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Courtney Kube Biography
Courtney Kube is an American Journalist. She is a NBC News Correspondent. Initially Courtney was interested in the realm of biology and hoped to become a doctor. However, she became hooked towards the broadcasting world after entering the studio of Meet the Press during her internship at NBC. That became an entry point towards launching her journalism career with NBC News in November 2001.
Courtney Kube Age
Courtney was born on July 28, 1978 in United states of America. She is 41 years old as of 2019.
Courtney Kube Measurements
Courtney has browny beautiful eyes, and as for height, she is tall.
Courtney Kube Parents
Courtney in her family, has a sister named Gretchen Kube-Clare, who celebrates her July birthday with their parents. But the details of her father and mother is still unknown. Her ethnicity is Caucasian.
Courtney Kube Education
Courtney is a graduate of The University of Michigan.
Courtney Kube Married
Courtney is married to Eric Dent, a spokesperson and communications director of Fincantieri Marine Group. Her husband Eric is the alum of The Ohio State University who worked at the United States Marine Corps.
The couple got married in October 2013 in front of their family, and close friends. Her husband donned a military costume, and she wore a half sleeve wedding gown.
Eric’s former marine friend Chanin Nuntavong also attended the nuptials and congratulated the bride and groom, who looked gorgeous in their attire. According to Courtney’s husband, their mischievous dog ate the wedding cake.
It was a happy moment for Courtney and Eric, who welcomed twin sons after their one year of marriage, in December 2014. Ryan Michael weighed 6lbs, 8 oz. and 20 inches during his birth and Jackson “Jake” Robert weighed 6lbs, 7 oz, and 20 inches long.
Courtney often brings her grown-up sons Ryan and Jake to the studio of NBC News. As of now, she, alongside Eric, is parenting their two adorable sons and are enjoying their life to the fullest.
Courtney Kube Son
On October 9, 2019 Courtney NBC correspondent was interrupted on a live broadcast during breaking news Wednesday morning by her young son. Courtney who covers national security and the Pentagon, was describing Turkey’s incursion into Syria for MSNBC from NBC News studios in Washington when her 4-year-old son came strolling up from her left.
“Excuse me, my kids are here, live television,” a smiling Courtney said, as she gently moved her son out of the shot.
The screen quickly cut to a map of the region and Courtney kept it together to complete her report.
“Breaking news in Syria didn’t line up with preschool drop-off, so he and his twin brother were with me,” Kube later explained.Courtney Kube Photo
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Currently Courtney serves as NBC News Correspondent covering national security & the Pentagon since May 2019. Her previous roles were National Security & Military Reporter, National Security Producer, and Pentagon Producer.
She regularly breaks exclusive reporting on the Trump administration. Kube was the first to report on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly eroding morale in the West Wing, Chinese spying ahead of the Singapore summit, multiple details surrounding the Niger ambush, new CIA report concluding North Korea does not intend to denuclearize, and Russia jamming U.S. drones over Syria. For the past decade, Courtney was NBC News’ Pentagon producer, covering wars in the Middle East, including in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, and reporting from U.S. military bases around the world. She has been embedded with troops from across all branches of government and travelled alongside secretaries of defense, secretaries of state, vice presidents, and other senior U.S. military officials.
With the experience of almost two decades with the NBC News, Courtney is likely to earn more than the above-average salary of NBC News Correspondent, i.e., $105,353 per year, as per Payscale. She broadcasts the American world politics inside the Pentagon and the power of the US military.
Courtney Kube Eye Injury
Courtney has a beautiful eyes she has never had any eye injury.
Courtney Kube Net Worth
Courtney is likely to earn more than the above-average salary of NBC News Correspondent, i.e., $105,353 per year, as per Payscale. She broadcasts the American world politics inside the Pentagon and the power of the US military. From her salary she might be having a great net worth. However, her estimated net worth is still under review.
Courtney Kube in intelligence leak case
The Defense Intelligence Agency worker who was arrested Wednesday October 9, 2019 for leaking classified information was passing secrets to journalists from CNBC and NBC News, a report said on the same day.
The reporters aren’t named in the indictment against alleged leaker Henry Kyle Frese, but The Wall Street Journal identified them as CNBC reporter Amanda Macias and NBC reporter Courtney Kube.
