Marika Gerrard

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Former Journalist and Photographer (1955)
Wed Jul 12 2023
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Relationship Timeline Of Marika Gerrard

Ex-wife : Zoey Tur
Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur Married in 1980 and the Couple Divorced in 2003

A retired journalist and photographer, Marika Gerrard is best known as the ex-wife of Zoey Tur. She is also a co-founder of a new company, Los Angeles News Service, which was founded in the early 1980s. Similarly, she has also won 3 Emmy Awards and Edward R. Murrow Award until now.

Marika was born in 1955 in Los Angeles, California. She is of white ethnic background and American nationality. Being an award-winning reporter, she has accumulated a tremendous amount of name and fame from her career. So, what about her personal life? Let's take a look at her personal life.

What Is Marika Gerrard's Current Relationship Status?

Marika Gerrard is currently single at the moment. For now, she is keeping herself away from the spotlight and living a low-key life. 

Marika posing for a picture
Marika Gerrard is holding a guitar.
Source: MySpace

Since her divorce from her ex-husband, Zoey Tur, Gerrard is not dating any other men until now. Marika is living a happy life and pursuing her professional career.

Marika's  Previous Relationship With Zoey Tur 

Even though Marika is currently single, she was previously in a marital relationship with the love of her life, Hanna Zoey Tur. Zoey Tur was previously known as Robert Albert Tur. Marika's ex-partner came out as transgender in 2014.

Gerrard's ex-spouse is widely known as a broadcast reporter and commercial pilot. As a matter of fact, Zoey changed her name and gender marker from male to female in August 2014.

Zoey Tur flying a helicopter
Marika's ex-husband, Robert Albert Tur.
Source: HuffPost

Regarding the couple, Zoey and Marika exchanged wedding vows in 1980. The former married couple tied the knot among their close friends and relatives.

Initially, they shared a great bonding. However, in their latter days, they encountered a lot of highs and lows, which ultimately crumbled their relationship. After 23 years of marriage, the two of them divorced in 2003

Marika Gerrard Shares Two Children With Her Former Partner

The former pair Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur share two children. A daughter, Katy Tur, was born on 26 October 1983, and a son, James Tur, was born in 1985

Katy Tur posing for a picture
Marika's daughter, Katy Tur.
Source: Married Biography

Their first child, Katy, currently works for NBC News as a news reporter, and James is a medical student. Moreover, she is a married woman. She exchanged vows with Tony Dokoupil.

Zoey Tur Is Completely A Female Now 

Right after the divorce, her ex-husband, Zoey's gender dysphoria worsened, and she even tried to commit suicide. But later, on May 2013, she started taking a dose of the female hormone, Estradiol. She took the dose for 14 months and underwent sexual reassignment surgery in June 2014.

Zoey Tur Then and Now
Zoey Tur before and after sexual reassignment surgery.
Source: Daily Mail

After the surgery, she successfully transformed from male to female. Later in an interview with The People about her sexual surgery,

''My son was great, he told me, ‘I support your decision and if this will make you happy then I’m on board.' But my daughter was shocked. She had a great deal of difficulty and we stopped talking for a long time.''

Eventually, she accepted her father's choice.

Net Worth Of Marika Gerrard

Marika has an estimated net worth of $500k, which is similar to Milissa Rehberger. She boasts this lucrative amount of money from her career as a journalist and photographer. 

As a journalist, she earned around $50,000 per year. Likewise, as a photographer, she earned around $65,000 per year.

Regarding her daughter, Katy, she has a total net value of $4 million. She makes an annual salary of around $1 million. She has been a foreign correspondent for NBC News since September 2012.

Marika Gerrard Faced A Near-Death Experience

Reporting may sometime lead the reporter to untimely death. The reporter has to various situations while completing their project.

Marika Gerrard also faced a similar case while reporting a major case in 1992. Well, the thing is, back in her prime, when she was trying to make a report on riots through helicopter. She was shot with a bullet. Luckily, she wasn’t hit.


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