With her memoir Getting Real now out in paperback, celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson shares her inspiring story. From her childhood in Minnesota where she became a violin prodigy, through college at Stanford, her win as Miss America in 1989, and her first years as a cub reporter on local TV stations in Richmond, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Dallas, Gretchen Carlson’s rise to anchor of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on FOX News Channel is a story of dedication and perseverance.
She addresses the judgments she faced first as Miss America, and later as a woman building a career in the competitive world of broadcast television. Reflecting on her marriage to star sports agent Casey Close and her time as a working mother, Gretchen brings to life the joys and the challenges of raising children while pursuing a career at CBS and FOX.
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