after which he began his pursuit for a career in journalism.

He began his journalism career as a fact-checker for Policy Review, a national conservative journal then published by The Heritage Foundation.

Throughout his career, Carlson has worked for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Talk Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, CNN, The New York Times Magazine, Politico and many other news outlets.

How long has Carlson been at Fox News?

Carlson has been with Fox News since May 2009, when he joined the conservative news channel as a contributor.

During his early years at Fox, Carlson was a frequent guest panelist on the network's late-night satire show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.

He also made frequent appearances on Special Report with Bret Baier, he was a substitute host of Hannity in Sean Hannity's absence and produced a Fox News special titled Fighting For Our Children's Minds.

In November 2016, Carlson began hosting Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News.

The premiere episode of the show, which replaced On the Record, was the network's most watched telecast of the year in the time slot with 3.7 million viewers.

By October 2020, Tucker Carlson Tonight averaged 5.3 million viewers, with the show's monthly average becoming the highest of any cable news program in history at that point.

What is Carlson's net worth?

Carlson has an estimated $30million net worth, Celebrity Net Worth reports.

The outlet reports Carlson makes an annual $6million salary at Fox.

What did Carlson say about Meghan Markle?

During his March 9 edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Fox host slammed Meghan Markle and branded her a "manipulative opportunist" over her tiff with Kate, which he mockingly called "her 9/11".

The TV host and conservative commentator kicked off his show stating that he had intended to take a “hard pass” on discussing Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Despite Carlson expressing his disinterest in the interview, the host went on to dedicate the opening segment of his show to the couple.

“We’re Americans, and the idea of bringing you the details of some dispute within a decayed monarchy feels a little too much like European history class. Who cares?” Tucker said.

'He's weak and unhappy, and she's a manipulative opportunist,' Carlson said.

“We were going to take a hard pass on the whole thing. And then we saw this.”

First up, Carlson shared a snippet from the Oprah interview, in which the Duchess is asked by the chat show queen about widespread stories that she made Kate Middleton cry.

In the clip, Markle explains to Oprah that it was in fact the reverse that happened between her and Kate.

Tucker scoffed at the explanation of what happened, saying: “Here's this royal person, one of the most famous and fawned-over people in the world telling Oprah that she was incredibly wounded because she got into some kind of petty argument about dresses with her sister-in-law at her wedding three years ago”.

“Stop the presses,” he said.

“She and her sister-in-law had a tiff about clothes. That's never happened before.”

Tucker mockingly said the argument seemed to be Markle's “9/11” and calls the Duchess narcissistic. 

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