Tamara Keith is the top journalist of National Public Radio(NPR) and has become the familiar voice for her audiences; when she raises her voice for all the Americans who are going through everyday economic troubles. Keith equally talks about the struggles that women face in politics.
Tamara is the first to break the latest news out of the White House and Congress to her audiences. She is the White House correspondent for NPR since 2014 and co-hosts NPR Politics Podcast. She is well known for her coverage of the 2016 Presidential Campaign of Hilary Clinton and her coverage of Haiti after a destructive earthquake. Further, Tamara is also a member of the Politics Monday team on PBS NewsHour.
Tamara Keith Bio: Age, Parents, Family
Tamara was born on 25th September 1979 and she grew up in the Central Valley town of Hanford California. She is not new to media exposure from the very beginning as she was only 6 months old when she got her first modeling job for an advertisement. To the age of 8 years old, she had already appeared in 30 magazines and TV ads.
Her mother is said to be Texan which she revealed in one of her essays. Her father and mother have been supportive of her career choices and motivated her for better education. She has one younger brother as can be seen on her Instagram post.
She has always been dreaming about covering the news or becoming a journalist, essayist as she has stated in one of her essays how she was obsessed with MTV News Coverage of the 1992 presidential election race.
Tamara completed high school when she was just 16 and at the age of 19, she received her bachelor’s degree n philosophy from UC Berkeley. She became the youngest person to enroll in UC Berkeley to graduate in journalism in 1999.
Tamara Keith Career
Tamara was just a teenager when she wrote letters to NPR personalities. She decided her career at the back seat of her parents’ car as she sat listening to NPR. Back then, Keith decided she wanted to work like them so she wrote letters to NPR personalities seeking advice. She ended up as a teen essayist of NPR for Weekend Edition Sunday.
After college, she started her internship at San Francisco Member station KQED and ultimately got a reporting job there. In 2004, she worked as a local reporter who was paid 10$ per hour covering the race between George W. Bush and John Kerry. In 2001, Tamara co-founded, produced, hosted, edited, and distributed an hour-long public radio show and podcast on B-Side Radio for nine years.
Later, in 2009, she joined NPR as a business reporter. In 2010, she covered the aftermath of Haiti after a destructive earthquake. She also covered the oil spill in the Gulf. In 2011, she created and reported a year-long series for NPR named The Road Back To Work. In the same year, she was turned to Congressional Correspondent covering Congress for NPR. Ans since 2014, she has been working as a white house correspondent for NPR and has been co-hosting the NPR podcast successfully.
Tamara Keith- Weight Loss
Apart from running behind the USA president, Keith also runs for real to remain fit. The real inspiration for her running is when her friend just after having a baby ran for a triathlon in 2002. This motivated Tamara to run, stay fit, and lose some weight.
Every year, she takes part in Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run and Capital Challenge in Washington, DC. Tamara even ran when she was 7 months pregnant. Now, Tamara’s partner and her instructor are her sons who motivate her to run faster every day.
Tamara Keith Husband, Married, Children
Tamara is married to her husband Ira Gordon for a long time now. It has been stated that the two met in college and a few years of dating led them to tie the knot.
Ira Gordon is a cancer researcher and veterinarian and professional instructor in radiation oncology. Further, Tamara and her spouse welcomed their baby boy Gibson in April 2018. Also, Tamara’s Facebook account shows that she has an elder son before Gibson.
Tamara Keith Net worth, Salary & Earnings
Tamara has a stable career f0rom the beginning working for NPR. Since 2014, she has been working as NPR’s Washington correspondent and she co-hosts the MPR podcast. As an NPR correspondent, it is estimated that she earns $127,748 per year.
Her stable career and her love for her profession have certainly given Tamara a fortune that she can afford to live a lavish lifestyle. Meanwhile, Tamara Keith’s net worth for late 2020 and early 2021 is estimated to be $900,000.
Tamara Keith Social Media
As @tamarakeithNPR on Twitter which she joined in July 2008, she has 168.2k followers to date. She keeps updating about her news reports and her podcast.
As Tamara Keith @TamaraKeithNPR on her Facebook account, she has been followed by 8,237 people and liked by 7,848 people. She has posted her family pictures on her account.
As tamarakeithnpr on her Instagram, she is followed by 5815 people and she has about 588 posts on her account about her career.
Quick information and facts on Tamara Keith
|Full Name/Real Name||Tamara Dawnell Keith|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||25 September 1979|
|Siblings||1 younger brother|
|Profession||White House correspondent for NPR|
|Education(college/university)||University of California Berkeley|