Personal life  

Katy Kur was born in the year 1983 on October 26th. She was born in California, United States. She was born to her American parents Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard. Kur had a sibling named as James. Both of them shared a strong bond. She was brought up with a lot of care. Both her parents were journalists. It was from them that she developed an interest towards journalism.

She used to watch her parents on television and copy them as a child. She was also a very good student. She completed her education from the Brentwood School. When she graduated from school in 2001, she went to the University of California, which is in Santa Barbara. She joined the university as a student of BA Philosophy. She studied in the university for four years and graduated from the University in 2005.

After that, she carried on with her studies of journalism. Her parents also helped her and trained her as a journalist. She started her career after a few years. Kur knew many languages and was very fluent in English and Spanish language, which served as an advantage in her career. She soon started dating the famous sportscaster, Keith Olbermann. He is the political commentator at the MSNBC. The couple dated for several years but it did not work out. Later, in the year 2017, Kur got into a relationship with Tony Dokoupil, who is a correspondent at the CBA News.


Katy Kur stared her journalism career just after completing her formal education. She always wanted to become a journalist and thus, it was a ‘dream come true’ situation for her. She was very dedicated as an employee and this dedication fetched her promotions in her career. She started her career with KTLA. After that, she also worked with the HD News/Cablevision, Fox 5 New York, News 12 Brooklyn and many more.

She also worked with The Weather Channel as a storm chaser with the VORTEX2. She finally joined the NBC News in 2009. She joined the local station of the NBC and shifted toNew York City. She got the chance to cover several stories at the channel like the death of the famous personality Cory Monelith. The presidential election of Donald Trump was also covered by her. She has a net worth of $18.9 Million.

Katy’s Infamous Moment

More recently, Katy Tur and Mike Tuner, an Ohio representative, were in a heated debate as it relates to the denouncement of hate groups by President Trump during his 2016 campaigns. According to Katy, President Trump never, at any point, denounced hate groups. She claimed that Trump never condemned white nationalists explicitly. Mike, on the other hand, maintained that Trump actually did denounce hate groups.

However, between Mike and Katy, it was Mike that was giving an accurate statement, but Katy couldn’t have any of that. On March 3, during the GOP primary debate, Trump, in his response to a moderator, openly disavowed the Ku Klux Klan as well as disavowing David Duke. 

Last Modified: Mar 8, 2020

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