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Marika Gerrard Biography

Updated On 26 Jul, 2022 Published On 27 Aug, 2019
Marika Gerrard

Facts of Marika Gerrard

Age : 68 years old
Family Name : Gerrard
Birth Country : United States
Height : 5 Feet 6 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Marika Gerrard

What is Marika Gerrard marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Marika Gerrard have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Marika Gerrard having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Marika Gerrard Lesbian ? No

Marika Gerrard is an award-winning American journalist and photographer who is known as the co-founder of the news company Los Angeles News Service. She is also popular for her work in the television station KCOP and radio station KNX. The journalist won many awards for her works including the Television News Emmy Awards.

Marika Gerrard's Personal Life

Marika Gerrard is popularly known for her professional works. Besides, she is also known as the ex-wife of transgender news reporter Bob Tur aka Zoey Tur. So, what's her personal life like?

Marika Gerrard's Current Relationship

Marika is out of any dating relationships as of now. The journalist is happily single and seems focused on her career. Moreover, she is not seen with any men as of 2022.

American journalist and reporter, Marika Gerrard. 

The photographer is waiting for her perfect partner while pursuing her career. However, she was previously married to the love of her life. What you didn't know?

Marika Gerrard's Past Relationship

Gerrard was married to the popular American broadcast reporter and commercial pilot, Zoey Tur. The couple shared the wedding vows in 1980 among their close friends and family. 

The duo used to share a good bond in their initial years of marriage. But later, they faced some highs and lows in their relationships and decided to end their twenty years of marital relationship in 2003. What's more, after their divorce from Marika, Tur later publicly came out as transgender in June of 2013.

Marika Gerrard's Children

Marika and Zoey are proud parents of their two children; a daughter, Katy Bear Tur born on 26th October 1983, and a son, James Tur born in 1985. Further, Katy currently works as a news reporter for NBC News whereas James is a medical student.

Marika Gerrard's former husband came out as Transgender woman Zoey Tur

After divorcing, Marika in 2003, Tur's gender dysphoria started getting worse and worse. She even planned to commit suicide but later decided to give hormone replacement therapy. So, in May 2013, Zoey got her first dose of the female hormone Estradiol.

After 14 months of long hormone treatment, Tur successfully transited from male to female in June 2014 through sexual reassignment surgery.

Previously in an interview with People, Tur revealed, that she got full support from her son but her daughter. Katy was shocked to deal with his father's changes and stopped talking for a long time. But eventually, Katy accepted her father's choice and congratulated her. 

Marika Gerrard's Net Worth

Marika Gerrard is a popular American journalist and photographer who collected a handsome sum from her career. So then, how much net worth does she hold?

Marika Gerrard's Net Worth & Salary

Marika Gerrard possesses a net worth of $900,000. In addition, the average salary of a journalist is $33,000-$89,100 per year. Similarly, the average salary of a photographer is $33,000 per year.

American journalist, American journalist, and reporter, Marika Gerrard with her son James.
SOURCE: Married Divorce

The journalist started her career by working for the LA Times where she covered many popular stories including the Laurel Canyon murders. Later, she created the news company called Los Angeles New Service in 1983 along with her husband. The company was the first-ever brand among all which televised a high-speed police chase. In addition, Stephanie Hamill and Julie Pace are also popular American journalist.

Here take a look at Marika Gerrard singing a song titled Twenty lifetimes;

In 1980, Marika started working as an aerial videographer for her company where she ended up working in the position for 17 years until 1997. After that, she switched to news radio station KNX and also started reporting for KCOP which is an MYNetworkTV-owned television station. 

The reporter worked with her heart and soul thanks to which she was able to garner many awards in her career. Some of her awards include Television News Emmy Awards (3 times), Edward R. Murrow Award (2 times), Associated Press National Breaking News Award, and National Press Photographers Association Humanitarian Award.

Body Measurements: Marika Gerrard

Famous American journalist and reporter, Marika Gerrard.

Marika Gerrard stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches (1.67 m) and weighs around 69 kg. The journalist holds a pair of brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Quick Facts: Marika Gerrard

  • Marika Gerrard was raised by her parents in Los Angeles.
  • She studied at the University of California, Los Angeles to pursue a Masters in Philosophy.
  • She was accepted into UCLA Law.
  • She uses social media sites like Instagram and Twitter.
  • Gerrard showed a keen interest in photography since her childhood.
  • Her first date with Bob was also her first flying lesson.
  • Marika was shot at a helicopter by rioters during the 1991 riots.

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Marika Gerrard Married

Marriage with Zoey Tur

Gerrard was previously married to the popular American broadcast reporter and commercial pilot, Zoey Tur. The pair shared the wedding vows in 1980.

Marika Gerrard Children

DAUGHTER : Katy Bear Tur

Father: Zoey Tur

Marika and Zoey are proud parents of their two children one of whom is a daughter named Katy Bear Tur born on 26th October 1983.

SON : James Tur

Father: Zoey Tur

Marika and Zoey are proud parents of their two children one of whom is a son named James Tur born in 1985.

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