Tucker Carlson's journalism career began when he joined the editorial staff of Policy Review, a conservative journal published by the Hoover Institution. The son of banker, news anchor, and ambassador Richard Warner Carlson, Tucker attended Trinity College. He subsequently began to cultivate a career, eventually becoming a co-host of the CNN news show Crossfire, and then his own show, simply called Tucker. In 2006, Carlson competed on the popular reality series Dancing with the Stars, and appeared as himself in the political satire Swing Vote in 2010.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- 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.C.
- Is an avid Grateful Dead fan.