Who is Tony Dokoupil?

Tony Dokoupil was born on 24 December 1981 under the sign of Capricorn, in Miami, Florida USA. He is a 37-year-old journalist, best recognized as the lead reporter for the MSNBC network, and a correspondent for CBS News. He is also known as an author. Besides that, Tony achieved fame as the husband of Katy Tur.

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How rich is he, as of now? Tony Dokoupil Net Worth and Assets

Tony Dokoupil’s net worth is over $4 million, earned from his work in the news industry, collaborations with various prestigious news companies and magazines, and the sales of his autobiographical book.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity

Tony Dokoupil spent his early years in Miami; born to Anthony Edward Dokoupil and Ann Dokoupil, he was raised in a wealthy family, so he attended private schools, alongside the former US President George Bush’s grandchildren, and went on luxurious vacations. However, everything reversed after it was discovered that his parents were addicted to drugs, and had become rich through involvement with Columbian drug cartels – Tony had believed that his father was a real estate agent. His father was known by the nickname ‘Big Tony’, and he left the family when Tony was a 10-year-old boy, so he moved with his mother to Maryland. Tony has American nationality and his ethnicity is Caucasian.

Educational Background

Upon matriculation from Severna Park High School in Maryland in 1999, Tony Dokoupil enrolled into the School of Business at George Washington University. In 2003, he graduated summa cum laude with a BBA degree in Communications and Marketing. Thereafter, he furthered his education at Columbia University and there earned his MA degree in American Studies. One year later, he received a scholarship to finish his Ph.D. in Media Studies; however, he quit it to pursue his professional career in the field of journalism.

Tony Dokoupil

Career Beginnings

Tony Dokoupil’s professional career started in 2004, when he got an opportunity to work as a part-time journalist and staff writer in the Periscope section for the magazine ‘Newsweek’. Over the next three years, Tony worked in that position and was eventually promoted to senior writer. He was concurrently hired by The Daily Beast to work as a senior writer as well.

Rise to Fame: NBC News, MSNBC, CBS News

Thanks to his hard work, Tony was offered work as a contributor to NBC News in 2013, where he worked until 2015, when he transferred to the MSNBC network as their national reporter and correspondent.

His stint there lasted until 2016, and during that time, Tony covered a number of events and stories, such as the Flint Water Crisis, the US Presidential primaries, and the Paris Climate Change Agreement, among others. In August of 2016, he joined CBS News and has been working as their correspondent ever since. He also contributes to “CBS Sunday Morning”, then started co-hosting “CBS This Morning”, alongside Anthony Mason and Gayle King.

Book Dedicated to His Father

As mentioned, Tony’s father was a drug addict, and spent some time in jail. His father had impressive wealth, but it was hidden in styrofoam coolers in various places, so the family could not recover it. Following his graduation, Tony tried to find his father, and after he finally succeeded, Tony wrote the book “The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, And The Golden Age Of Marijuana”, published in 2014.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Short dark brown hair
  • Dark brown eyes
  • Height – 5ft 8ins (1.72m)
  • Weight – 154lbs (70kgs)
  • Biceps Size – 12ins
  • Vital Statistics – 39-34-35
  • Shoe Size – 7 (US)

Personal Life before His Marriage to Katy Tur

Prior to his marriage to Katy Tur, Tony Dokoupil was married to a woman, whose name is unknown; they have two children together.

Tony and Katy Got Married

Tony Dokoupil and Katy Tur met each other in a make-up room in 2015, when both of them were hired at MSNBC. After dating for two years, they became engaged in early 2017, and tied the knot in a wedding ceremony held without nomination on 27 October 2017 in Utah. She gave birth to their first child, a son named Theodore Dokoupil, in April of 2019. The family currently lives in New York City.

Baseball, Other Hobbies and Favorites

In his spare time, Tony enjoys playing baseball, since he played as an outfielder and even served as the captain for the Colonials while he was at George Washington University. As a baseball player, he was honored with the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District II First Team and was rewarded with the college’s SAAC Senior Male Athlete Academic Award. He also enjoys reading books and playing basketball. His favorite actor and actress are Hugh Jackman and Cate Blanchett. His favorite destination for vacation is Switzerland.

50 years ago today, Apollo 11 took off to the moon! Tony Dokoupil is at Kennedy Space Center reporting on this historic day. ??

Posted by CBS This Morning on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Who is His Wife? Katy Tur Short Wiki/Bio

Katherine Bear ‘Katy’ Tur was born on 26 October 1983, under the sign of Scorpio in Los Angeles, California USA, where she was raised in a famous family alongside her brother James, as the daughter of Rober Albert Tur, a renowned broadcast reporter, and his ex-wife Marika Gerrard, who is also a journalist. Her father underwent hormone replacement therapy and changed his name to Hanna Zoey Tur in 2014.

She went to Brentwood School, and later enrolled into the University of California, Santa Barbara, from which she graduated with a BA degree in Philosophy in 2005.

Career Beginnings

Katy started her career as a reporter for the KTLA network, after which she worked at WPIX-TV, Fox 5 New York, and News 12 Brooklyn. Thereafter, she spent some time serving as a storm chaser at The Weather Channel as a member of their VORTEX2 team.

Katy Tur

Rise to Fame and NBC News

In 2009, Katy got a chance to work for WNBC-TV, affiliated to NBC and located in New York City, and was soon hired to work as a correspondent for NBC News. During her stint there, Katy reported on such events as the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Cory Monteith’s death, and won the AP’s Best Spot News Award her previous coverage of the March 2008 crane collapse. She then joined MSNBC Live, and still works there as an anchor.

Posted by Katy Tur on Saturday, May 11, 2013

Covering Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign

During the presidential campaign of Donald Trump in 2016, Katy worked as a reporter with the main task to cover it, and experienced some indignities and humiliations, so she later wrote a book about that, entitled “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat To The Craziest Campaign In American History”, which was published in September of 2017, and entered the New York Times Best Seller list. In the same year, she won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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