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Full NameMarika Gerrard
First NameMarika
Last NameGerrard
Birth CountryAmerica
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseZoey Tur
EducationMasters Degree in Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree in Law from University of California
Date of Birth1955

Marika Gerrard is a retired American journalist and photographer who is best known as the ex-wife of Bobby Tur, a transgender who currently goes by the name Zoey Tur.

In the 1980s she established a news company Los Angeles News Service along with her ex-husband.

Married, Husband, Affair

She was married to Zoey Tur, previously known as Bobby Tur. She met her ex-husband in 1978 at Westwood Bruin Theatre and experienced love at first sight. 

The fact that Bobby was five years younger did not affect their love for each other and soon they started dating.

Marika Gerrard Ex-Husband
Marika Gerrard Ex-Husband Source: answersafrica

On their first date, the love-struck couple attended a flying lesson together which was quite romantic. 

They took a step forward in their relationship and soon they started living together. In 1983 they were blessed with their first child Katy. 

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They got married after their first child and in 1985 they were again blessed with another child James Tur.

Marika Gerrard Children
Marika Gerrard Children Source: Marrieddivorce

The couple was living a blissful life until things changed and they finally got divorced in 2003. The reason for divorce was not disclosed but when Bobby came out publicly as a transgender everything was clear. 

He changed his name to Zoey Tur and stated that he always wanted to be a woman. Zoey now has made a name for herself in the news and entertainment industry.

Marika has retired as a photographer and a journalist and is doing well in her life. Her children are grown up and are professionally successful in their life. Her daughter Katy is an author and broadcast journalist with NBC News while her son James is medical personnel.

As of now, Marika is single and there is no rumor about her affair.

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Net Worth

According to sources, she has an estimated net worth of around $500 thousand. She has accumulated a lucrative fortune from her career as a journalist and photographer.

The average salary of an American journalist is around $39484 per year

Similarly, a photographer earns an average salary of $63688 but we can assume she earns more than average because of her experience.

Below is the list of top photographers and their net worth:

Photographer NameNet Worth
Andreas Gursky$30 million
Annie Leibovitz$20 million
Morgan Norman$18 million
Gilles Bensimon$30 million
Timothy Allen$1.6 million
Cindy Sherman$35 million
Marco Grob$100000 
George Steinmetz$100000 
Nick Brandt$100000
Lynsey Addario$1 million 

She started her career working for the LA Times where she covered several popular stories like the killings of the Laurel Canyon

She also worked as an aerial videographer for 17 years where she video graphed the OJ Simpson road chase in 1994 and the attack on Reginald Denny during the 1992 riot. 

Her news business Los Angeles Service which she co-founded with her ex-husband Bobby manufactured and licensed video and audio recordings of major occurrences.

Their company had agreements with multiple networks including news radio stations such as KNX, KCOP, KCBS-TV, and more.

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She is a recipient of 3 television news Emmy Awards. In 1989 she was honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award for her reports on the Loma Prieta Earthquake

She received another Edward R. Murrow Award for her reports on Jewish Americans abandoning their homes. 

She has also received Associated Press National Breaking News Award and National Press Photographers Association Humanitarian Award.

Info and Highlights (Age, Birthday, Height)

  1. As of 2019, her age is 63 years.
  2. Her exact birthday date is not known.
  3. She is American.
  4. She belongs to White ethnicity.
  5. She has an average height with a set of beautiful black eyes and black hair.
  6. In 1992 riots she was shot at by the rioters while in a helicopter.
  7. We cover most of the information about Marika Gerrard as it is difficult to find on other wiki sites.
  8. She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1955. As per her biography, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from University of California, Los Angeles. She then graduated with a Masters Degree in Philosophy.
  9. She has not disclosed any information about her parents or siblings.
Updated On Tue Feb 16 2021 Published On Sat Oct 05 2019 By paper-boat

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