Marika Gerrard Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Nov, 2019
Facts of Marika Gerrard
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Marika Merrard
Birth Name Marika Merrard
Nick Name Marika Merrard
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California.
Ethnicity white-American
Profession Journalist
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Married yes
Married to Zoey Tur (1983-2007)
Children Katy (born in 1983) & James (born in 1985)
Divorce Yes
Education University of California
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The ex-wife of American broadcast reporter Hanna Zoey Tur, Marika Gerrard is an American journalist as well as a photographer. Besides being an ex-wife of the famous reporter, she is also known for establishing the news company Los Angeles News Service with her now ex-husband back in the 1980s.

Early Life And Career Of Marika Gerrard

Marika Gerrard was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, however, information regarding her birth date is still missing. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law. Later, she went to the University of California, Los Angeles to pursue a Masters in Philosophy.

Gerrard started her career working for the LA Times and there she covered several popular stories such as The Laurel Canyon murders. She served the company for 17 years as an aerial videographer. She left the network in 1997.

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In 1983, she along with her ex-husband, Marika co-founded the news company Los Angeles News Service, which was the first to televise a high-speed police chase. The company produced video and audio recordings of important events and also licensed them.

Further, they had contracts with several networks such as news radio station KNX, KCOP, KCBS-TV, and many others. Some of her notable work includes video footage of the beating of Reginald Denny during the 1992 riots and the OJ Simpson road chase in 1994.

Death Knell

Being a journalist, one has to face a different situation where someone can lost their life as well. Marika is one of those who faced near-death experience while she was in the filed during the 1992 riots. While she was in the helicopter she was shot but luckily was not hit.

Has Collected $0.5 Million From Journalism Career

Marika Gerrard has amassed a lucrative net worth from her career as a journalist and photographer. But, as of now, her net worth and earnings are complete mysteries. However, sources claim that Gerrard's net worth is around $500 thousand. 

Further, the average salary of an American Journalist is around $39,484 per year. Likewise, the Photographer earns, $63,688, however, looking at her experience, we can assume she earns more than the average salary. 

Marika Gerrard - Was Previously Married To Hanna Zoey Tur

Marika Gerrard is possibly single currently but she was married to a transgender American news reporter, Hanna Zoey Tur. Gerrard is five years older than her ex-husband Hanna Zoey Tur.

The former couple first met in 1978 at the Westwood’s Bruin Movie Theatre, and eventually fall in love. They tied the knot in 1983 and has two children, Katy Tur born in 1983 and James Tur born in 1985.

Moreover, their daughter Katy is a famous news reporter who works for NBC News, while son, James, is a medical student at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He graduated in 2018.

After over two decades of a marital relationship, Marika Hanna Zoey Tur tangled into some irreconcilable issues which ultimately led the couple to end their relationship in a divorce. Their divorce was finalized in 2007. In addition, her former husband Zoey became transgender and later subsequently undergone hormone replacement therapy.

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