• Katy Tur is a journalist for NBC News and MSNBC Live
• She was born in Los Angeles, California and graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara
• Tur is the only daughter of journalist Robert Albert Tur
• She has received numerous awards for her work, including the AP’s Best Spot News Award and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism
• Katy is married to fellow journalist Tony Dokoupil, and they don't have children
Who is Katy Tur?
Katy has become quite popular in recent years, and can be seen in a number of television programs on NBC News, and is also an anchor on MSNBC Live, but who is she really?
Born Katherine Bear Tur on the 26th October 1983, in Los Angeles, California USA, she is a journalist, known to the world for her extensive work for NBC News, working as a correspondent, appearing in a number of news shows such as “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” and “Meet the Press”, among many other shows.
Do you want to find out more about Katy, from her childhood to most recent career endeavors, and her personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for a while, as we are about to bring you closer to this successful journalist.
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Katy Tur Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Of Jewish ancestry and the only daughter of the famous journalist Robert Albert Tur – who changed his gender and is now known as Zoey Tur – and his ex-wife Marika Gerrard, Katy has a brother James. Katy went to Brentwood School from which she matriculated in 2001, after which she enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and four years later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy.
Upon graduation, Katy joined KTLA Channel, but then over the years moved from station to station. She started building a name for herself by working for such stations as News 12 Brooklyn, Fox 5 New York, and for a brief time was also a storm chaser for The Weather Channel as a part of the VORTEX2 team.
Rise to Prominence
Thanks to her ability and hard work, Katy was recruited by WNBC-TV, which is an NBC affiliate in New York City. She remained at the station for the next three years, before she ultimately moved to NBC News, where her first assignment was the death of Corey Monteith, then a motorcycle attack on an SUV, followed by the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370. Her role within NBC News rose, and she was appointed as a correspondent, and began contributing to such shows as “Weekend Today” (2012-2016), “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” (2012-2017), actually reaching stardom in 2016, when she was named as the embedded reporter for the Donald Trump presidential campaign. She nagged Trump with questions about the Access Hollywood tape that was in NBC’s possession, on which can be found a controversial conversation between Trump and Billy Bush on the topic of women. Because of her devotion to duty, Katy was often booed by Trump supporters, and Trump lambasted her in his media interviews. Nevertheless, this brought Katy’s popularity to the next level, and she used her newfound fame to publish the book “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History”.
Katy Tur Awards
Katy’s hard work has been rewarded with several prestigious awards, including the AP’s Best Spot News Award for coverage of the March 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2017. Undoubtedly, as she continues her career, Katy will bring home more awards.
Katy Tur Net Worth
Since joining NBC News, Katy’s net worth has increased significantly, and has already reached millions. So, have you ever wondered how rich Katy Tur is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Tur’s net worth is as high as $4 million, while her annual income is now reputed to be $1 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?
Katy Tur Personal life, Marriage, Pregnant, Children
What do you know about Katy in her personal life? She has been quite open about it, sharing her personal endeavors with her fans as they happen. She was in a relationship with her colleague Keith Olbermann from 2006 to 2009, but more recently started a romantic relationship with CBS journalist Tony Dokoupil, culminating in marriage in 2017. The couple doesn’t have children, though rumors of Katy being pregnant have surfaced, however, those were just rumors.
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Katy Tur Body Measurements
Katy is often regarded as sexy and attractive; so, do you know her body measurements? Well, Katy stands at 5ft 8ins, which is equal to 1.72m, while she weighs around 144lb or 65kg. Her vital statistics are 34-26-37 inches, while her hair color is black and her eyes are brown.
Katy Tur Internet Fame
Over the years, Katy has become quite popular on social media platforms too, especially Twitter and Instagram. Her official Twitter account has over 580,000 followers, with whom she has shared her most recent career endeavors, and her own opinions and ideas. She is also active on Instagram, on which she has more than 13,000 fans, who have enjoyed Katy’s pictures and videos from her work. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent TV personality and journalist, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages.
Katy Tur Husband, Tony Dokoupil
Now that we have shared all there is to know about Katy, let’s share some information about her husband, Tony Dokoupil.
Tony Dokoupil, like his wife Katy, is a journalist and currently serves as a correspondent for CBS, though he has also worked for NBC News and MSNBC. He was born in Miami, Florida USA 37 years ago, the son of Ann and Anthony Edward Dokoupil. He went to a private school with the grandchildren of the former President George H.W. Bush. However, his childhood stopped being so great and carefree when it was discovered that his parents were drug dealers. His father left the family, and he went on with his mother to live in Maryland. He double majored in marketing and communication at George Washington University School of Business, graduating in 2002, and a year later acquired a master’s degree from Columbia University.
.@TonyDokoupil talks with actor-director Ben Stiller, best known for hit comedies, whose latest project is the Showtime miniseries "Escape at Dannemora," the real-life story of a pair of convicted murderers who fled a prison in upstate New York https://t.co/TRgrewH373 pic.twitter.com/VPnqz8lNaK
— CBS Sunday Morning ? (@CBSSunday) November 12, 2018
Before he rose to stardom, Tony was a senior writer for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and then in 2013 became a part of NBC News. He remained at the station for the next three years, before switching to CBS News, for which he works today.