The Association of Magazine Media

Gretchen Carlson

News Anchor and Advocate

Gretchen Carlson is one of the nation’s most successful and recognized news anchors and a tireless advocate for workplace equality and the empowerment of women. She most recently hosted The Real Story on Fox News for three years, and prior to that co-hosted the #1 rated cable morning news show, Fox and Friends, for more than seven years. Carlson started her television career in Richmond, Virginia, as a political reporter, and later served as an anchor and reporter in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dallas. She moved to the national scene as the co-host of The Saturday Early Show on CBS in 2000 where she also served as a CBS News correspondent. She reported and produced a 30-part series on domestic violence that won several national awards. In 2015, Carlson’s first book, Getting Real, became a national best-seller. In January 2017, Carlson was tapped as a columnist for TIME’s online Motto newsletter, focusing on women and empowerment issues.

In 1989, Carlson became the first classical violinist ever to win the Miss America crown. In 2016, she became the face of sexual harassment in the workplace, gracing the cover of TIME and standing strong in her determination to promote a safe working environment for all women. To that end she plans to testify before Congress about workplace inequality and the prevalence of forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts that often keep sexual harassment claims shrouded in secrecy.