Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen Carlson
Real Name/Full Name Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Gretchen Carlson
Birth Place: Anoka, Minnesota, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 21 June 1966
Age/How Old: 58 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 160 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 63 Kg
In Pounds – 138 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Lee Carlson
Mother – Karen Carlson
Siblings: 3
School: Anoka Hennepin School District; 11’s Anoka High School
College: Stanford University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Casey Close (m. 1997)
Kids/Children Name: Christian Close, Kaia Close
Profession: Broadcast Journalist, Author,  Violinist
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Gretchen Carlson is an American Journalist who started the ‘Me Too’ Movement against sexual harassment. She is famous for her bold personality. She was the winner of Miss America and also was known as a prodigy classical violinist.

Well, how well do you know about Gretchen Carlson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Gretchen Carlson’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Gretchen Carlson to date.

Biography and Early Life

The birthplace of Gretchen is Anoka, Minnesota. Her father, Lee Carlson, was the owner of an automobile dealership named Main Motor Sales. Her mother, Karen Carlson, was a homemaker. Gretchen belongs to a very notable family. Her grandfather was a Swedish Minister who ran for President. Gretchen grew up with her three siblings. She was a very talented violinist who started to learn classical violin from an early age. She competed in various violin competitions and won prestigious titles.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Gretchen Carlson in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Gretchen Carlson’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024 having been born on 21 June 1966. Though, she is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 160 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 138 lbs in Pound and 63kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Blonde.


Gretchen started her education by attending 11’s Anoka High School, where she took an active part in various events besides studies. In 1984, she became her class president. She got her high school graduation degree from there in 1984. To pursue her higher studies, she got herself enrolled at Stanford University, where her major was Sociology. She later went to the University of Oxford to finish research work on Virginia Woolf. She also spent a few years with MacPhail Center For Music to get a music training class.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Gretchen Carlson With Husband Casey Close
Gretchen Carlson With Husband Casey Close

After dating for a few years, Gretchen married her then-boyfriend Casey Close, a sports agent by profession. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Kaia Close, in 2003. She is currently 17 years old. The duo later had another child, a son named Christian Close. The family currently lives in Greenwich in Connecticut.

Is Gretchen Carlson Lesbian?

Before getting married to Casey Close, Gretchen had dated few other men. She is currently in a decade-long loving marriage relationship. She has never been heard of getting linked to any woman ever. These facts prove her to be straight. Thus, we should assume that she is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

In 1998, Gretchen became Miss America. Next year she became the co-anchor of WRIC TV. From 1998-2000 she worked as an anchor and reporter in KXAS Tv in Dallas. In 1998, she played the Violin in Major League Baseball Games. In 2000, leaving regional television, she joined National television and became a co-anchor of the CBS network. She hosted The Early Show. In 2006, she joined Fox News and became a substitute host of the Fox & Friends show. She made everyone stunned in 2013 when on air her co-host made some misogynist comment, and she left the set without finishing the event.

She later exposed Fox News, saying that the tv channel doesn’t treat women equally. However, she came back to Fox in 2014 and 2015 to promote her books. Gretchen is also an acclaimed writer. She published her first book named ‘Getting Real’ in 2015 about her childhood and Miss America Days.

Two years later, she published her second book named Be Fierce, which was based on her story against Sexual harassment. She didn’t spend any profit on her books. Instead, she sent them to charitable trusts. In 2017, Carlson appeared on TED TALK STAGE twice to talk about women’s rights and Sexual assault in the workplace.


In 2016 Gretchen was the cover face of Time Magazine. The next year she became on the cover of Good Housekeeping Magazine. In the same year, She was also placed in 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine. She won the National Employment Lawyers Association Courage Award and American Association Of Justice Award in the same year. The next year she won the NOW NYC Women of Courage Award. She won the CAPS Community Service Award. In 2019, she won the RTNDA 1st Amendment Award. She is also the winner of the Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gretchen Carlson in 2024

Gretchen Carlson Net Worth
Gretchen Carlson Net Worth

According to 2024, it has been revealed that Gretchen has an estimated net worth of around $20 million which she has earned through her very successful broadcasting journalism career. She has also written commercially successful books from where she earns a considerable sum of royalty money. Gretchen has participated in various violin competitions from where she has managed to earn a healthy sum of money.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Gretchen is one of the pioneers of the ‘ME TOO’ movement.
  • Gretchen participated in TED Talk in 2017.

Gretchen Carlson is an ultimate inspiration and a figure of bravery. Through her movement, she has changed many women’s lives and gave them the courage to stand up against sexual assaults. Gretchen is a multi-talented person whose books on various topics are widely appreciated.


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