Who is Katy Tur?
Born Katherine Bear Tur, on the 26th of October 1983, she is an American broadcast journalist, reporter and author, who became known as one of the correspondents of the network NBC News. She gained fame during the 2016 elections, when she was assigned to follow then candidate Donald Trump on his campaign trail.
Katy Tur’s Childhood and Education
Born in Los Angeles, California, Tur is the daughter of Marika Gerrard and Bob Tur, who later became Zoey Tur after coming out and transitioning to be a woman.
Tur attended Brentwood School during her younger years, and matriculated in 2001, after which she enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2005.
Katy Tur’s Career
Tur’s career started out as a reporter soon after she graduated from college, working for various networks and news programs including KTLA, HD News/Cablevision, WPIX-TV, News 12 Brooklyn, and Fox 5 New York – she also served as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel. Her early years as a reporter certainly helped launch her career, and also established her net worth.
Tur’s career started flourishing when she joined the local station of NBC in New York that is WNBC-TV. She was later on promoted to the flagship NBC News, where she came to cover breaking news stories, including Cory Monteith’s death, the search for the MH-370, and a motorcycle on an SUV. Her coverage of the March 2008 crane collapse in Manhattan gained her at AP Best Spot News Award.
After serving for NBC as their correspondent in London and New York, Tur gained sudden fame when she was selected to follow the presidential campaign trail of then-candidate Donald Trump. She was the one to inform Trump’s team of his leaked video from Access Hollywood that NBC possessed. Her tenacity and strength also gained a negative response from the Trump team, and she was singled out by Trump himself whenever he criticised the press.
But despite the bullying Tur received from Trump, she soldiered on and certainly gained a following and support among fellow reporters and fans, and following the election, in 2017 she even received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Aside from being a news correspondent, Tur has also written the book entitled “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History”. The book was published in September of 2017, and tells the story of her journey following the Trump campaign over a period of 18 months.
Tur is currently serving as the anchor of “MSNBC Live with Katy Tur.” Her success with NBC has tremendously helped in her career and in raising her wealth.
Katy Tur’s Net Worth
As of early 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Tur’s net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, acquired largely from years working as a reporter and anchor, and also as an author.