Kelcey Carlson Biography
Kelcey Carlson is an American Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter working for FOX 9/KMSP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She joined the station in January 2014. Carlson serves as the evening news Anchor.
Kelcey Carlson Education
After graduating from high school and earning her High School Diploma, she had to further her education. She joined Indiana University Bloomington to pursue her career course. After completing her studies there, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, with a concentration in Political Science, and earned a minor in French.
Kelcey Carlson Career
Carlson is an anchor and reporter at FOX 9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She serves the station as the evening news anchor. Currently, she has worked here for 8 years and 11 months. During her tenure at FOX 9, she received a tip about Prince’s death and was the first reporter to arrive at Paisley Park on the morning of his death. She did quite a great job when she field-anchored live coverage after the explosion at Minnehaha Academy and also field-anchored FOX 9’s coverage that day. In addition to that, she covered the Super Bowl in our backyard here in the Twin Cities and the Super Bowl in Houston. With the help of her contacts from back in Kalamazoo, she helped to break the news of P.J. Fleck’s hiring at the University of Minnesota.
Upon college graduation, she got an opportunity to work for CBS affiliate WBTW in the Florence/Myrtle Beach market, it was her first job. During her working time there, she served the station as a weekend producer. In her first two months, she covered the crash of flight TWA 800, Hurricanes Bertha and Fran. While there, she worked her way up through the rank where she earned a position as a “one-man band” reporter/photographer, shooting and editing her own stories for daily newscasts.
From there, she landed another job at WWMT-Ch. 3 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. While there, she was sent to cover several big stories including the execution of Timothy McVeigh and the 2000 Presidential Election uncertainty in West Palm Beach, Florida. During her time there, she began doing more investigative reporting and it helped her to earn awards for her stories on the Sex Offender Registry. Later, she was named weekday morning anchor.
Her career also took her to Raleigh, North Carolina to work for WRAL-TV. She joined the station as a reporter. While there she worked her way up through the rank and was promoted to anchor weekend newscasts and then the weekday morning show. Furthermore, she covered several big hurricanes including Hurricane Isabel which devastated the southern Outer Banks. She was in charge of the station’s coverage of the criminal case against presidential candidate John Edwards and also covered the Duke Lacrosse case.
Kelcey Carlson Marathon
During her leisure time, she is an avid runner. To date, she has completed 31 marathons including 7 Boston Marathons, 3 of which she qualified under the men’s timing standard. Carlson has competed in many tough and emotional assignments, but standing near Boylston Street after the bombings was one of the most emotional. In addition to that, she has run Berlin, Chicago, and Grandma’s Marathon. She once won a marathon, it was the Grandfather Mountain Marathon in Boone, North Carolina in 2011. This happened 4 months after her second child was born.
In 2013 after running in the Boston Marathon, she live reported near Boylston Street after the bombings happened. She values the experience she gained covering the Hurricane’s Stanley Cup victory, Final Four wins, and Federal Courts where she spent 10 and a half years in Raleigh. Her career gave her an opportunity and she ventured north to Minnesota for the main evening anchor position at FOX 9 in 2014.
Kelcey Carlson Age
Carlson is 47 years old as of 2022. She was born on September 12, 1975, in Lafayette, Indiana. Carlson celebrates her birthday on September 12 every year.
Kelcey Carlson Height
Carlson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Kelcey Carlson Family
Carlson was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings
Kelcey Carlson Husband
Carlson is married to her better half Dave. They are proud parents of their three children Charlie, Kellen, and Kathryn. Charlie is 15 years old as of 2022, he was born on January 29, 2007. Kellen is 11 years old as of 2022, she was born on March 2, 2011. Their last born Kathryn is 7 years old as of 2022, she was born on May 18, 2015.
Her family is her favorite and most important assignment. Carlson’s kids are her biggest accomplishments in life and family time is always the best time for her. During their free time as a family, they like to get away to their cabin in Wisconsin to fish, relax and simply waste some time together.
In addition to her roles in life, 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. Carlson and her better half produce, “My Sports Life for PCA MN” a podcast in which they’ve interviewed athletes like Corey Koskie, Matt Birk, Lou Nanne, and others about their path to success and overcoming tough odds.
Kelcey Carlson Net Worth
Carlson has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a reporter and anchor.
Kelcey Carlson Salary
Carlson earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Throughout her journalism career, she has earned Emmy nominations for her enterprise reporting, and her work on John Edwards’ criminal case. In addition to that, she won an Emmy for Best Weekend Newscast.
Kelcey Carlson FOX 9
Carlson works at FOX 9 where she works alongside other famous FOX 9 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Hannah Flood
- Leah Beno
- Tim Blotz
- Tom Butler
- Bisi Onile-Ere
- Amy Hockert
- Alix Kendall
- Alex Lehnert
- Ian Leonard
- Kendall Mark
- Keith Marler
- Cody Matz
- Jennifer McDermed
- Randy Meier
- Dawn Mitchell
- Pierre Noujaim
- Kelly O’Connell
- Jim Rich
- Karen Scullin