Court documents in the case include tweets that correspond to messages sent by Courtney and Macias, according to the report.
Henry, a counterintelligence analyst from Alexandria, Virginia, who had a Top Secret security clearance, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of willful transmission of national defense information to persons not entitled to receive it.
“Henry was caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain,” John C. Demers, assistant attorney general for national security, said when announcing the indictment.
Demers cited ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vow to pursue leakers as the motivation for the probe.
He allegedly passed top secret intelligence information regarding a foreign country’s weapons systems to either Courtney or Macias, according to prosecutors.
Courtney Kube Interview
Courtney recently spoke to PRWeek about life in the cutthroat world of broadcast TV news
PRWeek: Was your first job with NBC?
Courtney: Yes, I interned first, then my first paid job was with NBC, as a desk assistant. I started literally right out of college. I’ve always been with the DC bureau. I was 20 and I’ve been with NBC ever since.
PRWeek: Did you do research first, then get into reporting and arranging interviews?
Kube: I worked on the assignment desk, then I got the only production assistant position in DC. Then Tim Russert offered me the job at Meet the Press as a researcher. From there, I moved up from a researcher, to production associate, to an associate producer in a relatively short time. Meet the Press is a small operation, so Tim and the executive producer do most of the booking. I worked in the control room on Sundays, which I loved. I traveled when we did remote shows. We went to the political convention in 2004, so it was an awesome place to work. That said, politics can really drain you. You can burn out really quickly.
PRWeek: Because you’re doing things day and night?
Kube: That and, you know, it’s a lot of spin. Some people really thrive on it, which I did, but at the same time I got tired of it. So I was ready for a change. I was lucky, because Tim Russert was and is a tremendous mentor. So I was able to tell him, after the elections in 2004, that I needed a change. He said he would keep an eye out for one and came to me a few months later and said, “Here it is – what about the Pentagon?”
PRWeek: So Pentagon producers attend all briefings and arrange interviews for the on-air people?
Kube: Exactly. Jim Miklaszewski is NBC’s Pentagon correspondent. There are other correspondents who fill in, but I primarily work with him doing Nightly News stories. We set up all the interviews from here, [and] go to all the briefings.
One thing about working in the Pentagon is you can’t work it over the phone. You’ve got to walk to the offices and you’ve got to walk the halls.
PRWeek: Is it because you can’t catch people over the phone, or do they prefer to talk in-person?
Courtney: It’s a combination. It’s not always easy to get them on the phone. We deal with sensitive information and people aren’t always comfortable talking on the phone about it. They will tell you things on background to provide you the contextual knowledge that you’ll need.
PRWeek: How open are they?
Courtney: It varies from people who are absolutely by-the-book and unwilling to give you anything on background to the more seasoned public affairs people who tend to talk more comfortably.
It’s really a matter of trust. They are willing to say to you, “Here’s what the real story is. It’s an operational security matter that you shouldn’t report on, but for your knowledge, here it is.”
PRWeek: Any recent trends?
Courtney: I’ve definitely noticed in the past several months that there’s been a clampdown on information out of the building. I don’t think it’s necessarily just the Pentagon, I think it’s across the administration. A lot of officials err on the side of caution.
What’s unfortunate about that is it doesn’t breed a level of trust. We can’t share information with them because we’re not getting it ourselves.
PRWeek: Do you get inundated by defense-company PR?
Courtney: I get about 800 or 900 e-mails a day – press releases and things like that. I get a lot from public policy groups or retired military saying they now work for a company making something that can protect soldiers in Iraq, or things like that.
I would rather get it and delete it than not know about something and then have it sent to a competitor.
PRWeek: How many stories do you do in a day or a week? Kube: It ebbs and flows. We’ll have a week where we’ll have a story on Nightly News just about every day. Then we’ll have weeks where there’s not a lot coming out. It’s not that long a broadcast; you only have 20 or 22 minutes to fill. Our objective isn’t necessarily to do a spot every day. It’s more just to cover everything we can that’s happening in the Pentagon and the military.
PRWeek: Is it competitive with other networks?
Courtney: It’s absolutely competitive, intensely so. I have a very good relationship with other correspondents and producers, and everyone gets along…but if you’ve got a story, especially a story that is not day-old news, you keep it very tightly held.
Adopted from: prweek.com