CBS news has hired Tony Dokoupil has a New York-based correspondent, reporting for all broadcasts and platforms. He starts in August. Previously he spent three years at NBC News, most recently as an MSNBC correspondent.He was that network’s lead reporter on coverage of the Paris climate agreement, the Flint water crisis and the armed occupation of federal land in Oregon. Earlier, Dokoupil was a senior writer for NBC News, where he contributed scripts and features for the news division’s digital operation and co-produced segments for Today and Nightly News.
From 2007 to 2013, Dokoupil was a senior writer at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Dokoupil authored the book, “The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son and the Golden Age of Marijuana” about his father’s exploits smuggling marijuana during the ‘70s and ‘80s.