Raj Mathai, Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, NBC News

Raj Mathai
Raj Mathai

Raj Mathai Biography

Raj Mathai is a 12 time Emmy award-winning news journalist for NBC News/KNTV. Raj currently works as the primary news anchor at NBC-owned KNTV in the San Francisco Bay Area alongside Janelle Wang.

Mathai is a 12-time Emmy Award winner, including regional Emmys for “Best On-Camera Talent” in 2016 and 2015, “Breaking News” in 2016 and 2013, Dwight Clark Documentary in 2018, and “Outstanding Cultural Program in 2012 for his coverage of the London Olympics. He also won regional Emmys for sports coverage in 2011, 2002, and 1998.

Raj Mathai Age

Mathai was born on March 28, 1971, in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, he is 51 years old.

Raj Mathai Height

Raj stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (approx. 1.72 m).

Raj Mathai Family

Raj was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He lived in Mumbai, until age 7 when he moved Palo Alto, California. He comes from a family of journalists and writers including his father TJ Mathew. He is the cousin of best-selling authors Abraham Verghese and Jeet Thayil. He is also the nephew of Thomas Kailath, noted Stanford Professor.

Raj Mathai Wife

Raj is married to his wife Sonia Mathai, in their blissful marriage, Raj and Sonia have been blessed with two wonderful children a son and a daughter.

Raj Mathai Education

He attended Los Altos High School and San Diego State University where he graduated with a degree in journalism and political science in 1993.

Raj Mathai Salary

The normal salary of a news personality in the USA ranges between $ 24,292 and $ 72,507 that translates to an hourly average wage of between $ 10.15 and $ 31.32.

Raj Mathai’s Net Worth

Raj has an estimated net worth of almost $500,000 as of 2021, from his successful career as a news anchor for NBC News and other occupations in his past life.

Raj Mathai Career

Ten-time Emmy Award winner Raj is the weeknight news anchor for NBC Bay Area. Raj anchors the nightly 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm News and is among the Bay Area’s most well-known journalists.

Raj has interviewed many high-profile newsmakers including Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Colin Powell, Tyler Florence, Jed York, and many more. He joined KNTV in 1998 as Sports Director and transitioned to primary news anchor in 2011.

He has reported on-location from the Olympics in London, Vancouver, Turin, Athens, and Salt Lake City. Raj is among the handful of people in the world to have run the Olympic Torch three times (1996, 2002, and 2008).

He was part of the Giants broadcast team (2008-2012) with Jon Miller and Mike Krukow during NBC Bay Area telecasts of the Giants. Raj grew up on the Peninsula and graduated from Los Altos High School. He went on to graduate from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and political science.

Before arriving at NBC Bay Area, he worked for NBC stations in Fresno, San Diego, and Arizona. In 1995, Raj became the country’s first Indian sportscaster. Prior to his career in television, Raj served as a public relations assistant for the San Diego Chargers for five seasons.

Raj and his family contribute to the Stanford Cancer Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, College Track, Indian Community Center, and various other Bay Area charities. He is a regular guest instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Raj was born in Trivandrum, India.

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