Carlson joined the team of the editorial staff of Policy Review, a conservative journal, currently published by Hoover Institution to give a shape to his journalism career. He then reported the news for Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper as well as served The Weekly Standard.
Carlson is very hardworking and dedicated journalist who is all time ready to report the news from all over the world. As a columnist, he has served some renowned magazines like Reader’s Digest and New York. He has also written articles for half a dozen of magazines which include: The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, The Daily Beast, Esquire and The Weekly Standard.
He joined CNN as the youngest host in the history of the network and worked with it until February 2005. He made his television debut as a co-anchor of The Spin Room alongside Bill Press in 2000. In 2001, Carlson was hired as a co-host of CNN debate program ‘Crossfire’. He was efficient enough to do PBS weekly show ‘Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered during the same period. His most memorable appearance on Crossfire was when he had a heated argument with Jon Stewart, presenter of ‘The Daily Show’. Following the incident, CNN announced that they won’t further renew their contract with Carlson and will soon disclose the show Crossfire. Carlson responded to the announcement by saying that he had already resigned from the show long before Stewart was booked as a guest.
Later he appeared as a presenter on MSNBC evening show ‘Tucker’, previously titled The Situation, aired in June 2005. Due to the frequent low ratings, the show was announced to go off air on March 10, 2008. He literally learned to play numerous sports while presenting for MSNBC weekday wrap-up during 2006 Winter Olympics. In July 2006, Carlson was on the television screen reporting live from Haifa, Israel for Tucker, during the 2006 Lebanon War. He too anchored MSNBC Special Report: Mideast Crisis as well as appeared as a panelist on Verdict with Dan Abrams.
In May 2009, Carlson was appointed as a Fox News contributor. After then he has been a recurrent guest panelist on Fox ‘Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, a late night satire show. He has also made a frequent appearance on ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ and has been a helping hand for Sean Hannity by hosting his show Hannity in his absence. He too produced Fox News ‘Fighting for Our Children’s Minds’. He also co-anchored the Weekend editions of ‘Fox and Friends’ and also co-presented Saturday and Sunday mornings with Clayton Morris and Alisyn Camerota.
Carlson’s Fox News show ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’, which aired on November 14, 2016, was the most watched television show of that year in the time slot. He along with Dick Cheney, a former vice president aide Neil Patel introduced a political news website named ‘The Daily Caller’. The reporters of the show have appeared on many other celebrated networks like Fox News, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, and CNBC. Some of the columnists of The Daily Caller is Alex Pappas, Will Rahn, Matt Lewis and Evan Gahr. He has also presented his political opinion on burning issues like Climate change, Conservatism, Immigration, and Libertarianism.
During his professional career, Carlson has been criticized for his wrong doing with the welcomed guests. Shaya Tayefe Mohajer also wrote to the Columbia Journalism Review that Carlson is full of ego and biases.
Carlson took a break from his work and joined a dancing reality show titled ‘Dancing with the Stars’, the official announcement was made by ABC television network on August 14, 2006. Sadly, he and partner Elena Grinenko was the first contestant to be eliminated from the show. Carlson’s autobiography like Politicians, My Adventures in Cable News and Partisans and Parasites was published by Warner Books in 2003.