Katy Tur

Last updated on 23 September 2017

Katharine Bear Tur (born October 26, 1983)[1] is an American broadcast journalist working as correspondent for NBC News, based in New York City. Tur is an anchor of MSNBC Live and she reports for all platforms of NBC News, including Early Today, Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, WNBC-TV, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel.[2]

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Katy Tur (NBC News) @ SXSW 2017 - 33546986505 (cropped).jpg

Early life and education

Tur is the daughter of journalists Hanna Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard. She has one brother, James. She graduated from Brentwood School in 2001,[3] and from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005 with a BA, Philosophy.[4][5] In 2009, Tur received AP’s Best Spot News Award for her coverage of the March 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.[6] Tur is fluent in Spanish.[6]


Tur has reported for KTLA, HD News/Cablevision, News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, and Fox 5 New York.[7][8] Later on, Tur worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel on the network's VORTEX2 team.[9]

In September 2017, Tur published Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, recounting her experience in covering the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump.[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.[7] While at NBC News, she covered the death of Cory Monteith, a motorcycle attack on an SUV, and the MH-370 search. She covered the Donald Trump presidential campaign for the network as its campaign-embedded reporter. Several times during the campaign, Trump singled her out in his criticism of the press. At an event in Florida, she was booed by Trump supporters and, according to other journalists, was subjected to verbal harassment.[11] According to Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, "[he] didn't mean it in any malicious way",[12] and he did not want anyone to attack or harass Tur.[13] Tur reflected on covering the Trump campaign and on some comments directed at her ("She's back there. Little Katy. She's back there.") in an article for Marie Claire.[14] As the NBC reporter, Tur was responsible for informing the Trump campaign about the Access Hollywood tape NBC possessed.[15]


Personal life

From 2006 to 2009, she dated then MSNBC political commentator and sportscaster Keith Olbermann.[7] Since January 2017, Tur has been engaged to Tony Dokoupil,[16][17] a correspondent at CBS News.[18]


  1. ^ Date of birth found on the California Birth Index 1905-1995 under TUR, KATHERINE BEAR on October 26, 1983, in Los Angeles County.
  2. ^ "Katy Tur bio". WNBC-TV New York. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Chasing Politics in front of the camera". Brentwood Magazine: 49. Spring 2016.
  4. ^ "MSNBC's Keith Olbermann Finds His Niche as a Bush-Bashing Hero for Lefties". Nymag.com. April 16, 2007. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "'Trust' - Fun Stars Enjoy Love Fest". New York: NY Daily News. August 9, 2006. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Katy Tur". Reporters Info. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c Torregrosa, Luisita (10 June 2017). "‘You Can’t Rattle Her’: Katy Tur on the Rise". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Olbermann’s Girlfriend Katy Tur Joins The Weather Channel". Mediabistro.com. May 11, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Rebecca Shapiro (November 3, 2016). "Trump Creepily Singles Out Reporter At Florida Rally (Again)". Huffington Post.
  12. ^ Char Adams (November 3, 2016). "#ImWithTur: Journalists Rally Behind NBC News' Katy Tur After Trump Singles Her Out to Taunting Crowd in Florida". People.
  13. ^ Rebecca Shapiro (November 3, 2016). "Trump Creepily Singles Out Reporter At Florida Rally (Again)". Huffington Post.
  14. ^ Katie Tur (August 10, 2016). "My Crazy Year with Trump". Marie Claire.
  15. ^ 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, but she doesn’t explain why the network allowed itself to be scooped by The Washington Post, though.
  16. ^ "Katy Tur Twitter".
  17. ^ "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.
  18. ^ "Tony Dokoupil LinkedIn".

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