Katy Tur Biography
Katharine Bear Tur is an American journalist and author. She is a correspondent for NBC News and anchors for MSNBC Live.
Katy Tur Age
Katy was born on October 26, 1983 in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Katy Tur Education
Katy graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Philosophy. She says that as a journalist Philosophy allows her to ask questions.
“I graduated with a B.A. in philosophy and it was by far the best major I could have taken in college. A lot of people in this business take journalism as a major. Others take communications. It allows me to ask questions, and that is what I do every day.”
Katy Tur Family
Katy was born to Robert Albert Tur (now, Zoey Tur) and Marika Gerrard. The two co-founded The Los Angeles News Service in 1983 pioneering 24 hour helicopter newsgathering. The two received three Television News Emmy Awards and Edward R. Murrow Awards for broadcast excellence, an Associated Press National Breaking News award; and The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Humanitarian Award.
The couple divorced in 2003 after 23 years of marriage.
Katy Tur Father
Katy is the biological daughter of Robert Albert Tur who has since transitioned and is known as Zoey Tur. She is an American reporter and commercial pilot who created Los Angeles News Service with fellow reporter and then-wife Marika Gerrard. The Los Angeles News Service became the first to use an AStar helicopter in a major city to cover breaking news, and the first to televise a high-speed police chase.
In 2017 she alleged that she had become estranged from Katy because of her transition to which Katy responded and claimed that they were not on speaking terms for a little while but it wasn’t because of the transition.
Katy Tur Siblings
Katy has one brother known as James Tur, who is a medical professional.
Katy Tur Husband
Katy married her husband, Tony Dokoupil in 2017. He is an American journalist serving as a co-host of “CBS This Morning.” He previously served as a CBS News correspondent and a “CBS Sunday Morning” contributor.
Katy Tur Son
Katy has one son known as Teddy Dokoupil who was born in April 2019. He was born via an unplanned C-section and was born small and was beginning to lose weight. She told TODAY;
“Teddy was born healthy, but small, really small, 6 pounds and 4 1/2 ounces-small. A few days later he got even smaller, down to 5 pounds and 15 ounces. He was in the seventh percentile. It was fine, so long as he gained it back, which meant that he needed to eat and eat and eat and eat, which was not so easy, not only because of the C-section but because breast milk is not the instant grab-and-go, ready-made meal you might think it is before you suddenly try to produce it.”
How Many Children Does Katy Tur Have
Katy has three children; one biological son and is a stepmother to Tony’s two children from his previous marriage.
Katy Tur Greek
Katy alleges that she is of Greek descendent. She says that her Greek grandfather called her Katarina, greek for Katherine. In June 2019 she posted on Twitter mismatched evil eyes and said she was Greek.
Katy Tur NBC – Katy Tur MSNBC
Katy is a correspondent for NBC News and anchors for MSNBC Live. She first joined NBC as a reporter for WNBC-TV, an NBC affiliate in New York City. Three years later she moved to NBC where he first assignment was to cover the death of Corey Monteith, then a motorcycle attack on an SUV, followed by the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370.
She was later appointed as a correspondent and began contributing to such shows as “Weekend Today” (2012-2016), “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” (2012-2017). In 2016 she was named as the embedded reporter for the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Katy began her career as a reporter for KTLA Channel. She also worked for News 12 Brooklyn, Fox 5 New York and briefly worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel as a part of the VORTEX2 team.
Katy Tur Salary
According to Herald Weekly, Katy earns a salary of $ 500,000
Katy Tur Net worth
Katy has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Katy Tur Book
In September 2017 she released her book, “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History” which debuted on the New York Times best seller list.
Katy Tur Trump
In February 2020 Daily Beast journalists Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng published a book, “In Sinking in the Swamp: How Trump’s Minions and Misfits Poisoned Washington” in which they allege that Donald Trump referred to Katy Tur as “that bitch with the tranny dad” during the 2016 campaign.
He was reportedly refering to Tur’s biological father Zoey Tur who cameout as transgender in 2013 and in 2015 became the first transgender person to be a national news reporter.
Trump was first interviewed by Katy in 2015 shortly after he announced his campaign. She pushed back on Trump’s foreign policy claims and racist statements, which led to Trump calling her “a very naive person.” He called Tur “Little Katy and a “third-rate journalist” during campaign rallies, and included her when branding the media “scum.”
Katy Tur Kim Jong-UN
On April 21, 2020 Katy tweeted that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was “brain dead.”. Her tweet read; “North Korean leader Kim Jong UN is brain dead, according to two US officials. He recently had cardiac surgery and slipped into a coma, according to one US current and one former US official.”