Tamara Keith Biography
Tamara Keith is a White House correspondent for NPR and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. She is a former panelist on PBS NewsHour Politics Monday segment. She is the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association through July 15, 2023. She was elected to serve on the board of the White House Correspondents’ Association in 2018.
She began her career in journalism as a teenager in high school, writing music criticism for her school newspaper. While in college, she wrote for the school’s newspaper, Daily Cal, and after graduating, she enrolled in the journalism school and interned at KQED public radio on the 5 a.m. shift. After journalism school she started doing environmental reporting for KQED’s Fresno bureau. She later moved to Washington where she was hired by NPR for a temporary job that became permanent. In 2011 She was promoted to congressional reporter and in 2014 she became a White House correspondent.
Tamara Keith Age
Tamara is 43 years old, she was born in 1979 in in San Bernardino County, California but she grew up in Hanford, California. She celebrates her birthday on September 25.
Tamara Keith Education
Keith earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and her graduate degree from the UCB Graduate School of Journalism. She serves on advisory boards for the University of California Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement and the UC Berkeley J-School.
Tamara Keith Parents
Tamara is the daughter of Andrew Keith and Saunders Keith. She was brought up alongside her younger brother Donovan who was born in 1985.
What Nationality is Tamara Keith
Keith is an American national.
Tamara Keith Husband
Tamara is married to her husband Ira Gordon. Ira is a veterinary radiation oncologist who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology and also holds a DVM in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis. He is the Chief Veterinary Officer with Vetcelerator and co-founder of the Veterinary Angel Network for Entrepreneurs (VANE), an organization of animal health innovators and entrepreneurs focused on providing direction, connection, and support to early stage animal health businesses.
He is also a co-founder of the ed-tech bussinesses VetPrep and VetTechPrep, the leading provider of veterinary board exam preparation. Founder of The Idea, an innovation competition and mentorship program for vet students. In addition, he is an advisory board member for KeraVet Bio.
Tamara Keith Children
Tamara and her husband have two sons, Davis Gordon and Gibson Gordon. She co-wrote a children book “Claire and the Eager Speaker” in 2022 with her son Davis. Davis is an elementary school student.
Tamara Keith NPR
Tamara is the White House Correspondent for NPR and also hosts NPR Politics Podcast. She joined the radio station in December 2009 as a business reporter where she reported on topics spanning the business world. In early 2010, she covered the aftermath of Haiti’s arthquake, and later she covered the oil spill in the Gulf. In 2011, she conceived of and reported “The Road Back To Work,” a year-long series featuring the audio diaries of six people in St. Louis who began the year unemployed and searching for work.
In August 2011, she became a congressional correspondent and in 2014 she was promoted to White House correspondent. During her tenure, she has covered the final years of the Obama administration, covered Hillary Clinton’s failed bid for president from start to finish and thrown herself into documenting the Trump administration, from policy made by tweet to the president’s COVID diagnosis and the insurrection. In the final year of the Trump administration and the first year of the Biden administration, she focused her reporting on the White House response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
She began her public radio career when she was fifteen years old as an essayist for NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday but her first real job on radio was directing a show called The California Report at KQED. There was a daily 10 minute broadcast and her job was to ensure the date on the credits was correct and to pick the music, among other things. She says she once made a mistake after putting music after a story that readers thought it was offensive. The story was by Kai Ryssdal, who was a KQED reporter at the time after he witnessed the execution of a prisoner at San Quentin and wrote beautifully about the man’s chest moving up and down as he took his last breaths. She put the song “Better Off Dead” which readers didn’t appreciate.
In 2001, she began working on B-Side Radio, an hour-long public radio show and podcast that she co-founded, produced, hosted, edited and distributed for nine years. In 2004 she covered residential election for NPR Member station WOSU in Columbus, Ohio, and opened the state capital bureau for NPR Member station KPCC to cover then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Tamara Keith PBS NewsHour
Keith is a former panelist for PBS NewsHour, where she provided reporting and analysed weekly for Politics Monday alongside Amy Walter. The segment was paused after Judy Woodruff retired from anchoring NewsHour and was replaced by Geof Bennett and Amna Nawaz.
Tamara Keith Salary
Tamara earns an estimated annual base salary of $100,000.
Tamara Keith Net worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.