Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut
Television Host of “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson”
(Fox News Channel)
Miss America 1989
Miss Minnesota 1988
(B.A., Organizational Behavior, 1990)
Talent & Special Training
- 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.
- 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
*see the Who's Who honor in the Summer 2015 edition of Pageantry magazine.