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that resulted in the exit of the former CEO and chairman of the board in December, they were given the opportunity to install "our very own sisters." Former titleholders assumed temporary co-chair roles on the board.
From there, Carlson was supposed to head up a national search to find a new CEO.
Style Weekly deemed it a coup for WRIC-TV as it was a "low rated channel" at the time.
Next, Carlson was the co-anchor of the Saturday edition of The Early Show on CBS along with Russ Mitchell.
Before her tenure at CBS, she served as a weekend anchor and reporter for KXAS-TV in Fort Worth, Texas, and was an anchor and reporter at WOIO-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, and for WCPO-TV, in Cincinnati.On July 6, she filed a lawsuit against then Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes claiming sexual harassment.A year after becoming Miss America in 1989, Carlson secured a role on WRIC-TV as a co-anchor on the network and political commentator.In August 2018, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund wrote a letter to her fellow Miss America titleholders alleging that Carlson and Hopper "silenced me, reduced me, marginalized me, and essentially erased me in my role as Miss America." Mund went on to say that after the new board took over in January, she "was given three talking points" and told to stick to them: That "Miss America is relevant"; that "the #Me Too movement started with a Miss America"; and that both she and Carlson were graduates of elite colleges.In 2019, Carlson's career at Fox News was portrayed on the Showtime miniseries, The Loudest Voice.