Katy Tur Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Aug, 2021
Facts of Katy Tur
Date of Birth: 1983 , October-26
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Katy Tur
Birth Name Katharine Bear Tur
Nick Name Katy
Father Zoey Tur
Mother Marika Gerrard
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Seattle, Washington
Ethnicity White-American
Profession Broadcaster
Working For NBC
Net Worth $4 million
Salary $1 million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Dark Red
Body Measurements 37-26-37
Breast Size 37 in
Waist size 26 in
Hip Size 37 in
Weight in KG 65 kg
Girlfriend NA
Married Yes
Married to Tony Dokoupil (m. 2017)
Education University of California, Santa Barbara
Awards N/A
Siblings James Tur
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Katy Tur is an American broadcast journalist and News correspondent who worked for many channels including WPIX-TV, News 12 Brooklyn. She works for NBC News. Tur has worked for many news channels in her career including News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, HD News / Cablevision, and KTLA. Tur has risked her life while covering a storm.

She published her first book Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History in 2017. She has covered numerous major stories for the network. She is married to  CBS news correspondent Tony Dokoupil since October 2017.

Early Life, Bio, Family, And Education Of Katy Tur

Katy Tur was born on  October 26, 1983, in Los Angeles, California U.S. Tur was born to a journalist family. Her father Robert Albert Tur is a popular journalist and her mother Marika Gerrard. Her parents divorced in 2003. Her father later changed his gender from female to male and named Hanna Zoey Tur

Tur has one sibling brother named James Tur- a medical student. In 2005, Tur graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Philosophy. 

Katy Tur's Career

Tur started her career as a reporter for KTLA TV, Los Angeles right after her graduation. She then worked for other channels HD News, WPIX-TV, and Fox 5 New York for few years. She then worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel on the network’s VORTEX2 team.

In 2009, Katy joined NBC News at NBC’s flagship station, WNBC-TV. She covered the death of Cory Monteith. Cory Monteith is a Canadian musician and actor mostly known for his role in the TV series Glee. Monteith died from mixed drug toxicity consisting of alcohol and heroin. Tur also covered a motorcycle attack on an SUV.

Tur has also covered major news for the networks like news of the MH-370 search. MH-370 known as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was an international passenger flight that disappeared while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport on March 8, 2014. 

It contained 12 crew members and 227 passengers; among whom 38 passengers were Malaysian, 152 were Chinese citizens and the remaining passengers were from 13 different countries.

All the passengers and crew members are presumed to be dead but the search for the MH-370 is going on but one flaperon and the other debris are found till now.  The flight disappearance has been considered one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time. Many documentaries have been produced about all this mystery.

In 2016, she was an NBC reporter to cover the Donald Trump Presidential campaign. She was assigned the task of informing the Trump campaign about the Access Hollywood tape which NBC possessed. During that time, Trump singled out Tur in his criticism of the press.

From 2014 -15, she worked as a correspondent in NewsNation with Tamron Hall. From 2012 to till now, she works as a correspondent for TV series like NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Today, and Weekend Weekend Today. 

In an event in Florida, Trump supporters booed her and verbally harassed. But, following the incident, Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway addressed the issue and said that Trump did not want anyone to attack or harass her.

In 2017, she received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and used lyrics from the band Phish in one of her newscasts.

Septemberber 017, she published a book Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, recollecting her experience in covering the 2016 Trump Presidential campaign.

Katy Tur's Net Worth, Salary

Katy Tur is one of the richest journalists in NBC News. A broadcast journalist and author’s net worth is $4 million, as per the Celebrity Net Worth, as of July 18. She earns a hefty amount from her journalism career. Her annual salary is $1.
She has also been involved in various charitable movements and events.

Katy Tur's Personal Life, Affair, Married, Husband

Katy Tur is a married woman. She is married to CBS correspondent Tony Dokoupil since 2017.
Tur met in the makeup room at MSNBC when he was working there.

The couple later started dating and dated for a few years. She was engaged to Tony Dokoupil in January 2017. They wed in an elope ceremony on October 27, 2017. She was previously involved in a relationship with Keith Olbermann from 2006-09.

Her husband Tony Dokoupil is a correspondent for CBS News. He’s working at CBS News since 2016. Before that, he was a correspondent for MSNBC News. He also served as a national reporter for the network. Dokoupil started his journalism career in NBC News in 2013.

He was a senior news writer for the network from 2013-15. He published his first book The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana in 2014.

Age, Body Measurement and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, she is 35 years old.
  • Birth Sign: Scorpio
  • Height: Tur stands 6 feet and 3 inches. 
  • Weight: She weighs 65 kg. 
  • Body measurement: Her body figure is 37-26-37 inches.

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