American news personality Tony Dokoupil contributes to CBS News' broadcasts and platforms. At CBS News, he has covered various topics such as marijuana legalization, the second amendment, the promise and peril of electronic cigarettes, and the scourge of suicide. Likewise, he has reported on some huge national stories which include the Flint water crisis, 2016's presidential primaries, and the Paris climate agreement.
Before joining CBS News, he worked as the lead reporter and correspondent at MSNBC.
Besides his TV career, Tony is also an author of the critically acclaimed book titled The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana (published on 1 April 2014).
Wiki: Age & Education
Son of Anthony Edward Dokoupil and Ann Dokoupil, Tony Dokoupil, was born on 24 December 1981 in Miami, Florida.
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He studied at George Washington University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Furthermore, he obtained a master's degree in American Studies from Columbia University.
When he reached the age of seven, Tony started to go to Albuquerque and Florida with his mother. But, little did he knew the reason behind those trips. His father used to smuggle drugs and marijuana, and to collect the money from them (clients); his mother used to go to Albuquerque and Florida.
Because of his parents' involvement in drugs, Tony also became addicted to drugs. As time passed, there rose problems between the families, and to avoid those conflicts, Ann left Anthony and took Tony to Maryland.
Tony Dokoupil's Married Life: Wife & Children
Tony Dokoupil is married to a fellow news personality plus producer, Katy Tur.
They first met each other in a make-up room while he was working at MSNBC. Later, they fell in love and initiated their dating relationship. Later, Tony and Katy shared the wedding vows on 27 October 2017. He and his wife, Katy, eloped to Utah for their marriage. They had a nondenominational ceremony in the middle of the desert of Utah.
After nearly two years of marriage, on 13 April 2019, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Theodore "Teddy" Dokoupil.
Tony Dokoupil with his wife, Katy Tur and his son on 16 December 2019 (Photo: Katy Tur's Instagram)
As of now, the family of three resides in New York, United States.
Before being in a relationship with Katy, Tony was in a marital bond with another woman. Together, they have two children. However, his bond with his wife didn't last long, and they got divorced.
Tony Dokoupil began his career in 2004 as a writer in the Periscope section of Newsweek Magazine–he left the job in 2006. After that, he worked as a Senior Writer at Newsweek & The Daily Beast from June 2007 to June 2013. Later on, he joined Random House as an author and worked there from 2009 to 2014.
Also, he served for NBC News (from June 2013-July 2015) and MSNBC (July 2015-July 2016).
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Finally, in August 2016, Tony joined the CBS News team as a Correspondent. While working at CBS, he has got the opportunity to take interviews of some popular celebrities such as Former First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton, music superstar Dolly Parton, and comedy legend Steve Martin.
Quick Facts About Tony Dokoupil
Tony wrote his book in the memoir of his father, documenting his father smuggling marijuana during the 1970s and '80s.
On 28 October 2019, his wife wished him on their second marriage anniversary, through an Instagram post.