Five Things You Didn’t Know About Katy Tur

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Katy Tur

Katy Tur is best known for her work in the field of broadcast journalism, working as an NBC News correspondent. She’s been on multiple news programs including a job as anchor for “MSNBC Live,” “Early Today” “NBC Nightly News,” Meet The Press,” “The Weather Channel” and several more. She’s a familiar face and most of us associate her only with the news that she delivers, but there is much more to her and here are five things that most people are not aware of.

1. Marital status

For those of you who are wondering if Katy is married, the answer is, not yet. She was romantically linked with an MSNBC colleague who served as sportscaster and political commentator for the network from 2006 to 2009. After this relationship didn’t work out, she dated a French Journalist by the name of Benoit briefly. Most recently, she became engaged to Tony Dokoupil. Although she is not yet married, the plans are in the works.

2. Journalism runs in her family

Katy’s parents are both journalists. Marika Gerrard and Hanna Zoey Tur earned their living in this profession and Tur is following in their footsteps. Katharine Bear Tur was born to the couple on October 26, 1983, in Los Angeles County, California. She also has one brother named James. She received her education in her home state of California and then moved to New York to be closer to the action for her chosen profession.

3. She is also an author

Katy Tur is popular as a news correspondent and reporter, but there are other aspects of journalism that she’s good at. She also has a flair for writing. The title of her non-fiction work is “Unbelievable: My Front-row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History.” I’ll bet you can’t guess which one she’s referring to? She was actually the NBC employee who was put in charge of informing the Trump team about the Access to Hollywood tape that was in the clutches of NBC. Katy was actually one of the news correspondents that Trump singled out during one of his televised events. He referred to her as “little Katy.”

4. She’s an award winning journalist

Tur was assigned to cover the infamous crane collapse that happened on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in March of 2008. She did an excellent job. For her efforts, she was bestowed the honor of AP’s Best Spot News Award. This is a prestigious distinction for any correspondent/reporter.

5. She was a storm chaser

Katy has done a lot of different things in her lifetime, and chasing the wind isn’t just a metaphor. Tur wasn’t exactly chasing rainbows, but she did hit the road with a team of weather professionals in a rather dangerous job. She put in some time working for The Weather Channel. During her stint with them, she was actually a part of the VORTEX2 storm chasing team. The name says it all, so we’re sure that she’s had some experiences with tornadoes, damaging hail and probably some pretty exciting weather events. She didn’t stay with the job too long, and who could blame her?


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