NBC News journalist, Katy Tur is an American broadcast journalist. Tur worked for many channels including News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV. She worked as a storm chaser for the Weather channel on the VORTEX2 network.
The 33-year-old, Tur was born in Los Angeles, California and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Philosophy. She is currently engaged to Tony Dokoupil, who is a CBS News reporter. So, here are some interesting facts you need to know about Katy Tur.
1. Katy Tur has a Degree in Philosophy, not in Journalism
With a surprising education background, Katy graduated from the University of California with a B.A in philosophy, not communication or journalism.
In June 2017, she told NBC News:
“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.”
Twitter: Katy Tur talks about her Degree
She said that her education helped her to come up with many questions frequently during interviews. Let's watch this video.
Youtube: 5 Facts You Didn't Know about NBC's Katy Tur;
2. Katy Tur is engaged to CBS News Reporter
Katy is engaged to Tony Dokoupil. He works at rival CBS News and is also the author of The Last Pirate. Their engagement was announced in January and they got engaged in New York and are planning to get married soon.
Tur with her fiance Tony Dokoupil, Source: The New York Times
3. Katy Tur Dated Keith Olbermann
Katy first dated American sports and political commentator and writer, Keith Olbermann. Do you know that? Katy Tur is 25 years younger than her then ex-boyfriend Keith.
Katy Tur with her ex-boyfriend Keith Olbermann, Source: HitBerry
Her relationship with Keith turned to be a significant benefit in her career and Keith always remained supportive in each and every step of her life. Their relationship was going well but the couple broke up after dating for around three years in 2009. They did not mention the exact reason behind their split but they claim that they separated for a good reason.
4. Katy Tur's Book based on her own 2016 Campaign Experience
Katy's book was just one of many that publisher is rushing to get into the bookstore to explain Trump's win-The New York Times reported after the election. She became a media star during the presidential campaign.
Katy Tur, Source: NY Daily News
The executive editor of Dey Street Books told the Times:
“As book publishers, we have a responsibility to take two steps back from the nowness of it all and find out what’s going to be relevant five years from now,”
Let's watch this video.
Youtube: Katy Tur Details Public, Private Moments With Donald Trump
5. Katy Tur was called 'Little Katy' & 'Incompetent' by Trump
Youtube: Trump calls out "third rate reporter" Katy Tur
Tur had little political reporting experience before she was assigned the Trump beat. During a rally in South Carolina, Trump called her "Little Katy", "3rd rate reporter" and told NBC to fire her.
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