Katy Tur Wiki – Katy Tur Biography
Katy Tur born Katharine Bear Tur is an American author and broadcast journalist working as a correspondent for NBC News. She is an anchor for MSNBC Live and has reported for the NBC news platforms Early Today, Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, WNBC-TV, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel.
She reported for KTLA, HD News/Cablevision, News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, and Fox 5 New York. Later on, she worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel on the network’s VORTEX2 team.
She joined NBC’s local station in New York City, WNBC-TV in 2009, and then rose to the flagship NBC News at the national network level. That year she was awarded AP’s Best Spot News Award for coverage of the March 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. While at NBC News, she covered the death of Cory Monteith, a motorcycle attack on an SUV, and the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
She was the NBC News and MSNBC’s embedded reporter for the Donald Trump presidential campaign. As a reporter for NBC, she was assigned the task of informing the Trump campaign about the Access Hollywood tape featuring Trump’s conversation with Billy Bush about women that the network had in possession.
On several occasions during his campaign rallies, Trump singled out Tur in his criticism of the press. At an event in Florida, she was booed by Trump supporters and, according to CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, verbally harassed. According to Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, “[Trump] didn’t mean it in any malicious way”, and he did not want anyone to attack or harass her.
In 2017, Tur received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
She reflected on covering the Trump campaign and his treatment of her at campaign rallies in an article for Marie Claire. In September 2017, she published a book, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, recounting her experience in covering the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump. The book spent several weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.
She is a fan of the jam band Phish, and has occasionally made reference to the band and has incorporated their lyrics into her reporting. She is fluent in Spanish.
She graduated from Brentwood School (2001), and from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2005) with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy.
Katy Tur Age
She was born on October 6, 1983, in Los Angeles County, California, United States. She is part of Jewish descent.
Katy Tur Husband
She is married to her husband, Tony Dokoupil, a correspondent for CBS News. They got married on October 27, 2017, in Utah.
Katy Tur Children
She announced that she was pregnant with her and Dokoupil’s first child together on December 13, 2018. She gave birth to her son, Teddy Dokoupil on April 13, 2019. She also has two stepchildren from Dokoupil’s first marriage. In January 2021, she revealed that she is pregnant with her second child due in May of 2021.
Katy Tur Parents
She is the daughter of journalists Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard.
Katy Tur Height
She stands at a height of 1.57 meters tall.
Katy Tur Instagram
Katy Tur’s Instagram account is @katyturnbc. Her Instagram bio reads, “Official Insta for Live w Katy Tur, 2pm ET/11am PT. Author, NYT best-seller Unbelievable. Wife of @tonydokoupil. Mother to Teddy. Lover of Phish.”