Before taking this position, Katy Tur was a student at UC Santa Barbara, and worked for Los Angeles’ KTLA.
She reports for many branches of the NBC News franchise including "Today," "NBC Nightly News," "Meet the Press" and "MSNBC." Some of the major stories that Tur has covered in her time at NBC include the death of "Glee" actor Cory Monteith, the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the biker gang attack on an SUV in New York City that involved and undercover police officer.An American sports and political commentator and writer who is widely known as former host of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, which aired on MSNBC. Katy Tur is the girlfriend of polarizing news figure Keith Olbermann, one time reporter for the popular ESPN program “Sportscenter” and current host of the MSNBC hit “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”.Katy Tur has been in the news recently for landing a number of high profile jobs supposedly secured with the assistance of her much older live-in boyfriend Keith Olbermann.He started his career as reporter for the RKO Radio Network from where he covered 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid.
He also worked as sportscaster for old WNEW 1130-AM radio station. Currently he is working for ESPN to host a late-night show.In other words, Tur is set to become a tornado chaser.When asked to make a direct statement on Katy Tur’s uncanny success in the news media, Olbermann denied that Katy Tur was hired on the basis of any grounds besides talent, saying: “Anybody who suggests so is misinformed, or sadly unaware that in this time when the industry is collapsing around us, nobody gets a job based on ‘influence,’ only talent.” What got people whispering about the “influence” question is the fact that NBC, parent company of Olbermann’s bosses at the MSNBC network, recently acquired the Weather Channel, adding it to their already large sphere of media outlets.He is a son to Marie Katherine and Theodore Olbermann. When he was young he was avid fan of baseball and basketball.He holds degree of BS in communication from Cornell's School of Agriculture and Life Sciences.Recent news about Katy Tur includes the fact that she’s now scheduled to join the Weather Channel as a “Digital Journalist”.