URBANDALE, Iowa – The FAMiLY Leader announced Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson as a confirmed keynote speaker for the 11th annual FAMiLY Leadership Summit at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines on July 15, 2022.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News Channel’s flagship primetime cable news program, Tucker Carlson Tonight, to the FAMiLY Leadership Summit,” Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The FAMiLY Leader, said. “From pastors, authors, and entertainers to thought leaders and elected officials, the Summit’s star-studded lineups through the years are a recognition of the prominence Iowa plays in the national discussion and the unique stage the Summit provides to explore how faith impacts every sphere of life.
“Now in its 11th year, with Tucker Carlson and more speakers yet to be announced,” Vander Plaats added, “I genuinely believe this will be the best FAMiLY Leadership Summit yet!”
According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight is currently the top-rated show in cable news with an average of nearly 3.2 million viewers. In 2021, Carlson and his team launched two marquee programs on FOX News Media’s streaming service, Fox Nation. Tucker Carlson Originals, an in-depth documentary series, features significant stories brought into sharper focus by Carlson and his producers. Tucker Carlson Today, an insightful podcast series, showcases a single in-studio guest for an extensive conversation often lasting an entire hour.
Prior to his powerhouse primetime role, Carlson served as co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend from 2012 through 2016. Before joining Fox News, Carlson hosted Tucker on MSNBC from 2005-2008 and PBS’ Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered. He joined CNN in 2000 as its youngest anchor ever, co-hosting The Spin Room and went on to become co-host of CNN’s Crossfire until its 2005 cancellation.
Additionally, Carlson founded and acted as editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, a political news website he launched in 2010. He stepped down from his editorial role in 2016, and in 2020, sold his stake in the site.
Carlson graduated with a B.A. in history from Trinity College. Most recently, Carlson was named to Time 100’s most influential people of 2021 and earned the title as Adweek’s “Hottest News Host” of 2021.
The annual FAMiLY Leadership Summit brings to the Midwest prominent, national leaders from a variety of fields to encourage Christians to engage in Christ-centered cultural transformation that “thinks bigger” than politics and elections to impact not just government, but also churches, families, and individual lives.
Additional speakers for the Summit will be announced as they confirm. Click here to learn more and register.