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Tony Dokoupil – First Wife, Children, Wife Katy Tur – Biography

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• Tony Dokoupil was born in Miami, Florida USA and is a reporter best known for working for CBS News.
• He was raised in a wealthy family and is married to Katy Tur, an American author and journalist.
• He grew up in a luxurious house and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master’s degree in American studies from George Washington University and Columbia University, respectively.
• Tony launched his career in 2004 and has worked for Way Back Info, Newsweek & The Daily Best, Random House and NBC News, among others.
• Katy Tur was born in Los Angeles and is an author and a journalist, best known for working at NBC News as their correspondent.

Who is Tony Dokoupil? Wiki Bio

Tony Dokoupil was born in Miami, Florida USA on 24 July 1981, so holds American nationality. He is a reporter best known for working for CBS News, as well as for being married to Katy Tur, an American author and journalist.

Early life and education

Tony was raised in Miami in a wealthy family, his father Anthony Edward Dokoupil is a businessman while his mother Ann is a lawyer. He grew up in a luxurious house and he went to elementary school together with grandkids of President G.H.W. Bush.

When he turned five, Tony’s father left home and it was later revealed that he was a drug addict who spent most of his money on drugs, thus nearly bankrupting the family.

Being fascinated by the reporters and hosts he watched on TV, Tony decided he wanted to become a reporter, and after matriculating from high school in which he served as a reporter for the school’s show, he enrolled at George Washington University’s School of Business, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2003. He continued his education at Columbia University, graduating with a Master’s degree in American studies in 2004, while he was granted his PhD in 2005.

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Career as a reporter

Tony launched his career in 2004 when he started working for Way Back Info as their journalist and writer – he and his colleague were nominated for a National Magazine Award for a best standalone department. He stayed at Way Back Info for two years before joining Newsweek & The Daily Best, where he worked as a senior writer covering stories such as The Suicide Epidemic and Dustoff 73 among others. He started working simultaneously at Random House as an author in 2009, and for the following four years. While at Random House, he wrote the book “The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son and the Golden Age of Marijuana” which was published in 2014.

In 2013 he joined NBC News working as their senior writer, staying with them for two years before joining MSNBC, and becoming their correspondent and national reporter. Tony started working for CBS News in August 2016 as a correspondent, and has been a member of their team to this day counting over three years.

Love life and wife Katy Tur

Tony met Katy Tur when the two started working together for NBC News in 2014 – they started off as friends and after four months began dating. On 27 October 2017, the two married at an event organized in Utah which was attended by only their closest friends and family. They surprised everyone when people found out that the wedding was held in the middle of the desert,  going to that place because there is no signal there, so nobody could use their ‘phones.

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Tony and Katy agreed to wait with starting a family together, as they were both focused on their careers, but in January 2019 Katy announced that she was expecting, and they welcomed their son Theodore ‘Teddy’ Dokoupil on 28 April 2019 – he was 1ft 8ins tall (0.5m) and weighed around 6.5lbs (3kgs).

Before meeting Katy, Tony was married to a woman whose identity hasn’t been revealed – the two divorced in 2013, but have two kids together, one of whom is called Tony Jr. Katy was in a long-term relationship before meeting Tony – she dated Keith Olbermann who is a TV commentator for about three years before splitting ways.

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Hobbies and other interests

Tony enjoys being outdoors and prefers spending his free time in natural places rather than in big and overcrowded cities. He and Katy usually spend their holidays in small towns and in natural parks, travelling to many states around the US, while they have also been to several European countries such as France, Spain and Portugal. Tony likes to watch movies with his wife late at night, with some of his favorite actors and actresses being Tom Hanks, Robin Williams and Rosario Dawson, while some of his favorite movies are “Seven Pounds”, “Patch Adams”, and “Cast Away”.

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Tony is physically active, and knows how to play several sports such as tennis and golf which he plays at least once a week with his friends and colleagues, while he occasionally goes to the gym. He is a lover of animals and has a pet dog.

