Tony Dokoupil Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Tony Dokoupil|
|Real Name:||Tony Dokoupil|
|Birth Date:||24 December 1981|
|Birth Place:||Miami, Florida, United States|
Katy Tur (m. 2017)
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
Born in Miami, Florida, In the United States on 24 December 1981, Tony Dokoupil is a 40-year-old American journalist and news anchor who is probably best recognized as the chief anchor for the MSNBC network, and as a correspondent for CBS News. Also a known author and television personality, he has gained prominence as the spouse of popular television personality Katy Tur. Let’s take a moment and go through Tony Dokoupil’s biography and career highlights, as well as other important aspects of his life which may interest you.
Tony Dokoupil’s Biography
Born and raised in Miami, Tony Dokoupil is one of the children of Anthony Edward Dokoupil and Ann Dokoupil. Theirs was a wealthy family, so he never lacked anything while growing up. He attended private schools along with the grandchildren of former United States President George Bush. He also went on luxurious vacation and was given everything a boy his age would ever need. However, his life change when everything around him collapsed following the revelation that his parents were drug addicts who had become wealthy through involvement with South American drug cartels.
Tony was 10 when his father whom he had believed was a real estate agent left the family. Therefore, he moved to Maryland with his mother and lived there for some time. He attended Severna Park High School in Maryland and graduated in 1999 before moving to the School of Business at George Washington University. In 2003, he graduated with a BBA degree in Communications and Marketing. Thereafter, he joined Columbia University to further his education, and graduated from there with his MA degree in American Studies. One year later, Tony received a scholarship to complete his Ph.D. in Media Studies. However, he quit halfway to pursue his professional career in journalism.
Tony Dokoupil’s Career
After abandoning his Ph.D. scholarship, Tony Dokoupil started his career in the field of journalism in 2004. He got an offer to work as a part-time journalist and writer in the Periscope section for Newsweek Magazine, and he took this opportunity with pride and started doing his job to the best of his capability. His employees were pleased with his efforts and he was subsequently promoted to the position of senior writer three years after joining the organization. He was concurrently recruited by The Daily Beast to carry out the duties of a senior writer as well.
Thanks to his hard work, a 32-year-old Tony was offered a job at NBC News in 2013, where he worked as a contributor until 2015, when he switched allegiance to the MSNBC network to serve as the company’s national reporter and correspondent. His stint at MSNBC lasted until 2016, and during that period, Tony covered a lot of events and stories, including the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the Flint Water Crisis, and the US Presidential primaries, among others.
In August 2016, he moved on to CBS News and has been the company’s correspondent ever since. He has worked on the “CBS Sunday Morning” program, and is currently a co-host of the program “CBS This Morning”, alongside Gayle King and Anthony Mason.
Apart from his work in the journalism department, Tony Dokoupil is also a writer. As mentioned, his father, Anthony Edward Dokoupil, was a drug addict who was sent to jail at one point in his life. His father had an enormous wealth, but all of it was hidden in styrofoam coolers deposited in various places, making it difficult for the family to recover it. Following his graduation from college, Tony tried to locate his father who had left the family when Tony was just 10 years old. When he finally succeeded, the journalist wrote and published “The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, And The Golden Age Of Marijuana” in 2014.
Personal Life & Family
Initially, Tony Dokoupil was married to a woman whose identity is still unknown to the media. His marriage to the said woman produced two children before their separation.
After Tony was hired at MSNBC, he met Katy Tur in a make-up room in 2015, and asked for a date. Two years later, they became engaged and subsequently got married in a small ceremony held on 27 October 2017 in Utah. Together, they have a son named Theodore Dokoupil who was born in April 2019.
His wife, Katherine Bear ‘Katy’ Tur, is also a reporter by profession. She is the daughter of renowned American broadcast reporter Robert Albert Tur, and his ex-wife Marika Gerrard, a journalist as well. In 2014, Robert Tur underwent hormone replacement therapy and announced the change of his name to Hanna Zoey Tur.
Tony Dokoupil is a lover of sports and games. In his spare time, he enjoys playing baseball, since he was once an outfielder and a former captain of the Colonials while he was studying at George Washington University. He also enjoys playing basketball as well, and likes to read books in his free time. His favorite movie stars are Hugh Jackman and Cate Blanchett, and he has revealed his favorite vacation destination as Switzerland.
He lives with his wife and three children in his lovely apartment in New York City, New York.
Awards & Achievements
As at the current time, Tony hasn’t picked up any prizes for his works in the field of journalism. Although he is a great guy who is also experienced on the job, luck hasn’t shined on him yet and we believe that in due time, he will definitely pick up one or more medals as a reward for his remarkable performances.
Tony played baseball as an outfielder and a former captain of the Colonials while he was studying at George Washington University. As a baseball player, he was awarded the college’s SAAC Senior Male Athlete Academic Award and was also honored with the Verizon Academic All-District II First Team Award in 2003.
Tony Dokoupil Net Worth
According to his financial records, Tony Dokoupil’s net worth is slightly over $4 million, all earned from his job as a journalist in the news industry, who has worked for and collaborated with several prestigious news companies and magazines. Another income booster for Tony is his profession as a writer which has enabled him to sell over a thousand copies of his autobiographical book that was published in 2014.
Definitely one of the most respected journalists in New York, this man has done his best in the journalism industry since he started completed his education and started his career more than 15 years ago. We do not know his plans for the future, but we wish him all the best moving on in his career from now.