Tucker Carlson is an American television presenter and and political commentator who has been the host of the nightly political talkshow ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ on Fox News since 2016. It is known that Carlson was educated at Trinity College, Connecticut, but there isn’t clear consensus on which fraternity Carlson was part of. So what fraternity was Tucker Carlson in?
While it is clear that Tucker Carlson obtained his bachelor at Trinity College in Connecticut, it is not known if he was member of a fraternity there. Still, throughout his career on television Carlson has been nicknamed ‘Fox News’ Fraternity Boy’ and become a posterboy for his very conservative alma mater.
Read more about Tucker Carlson’s education at Trinity College, how he began working at Fox News and how Carlson today widely represents the conservative and exclusive university he visited.
A Trinity Education
Tucker Carlson was born and raised in San Francisco, California, to a father who worked as a high-ranking executive in broadcasting and an artist mother.
Carlson experienced a somewhat turbulent childhood, which saw him relocate multiple times and his parents divorcing.
After going to boarding school in Rhode Island, Carlson decided he wanted to pursue his bachelor in a stable environment where he could focus on his studies undisturbed.
As his grades at school however weren’t great, Carlson didn’t make it into any Ivy League. This is why Carlson then decided to go to Trinity College, Connecticut, instead.
Trinity College is a private Liberal Arts and Science college located in Hartford, Connecticut, which was originally founded to exist as an alternative to Yale University.
And while there exists a range of differing fraternities and sororities at Trinity College, it is unclear whether Carlson was ever member of one of them.
Carlson has never spoken publicly about having joined a fraternity, and so there isn’t consensus whether Carlson ever was a so-called ‘fraternity brother’ and if yes, in which Trinity fraternity.
The Impact of Trinity
While Carlson may have not been member of a fraternity whilst studying at Trinity, his time at his alma mater certainly impacted both his career as well as his widely-known socio- political stances.
Trinity College has been long known as being a conservative and quite exclusive and elitist educational institution.
In particular, the college has been criticized publicly for failing to address long-rooted issues of racism and sexism both on its college campus as well as in its the academic and administrative make-up.
Since graduating from Trinity, Carlson has become one of America’s best-known conservative television presenters, who has publicly adopted a politically right stance.
In using his own Fox News talk show as a platform to propagate his personal, right-wing political opinions in an often harsh, blatant and unabashed manner, Carlson has gained himself the nickname ‘Fox News’ Fraternity Boy.’
For example, Carlson has frequently ridiculed Barack and Michelle Obama and accused the New York Times of pro-Clinton advocacy.
This is why one can only assume that many of Carlson’s viewpoints have been indeed shaped during his time at Trinity, where he was likely first exposed to such opinions.
When confronted with the fact that Trinity College is an uniquely conservative institution, Carlson has jumped to defence of Trinity on his show: He has publicly upheld Trinity College’s conservative agenda and even made the argument that ‘the left has since ruined his alma mater.’
With statements like that, Carlson has become Trinity’s unofficial posterboy and a representation of Trinity’s values within Fox News.
This shows that while Carlson may not have been a fraternity brother himself while at university, his public opinions and behaviors represent those of a fraternity boy and are why he is today widely deemed to be one.