MSNBC Anchor Katy Tur, CBS Co-host Tony Dokoupil to Serve as Masters of Ceremony for Newhouse School’s Mirror Awards

Broadcast journalists and anchors Katy Tur and Tony Dokoupil will serve as masters of ceremony when the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications celebrates the Mirror Awards on Monday, June 12 in New York City.

MSNBC anchor Tur and “CBS Mornings” co-host Dokoupil were married after meeting during the 2016 presidential campaign and live in New York City with their children.

Established by the Newhouse School in 2006, the Mirror Awards honor the reporters, editors and writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit. Finalists for the competition were announced earlier this month.

Katy Tur

Katy Tur. Photo: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC

Katy Tur anchors “Katy Tur Reports” weekdays at 3 p.m. ET. An award-winning journalist, Tur emerged as a breakout broadcaster in 2016 while covering the entirety of the Trump campaign across all platforms for NBC News and MSNBC. 

Tur is a New York Times bestselling author of “Rough Draft: A Memoir,” released June 2022 and “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History” in September 2017. 

An award-winning journalist, Tur received a 2022 Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage of the January 6th insurrection. In her 18 months covering the 2016 presidential election, Tur conducted multiple in-depth interviews with then-candidate Donald Trump. While on the road, she set foot in over 40 states and logged nearly 4,000 live television appearances. In 2017, she received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for her reporting on the 2016 election. 

Prior to joining the 2016 political team, Tur was a foreign correspondent based in London for NBC News. She joined the network in 2012 and was initially based in New York. Before that Tur reported for WNBC, The Weather Channel, WPIX and News12 Brooklyn. 

Tur is a native of Los Angeles and graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Follow Tur on Twitter at @KatyTurNBC.

Tony Dokoupil

Tony Dokoupil. Photos: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Dokoupil was named co-host of “CBS Mornings” in 2019. Previously, he was a CBS News correspondent and a “CBS Sunday Morning” contributor, with his reporting appearing across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. At “CBS Mornings,” Dokoupil has handled numerous high-profile, on-the-ground and anchoring assignments from New York and around the world.

In 2016, Dokoupil joined CBS News after three years at NBC News, where he was a correspondent for MSNBC. He was the network’s lead reporter on high-profile stories like the Paris climate agreement and the Flint water crisis, and also covered the 2016 presidential primaries.

From 2007 to 2013, Dokoupil 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.”

Dokoupil is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, “The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son and the Golden Age of Marijuana,” a memoir in which he documented his father’s exploits smuggling marijuana during the 1970s and ‘80s.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree from Columbia University.

About the Mirror Awards

The Mirror Awards are the most important awards for honoring excellence in media industry reporting. The 2023 Mirror Awards ceremony will be held Monday, June 12, at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Newhouse Dean Mark J. Lodato will preside over the ceremony, which includes the presentation of five juried journalism awards. For more information, please email