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Raj Mathai Profile
Raj Mathai is an American Twelve-time Emmy award-winning Anchor who is currently working at NBC Bay Area. At the station, he anchors the weeknight news anchor for NBC Bay Area. Additionally, he anchors the nightly 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 11 p.m.
Raj Mathai Age
Mathai is 53 years old as of 2023. He was born on 28th March 1971, in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He celebrates his birthday on 28th March every year.
Raj Mathai Height
He stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Raj Mathai Family
Mathai was born to his parents TJ Mathew his father and his mother whose names are not revealed. He lived in Mumbai India until when he was 7 years old, This is when his family relocated to Palo Alto, California, in the United States of America that was in 1978.
He grew up on the Peninsula and attended Los Altos High School. Mathai comes from a family with a journalist and writer’s history. His dad TJ Mathew ran magazines in India in the 1070s. Additionally, his uncle TJS George founded AsianWeek.
Furthermore, is a cousin to the American best-selling author Abraham Verghese and Jeet Thayil. He is a nephew of Thomas Kailath, who is a noted professor of engineering Emeritus at Stanford University.
Raj Mathai Wife
Mathai is happily married to his beautiful wife Sonia Ahuja Mathai, who is a Chief Human Resources Officer at Globality, Inc., in the San Francisco Bay area. Additionally, Together the couple is blessed with two children. a son and a daughter. Their daughter is named Marlo Mathai was born in 2018. Information regarding their son is unavailable. The family resides in California, United States of America.
Raj Mathai Career
Raj interviews high-profile newsmakers including Vice President Kamala Harris, Governor Gavin Newsom, General Colin Powell, baseball legend Barry Bonds, 49ers owner Jed York, and many more. He also field anchors NBC Bay Area’s breaking news and big event coverage including the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami, the 2019 Gilroy mass shooting, and the 2017 Inauguration of Donald Trump.
Additionally, Mathai joined KNTV in 1998 as Sports Director and transitioned to primary news anchor in 2011. He has reported on-location from the Olympics in London, Vancouver, Turin, Athens, Salt Lake City, and Tokyo. Raj is among the handful of people in the world to have run the Olympic Torch three times (1996, 2002, and 2008). He was part of the Giants broadcast team (2008-2012) with Jon Miller and Mike Krukow during NBC Bay Area telecasts of the Giants.
Moreover, Raj grew up on the Peninsula and attended Los Altos High School. He went on to graduate from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and political science. Before arriving at NBC Bay Area, he worked for NBC stations in Fresno, San Diego, and Arizona. In 1995, Raj became the country’s first Indian sportscaster.
Prior to his career in television, he served as a public relations assistant for the San Diego Chargers for five seasons. Additionally, Raj is on the Board of Governors for the San Francisco Symphony and the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific Fund. He and his family contribute to various Bay Area charities. He is a regular guest instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Raj was born in Trivandrum, India.
Raj Mathai Salary
He has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from his career at NBC Bay Area.
Raj Mathai Net Worth
Mathai has an estimated annual net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from his career as an Anchor.
Raj Mathai Social Media Platforms
Mathai is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 14.4k followers on Twitter, 2.7k followers on Instagram, and 9.4k followers on Facebook.