Was Tony Dokoupil Married Before Katy Tur? His Family Life, Wiki & Facts

Published Date: 25 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 21 Feb, 2021 By Celebs Podium

On his family life, Tony Dokoupil is a father of three children. He shares a son with his journalist wife and two children from his previous marriage so far.

Tony Dokoupil is an American journalist currently serving as a Correspondent on CBS News. He appears as a co-host on CBS’s weekday morning show, CBS This Morning alongside Gayle King and Anthony Mason.

Tony Dokoupil Bio & Family; Age, Parents, Education, Height

Tony, age 40, was born on 24 December 1980 in Miami, Florida. He is the son of Anthony Edward Dokoupil and his mother Gail was a teacher. His father was a criminal and was a dealer of marijuana and drugs. Anthony left the family when Tony was six years old and he moved to Maryland with his mother. He is the only child and his parents never married.

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Dokoupil with a height of 5 feet 8 inches attended Severna Park High School in Severna Park, Maryland. He then received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from George Washington University School of Business in 2003. Afterward, he earned his master’s degree in American Studies from Columbia University at the age of 23.

His Career; NBC, MSNBC, CBS

After graduation, Tony began his career as a staff writer for Newsweek magazine in 2004. There, he worked for two years and joined Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and started to work as a Senior Writer.

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Dokoupil joined NBC News in 2013 and then started contributing to videos and features to NBC News digital. After working for two years, he joined MSNBC as a National Reporter in July 2015. He was named as a network’s correspondent in October of that year.  In 2016, he joined CBS News and started appearing on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. He currently appears as a co-host alongside Gayle King and Anthony Mason on CBS This Morning.

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Since joining the network, he has interviewed a lot of prominent names, entertainers, and newsmakers, among them First Lady Hillary Clinton, comedy legend Steve Martin, and music superstar Dolly Parton.

Tony’s Salary & Net Worth

The famed American journalist certainly bags a handsome earning from his professional media stint. As per the reports, his professional salary as a broadcast journalist falls somewhere between $75,000 to $120,000. With that, his career net worth dwells above $6 million. 

Married Wife Katy Tur In 2017, Children

The 40-year-old has been married to author and journalist Katy Tur for more than two years. The couple tied the wedding knot on 27 October 2017 in the middle of the desert in Utah. They first met in the make-up room back when he was working at MSNBC. They dated for several months and got engaged in January 2017.

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Katy, aged 37 now serves as a correspondent for NBC News and anchors MSNBC Live. Besides, she is an anchor for MSNBC Live and has appeared on various NBC news platforms such as Early Today, Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, WNBC-TV, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel. They share a son named Theodore ”Teddy” Dokoupil, born on 13 April 2019.

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Was Tony Dokoupil Married Before Katy Tur?

Well, Tony has been married twice. He has two children with his ex-wife; a son and a daughter. His first son was born in 2010 and his daughter was born in 2012.

However, he has not revealed the details of his relationship with his ex-wife.

Tony Dokoupil & Wife Katy Tur Career Progression During COVID-19

In the middle of the pandemic, Tony got the fortune to interview his wife Katy for CBS Sunday Morning on 17 May 2020. The couple who are socially distant from their work colleagues is spending some quality time with another, fulfilling their career obligation and the new parenting role to look after their bundle of joy. Together, they have to build a home studio in their basement to continue their career aspiration in the Journalism field.

Tony does not have producers or crew members coming to help because of the escalating pandemic case across the States. In such a case, his wife is there by her side with multiple roles to hand him scripts and watch him cover the frontal storylines with so much passion and persuasion. Funnily, Katy believes she is a hamster wheel in their house because she is a big multitasker and it’s been over seven to eight months, everyone is remotely working.

Some Interesting Facts About Tony Dokoupil

  • Tony attended private school with the grandchildren of President George H.W. Bush.
  • His father, also known as Big Tony was arrested in 1992 for his 1986 deal involving 17 tons of Colombian drugs.
  • His mother retired from her work after serving as a public school teacher for 41 years in 2020.
  • He published a memoir about his father named The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana in April 2014.
  • He was the captain of the baseball team while at George Washington University.
  • Dokoupil was a member of the American Marketing Association and Student-Athlete Advisory Council at George Washington University. 
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