Raj Mathai Biography
Raj Mathai is an Indian born American television journalist. He is the primary news anchor at NBC-owned KNTV in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is among the Bay Area’s most popular TV personalities and he anchors the nightly 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm News. Raj hosts a popular television series titled ‘The Interview’ which interviews high profile newsmakers across the globe.
Raj Mathai Biography
Raj attended Los Altos High School and San Diego State University where he graduated in 1993 with a degree in journalism and political science. He was a public relations assistant with the San Diego Chargers before his career as a broadcaster.
Mathai anchors newscasts for NBC Bay Area KNTV at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm and hosts The Interview series. The series sets Mathai with newsmakers like the U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom of California, and General Colin Powell. In 2013, Mathai conducted exclusive interviews with John McAfee about his life and legal problems, including the death and suspected murder of American expatriate Gregory Viant Faull in Belize.
Mathai field anchors KNTV’s breaking news and big event coverage including Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration, the San Jose floods, the Las Vegas massacre, and the 2016 San Bernardino shootings. He led the coverage of the 2013 Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport by KNTV. He was on the air for seven consecutive hours and was the first journalist to interview a crash survivor. Mathai is also a moderator for the San Francisco Commonwealth Club of California.
Mathai was a sportscaster for the NBC Bay Area (1998-2010) before his News career. In 1995, when he started at KYMA, he became the first Indian sportscaster for a network affiliate in the United States. He worked for KNSD NBC affiliates in San Diego, KYMA in Yuma, AZ, and KSEE in Fresno, CA before arriving at KNTV in 1998. He joined KNTV in 1998 as Sports Director and transitioned to primary news anchor in 2011. He reported on-location from the London, Vancouver, Turin, Athens, and Salt Lake City Olympics. He was also an Olympic torch bearer in 1996, 2002, and 2008. Mathai co-hosted Sports Sunday along with Jerry Rice, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jeff Garcia and Ken Norton, Jr. He was formerly part of the NBC broadcast team for the San Francisco Giants along with Jon Miller and Mike Krukow.
Raj Mathai Age
Raj was born on March 28, 1971, in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He lived in Mumbai until age 7 when he moved with his family to Palo Alto, California, United States.
Raj Mathai Family
He comes from a family of journalists and writers, including his father TJ Mathew, who ran magazines in India in the 1970s, along with his uncle T. J. S. George, the founder of Asiaweek. Mathai is the cousin of Abraham Verghese and Jeet Thayil, best-selling authors. He is also Thomas Kailath’s nephew, noted Stanford Professor.
Raj Mathai Wife
Raj is married to Sonia Mathai.
Raj Mathai Children
They have two children together, a son and a daughter Marlo Mathai born in 2018.
Raj Mathai Height
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Raj Mathai Salary
Raj’s salary is estimated to be between $10k to $50k per year.
Raj Mathai Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $250K.
Raj Mathai Kntv
He is currently the primary news anchor at NBC-owned KNTV in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Raj Mathai Los Altos
Raj attended Los Altos High School in California.