Marika Gerrard

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Former Journalist and Photographer (1955)
Wed Nov 06 2019
By   Pranish

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 news company, Los Angeles News Service, which she 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 into her personal life.

What Is Marika's Current Relationship Status?

The 64-year-old former journalist, Gerrad, is single as of 2019. For now, she is keeping herself away from the spotlight and living a low-key life. Since her divorce with her ex-husband, Zoey Tur, she is not dating any other men until now.

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

Marika moreover, is living a single happy life and pursuing her professional career.

Divorce With Ex-Husband, Zoey Tur 

Even though she is currently single, she was previously in a marital relationship with the love of her life, Hanna Zoey Tur, aka Zoey Tur. Zoey is transgender, and she 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, Zoey Tur.
Source: HuffPost

Regarding the couple, Zoey and Marika, they exchanged wedding vows in 1980 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 down their relationship. After 23 years of marriage, the two of them divorced in 2003

Shares Two Children With Her Former Partner

The former pair shares two children. A daughter, Katy Tur, born on 26 October 1983 and a son, James Tur, born in 1985

Katy Tur posing for a picture
Marika's daughter, Katy Tur.
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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.

Marika's Former Husband Zoey Tur Is Completely A Female Now 

Right after the divorce, her ex-husband, Zoey's gender dysphoria, got worse, 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 went through 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's net worth is around $500 Thousand as of 2019, 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, and 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. As of 2019, she is working as a foreign correspondent for NBC News since September 2012.

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