Gretchen Carlson Husband, Family, Salary, Net Worth, Now

By Ravi Lama | Updated On: 01 Jun, 2018
Gretchen Carlson Husband, Family, Salary, Net Worth, Now

Quick Information

Date of Birth June 21, 1966 Age 55 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married Husband/Spouse Casey Close (m. 1997)
Divorced Not Yet Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $16 Million Salary $1.5 Million
Ethnicity White Children/Kids Kaia Close (Daughter), Christian Close (Son)
Height 5'6" (1.68) Education Anoka High School, University of Oxford, Stanford University
Parents Lee Carlson (Father), Karen Carlson (Mother) Siblings Kris Carlson Germain (Sister)

Gretchen Carlson is popularly known as the co-host for the Fox News Channel hosting the show Fox and Friends. The TV journalist Gretchen also worked as the co-anchor for reputed TV station CBS, WRIC-TV and WOIO-TV. Alongside a career in Journalism, she is also a winner of 1989 Miss America Pageant where she represented Minnesota. She has been working as a chairwoman of the board of directors of the Miss America organization.

What's Gretchen's Net Worth?

Gretchen summoned a net worth of $16 Million with an annual salary of $1.5 Million. She gathered her net worth as being an American television commentator and author. She is the chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors. Thus, she is accumulating a good fortune from her job as the TV commentator.

She then joined CBS News for the post of correspondent in 2000. She worked as the co-anchor for The Early Show on CBS since 2002 which helped him to earn both fame and wealth. Later in 2006, she started working on "Fox & Friends" as a substitute host and then a full co-host. But, she was removed from her show The Real Story in June 2016.

As of now, she works as chairwomen of the board of director of the Miss America organization since her appointment on 1 January 2018. Thus, she is earning lavish revenue from her job.

Before working as a journalist, she is beauty pageant holder. In 1989, she won Miss America after getting the entry as Miss Minnesota that she won in 1988. She is a talented woman and showed the glimpses of her caliber as she played violin in the talent round of the competition.

Gretchen reportedly received $20 million settlement from Fox News as she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against CEO and chairman Roger Ailes. She filed the lawsuit against Roger in July 2016 and alleged that her contract was not renewed because she refused and rejected his sexual advances.

Gretchen Married American Sports Agent

Gretchen met American Sports Agent, Casey Close on a blind date. After their first meeting, Gretchen started dating Casey.

Gretchen then married her boyfriend Casey on 4 October 1997. The couple is in a blissful relationship. In may 2003, the two welcomed their first baby daughter named Kaia. Later, the family of three blessed with second children named Christian in 2005. 

Gretchen with her husband and kids are enjoying an intimate bond together, and she often keeps flaunting the photo of them in social media. On 2 August 2015, she posted a picture of her husband and kids on Twitter where they were enjoying their holiday on a beach in California. The family of four spends quality time with each other and as of now resides in their home in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Gretchen shares the photo of husband, Casey, and kids, Kaia and Christian on 2 August 2015 (Photo: Instagram)

Gretchen's husband Casey Close is a popular and one of the wealthiest sports agent. He was enlisted as a fourth richest sports agent by Forbes with an earning of $55.1 million in 2016. He is also a former Baseball Player. 

Gretchen's Family

Gretchen was raised to parents Karen Carlson and Lee Carlson in Anoka. Her father celebrated his 80th birthday on 26 April 2014. She shared the childhood photo of her with family and brother on Instagram on 23 November 2017 where she thanked them for being part of her life.

Gretchen thanks her parents for being part of her life shared on 23 November 2017 (Photo: Instagram)

She has an older sister named Kris Carlson Germain and two brothers. Gretchen's family has their own General Motors auto dealership.

Short Bio

Born on 21 June 1966 in Anoka, Minnesota, USA, Gretchen Carlson was born as a Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson. She stands at the height of 1.6 meters (5' 3") and has a body measurement of 35-28-38 inches. She attended Stanford University and completed her graduation in sociology. Gretchen is of Swedish descent and holds an American nationality as per wiki.