Appearance and net worth

Tony is 38 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $1.5 million.

Who is Katy Tur, Tony’s wife? Wiki Bio

Katy Tur was born in Los Angeles, California USA on 26 October 1983, so her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds American nationality. She is an author and a journalist, best known for working at NBC News as their correspondent.

Katy was raised in Los Angeles by her transgender father Zoey Tur, and her mother Marika Gerrard, both of whom are journalists. She became interested in journalism thanks to them and after matriculating from Brentwood School in 2001, she enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 2005.

She launched her career when she began working as a reporter for KTLA Network, before switching to Cablevision while she has also worked for News 12 Brooklyn and Fox 5 New York.

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She went on to work at The Weather Channel as their storm chaser. She gained recognition after joining NBC News in 2009, and in the same year she won a Best Spot News Award after covering the crane collapse in March 2008 in Manhattan. She went on to cover many other important stories such as the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the heroine and alcohol overdose of Cory Monteith which led to his death.

In 2017 after covering Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Katy was presented with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Started with TheLegit.org in April 2023. Previously, Executive Editor at Echoes Media. Holds a Journalism degree from New York University.

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Beth McLeod’s (Fox 8 – WXYZ) Biography, Salary, Age, New Job

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Beth McLeod is an Emmy Award winner and American Fox-8 meteorologist, whose claim to fame was being the wife of popular American sports producer and game announcer for NBA’s “Cleveland Cavaliers,” Fred McLeod.

Early Life and Family

Beth McLeod was born Elizabeth Heather Henningsen on 31 March 1965, in Bay Village, Ohio USA, to parents Richard Henningsen and Martha Ann Henningsen. Her family lived in her hometown until Beth was in 1st grade, then moved to Detroit due to her father working for Detroit Diesel at that time, and she spent most of her childhood there.

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Education

She matriculated from Northville High School in Northville, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Later on, she was completed a Master’s degree in Meteorology at Mississippi State University.

Career

Her first television job was at CBS Sports in New York, but she then worked at WDIV in Detroit, Michigan for over 17 years. Aside from covering traffic news for the station from 1995 to 2008, she was one of the hosts of Michigan Lottery, giving out the lucky winning numbers during the daily drawing broadcast for 15 years along with Aggie Usedly and Darryl Wood, until they were replaced by an automated speaking machine in 2012.

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Beth left the traffic news department so that she could have more time with her husband, who was the Cleveland Cavaliers play-by-play game announcer. She started a career as a weather forecaster in WOIO in Cleveland, spending almost 10 years working as a meteorologist, giving updates about the weather, and explaining the possible changes in the climate every day.

She is currently working as the resident meteorologist of Fox 8 News Channel in Cleveland.

Personal Life

She was married to Fred McLeod for 28 years before he passed away. They met during the NBA Finals when she was still working for CBS Sports – he found out that she wanted to try broadcasting, and was preparing an audition tape.

He help her create her videotape, and through the course of helping her one thing led to another. They started dating and were married in 1991. This was her first marriage and Fred’s second – he had three children with his former wife.

In September of 2019, her husband called her and said that he was not feeling well, and that he would drive himself from the golf course to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. She told him to pull over and just wait for the 911 team that she called to attend to him. That was the last time they were able to talk, as he died of a heart attack at the age of 67.

Beth is currently residing in Ohio, and still struggles with the pain of losing her husband. Her work in Fox 8 keeps her busy and helps her to move forward, but says in an interview that ‘There is a hole in my heart.’

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Who is Fred McLeod?

Fred was born on 1 September 1952 in Strongsville, Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Fred McLeod Sr. and Marilyn McLeod. He spent most of his childhood in his hometown until his sophomore year, when his family transferred to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He matriculated from a local high school there, and then graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1974 from Point Park University, previously known as Point Park College.

He was part of the baseball varsity team in college in the position of pitcher, as his team made it to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) World Series, the national association for small colleges in North America.

