Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American television host,

and conservative political commentator who has hosted the nightly political talk show,

Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News since 2016.Carlson began his media career in the 1990s,

writing for The Weekly Standard and other publications. He was a CNN commentator from 2000 to,

2005 and a co-host of the network's prime-time news debate program Crossfire from 2001 to 2005.

From 2005 to 2008, he hosted the nightly program Tucker on MSNBC.

He has been a political analyst for Fox News since 2009, appearing as guest or guest host on various programs,

before the launch of his current show. In 2010, Carlson co-founded and served as the initial editor-in-chief of

the right-wing news and opinion website The Daily Caller, until selling his ownership stake

and leaving in 2020.He has written three books: Politicians, Partisans,

and Parasites (2003), Ship of Fools (2018), and The Long Slide (2021).

An advocate of former U.S. president Donald Trump, Carlson was described by Politico,

perhaps the highest-profile proponent of Trumpism while also noting that Carlson is willing to,

criticize Trump when he believes that the former president is straying from that ideology.

He is also said to have influenced some of Trump's decisions as president, including the cancellation of

military strike against Iran in 2019, the firing of John Bolton, and the commutation of

Roger Stone's prison sentence in 2020.Carlson has been a leading voice of white grievance politics.

 His remarks on race, immigration, and women – including slurs he said on air between 2006 and 2011

 have at times been described as racist and sexist, and have provoked advertiser boycotts of,

Tucker Carlson Tonight As of July 2021, it was the most-watched cable news show in the United States.