Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson

Host of 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'

Tucker Carlson currently serves as host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) flagship primetime cable news program, Tucker Carlson Tonight (weekdays 8PM/ET).  He joined the network in 2009 as a contributor.Read More

In 2021, Carlson and his team launched two marquee programs on FOX News Media’s streaming service, FOX Nation. Tucker Carlson Originals, an in-depth documentary series, features significant stories brought into sharper focus by Carlson and his producers. Tucker Carlson Today, an insightful podcast series, showcases a single in-studio guest for an extensive conversation often lasting an entire hour.

According to Nielsen Media Research, FNC’s Tucker Carlson Tonight is currently the top-rated show in cable news with an average of nearly 3.2 million viewers and 514,000 in the key 25-54 younger demographic. Ranking number one in basic cable at 8 PM/ET, the program also delivers a triple-digit advantage over both CNN and MSNBC across the board. In 4Q 2020, Tucker Carlson Tonight notched a new record by marking the highest-rated quarter for any cable news program in the history of cable news with 4.8 million viewers.

Each evening, he features powerful interviews and analysis, helping to bring important perspectives to what’s happening in America and around the world. In November of 2021, Carlson secured the first interview with Kyle Rittenhouse following his acquittal for shooting three men in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020. The interview ran on Tucker Carlson Tonight and was the basis for the Tucker Carlson Originals documentary Kyle on Trial on FOX Nation. It delivered 5,050,000 viewers making up 72 percent of the cable news share. Throughout his tenure, Carlson has conducted numerous interviews with major newsmakers, including: Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter and James Biden, the son and brother of the current president; former President Donald Trump; El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele; Hungarian President Viktor Orban; House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA); then Democratic presidential candidates Andrew Yang and former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), as well as actresses Rose McGowan, Pamela Anderson and Kirstie Alley.

Prior to his powerhouse primetime role, he served as co-host of FOX & Friends Weekend from 2012 through 2016. Tucker Carlson Tonight originally debuted at 7 PM/ET and was later elevated to the current 8 PM/ET timeslot in April 2017. Carlson joined the network in 2009 as a political contributor.

Before joining FOX News, Carlson hosted Tucker on MSNBC from 2005-2008 and PBS’ Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered. He joined CNN in 2000 as its youngest anchor ever, co-hosting The Spin Room and went on to become co-host of CNN’s Crossfire until its 2005 cancellation. 

Additionally, Carlson founded and acted as editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, a political news website he launched in 2010. He stepped down from his editorial role in 2016, and in 2020, sold his stake in the site.

Carlson graduated with a B.A. in history from Trinity College. Most recently, Carlson was named to Time 100’s most influential people of 2021 and earned the title as Adweek’s "Hottest News Host" of 2021.

He is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers, "Ship of Fools" and "The Long Slide."