- Category : 1946-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 4
Australian media commentator and author who co-hosted the daily breakfast program on Sydney radio station 2UE with Peter FitzSimons and later Sandy Aloisi.
Carlton frequently criticises conservative public figures such as former Prime Minister John Howard, former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and radio personality Alan Jones, and conservative governments, including the United States' Bush administration.
Carlton's father Jim Carlton was an athlete who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. In 1930, he set an Australian national record for the 100 yards, which was not broken until 1953. He would have been selected for the 1932 Olympics but left sport to become a Catholic priest. He left the priesthood and married before Mike and his brother were born.
Mike Carlton has been married twice; to Kerri (two children) and Morag (one child). His autobiography, "On Air," was published on 1 October 2018. He has published three books on Australian naval history.