Raj Mathai Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, NBC Bay Area, Salary and Net Worth

Raj Mathai is an American ten-time Emmy award-winning journalist working for NBC Bay Area serving as an anchor.

 

Raj Mathai Profile

Raj Mathai is an American ten-time Emmy award-winning journalist working for NBC Bay Area serving as an anchor. He has been working for the station for quite some time now.

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Raj Mathai Education

Mathai grew up on the Peninsula and schooled at Los Altos High School. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and political science in 1993.

Raj Mathai Career

Mathai is the weeknight news anchor for NBC Bay Area who anchors the nightly 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm News and is among the Bay Area’s most well-known journalists. In his career, Mathai has interviewed many high-profile news-makers like Gavin Newsom, Colin Powell, Kamala Harris, Tyler Florence, Jed York, and many more.

In 1998, Mathai joined KNTV as Sports Director and transitioned to primary news anchor in 2011. Mathai has reported in various placers: the Olympics in London, Vancouver, Turin, Athens, and Salt Lake City. He is among the people in the world to have run the Olympic Torch three times (1996, 2002, and 2008). From 2008-to 2012 he was part of the Giants broadcast team with Jon Miller and Mike Krukow during NBC Bay Area telecasts of the Giants.

Prior to joining NBC Bay Area, he worked for NBC stations in Fresno, San Diego, and Arizona. He became the country’s first Indian sportscaster in 1995.  He served as a public relations assistant for the San Diego Chargers for five seasons before joining the broadcasting industry.

He and his family assist the Stanford Cancer Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, College Track, Indian Community Center, and various other Bay Area charities. At the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Mathai is a regular guest instructor. Before his career as a broadcaster, he was a public relations assistant with the San Diego Chargers. Additionally, Mathai was part of the Super Bowl staff for the National Football League in 1993 and 1994.

Raj Mathai Age

Mathai was born on March 28, 1971, in Trivandrum, Kerala, India ( he is 50 years as of 2021.) He celebrates his birthday on 28th March every year.

Raj Mathai Height

Mathai stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Raj Mathai Family

Mathai was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, and lived in Mumbai, until age 7 when he moved to Palo Alto, California. He is from a family of journalists and writers including his father TJ Mathew who ran magazines in India in the 1970s and his uncle T. J. S. George who founded Asiaweek.  He is the cousin of best-selling authors Jeet Thayil and Abraham Verghese. Mathai is also the nephew of Thomas Kailath, a noted Stanford Professor.

Raj Mathai Wife

Mathai is married to Sonia Mathai and the couple is blessed with two children, a son and a daughter Marlo Mathai born in 2018.

Raj Mathai Salary

Being one of the top news anchors for NBC Bay Area, Mathai earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Raj Mathai’s Net Worth

Mathai has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an anchor.

Is Raj Mathai Indian?

Mathai was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He lived in Mumbai, until age 7 when he moved to Palo Alto, California. He comes from a family of journalists and writers including his father TJ Mathew who ran magazines in India in the 1970s and his uncle T. J. S.

Raj Mathai House

Mathai and the rest of so many families across the Bay Area including his wife had no option but to work from home due to the COVID-19 restrictions. However, not much information has been gathered concerning his house.

Raj Mathai NBC Bay Area

At NBC Bay Area, Mathai works alongside;  At NBC Bay Area, Mathai works alongside;

  1. Scott McGrew – Anchor/Reporter
  2.  Cheryl Hurd – Reporter
  3. Terry McSweeney – Anchor/Reporter
  4. Vianey Arana – Anchor/Reporter
  5. Chris Chmura – Consumer Reporter U
  6. Ian Cull – Reporter/Multimedia Journalist
  7. Jessica Aguirre – Journalist/Anchor
  8. Damian Trujillo – Reporter
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