Tucker Carlson - A Profile

Early Life and Education

* Born in San Francisco, California, on May 16, 1969 * Attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in HistoryB

Early Career in Journalism

* Began career at Policy Review, a conservative journal * Worked for various newspapers and magazines * Became a commentator for CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News

Television Career

* Co-host of CNN's Crossfire (2001-2005) * Host of MSNBC's Tucker (2005-2008) * Joined Fox News as a contributor in 2009

Tucker Carlson Tonight

* Launched in 2016 on Fox News * Became highest-rated single host at Fox News * Covered politics, culture, and current events

Controversial Views and Conspiracy Theories

* Sowed doubt about the legitimacy of the 2020 election * Promoted conspiracy theories about Covid-19 vaccines * Elevated white nationalist talking points

Impact on the Republican Party

* Became one of the most influential figures in the GOP * Republican lawmakers and former President Trump sought his support

Legal Troubles and Scandals

* Fox News settles defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million * Abby Grossberg, former top booker, files a lawsuit alleging sexism on his show * Private text messages  seveal disparaging comments about colleagues

Severing Ties with Fox News

* Fox News announces end of Tucker Carlson Tonight on April 25, 2023 * Decision made by Fox Corporation and Fox News executives * Future endeavors and impact on the media landscape remain uncertain