Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson is recognized with Pageantry's Who's Who award
Gretchen 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!”

Click Here for her recognition in the pages of Pageantry magazine’s Summer 2015 edition.