Tony Dokoupil

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Tony Dokoupil is a co-host of "CBS Mornings." Dokoupil also anchors "The Uplift" on the CBS News Streaming Network, a weekly show that spotlights good news stories that uplift and inspire.

Dokoupil was named co-host of CBS' morning news program in 2019. Previously, he was a CBS News correspondent and a "CBS Sunday Morning" contributor. His reporting has appeared across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.

At "CBS Mornings," Dokoupil has handled numerous high-profile, on-the-ground and anchoring assignments. He has co-anchored CBS' morning news broadcast from the site of critical news events around the world: from Capitol Hill after the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol; in Uvalde, Texas, after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary; at the Poland-Ukraine border reporting on the refugee crisis; amid Hurricanes Laura and Dorian; from several battleground states during the 2020 presidential election as a part of his "At America's Crossroads" series; at the Kennedy Space Center for coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission; and inside The Empire State Building, previewing the revamped observation deck on the 102nd floor.

Dokoupil has also been on the forefront in covering key issues that impact Americans. He has led original coverage on vaping, including a broadcast exclusive interview with Juul CEO Kevin Burns and the first television interview with the co-CEOs of Puff Bar. He also led an investigation into the trading and investing app Robinhood and the death of teenager Austin Kearns, including an exclusive interview with Kearns' parents. He also anchored the original series "The Price You Pay," which looks at why costs are surging for many common products or services. Additionally, Dokoupil has reported on how past housing discrimination is still affecting American families today, an update to a story CBS News first reported on more than 50 years ago.

Since joining CBS News in 2016, Dokoupil has interviewed a variety of major artists, entertainers and newsmakers, among them first lady Hillary Clinton, comedy legend Steve Martin, and music superstars Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.

His cover stories for "CBS Sunday Morning" include features on the scourge of suicide, the struggles of public school teachers, and a successful rehab program for drug and alcohol-addicted airline pilots. His longform work for "CBS Sunday Morning" includes profiles of Chuck Lorre, Michael Che, Pete Davidson and Ben Stiller, and cultural pieces on the joys of quitting your job, the benefits of working with your hands, and the fight over plastic straws.

As a correspondent for CBS News, he has written about marijuana legalization, digital privacy and the second amendment. In addition, Dokoupil had served as substitute anchor on the CBS News Streaming Network and the "CBS Weekend News."

Dokoupil joined CBS News after three years at NBC News, where he was a correspondent for MSNBC. He was the network's lead reporter on a run of big national stories, including the Paris climate agreement and the Flint water crisis. He also covered the 2016 presidential primaries.

From 2007 to 2013, Dokoupil was a senior writer at Newsweek and the Daily Beast, where his reporting landed him on NBC's "Today," ABC's "20/20" and NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross."

Dokoupil is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, "The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son and the Golden Age of Marijuana" (Doubleday, 2014), a memoir in which he documented his father's exploits smuggling marijuana during the 1970s and '80s.

Dokoupil earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from George Washington University and a master's degree in American Studies from Columbia University.

He has four children and lives in New York with his family.