As an author and a journalist, Katy Tur has inevitably become one of many American public personalities. Her journey as a journalist began at the lowly level of local station reporting but she now holds an enviable place in one of the biggest news networks in the country at NBC News.
More than just being a journalist, Katy Tur is also a published author whose book, which is based on the 2016 Presidential Election has served as a guide for several of her peers. Her journey is an inspiration for many aspiring journalists who wish to read the news to millions of viewers across American and other countries and you can read all about it below.
Katy Tur – Biography, Age
Katy Tur was born in Los Angeles, California on the 26th of October, 1983 to parents, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur. Both her parents were members of the journalism industry and the passion and interest of her parents apparently rubbed off on Katy and became the inspiration that spurred her on to pursue a career in the profession. The Jewish born journalist grew up alongside a brother named James who is a medical student.
She began her journey to becoming a journalist at Brentwood School where she graduated from in 2001 before proceeding to the University of California where she earned a degree in Philosophy, graduating in 2005. Post-graduation, Katy Tur began her career at KTLA and worked for different broadcasting stations such as HD News/Cablevision, News 12 Brooklyn, Fox 5 New York, and a couple more others, including The Weather Channel before she got her chance to join WNBC-TV, a local NBC affiliate station in 2009.
Her performance at WNBC-TV took her all the way to the national news network, NBC News where she has worked as a news correspondent and anchor. Having demonstrated excellence in her work during her stay at the station, Katy Tur has been at the receiving end of a couple of awards, including AP’s Best Spot News Award and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Having been assigned to cover the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign, Katy Tur’s coverage brought her under strong criticisms and attack from Donald Trump who repeatedly asked the network to fire her. She published her experience with the campaign in September 2017 in a book titled – Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History.
Katy Tur has been in a couple of notable relationships, one with a man named Benoit and another with renowned political commentator, Keith Olbermann. The relationship with Keith Olbermann particularly lasted for three years before it came to an unfortunate end. However, after two known failed relationships, Katy Tur has found love in the arms of a fellow journalist, Tony Dokoupil, who works for CBS News as a correspondent.
The couple got married on the 27th of October, 2017 and have since welcomed a son named Theodore Dokoupil who was born on the 13th of April, 2019. She currently lives with her husband in New York City.
Katy Tur was born to father, Robert Albert Tur but later transitioned and became Hanna Zoey Tur. Her father, before transitioning was also a reporter who facilitated the creation of the Los Angeles News Service and recorded other broadcasting achievements like winning three Emmy and the Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Although Katy Tur was raised by her superstar transgender father, the two haven’t always been on the best terms and went several years without speaking to each other after a falling out as a result of her father’s transition.
Katy Tur’s Net Worth
As a journalist who has worked and risen to the highest levels of her profession, Katy Tur has also experience growth in her income. The NBC News journalist is believed to be earning $1 million in yearly salary, which has helped her to a net worth of $4 million.
Her other significant source of income is her book, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History.
Height and Body Measurement
Katy Tur’s fame has been further buoyed by the attack on her by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, who famously called her ‘little Katy’.
However, a closer look at her body profile suggests that Katy Tur is not little by any means. She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches, which is well above the average height of the American woman, which is 5 feet 4 inches. She also has a body weight of 65 kg on a slim and fit body.
As for her body measurement, Katy Tur has a bust size of 37 inches, a waist size of 26 inches and a hip size of 37 inches.