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Katy Tur
Tur at South by Southwest in 2017
Tur at South by Southwest 2017
Katharine Bear Tur[1]

(1983-10-26) October 26, 1983 (age 35)[2]
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Brentwood School
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara (BA)
Occupation Journalist, news anchor
Years active 2005–present
Employer NBCUniversal
Tony Dokoupil (m. 2017)
Parent(s) Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur

Katharine Bear Tur (born October 26, 1983)[1] is an American author and broadcast journalist working as a correspondent for NBC News. Tur 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.[3]


Early life

Tur is the daughter of journalists Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard. She graduated from Brentwood School (2001),[4] and from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2005) with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy.[5][6] She is of Jewish descent on Zoey's side.[7][8]


Tur reported for KTLA, HD News/Cablevision, News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, and Fox 5 New York.[2][9] Later on, Tur worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel on the network's VORTEX2 team.[10]

NBC News

In 2009, Tur joined NBC's local station in New York City, WNBC-TV, and then rose to the flagship NBC News at the national network level.[2] While at NBC News, she covered the death of Cory Monteith, a motorcycle attack on an SUV, and the MH-370 search. 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.[11]

Tur was the network's embedded reporter for the Donald Trump presidential campaign. As a reporter for NBC, Tur was assigned the task of informing the Trump campaign about the Access Hollywood tape featuring Trump's conversation with Billy Bush about women, that NBC possessed.[12]

On several occasions during his campaign rallies, Trump singled out Tur in his criticism of the press. At an event in Florida, Tur was booed by Trump supporters and, according to other journalists, was subjected to verbal harassment.[13] According to Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, "[Trump] didn't mean it in any malicious way",[14] and he did not want anyone to attack or harass her.[15]

In 2017, Tur received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.[16]


Tur reflected on covering the Trump campaign and his treatment of her at campaign rallies in an article for Marie Claire.[17] In September 2017, Tur 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.[18][19]

Personal life

From 2006 to 2009, she dated then-MSNBC political commentator and sportscaster Keith Olbermann.[2] Tur married Tony Dokoupil, a correspondent for CBS News, on October 27, 2017 in Utah.[20][21][22]

Tur is fluent in Spanish.[11]

Tur announced on December 13, 2018 that she is pregnant with a son due in April 2019.[23]


  1. ^ a b "October 15, 2018". The Beat with Ari Melber. October 15, 2018. MSNBC. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Torregrosa, Luisita (10 June 2017). "'You Can't Rattle Her': Katy Tur on the Rise". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Katy Tur bio". WNBC-TV New York. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Chasing Politics in front of the camera". Brentwood Magazine: 49. Spring 2016.
  5. ^ "MSNBC's Keith Olbermann Finds His Niche as a Bush-Bashing Hero for Lefties". Nymag.com. April 16, 2007. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "'Trust' - Fun Stars Enjoy Love Fest". New York: NY Daily News. August 9, 2006. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  7. ^ Solomon, Daniel J. (December 12, 2016). "Meet the Jewish Transgender Reporter Ben Shapiro Mocked at Yeshiva U." Jewish Daily Forward.
  8. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (July 1, 2016). "The World According to Zoey Tur: An Interview With the Breakout Star of 'O.J.: Made in America'". Hollywood Reporter. Is the family Jewish? We're Jewish in culture, but not really observant.
  9. ^ Dabholkar, Shweta. "Katy Tur Wiki: Everything You Need to Know about The NBC News Reporter Taunted by Donald Trump". Earn the Necklace. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  10. ^ "Olbermann's Girlfriend Katy Tur Joins The Weather Channel". Mediabistro.com. May 11, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Katy Tur". Reporters Info. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  12. ^ Abramson, Jill (September 12, 2017). "A Memoir by Donald Trump's Favorite Target". Archived from the original on September 12, 2017. As a reporter for NBC, Tur was assigned the task of alerting the Trump campaign to the now notorious “Access Hollywood” tape.....
  13. ^ Rebecca Shapiro (November 3, 2016). "Trump Creepily Singles Out Reporter At Florida Rally (Again)". Huffington Post.
  14. ^ Char Adams (November 3, 2016). "#ImWithTur: Journalists Rally Behind NBC News' Katy Tur After Trump Singles Her Out to Taunting Crowd in Florida". People.
  15. ^ Rebecca Shapiro (November 3, 2016). "Trump Creepily Singles Out Reporter At Florida Rally (Again)". Huffington Post.
  16. ^ "Jorge Ramos, Jake Tapper, and Katy Tur Will Each Receive 2017 Walter Cronkite Award". TV Newser. 2017-03-17. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  17. ^ Katie Tur (August 10, 2016). "My Crazy Year with Trump". Marie Claire.
  18. ^ Lozada, Carlos (September 12, 2017). "Katy Tur's insider memoir chronicles the Trump campaign — and the indignities of reporting while female". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  19. ^ Tur, Katy (2017). Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History. New York: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow. ISBN 978-0-062-68492-9. OCLC 981577557.
  20. ^ Siegler, Mara. "Katy Tur eloping fiance Tony Dokoupil this weekend". Page 6. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Katy Tur Twitter".
  22. ^ "The Morning After: Impact of Trump's immigration order -- Inside Koch World and the Alfalfa Dinner -- Sunday Best -- Katy Tur is Engaged -- B'day: Paul Ryan". Politico. January 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  23. ^ Juneau, Jen (13 December 2018). "Baby Boy on the Way for MSNBC Live's Katy Tur". People Magazine. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

External links

  • Katy Tur on Twitter
  • Katy Tur on IMDb
  • 'Come here, Katy': how Donald Trump turned me into a target
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