Katy Tur

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Katharine Bear Tur (born October 26, 1983)[1] is an American author and broadcast journalist working as 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.[2]

Katy Tur
Tur at South by Southwest in 2017
Tur at South by Southwest 2017
Born Katharine Bear Tur
October 26, 1983 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Brentwood School
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara (BA)
Occupation Journalist
Years active 2005–present
Employer NBCUniversal, Comcast
Spouse(s) Tony Dokoupil (m. 2017)


Early life

Tur is the daughter of journalists Hanna Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard. She graduated from Brentwood School (2001),[3] and from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2005) with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy.[4][5]


Tur has reported for KTLA, HD News/Cablevision, News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, and Fox 5 New York.[6][7] Later on, Tur worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel on the network's VORTEX2 team.[8]

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.[6] While at NBC News, she covered the death of Cory Monteith, a motorcycle attack on an SUV, and the MH-370 search.

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 that NBC possessed.[9]

Several times 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.[10] According to Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, "[Trump] didn't mean it in any malicious way",[11] and he did not want anyone to attack or harass her.[12]

Tur has also been recognized for incorporating lyrics from the music band Phish into her newscast reporting[13], including lyrics from at least twelve different Phish songs into a single broadcast[14].


Tur reflected on covering the Trump campaign and his treatment of her at campaign rallies in an article for Marie Claire.[15] 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.[16]

Personal life

From 2006 to 2009, she dated then-MSNBC political commentator and sportscaster Keith Olbermann.[6] Tur married Tony Dokoupil, a correspondent for CBS News, on October 27, 2017 in Utah.[17][18][19]

Tur is fluent in Spanish.[20]




  1. ^ "Katharine Bear Tur: California Birth Index". FamilySearch. 26 October 1983.
  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 c Torregrosa, Luisita (10 June 2017). "'You Can't Rattle Her': Katy Tur on the Rise". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Olbermann's Girlfriend Katy Tur Joins The Weather Channel". Mediabistro.com. May 11, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  9. ^ 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.....
  10. ^ Rebecca Shapiro (November 3, 2016). "Trump Creepily Singles Out Reporter At Florida Rally (Again)". Huffington Post.
  11. ^ Char Adams (November 3, 2016). "#ImWithTur: Journalists Rally Behind NBC News' Katy Tur After Trump Singles Her Out to Taunting Crowd in Florida". People.
  12. ^ Rebecca Shapiro (November 3, 2016). "Trump Creepily Singles Out Reporter At Florida Rally (Again)". Huffington Post.
  13. ^ "MSNBC Host Katy Tur Works More Than 10 Phish References Into 'Meet The Press'". JamBase. 2017-08-08. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  14. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: MSNBC's Katy Tur Talks Her Love Of Phish & Sneaking Lyrics Into The News". L4LM. 2017-10-23. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  15. ^ Katie Tur (August 10, 2016). "My Crazy Year with Trump". Marie Claire.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Siegler, Mara. "Katy Tur eloping fiance Tony Dokoupil this weekend". Page 6. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Katy Tur Twitter".
  19. ^ "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.
  20. ^ a b "Katy Tur". Reporters Info. Retrieved December 18, 2016.

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