Tucker Carlson

Host, Commentator, Writer
Acid-tongued political pundit Tucker Carlson has been at the forefront of conservative punditry since the late 1990s, chiefly as co-host of the long-running, but now defunct cable news shout-fest, "Crossfire" (CNN ... Read more »
Born: 05/16/1969 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (11)

Split: A Deeper Divide 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

30 Rock 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Host

K Street 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossfire 1982 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Spin Room 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Acid-tongued political pundit Tucker Carlson has been at the forefront of conservative punditry since the late 1990s, chiefly as co-host of the long-running, but now defunct cable news shout-fest, "Crossfire" (CNN, 1982-2005). Prior to CNN, Carlson spent several years as a print journalist; he had a regular spot on the <i>Weekly Standard</i> and farmed out his services to <i>Esquire</i>, <i>Atlantic Monthly</i>, the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Talk</i> magazine. Sometimes criticized for his adolescent looks and obsession for bowties (aggressive stripes are favored on "down" days), Carlson has more often been accused of contributing to the rapidly declining discourse that makes for cable news; instead of educating or enlightening audiences, Carlson-along with "Crossfire" cohorts Paul Begala, Robert Novak and James Carville-has been more likely to hurl cheap invective than to engage in meaningful debate.

EDUCATION

St. George's School

Newport, Rhode Island

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut
never graduated

Milestones

2006

Joined the third season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars"

2005

Hosted "The Situation with Tucker Carlson" on the cable news network MSNBC

2004

Hosted PBS's "Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered"

2001

Co-host from the right on CNN's "Crossfire"

2000

Joined CNN's "The Spin Room," where he sparred with political southpaw Bill Press on issues of the day

1997

Appeared weekly on "Inside Politics," with Judy Woodruff, the nation's first program devoted exclusively to politics

Worked as a political analyst for CNN, based in the network's Washington, D.C., bureau

Contributor to <i>Esquire</i> magazine and the conservative magazine, <i>The Weekly Standard</i>

Joined the conservative <i>Weekly Standard</i> as a staff writer in Washington, D.C.

First assignment was working for the Arkansas <i>Democrat-Gazette</i> in Little Rock, AK.

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