Tony Dokoupil is a co-host of CBS MORNINGS. Previously, he was a CBS News correspondent and a CBS SUNDAY MORNING contributor. His reporting has appeared across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.
Since joining CBS News in 2016, Dokoupil has interviewed a variety of major artists, entertainers and newsmakers, among them Hillary Clinton, comedy legend Steve Martin, and music superstars Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.
Dokoupil has handled numerous high-profile on-the-ground assignments while co-host for CBS. He has co-anchored CBS’ morning broadcast from various news-breaking locations across the country, including from Capitol Hill after the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol; in the middle of 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 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission; and inside the Empire State Building, previewing the re-vamped Observation Deck on the 102nd floor.
Dokoupil has led original coverage on vaping, including a broadcast exclusive interview with Juul CEO Kevin Burns. 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. Additionally, Dokoupil anchors the original series “The Price You Pay,” which looks at why costs are surging for many common products or services.
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 SUNDAY MORNING includes profiles of Chuck Lorre 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.
Previously, 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 CBSN and the “CBS Weekend News.”
Dokoupil joined CBS News after three years at NBC News, where most recently 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 ‘70s 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 City with his family. He can be followed on Twitter and Instagram @TonyDokoupil.