Katy Tur Biography
Katy Tur is an American broadcast journalist and an author serving as an MSNBC News correspondent. Tur has anchored Katy Tur Reports on MSNBC as an anchor for MSNBC Reports since 2021. Additionally, she has provided coverage for NBC’s Early Today, Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, WNBC-TV, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel.
Katy Tur Age
Tur was born on October 26, 1983,Los Angeles, California, U.S. Tur is 39 years old as of 2022. She celebrates her birthday on October 26 every year.
Katy Tur Height
Tur stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and has a weight of 65kg.
Katy Tur Family
Tur is the daughter of Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur, both journalists. She is of Jewish descent. Tur and Zoey Tur, one of her parents, had a falling out, and the two did not communicate for a while. As the daughter of “parents as broadcast pioneers who often placed themselves in harm’s way,” Tur describes the accomplishments of her parents in Rough Draft: A Memoir, along with her relationship with them.
Katy Tur Husband
Tur dated former MSNBC political analyst and sportscaster Keith Olbermann from 2006 to 2009. On October 27, 2017, Tur wed Tony Dokoupil, a CBS News correspondent. They have a daughter who was born in May 2021 and a son who was born in April 2019 together. Additionally, she has two stepchildren from her first union with Dokoupil.
Katy Tur Career
Tur earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005 after graduating from Brentwood School in 2001. KTLA, HD News/Cablevision, News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, and Fox 5 New York were among the media outlets that Tur covered. Later, Tur was a member of The Weather Channel’s VORTEX2 crew and worked as a storm chaser. NBC’s local station in New York City, WNBC-TV, hired Tur in 2009.
From there, he progressed to the flagship NBC News position at the national network level. For her coverage of the Manhattan Upper East Side crane collapse in March 2008, she received the AP’s Best Spot News Award that year. She covered the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the motorcycle attack on an SUV, and Cory Monteith’s passing while she was employed by NBC News.
Trump campaign correspondent
Tur covered the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign for NBC News and MSNBC. As a correspondent at NBC, Tur was tasked with alerting the Trump campaign to the existence of the Access Hollywood tape that contained statements made by Trump regarding women while speaking with Billy Bush.
Throughout his campaign rallies, Trump frequently singled out Tur when criticizing the media. Trump supporters booed Tur during a Florida rally and, according to CNN host, Wolf Blitzer attacked him verbally. Trump didn’t mean it maliciously, according to Kellyanne Conway, the campaign manager for Trump, and he didn’t want people to bully or harass her. The Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism was given to Tur in 2017.
In an essay for Marie Claire, Tur discussed her experiences covering the Trump campaign and his treatment of her at rallies. Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, a book she published in September 2017, details her coverage of Trump’s 2016 campaign. The book appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list for a number of weeks.
Katy Tur Salary
Tur earns an average salary of $1 million annually.
Katy Tur’s Net Worth
Tur has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Her primary source of income is her job as an NBC News correspondent.
Katy Tur’s Social Media Accounts
Tur is active on social media and she posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. She has over 2000 followers on Instagram, 1500 on Facebook, and 2300 on Twitter.