Katharine Bear Tur or Katy Tur for short is an American author and an NBC broadcaster, based in New York City. In her new book titled ‘Unbelievable’, Katy Tur has laid down her experiences when she was covering Donald Trump the candidate for the Presidential Campaign 2016. She mentions in that book how she had received an unwelcome kiss from Donald Trump on her cheek. This had happened before Trump was due to appear on ‘Morning Joe’. Katy Tur has written:
“Before I know what’s happening, his hands are on my shoulders and his lips are on my cheek. My eyes widen. My body freezes. My heart stops.”
She had hoped that the cameras were not rolling at that time and regretted that she did not have enough time to duck. She felt that this gesture might make her bosses not take her seriously. She was named by Trump as Little Katy and a third-rate reporter. She was booed by his supporters and also received death threats from them.
On release of her book, Trump immediately tweeted:
“Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me and yet they know nothing about me & have zero access. #FAKE NEWS!”
In an interview during the book launch, Tur mentioned that the unsolicited gesture did not threaten her but she felt that it crossed the professional line. She also said that if Trump reads the book, he might actually like it.
About Katy Tur
A short bio of Katy Tur reveals that her parents are journalists Hanna Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard. In 2001, she completed her schooling at Brentwood School. She obtained a BA degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005.
Katy Tur first joined and reported for KTLA, HD News/Cablevision, News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, AND Fox 5 New York. She also worked for The Weather Channel in the capacity of a storm chaser and was on the network’s VORTEX2 team.
In 2009, Katy Tur first joined with NBC local station in New York, namely the WNBC-TV. She was later promoted to the national News channel of NBC. She had covered a number of important news including the MH-370 search.
Katy Tur has been a frank person when it comes to voicing her opinions and resentment. She has penned down and narrated her bad experiences during the Trump Presidential elections when she was subjected to verbal harassment and booed by his supporters. Katy Tur is also fluent in Spanish which is an added advantage in her field. She is talented and beautiful with a superb height of 5 feet 10 inches.
Katy Tur earns a handsome salary though the exact amount is not known. She has a net worth of $ 8 million.
Katy Tur’s personal life
Katy Tur is not married and has no husband, past or present. She had a boyfriend from 2006 to 2009. His name was Keith Olbermann and he was an MSNBC political commentator and sportscaster. But they separated. She was in between said to be dating a French boyfriend called Benoit whom she met in London. But currently, Katy Tur is said to be engaged to Tony Dokoupil who is a correspondent for the CBS News. The wedding plans have not been disclosed and made public.