Who is Tony Dokoupil? Wiki Bio
Tony Dokoupil was born in Miami, Florida USA on 24 July 1981, so holds American nationality. He is a reporter best known for working for CBS News, as well as for being married to Katy Tur, an American author and journalist.
Early life and education
Tony was raised in Miami in a wealthy family, his father Anthony Edward Dokoupil is a businessman while his mother Ann is a lawyer. He grew up in a luxurious house and he went to elementary school together with grandkids of President G.H.W. Bush.
When he turned five, Tony’s father left home and it was later revealed that he was a drug addict who spent most of his money on drugs, thus nearly bankrupting the family.
Being fascinated by the reporters and hosts he watched on TV, Tony decided he wanted to become a reporter, and after matriculating from high school in which he served as a reporter for the school’s show, he enrolled at George Washington University’s School of Business, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2003. He continued his education at Columbia University, graduating with a Master’s degree in American studies in 2004, while he was granted his PhD in 2005.
Career as a reporter
Tony launched his career in 2004 when he started working for Way Back Info as their journalist and writer – he and his colleague were nominated for a National Magazine Award for a best standalone department. He stayed at Way Back Info for two years before joining Newsweek & The Daily Best, where he worked as a senior writer covering stories such as The Suicide Epidemic and Dustoff 73 among others. He started working simultaneously at Random House as an author in 2009, and for the following four years. While at Random House, he wrote the book “The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son and the Golden Age of Marijuana” which was published in 2014.
In 2013 he joined NBC News working as their senior writer, staying with them for two years before joining MSNBC, and becoming their correspondent and national reporter. Tony started working for CBS News in August 2016 as a correspondent, and has been a member of their team to this day counting over three years.
Love life and wife Katy Tur
Tony met Katy Tur when the two started working together for NBC News in 2014 – they started off as friends and after four months began dating. On 27 October 2017, the two married at an event organized in Utah which was attended by only their closest friends and family. They surprised everyone when people found out that the wedding was held in the middle of the desert, going to that place because there is no signal there, so nobody could use their ‘phones.
Tony and Katy agreed to wait with starting a family together, as they were both focused on their careers, but in January 2019 Katy announced that she was expecting, and they welcomed their son Theodore ‘Teddy’ Dokoupil on 28 April 2019 – he was 1ft 8ins tall (0.5m) and weighed around 6.5lbs (3kgs).
Before meeting Katy, Tony was married to a woman whose identity hasn’t been revealed – the two divorced in 2013, but have two kids together, one of whom is called Tony Jr. Katy was in a long-term relationship before meeting Tony – she dated Keith Olbermann who is a TV commentator for about three years before splitting ways.
Hobbies and other interests
Tony enjoys being outdoors and prefers spending his free time in natural places rather than in big and overcrowded cities. He and Katy usually spend their holidays in small towns and in natural parks, travelling to many states around the US, while they have also been to several European countries such as France, Spain and Portugal. Tony likes to watch movies with his wife late at night, with some of his favorite actors and actresses being Tom Hanks, Robin Williams and Rosario Dawson, while some of his favorite movies are “Seven Pounds”, “Patch Adams”, and “Cast Away”.
Tony is physically active, and knows how to play several sports such as tennis and golf which he plays at least once a week with his friends and colleagues, while he occasionally goes to the gym. He is a lover of animals and has a pet dog.
Appearance and net worth
Tony is 38 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $1.5 million.
Who is Katy Tur, Tony’s wife? Wiki Bio
Katy Tur was born in Los Angeles, California USA on 26 October 1983, so her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds American nationality. She is an author and a journalist, best known for working at NBC News as their correspondent.
Katy was raised in Los Angeles by her transgender father Zoey Tur, and her mother Marika Gerrard, both of whom are journalists. She became interested in journalism thanks to them and after matriculating from Brentwood School in 2001, she enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 2005.
She launched her career when she began working as a reporter for KTLA Network, before switching to Cablevision while she has also worked for News 12 Brooklyn and Fox 5 New York.
She went on to work at The Weather Channel as their storm chaser. She gained recognition after joining NBC News in 2009, and in the same year she won a Best Spot News Award after covering the crane collapse in March 2008 in Manhattan. She went on to cover many other important stories such as the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the heroine and alcohol overdose of Cory Monteith which led to his death.
In 2017 after covering Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Katy was presented with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.