During President Donald Trump’s campaign, he reserved special vitriol for NBC News correspondent Katy Tur, calling her “disgraceful”, “third-rate” and “not nice”. For 500 days, she followed him around the US to document and fact-check his volatile bid for presidency, becoming part of the first women-led politics team in the history of US network news. Katy joins ABC 7.30’s Leigh Sales to discuss her darkly comic campaign memoir, Unbelievable, and how she withstood the opprobrium of the most erratic presidential candidate in US history.
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Katy Tur (International)
Katy Tur is a correspondent for NBC News and an anchor for MSNBC. Tur is the recipient of a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History became an instant New York Times Bestseller. She lives in New York City.
Leigh Sales (Australian)
Leigh Sales anchors the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30. In that role, she has interviewed many world leaders and celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama. She is a multiple Walkley Award-winner and the author of two books, Detainee 002 and On Doubt. From 2001-2006, she was the ABC’s Washington Correspondent. She co-hosts a podcast, Chat 10 Looks 3, with Annabel Crabb, canvassing everything from literature to television to politics.