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Category:
Richest CelebritiesAuthors
Net Worth:
$8 Million
Salary:
$4 Million
Birthdate:
Oct 26, 1983 (40 years old)
Birthplace:
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Profession:
Journalist, news anchor
Nationality:
American
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Katy Tur is an American author and broadcast journalist who has a net worth of $8 million. Katy Tur has been a longtime correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. She currently hosts "Katy Tur Reports" on MSNBC.

Katy Tur was born on October 26, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of journalists Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard and is of Jewish descent. She attended the Brentwood School, graduating in 2001. She then enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 2005.

Salary

Katy Tur's MSNBC salary is $4 million per year.

OJ Simpson Chase

Katie's father is Robert Tur, who is now known as Zoey Tur after a undergoing a male to female transition. Zoey is arguably the most famous helicopter pilot journalist of all time. In the 90s when she identified as Robert, she operated a helicopter above Los Angeles and was able to film some of the most notable moments of the 20th century. She was responsible for filming the Reginald Denny beating during the LA riots, damage from the Loma Prieta earthquake and more.

But perhaps most famously, Zoey was the first reporter to locate OJ Simpson's Bronco on June 17, 1994 which kicked off the most famous car case of all time. Zoey followed OJ throughout the chase and filmed some of the most commercially valuable footage. Tur owns all the footage she shot and has successfully licensed it many times over the last few decades.

In 2022 Tur's memoir, "Rough Draft,"was published in 2022. The book details her challenging relationship with her father. In her memoir, Tur discusses the challenges she faced throughout the process of the transition but also described the fact that the two had become estranged for reasons unrelated to the transition. She described a shaky childhood in which there was sometimes violence in the home. She did not speak to Zoey Tur for several years but the two did later reconcile and Tur has acknowledged that her parents had been broadcast pioneers who were influential on her own career.

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Career

Tur decided to pursue a career in broadcast journalism after finishing her studies. She initially reported for KTLA, HD News/Cablevision, News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, and Fox 5 New York. She later worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel on the network's VORTEX2 team.

In 2009, Tur joined NBC's local station in New York City, WNBC-TV. She rose to the flagship NBC News at the national network level. She received an award at the Associated Press Awards in the Best Spot News Award for her coverage of the March 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Other notable stories she covered include the death of Cory Monteith, a motorcycle attack on an SUV, and the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

One of her most notable assignments came in 2016 when she worked as the embedded NBC and MSNBC reporter on the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign. As a reporter for NBC, Tur was assigned the task of informing the Trump campaign about the "Access Hollywood" tape that the network had in its possession. The tape featured Trump's vulgar and controversial remarks about women in a recorded conversation with Billy Bush.

Tur became a well-known figure to the Trump campaign and was singled out on several occasions by Trump himself during speeches he made during campaign rallies in which he criticized the media's coverage of him. At an event in Florida, Tur was booed by Trump supporters and, according to CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, was verbally harassed. According to Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, Trump did not intend for his supporters to harass or attack her in a malicious way.

In 2017, Tur received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. She also reflected on the time she spent covering the Trump campaign and his treatment of her at his rallies in an article she wrote for "Marie Claire." In September of 2017, she also published a book called "Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History." In the book, she recounts her experience in covering the 2016 presidential campaign. The book spent several weeks on the "New York Times" Best Seller list.

Since the campaign, Tur has continued worked as an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC. She has her own show, "Katy Tur Reports."

Personal Life

From 2006 to 2009, Tur was in a relationship with then-MSNBC political commentator and sportscaster Keith Olbermann. Since their breakup, Olbermann has at various times made disparaging comments about Tur on his show and in the media. As recently as December 2022, Olbermann went on a rant about Tur, claiming that he had helped her write her memoir and making strange comments about her now husband, Tony Dokoupil. Other prominent media and news correspondents, like Megyn Kelly, also got involved by scolding Olbermann for being unable to move on from the failed relationship.

After the break-up with Olbermann, Tur later began dating Tony Dokoupil, a correspondent for CBS News. The two married in October of 2017. They welcomed a son together in April of 2019 and then a daughter in May of 2021. Tur also has two stepchildren from Dokoupil's first marriage. Like her parents, Tur is fluent in Spanish.

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