Tony Dokoupil Biography

Updated On Oct 30, 2018 Published On Oct 30, 2018
Facts of Tony Dokoupil
Birth Nation: United States
Name Tony Dokoupil
Birth Name Tony Dokoupil
Nick Name Tony
Father Anthony Edward Dokupil
Mother Ann Dokoupil
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Miami, United States
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Married Yes
Married to Katy Bear Tur
Education The George Washington University School of Business, Columbia University
TV Show Today Show, 20/20, CBS Sunday Morning, Fresh Air, Morning Edition
Books The Last Pirate
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The American TV columnist, Tony Dokoupil is for the most part known as the journalist for CBS News. The former national journalist for NBC News and MSNBC news channel has covered numerous essential issues. Tony is also known for being the husband of journalist Katy Bear Tur.

Tony Dokoupil was born in Miami, the United States, to parents Ann Dokoupil and Anthony Edward Dokupil. He is an American by nationality and his ethnicity is white.

As a child, Tony had a very rough childhood, due to his parent's substance abuse. His father was part of the Colombian marijuana cartel in America. To further add to his grief, his father departed when Tony was just 6, and he has mentioned that he spent a major part of his adult life searching for his father until finally uniting in 2014.

For the most part of his schooling, he attended many private schools. Tony attended The George Washington University School of Business and graduated with a bachelor's degree in the field of marketing and communication. He later enrolled at Columbia University from where he attained his master's degree in American studies and a Ph.D. in the field of media studies.

Dokoupil started working as a staff writer for Newsweek magazine while he was still in college where he wrote for the Periscope section. Tony was then promoted to the post of Senior Writer in The Daily Beast and Newsweek, as one of the contemporary to Greg Gutfeld. He wrote many important cover stories during his time in the magazines namely iCrazy, The Suicide Epidemic and many others.

He also has written a book titled The Last Pirate, where he talks about growing up under his father, who was a part of the humongous marijuana syndicate of the time in the United States, and what effects it had on him and on his family.

Shortly after all these, he joined NBC News and also provided video graphical contents for the online platforms of NBC News and MSNBC.

He was then promoted as the national reporter for MSNBC and soon enough was made a network correspondent. During his time as a news correspondent, Tony Dokoupil covered many important stories of the time like US Presidential primaries, Paris Climate Agreement etc. After his tenure with MSNBC, Tony moved to CBS News and still continues to work there till date alongside other renowned journalists like Stephen Colbert.

Dokoupil is very secretive kind of a person and has not revealed any information about his previous dating history. He is married to Katharine Bear Tur, a fellow news correspondent from the channel NBC. The duo met at the makeup room of MSNBC and after dating for a while, they decide to get engaged. The wedding was held in the middle of the desert in Utah in October of 2017. They still don't have any children but has given some thoughts to parenting a kid. 

Tony Dokoupil's net worth hasn't yet been calculated but he has been working in the news business for more than 13 years, which might have given him quite a leverage in his net worth. However, his wife Katy Bear Tur has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

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Graduated from The George Washington University

2003

Tony Dokoupil was enrolled into The George Washington University School of Business from where he graduated in 2003 with a double degree in communications and marketing.

Graduated from Columbia University

2005

After his bachelor's Tony Dokoupil attended Columbia University in 2004 from where he graduated with a master's degree and a Ph.D. in American studies and media studies respectively.

Promoted as Senior Writer

2007

Tony Dokoupil was working as a staff writer until 2007 when he was promoted to as the Senior writer for journals like Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

Published The Last Pirate

2009

Tony Dokoupil wrote and published his book The Last Pirate in 2009, a personal memoir where he talks about growing up around his father who was involved in the American marijuana syndicate.

Joined NBC News

2013

Tony Dokoupil joined NBC News in the June of 2013 and provided videos for the online sIte of both NBC News and MSNBC.

Joined CBS News

2016

Tony Dokoupil joined CBS News in the August of 2016 and continues to work for the news channel as a correspondent.

Katy Bear Tur

2017

Tony Dokoupil met Katy Bear Tur at the makeup room of MSNBC and after dating for a few time they decided to get engaged. The wedding was held in the middle of the desert in Utah in October of 2017