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Who's Who: Gretchen Carlson

Who's Who: Gretchen Carlson


Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson

Location: Greenwich, Connecticut


Major Titles

Television Host of “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson”
(Fox News Channel)

Miss America 1989

Miss Minnesota 1988



Stanford University
(B.A., Organizational Behavior, 1990)


Talent & Special Training

Accomplished Violinist



  • First classical vioinist ever to win the title of Miss America (still the only one)
  • Winner of several Concerto Competitions at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis and was also featured as a soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
  • Valedictorian of Anoka High School class of 1984



While at Stanford University Gretchen studied abroad at Oxford University, Hosted the #1 cable morning news show “Fox and Friends” for 8 years (2006 - 2013), Co-Anchor of the Saturday Early Show on CBS (2002), Married to sports agent Casey Close (1997), Proud mother of 2 children (ages 10 and 11).


Hobbies and Interests

Gretchen is a Sunday School Teacher, she loves all sports, loves to travel and watches “House of Card” on Netflix.


Community Service

  • Serves on The March of Dimes National Board of Trustees
  • Serves on The Miss America Organization Board of Directors
  • Serves on the Board of Greenwich Academy


Favorite Quotation

“Carpe Diem!”


*see the Who's Who honor in the Summer 2015 edition of Pageantry magazine.


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