In 1974, he started his career in covering sports events at St. Joseph, Missouri for KQTV, then transferred to Steubenville, Ohio for WSTV. In 1979, he went back to Cleveland for WJKW-TV to be a sports presenter and a play-by-play announcer of the city’s baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. Impressed by his commentaries, Fred was offered a job in San Francisco, California doing the same thing for KPIX-TV covering the Oakland Athletics.

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By 1980’s, WJBK was able to lure him back to the East by offering him a job in Detroit, Michigan as a sport presenter, and later he transferred to WDIV. In 1984, the NBA team the Detroit Pistons hired him to call their games, giving the play-by-play account of the games for many years until he received a call in 2006 from Dan Gilbert, the majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Apparently, Dan was his former intern at WDIV, who after getting his degree, bought back his mortgage company and eventually bought the NBA team. Fred was offered a job back in Ohio, and was apparently ecstatic with the opportunity to become the voice of his hometown’s basketball games. He did so until his death in 2019.

Interesting Facts

  • Beth asked for her husband’s body to be autopsied so his three children from his first wife would be informed of the cause of death, given that his relatives had a short life expectancy rate. Most of Fred’s relatives had died in their ‘50’s, and apparently the additional 10 years that Fred had was because of his healthy lifestyle. His artery problem was genetic.
  • Beth owns a pair of dogs to accompany her, and encourage her to live one day at a time.
  • She shares Fred’s story and her experience with the American Heart Association awareness program, to encourage people to go and consult a doctor.
  • She is active in her verified social media accounts. Her Twitter is @BethHMcLeod, Instagram is @bethmcleodfox8, YouTube is Beth McLeod, and Facebook is @BethHMcLeod.
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Appearance

She is 5ft 5ins (1.67m) tall, and weighs around 125lbs (57kgs). Her shoe size is 6.5. She is Caucasian with long blonde hair and blue eyes.

Net worth

Authoritative sources estimated Beth’s net worth at about $400,000 before her husband’s death; she may have benefited from his estate.  She is earning between $80,000 and $90,000 on average per year.

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Emily Compagno’s (Fox News) Biography – Husband, Salary

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Emily Compagno is an American lawyer, TV correspondent, and a former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader, who rose to prominence through her work as a Fox News Channel contributor.

Early Life and Family

Emily Rose Compagno is of part-Italian-American descent, born on 9 November 1979 at a Naval Hospital in Oak Knoll, California, USA to parents John and Katherine Compagno. She and her older sisters Natalie Compagno and Julietta Compagno Skoog were raised in El Cerrito, Contra Costa County in California. Her sister Natalie is a lifestyle influencer and blogs about the fashion industry with her blog entitled “LA Lifestyle,” and is married to Greg who owns a travel bookstore in California.

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Julietta has two daughters with husband Jon Skoog.

Emily is pretty close to her paternal grandparents, John and Josephine Bileci Compagno. Her maternal great grandfather was William Harry Bertsch whose wife’s name Rose and where Emily’s second name came from.

Education

She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington, and was awarded the Juris Doctorate degree in 2006 at the University of San Francisco.

Career

Legal Career

After completing an externship in the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit with Judge Noonan, and passing the California Bar exams, Emily started practicing law as a criminal defense and civil litigation attorney in a law firm based in the southern part of San Francisco.

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She handled mostly non-violent juvenile and financially-motivated white-collar cases.

From 2010 to 2014, Emily also worked as a federal managing attorney, and was later promoted as Acting Director for the Social Security Administration. As a government attorney in one of the top agencies in the US, she was able to deal with a wide variety of civil and administrative legal cases, such as fraud, regulatory labor issues including employment contracts.

Team Captain, Oakland Raiderettes Cheerleading Squad

With her regular job as a lawyer, Emily also decided to fulfill her childhood dream of being a professional dancer, and applied for a spot in the football cheerleading squad with the Oakland Raiderettes, and joined the squad in April of 2007.

