For the better part of his career, Tony Dokoupil’s success has been shadowed by the success of his wife Katy Tur. A fellow journalist, Tony has worked for several networks over the years including NBC and MSNBC. Even though Tony is a well-known figure amongst journalists, his wife’s fame vastly overlaps his own. Katy Tur is an American author and broadcast journalist working as a correspondent for NBC News. Over the years, Tur has worked for a variety of networks including NBC news platforms Early Today, Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, WNBC-TV, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel. As both Tony and Tur are in the same field, their success has been compared. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Tony Dokoupil.
Tony Dokoupil was born on Dec 24, 1980 in Connecticut, USA. Born to Ann and Anthony Edward Dokoupil, Tony enjoyed an affluent lifestyle. Both his parents were well-off than most people and had connections in high places. But things changed for Tony when both his parents were arrested for having worked with Columbian drug cartels. Tony’s father left the family when he was 10-years-of age, and Tony and his mother moved to Maryland.
Determined to make an honest living, Tony managed to finish high school and decided to enroll at the George Washington University School of Business in 1999. Tony graduated in 2002 with a double degree in marketing and communications. Tony sought to continue his higher education and enrolled at Columbia University. He graduated with a master’s degree and was awarded a fellowship in 2005 to finish his Ph. D in media studies.
While Tony held odd jobs over the years, his first prominent job came in 2004. He served as the staff writer for the Periscope section of Newsweek magazine and held the position until 2007. He was promoted to the post of the senior writer and started working for The Daily Beast. He held the position until 2013 when NBC news approached him with an offer. Quick on the uptake, Tony left his work at the magazines and started working with NBC as a contributor for NBC News. He started office from June of 2013 and continued to impress the higher-ups. In July of 2015, Tony was named a national reporter for MSNBC. Come October, Tony was promoted to the role of MSNBC Correspondent. During his time, Tony worked on several stories including the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the Flint Water Crisis, and the US Presidential primaries.
Tony remained on the position for a year and jumped ship to CBS in 2016. He now works as the co-anchor of CBS This Morning and made his debut on May 20 of 2019.
While Tony has been quite secretive about his personal life, he does let in a few things here and there. He met his wife Katy Tur during his time at MSNBC. The pair had a memorable meeting at the meeting room and took an instant liking to each other. After dating for some time, the pair tied the knot in October 2017. The pair gave birth to a baby boy on April 13, 2019.
Before his marriage with Katy, Tony was married to an unnamed lady and had two children.