AMERICAN conservative television host Tucker Carlson has been apart of Fox News for over a decade.
Carlson is the host of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, the highest-rated program in US cable news history that averages a nightly audience of 4.33 million viewers.
Who are Tucker Carlson’s parents?
Carlson is the eldest son of Lisa McNear, an artist, and journalist Richard Warner Carlson.
Richard is a retired American journalist and diplomat who served as the director of the Voice Of American during the last six years of the Cold War.
He also led Radio Marti broadcasting to Cuba, and was director of the US Information Agency and the USIA Documentary Film Service.
Throughout his career as a journalist, Richard has worked as a newspapers reporter, a wire service reporter, magazines writer, TV and radio correspondent and documentary filmmaker.
Are Carlson’s parents divorced?
Carlson’s parents divorced after their nine year-marriage reportedly “turned sour.”
His mother McNear began life as a Bohemian, traveling the world and having adventures in France.
Following their divorce, Richard was granted custody of Carlson and his younger brother Buckley Peck Carlson.
She married artist, Michael Vaughn.
Richard married the wealthy heiress Patricia Swanson.
Carlson refuses to speak about his mother, whom he said abandoned him and his family when he was just six-years-old.
The Fox host calls his relationship with his mother a “totally bizarre situation – which I never talk about, because it was actually not really part of my life at all.”
McNear died from cancer in October 2011.
Did Tucker Carlson sign an extension with Fox News?
In February, Carlson signed a new multiyear deal with the streaming service Fox Nation.
The top-rated Fox News channel host will be featured in a video podcast series and a monthly special Tucker Carlson Originals, which will drill down on a single topic or issue.
The video podcast series, titled Tucker Carlson Today, will take on much of the format of Tucker Carlson Tonight with interviews and topical discussions.
It premiered on March 29 and will have new episodes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
“This is my 12th year at Fox News and I’ve never been more grateful to be here,” Carlson said of the announcement and new duties.
“As other media outlets fall silent or fall in line, Fox News Media’s management has redoubled its commitment to honesty and freedom of speech. I consider that heroic at a time like this.”
Both the three-times-a-week podcast and the Tucker Carlson Originals are set to debut in April on Fox Nation.
Carlson is also keeping his post as the host of his weekly primetime show, Tucker Carlson Tonight.
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