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From an interview with SFGate she said, “I’ve been dancing since I was 3, so it’s natural to want that part of my life, the love of performing satisfied.” She did not see it as a substitute career; it just so happened that she did not have time to pursue this dream when she was in law school. It was something that complements her and served as an outlet of her love of performing.

From a regular cheerleader, she was promoted to be the team captain of the Oakland Raiderettes – it was classified as part-time work, but in reality, she said that the work they do for the team equates to a full-time commitment, even if most of the girls have a day job, so in the end, most of her spare time was allocated to cheerleading tasks.

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She was included to perform during the NFL’s military tour in Iraq and Kuwait, as well as one of only four cheerleaders chosen to promote during the NFL China launch in Beijing and Shanghai.

Emily never broadcasts her cheerleading position when she is working as an attorney, and at the same time, she does not openly tell everyone in the cheerleading world that she is a practicing lawyer.

Fox News Contributor

All through her work as a civil litigator and a part-time cheerleader, she never lost focus on her ultimate dream of becoming a legal analyst, and that became a reality when Fox News Network offered her the dream job. Many were surprised at the change of career, as few were aware of her legal background, and only knew her as the cheerleading team captain.

With her diversified legal experience from being a criminal defense lawyer in a private firm and working as a federal attorney handling social security disputes, she was the perfect choice for becoming an on-air legal analyst on a variety of local and national issues. She started as a guest commentator on shows, asking for opinions from a business and legal analyst.

Later on, her in-depth experience in the world of football helped in doing sports commentaries. She also covered various other sporting events, particularly the PAC-12, in which universities vie for championship titles in several games. Even some sports magazines have acquired her expertise as a contributor.

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Emily can be seen regularly in various shows such as “The Five,” “Fox and Friends: Weekend,” “The Greg Gutfeld Show,” and “Crimes That Changed America” on Fox News, Fox Business, and Fox Sports networks.

Personal Life

Emily was married to Peter Riley on 13 September 2017, in a secret wedding ceremony at the Hotel Villa Cimbrone in Italy. They met in high school in California, but it took about two decades to reconnect, when they saw each other again in Seattle and started dating. Little else is known about her husband except for the pictures she’s shared of their wedding day and the wedding ring photo that her husband accidentally left, as she posted on her Instagram account. Emily is so adamant about keeping her private and public life separate.

She and her husband are currently living in Seattle, Washington State.

Interesting Facts and Awards

  • She was given the US Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps’ Cadet of the Quarter Award during her college graduation ceremonies.
  • When she was pursuing her Juris Doctorate degree at the University of San Francisco, she worked as the editor for the Intellectual Property Bulletin as well as served as President of the Federalist Society.
  • She is a proud owner of a Doberman dog named Duchess.
  • Emily has had a keen interest in auto racing since she was young, and was ecstatic when she had a chance to participate in car racing during one of her segments on Fox.
  • Her volunteer work with orphans in the Southern African third world countries such as Malawi, Uganda and Zambia was an enriching experience that she would never forget.
  • During one of the episodes of “Fox & Friends: Weekend” with hosts Ed Henry and Pete Hegset, Emily became a fake bait when she visited Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst in New Jersey, a military dog training center for the US Army. She said that even if she had the biggest scare of her life, she knew that those dogs had intensive training and wouldn’t harm her intentionally.
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Social Media Accounts

She is active on her verified social media accounts – her Instagram and Twitter accounts are both @EmilyCompagno,with over 100,000 followers on each.

Appearance

Andrea is 5ft 6ins (1.70m) tall, weighs around 112lbs (51kgs), and due to her daily workout routines, she has a properly well-toned body. She is Caucasian, with black hair and hazel brown eyes.

Net worth

Sources estimated her net worth at around $1.5 million as of April 2020. Aside from her earnings from her private legal practice and as a Fox Network host and contributor, she had a successful cheerleading career, with multiple endorsements for four years along with her federal attorney salary.

