If someone asked you to name a male, conservative, political commentator, one of the names that would probably come to mind would be, 48-year-old, Tucker Carlson. He’s an extremely polarizing character, you either love him or hate him. Wherever you fall on that spectrum, you’ve got to admit, he’s a pretty charismatic personality- his ratings sure confirm it.
From CNN to Fox News, Tucker Carlson has a resume most journalists could only dream of. Not to say that he didn’t experience hardships along his journey. Curious to learn more about this controversial newsman? Read on.
“Oh, Mother Where Art Thou?”
Carlson was born in San Francisco, California. He’s the eldest son of Richard Warner Carlson, former L.A. news anchor and U.S. ambassador to Seychelles. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Carlson Senior was also the president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and director of the Voice of America. Obviously, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
His biological mother, Lisa McNear Lombardi, abandoned her family when Tucker was only 6 years old and had very little contact with her kids after that. Four years after his mother left, his father remarried. This time, to Patricia Caroline Swanson, the heiress to the Swanson frozen foods empire. She is also the niece of Senator J. William Fulbright of the famous Fulbright Program. What an interesting background!