A Brief Timeline of Tucker Carlson’s Career

After graduating from Trinity College in 1991, Tucker Carlson entered print journalism, writing for a variety of right-leaning and mainstream publications.

His move into broadcast began his ascent into stardom. Here is a brief timeline of his career.

Mr. Carlson started at CNN in 2000 as a host of “The Spin Room.”

In 2001, he sparred with commentators from the left as a host of “Crossfire,” a debate show in which he conducted a memorably contentious interview with the comedian Jon Stewart. The show was canceled in 2005, and CNN ended its relationship with Mr. Carlson.

His show, “Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered,” lasted about a year and ran at the same time as CNN’s “Crossfire.” It was part of an effort by the public media network to add ideological balance.

In what would now be an unexpected pairing, Mr. Carlson hosted “Tucker” on the cable news network until 2008, when it was canceled for low ratings. MSNBC gradually moved to the left during his tenure.

He began appearing on several shows as a contributor, and in 2016 became the host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” at times running in the 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. time slots. His show became the highest-rated cable news program in prime time.

Mr. Carlson co-founded the conservative news site, a pioneer in online conservative journalism, in 2010. He sold his stake in 2020.

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