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Jennifer Lahmers (Fox News) Bio, Age, Husband, Salary

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Who is Jennifer Lahmers?

Jennifer Lahmers was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio USA, on 19 February 1984 – her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds American nationality. She is a TV news reporter and an anchor, perhaps known best for working as a correspondent for the American syndicated news broadcasting show “Extra”. Jennifer’s skills have won her a nomination for an Emmy Award.

Early life and education

Jennifer hasn’t talked about any siblings, in fact it’s believed that she was raised an only child in Tuscarawas County, by her father William and her mother Cathy.

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Jennifer was around eight years old when she became interested in journalism and reporting, and she and her friends Steffanie, Theresa and Erin, played with their imagined WJET TV station, recording fake news nearly every day. Jennifer went on to study at Dover High School, and during the four years she spent there became even more interested in journalism, while she was also keen on doing many other things, including acting with the school’s drama club, and helping organize various student events.

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Upon matriculating in 2002, she enrolled at Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, from which she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2006.

Career as a reporter

Jennifer started working as soon as she finished college, joining the TV station WBBJ-TV working as a reporter – for the job, she had to move to Jackson in Tennessee. After a while, Jennifer was allowed to anchor the weekend news, while she also had to work without the help of writers and additional crew, even occasionally shooting items of news by herself.

She went on to join Fox 61 (former Fox CT) in 2007, and thus moved to Hartford in Connecticut – she worked as a reporter for five years, including spending some time working as their weekend news anchor, before quitting in 2012.

During those years while she was working her way up in the field of journalism, Jennifer also worked as a freelancer, including writing columns for the largest daily USA newspaper “The Hartford Courant”.

She joined the golf lifestyle cable Back9Network in 2012 – owned by her former husband – and worked there for the following two years before being invited to join WNYW-TV, a Fox-affiliated network in New York City.

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She was their general assignments reporter for the following three year,s before she started co-anchoring their morning show “Good Day Wake Up”.

She gained recognition in August 2019 when invited to join the show “Extra” as a correspondent, which meant moving to Los Angeles in California. Jennifer is in charge of covering Hollywood film premieres, various red carpet events, as well as conducting studio interviews.

Jennifer is quite active on Instagram and Twitter, as it’s somewhat important for her career to be able to inform her fans about the most recent news.

She is followed by close to 70,000 people on Instagram, while she’s uploaded more than 2,000 pictures, most of which have been taken during her everyday life. She’s been active on Twitter since June 2010, and is followed by close to 20,000 people, while she tends to tweet at least once a week.

Love life and husband

Jennifer is quite secretive when it comes to her love life, but it is known that she was married to James Bosworth, an American professional golf player and cable network executive.

The two married in a private ceremony held at Tehama golf course in Carmel, California attended by their closest friends and family, on 2 July 2011 – it’s believed that the two were engaged for several years before exchanging vows.

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After three years of married life, Jennifer and James divorced for unknown reasons.

In 2016, Jennifer uploaded a picture with a certain Dr. Mike onto her Instagram account, wishing him a happy birthday and calling him her love – it is believed that the two dated for around a year, as they stopped uploading pictures featuring themselves together in 2017, while Jennifer has also deleted the above mentioned picture of the two.

Jennifer is trying her best to help prevent domestic violence – she became interested in the topic after her friend and colleague Alice Morrin was killed by her husband.

As of November 2020, Jennifer is single, has been married, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Jennifer likes to dress up for Halloween, and hasn’t so far missed a single opportunity to put on a costume, paint her face and attend a party – her most recent Halloween costume can be seen featured in one of her Instagram pictures.

She likes to travel, and her job as a journalist has taken her all around the US, visiting nearly every state, while Jennifer has also had a chance to vacation in Europe – her dream travel destination is Paris in France.

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She is physically very active as she works out three to four times at the gym each week, and she’s also following a very strict, diet thus her fit body.

Age, height and salary

Jennifer’s age is 36. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $1.2 million.

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