Quick Facts Katy Tur

  • NameKaty Tur
  • Birth NameKatharine Bear Tur
  • Nick NameKaty
  • FatherZoey Tur
  • MotherMarika Gerrard
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityWhite-American
  • ProfessionBroadcaster
  • Working ForNBC
  • Net Worth$4 million
  • Eye ColorHazel
  • Hair ColorDark Red
  • Weight in KG65 kg
  • GirlfriendNA
  • MarriedYes
  • EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
  • AwardsN/A
  • SiblingsJames Tur

Katharine Bear “Katy” Tur is an American broadcast journalist, well known for covering the presidential campaign of the U.S. president Donald Trump. She is currently working as a correspondent for MSNBC News, based in New York City.

As of 2019, Katy Tur is married to her boyfriend Tony Dokoupil, CBS News reporter, in January 2017. Previously, she dated Keith Olbermann and Benoit. She has a net worth of $23 million.

Katy Tur Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary

Allocating information from several sources as of 2019 it is found out that Katy Tur’s current net worth is estimated to be around $23 million.

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Katy earns a handsome salary from her journalism career. She worked at several TV stations through which she obtains a decent amount of money as salary. Being hardworking and dedicated Journalist, Katy has an annual income is around $1.2 million.

Moreover, Tur has also made personal investments of $4.7 million in different sectors through which she receives a good sum of money. She has three luxury cars including Range Rover and Alfa Romeo.

Katy Tur Boyfriend, Affairs, Dating, & Married

Katy Tur was previously in a living-in relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Keith Olbermann, a sports and political commentator and writer. The couple remained in a relationship for about three years starting from the year 2006.

In 2009, Katy and her ex-boyfriend Keith officially declared that they were no longer together. They called for a video interview after a year of separation, where they both expressed their sweet gesture; they mentioned ‘We separated for a good reason’. However, they are not together but they cite one another as a good friend.

Currently, Katy is in a relationship with her French boyfriend ‘Benoit’. The couple met for the first time in London while working for NBC News. Recently, Katy married with her boyfriend Tony Dokoupil, CBS News reporter, in January 2017.

In December 2018, Tur revelaed that she has a baby on her belly meaning the baby boy is due in April 2019. Dokoupil is already the dad of two children from his first marriage.

Katy Tur Early Life & Education

Katharine Bear was born on 26th October 1983, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She is the daughter of Hanna Zoey Tur, a journalists and Marika Gerrard. She has one sibling named James.

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Katy graduated from Brentwood School in 2001. Then, she attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and completed B.A. in Philosophy in 2005. She is fluent in Spanish. 

Katy Tur Early Career

Katy Tur began her career working for many local News Channels including News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, HD News / Cablevision and KTLA. Katy worked as a digital journalist for The Weather Channel.

Katy covered major national events like the Louisiana BP Gulf Oil Spill and the Winter Olympics in Canada. In 2009, she won the award for AP’s Best Spot News for her coverage of the collapse of a lift on the Upper East Side in 2008.

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In 2009, Tur joined NBC News at NBC’s flagship station, WNBC-TV, where she covered the death of Cory Monteith, a Canadian musician, and actor, known for his role in Tv series Glee as “Finn Hudson“. Monteith died from a mixed drug toxicity consisting alcohol and heroin. Tur also covered a motorcycle attack on an SUV.

Katy Tur also covered the news of the MH-370 search, known as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. An international flight which vanished while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport on 8th March 2014.

It carried 12 aircrew members and 227 passengers; amongst whom 38 passengers were Malaysian, 152 were Chinese citizens and the remaining passengers were from 13 different countries.

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All the passengers and crew members are assumed to be dead but the search for the MH-370 is going on but one flaperon and the other trash are found till now. The flight escape has been regarded as one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time. Many documentaries have been created all this mystery.

In 2013, Katy Tur worked in tv series “The Cycle” and the following year, in MSNBC Live but also appeared in the year 2015 and 2016. In 2015, Tur worked as a correspondent in TV series named The Rundown.

From 2014 to 2015, she worked as a correspondent in NewsNation with Tamron Hall. From 2012 to till now, she is working as a reporter for tv series “NBC Nightly News” with Lester Holt, “Today and Weekend Weekend Today”.

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She covered the Donald Trump presidential campaign for the network as its campaign- embedded correspondent. Many times during the campaign, Trump singled her out in his exposition of the press.

Katy’s Controversy: Donald Trump

During the presidential campaign in 2016, Katy was covering the “Donald Trump” gatherings where she faced and shouted at Trump for many times. Trump yelled at her,

‘There’s something happening. They’re not reporting it. Katy—you are not reporting it, Katy but there’s something happening, Katy. There’s something happening, Katy.”

After this incident, she got much support from her family and well-wisher. She revealed 2016 as “crazy year with Trump”. She said in an interview that, ‘The idea that the media is not reporting on the Trump crowds is “just factually incorrect. Her statement on Donald Trump was seen by more than 2 million people on YouTube.

Katy said,

“Trump called me naïve, He told me I didn’t know what I was talking about. He didn’t like my topics, which were direct, or my tone, which was conversational.”

She is invited on Late nights with Seth Meyers, where she explains What It Was Like Covering Donald Trump’s Campaign. On 21st February 2017, while discussing Russia’s leadership in the administration of President Donald Trump with Florida Representative Francis Rooney, she was unable to remember President Obama’s dealings with Russia.

She later explained the mistake to be on account of “particularly covering fires and shootings in NYC”. Speaking at a rally of 4,000 or so supporters in Miami Wednesday, Donald Trump singled out NBC correspondent Katy Tur—the third time he has assaulted her in front of a crowd.

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She later explained the mistake to be on account of “particularly covering fires and shootings in NYC”. Speaking at a rally of 4,000 or so supporters in Miami Wednesday, Donald Trump singled out NBC correspondent Katy Tur—the third time he has assaulted her in front of a crowd.