Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson
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Carlson began her broadcasting career as a political
WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia. She then
served as a weekend anchor and reporter for
in Dallas, TX, was an anchor and reporter at WOIO-TV
in Cleveland, OH, and for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. She
went on to serve as a news correspondent for the CBS
News and co-anchor of the CBS Saturday
FOX News (FNC) as an anchor in June
2005. She serves as co-anchor of Fox's live morning
show, "FOX & Friends," which is rated as cable's
number one morning program.
Gretchen's work as a television journalist has been honored by three American Women in Radio and Television National Awards (Gracie Awards), including awards for her coverage of domestic violence, daycare security, and best network feature.
Gretchen serves as the national celebrity spokesperson for the March of Dimes and continues her Miss America platform commitment to advocating the arts. She resides in New York City with her husband and two children.
Gretchen potential for a successful career in television was demonstrated during her reign when Mary Ann Mobley and Gary Collins played a prank on her. After inviting her to be a special guest with them for TV segment to be aired live to a business conference, the couple pretended to be called away for an emergency phone call. The producers asked her to step in for them as the live segment's "host" until the couple returned "momentarily". All she would have to do, they assured her, was to read the cue cards.
Gretchen reluctantly agreed and the (mock) show began to air live. Gretchen was capably handling her last moment role when the cameraman "accidentally" knocked over the cue cards! Although the cue cards were now on the floor and upside down to her, without missing a beat, she calmly continued to read the cue cards and address her remote audience!
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Gretchen Carlson, Miss Minnesota, in the swimsuit competition, and later as Miss America.
Gretchen Carlson takes her victory walk as Miss America 1989.
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