Kelcey Carlson Biography
Kelcey Carlson is a skilled American journalist currently working at FOX 9 as a news anchor in Minneapolis and St Paul. She attended and graduated in 1996 from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science, minoring in French.
Kelcey Carlson Age|Birthday
How old is Carlson? She is 47 years old as of 2023. Carlson was born on September 12, 1975. She celebrates her birthday on September 12 every year.
Kelcey Carlson Education
She attended and graduated in 1996 from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science, minoring in French.
Kelcey Carlson Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs
Kelcey Carlson Family
She is a native of Lafayette, Indiana, however, she has not revealed information regarding her family members.
Kelcey Carlson Husband
Carlson is happily married to Dave Kent, a radio personality at KOOL 108 Radio, hence she has not disclosed information regarding her husband. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Kelcey Carlson Children
Carlson and Dave are blessed with three children together. Her elder sons Charlie (2007) and Kellen (2012) and her youngest daughter Kathryn were born in 2015.
Kelcey Carlson Career
She is a native of Lafayette, Indiana, she left Purdue Boilermaker country to pursue a career at in-state rival Indiana University. She majored in Journalism with a concentration in Political Science and earned a minor in French while there.
Carlson moved to South Carolina where she landed her first gig in the Florence/Myrtle Beach market at CBS affiliate WBTW. Hired as a weekend producer, she was quickly thrust into several big stories in her first two months including the crash of flight TWA 800, and Hurricanes Bertha and Fran. Later, she earned a position as a “one-man-band” reporter/photographer, shooting and editing her own stories for daily newscasts.
She was hired at WWMT-Ch. 3 in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she was sent to cover several big stories including the 2000 Presidential Election uncertainty in West Palm Beach, FL, and the execution of Timothy McVeigh after WBTW. It was in Kalamazoo, that she began doing more investigative reporting, receiving awards for her stories on the Sex Offender Registry. She was later named weekday morning anchor.
For most of her career, she worked at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hired initially as a reporter, she moved on to anchor weekend newscasts and then the weekday morning show. In addition, she covered several big hurricanes during her time there, including Hurricane Isabel which devastated the southern Outer Banks. She covered the Duke Lacrosse case and was in charge of the station’s coverage of the criminal case against presidential candidate John Edwards.
Kelcey Carlson FOX 9
Carlson ventured north to Minnesota for a great opportunity for her family with FOX 9 as the main evening anchor in 2014. She got a tip about Prince’s death and was the first reporter to arrive at Paisley Park on the morning of his death. moreover, she field-anchored FOX 9’s coverage that day and she also field-anchored live coverage after the explosion at Minnehaha Academy. During her tenure at FOX 9, she’s covered the Super Bowl in Houston and the Super Bowl in our backyard here in the Twin Cities. She also helped to break the news of P.J. Fleck’s hiring at the University of Minnesota with the help of her contacts from back in Kalamazoo.
When she is not anchoring, she is an avid runner, completing 31 marathons to date. That includes 7 Boston Marathons, 3 of which she qualified under the men’s timing standard. She’s been on many tough and emotional assignments, but standing near Boylston Street after the bombings were one of the most emotional.
Carlson’s favorite and most important assignment is her family. She and her husband Dave are parents to Charlie, Kellen, and Kathryn. They are her biggest accomplishments in life and family time is always the best time. When they can, they like to get away to their cabin in Wisconsin to fish, relax and simply waste some time together.
Additionally, she has served on the board for Girls on the Run in both Kalamazoo and Raleigh. currently, she is on the board of The Positive Coaching Alliance in Minnesota. She and her husband also produce a podcast for PCA called “My Sports Life for PCA MN” in which they’ve interviewed athletes like Lou Nanne, Matt Birk, Corey Koskie, and others about their path to success and overcoming tough odds.
Kelcey Carlson Salary|Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Kelcey Carlson Social Media Platforms
Carlson is very active on social media platforms and has over 8.9k followers on Twitter, 568 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.