Raj Mathai NBC, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Education, Salary, Net worth

Raj Mathai Bio | Wiki

Raj Mathai is an award-winning American journalist currently serving as a weeknight news anchor at KNTV an NBC-owned station based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been part of the station since 1998. Previously, Raj worked in Fresno, California as a sportscaster and at KSEE-TV.

Raj is a twelve-time Emmy Award winner. He has been awarded several awards in 2016 and 2015 he was awarded the Best On-Camera Talent, Breaking News award in 2016 and 2013, covering the Dwight Clark Documentary in 2018 and hosting an Outstanding Cultural Program in 2012. Additionally, he was awarded in 1998,2002, 2011 for his recommendable sports coverage.

He also co-hosted Sports Sunday alongside Jerry Rice, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jeff Garcia, and Ken Norton. For four years Raj was part of the NBC broadcast team for the San Francisco Giants that was from 2008 to 2012. There he worked along with Jon Miller and Mike Krukow.

Raj Mathai Age | Birthday

He was born on March 28, 1971, in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Raj is 51 years oldĀ and celebrates his birthday on March 28.

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Raj Mathai Height

He is a man of average stature. Raj stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (approx. 1.72 m).

Raj Mathai Family | Parents

He was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India but raised in California, United States of America to his loving father TJ Mathew, and caring mother. His family immigrated to America in 1978 when he was seven years old. Raj was born in a family of journalists, his father TJ worked in the Magazine industry back in India during the 1970s, while his uncle T.J.S George founded the AsianWeek.

Furthermore, he is the cousin of Jeet Thayil and Abraham Verghese, who are among the best-selling authors in the United States. Lastly, Raj is the nephew of Thomas Kailath, a professor at Stanford University. He holds American nationality by naturalization but belongs to the Indian-American ethnicity.

Raj Mathai Wife

He is happily married to her loving and devoted wife Sonia Mathai. The lovely couple is proud to be sharing their two adorable children; a son and a daughter. Their daughter is named Marlo Mathai born in 2018, unfortunately, details about his son remain unavailable. The duo has been living under the same roof since they wedded over fifteen years ago and currently residing in California.

Raj Mathai Education

Growing up in California Raj attained his diploma from Los Altos High School and later decided to further his studies hence enrolled at San Diego State University. While at the university, Raj studied for several years before graduating in 1993 and was awarded his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Political Science.

Raj Mathai NBC

Raj currently anchors the 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm newscasts at KNTV an NBC affiliate based in Bay Area. Additionally, he hosts “The Interview” a series that sets Raj with his fellow newsmakers such as Kamala Harris, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and General Colin Powell. In 2013, Raj interviewed John McAfee, where they discussed his life and his legal troubles.

At the station, Raj mostly covers breaking news and big events, events such as the Miami 2020 Super Bowl, Gilroy mass shooting in 2019, 2017 Inauguration of Donald Trump, 2017 Las Vegas massacre, and San Bernardino shootings that occurred in 2016.

In 2013 Raj led the live coverage of the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport. He was on the air reporting for seven hours straight and was the first reporter to interview a survivor. Furthermore, he is a moderator for the Commonwealth Club of California and a guest lecturer for the Stanford School of Business. He is also a three-time Olympic torchbearer and has also reported on various locations from the Olympics in London, Vancouver, Turin, Athens, and Salt Lake City.

He initially joined the station in 1998 as a sportscaster, however, twelve years later he was reassigned to his current role. In 1995, when he joined KYMA-DT, Raj became the first Indian sportscaster to work for a network affiliate in the United States. So far, he has worked for various NBC affiliates including KNSD-TV in San Diego, KYMA-DT in Arizona, and KSEE in California.

Raj other colleagues at NBC Bay Area include:

Jessica Aguirre – Evening anchor

Vianey Arana – Weather anchor and reporter

Kira Klapper – Anchor

Janelle Wang – Reporter and anchor

Raj Mathai Salary

He is awarded a satisfactory amount of income from working as a news anchor at KNTV based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Raj’s average salary is $98,206 annually.

Raj Mathai Net Worth

Having worked as a journalist in the United States for over a decade, it is obvious that he has garnered a decent amount of wealth over the years. Raj’s average net worth is 1 million.

Is Raj Mathai Married

Yes. Raj is a married man, he is currently in a happy marital relationship with his supporting and caring wife Sonia Mathai and together they are proud parents of two adorable children.

How Old Is Raj Mathai

He was ushered into the earth by his dedicated and loving parents on March 28, 1971, in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Therefore, Raj is 50 years old.

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