Tony Dokoupil Biography
Tony Dokoupil is an American correspondent, host, and anchor working for CBS News. He joined the station in August 2016.
Tony Dokoupil Education
After graduating from Severna Park High School and earning his Diploma in General Education, he had to further his education. He joined the George Washington University School of Business where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also attended Columbia University in 2004. After completing his studies there, he graduated with a master’s degree in American Studies.
Tony Dokoupil Career
Dokoupil is a correspondent, host, and anchor at CBS News. He anchors “The Uplift” a weekly show that spotlights good news stories that uplift and inspire, on the CBS News Streaming Network. Dokoupil co-hosts of “CBS Mornings.” In 2019, he was named co-host of CBS’ morning news program. Prior to that, he was a “CBS Sunday Morning” contributor and a CBS News correspondent. His reporting has appeared across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.
During his tenure at “CBS Mornings,” he handled numerous high-profile, on-the-ground, and anchoring assignments. He has also interviewed a variety of major newsmakers, entertainers, and artists. Among them music superstars Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton, comedy legend Steve Martin, and first lady Hillary Clinton.
He has led original coverage on vaping including the first television interview with the co-CEOs of Puff Bar and the broadcast of an exclusive interview with Juul CEO Kevin Burns. He reported on how past housing discrimination is still affecting American families today, an update to a story CBS News first reported on more than 50 years ago. Furthermore, he anchored the original series “The Price You Pay,” which looks at why costs are surging for many common products or services.
Throughout his career job, he has covered stories for “CBS Sunday Morning” including a successful rehab program for drug and alcohol-addicted airline pilots, the struggles of public school teachers, and the scourge of suicide. His long-form work for “CBS Sunday Morning” includes profiles of Chuck Lorre, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, and Ben Stiller, and cultural pieces on the joys of quitting your job, the benefits of working with your hands, and the fight over plastic straws.
He has written about the second amendment, digital privacy, and marijuana legalization as a correspondent for CBS News. In addition, Dokoupil had served as a substitute anchor on the CBS News Streaming Network and the “CBS Weekend News.” Prior to joining the CBS News team, he worked at NBC News. While there, he served the station as a correspondent for MSNBC. He was the network’s lead reporter on a run of big national stories including the Flint water crisis and the Paris climate agreement. In addition to that, he covered the 2016 presidential primaries.
Tony Dokoupil Age
Dokoupil is 42 years old as of 2022. He was born on December 24, 1980, in Connecticut, United States. Dokoupil celebrates his birthday on the 24th of December every year.
Tony Dokoupil Height
Dokoupil stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Tony Dokoupil Family
Dokoupil was born and raised in Connecticut, United States by his father Anthony Edward Dokoupil, a marijuana dealer, and his mother, Ann, a teacher. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his siblings. Growing up, Dokoupil was told of his father’s involvement in real estate, which was a front. His family relocated to Miami shortly after he was born. Dokoupil and his mother relocated back to Maryland when he was six.
Tony Dokoupil Wife
Dokoupil is married to his better half Katy Tur. The two tied the knot on October 27, 2017. Together they are proud parents to their two children, Eloise Judy Bear Dokoupil, a daughter, and Teddy Dokoupil, a son. The family lives in New York. Dokoupil is also father to two older children, aged 12 and ten, who he shares with his ex-wife, who lives in Tel Aviv.
Tony Dokoupil Net Worth
Dokoupil has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a correspondent, host, and anchor.
Tony Dokoupil Salary
Dokoupil earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
In addition to his journalism career, he is also an author. He has authored the critically acclaimed book, “The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son and the Golden Age of Marijuana” (Doubleday, 2014). A memoir in which he documented his father’s exploits smuggling marijuana during the 1970s and ’80s. He was a senior writer at Newsweek and the Daily Beast, where his reporting landed him on NBC’s “Today,” ABC’s “20/20” and NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” from 2007 to 2013.
Tony Dokoupil CBS News
Dokoupil works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- John Dickerson
- Seth Doane
- Jericka Duncan
- Vladimir Duthiers
- Carter Evans
- Pamela Falk
- Major Garrett
- Jeff Glor
- Catherine Herridge
- Caitlin Huey-Burns
- Ramy Inocencio
- Dana Jacobson
- Gayle King
- Ian Lee
- Lilia Luciano
- Michelle Miller
- Erin Moriarty
- Ed O’Keefe
- Meg Oliver