Raj Mathai Biography
Raj Mathai is an American twelve-time Emmy award-winning anchor, reporter, and director working for NBC Bay Area in San Jose, California as a sports director. He joined the station in 1998.
Raj Mathai Age / Birthday
Mathai is 51 years old as of 2022. He was born on March 28, 1971, in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Mathai celebrates his birthday on the 23 rd of March every year.
Raj Mathai Height / Measurements
Mathai is of an average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Raj Mathai Partner /Wife
Mathai is married to Sonia Ahuja Mathai. Sonia is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Globality, Inc. in San Francisco Bay Area.
Raj Mathai Kids / Children
Mathai and Sonia are proud parents of their two children, a son and a daughter Marlo Mathai. Marlo was born in 2018. She is 4 years old as of 2022.
Raj Mathai Family / Relatives
Mathai was born and raised in Trivandrum, India. Until the age of 7, they lived in Mumbai before moving to Palo Alto, California. He was brought up by his father, TJ Mathew who ran magazines in India in the 1970s, and his mother. Mathai comes from a family of journalists and writers, his uncle T. J. S. George founded Asiaweek. In addition to that, his cousins Abraham Verghese and Jeet Thayil are best-selling authors. He is also the nephew of Thomas Kailath, a noted Stanford Professor.[
Raj Mathai Education
He attended Los Altos High School where he earned his High school diploma. From there, he had to further his education, he joined San Diego State University to pursue his career course. After completing his studies there, he graduated with a degree in journalism and political science in 1993
Raj Mathai Career
He has also reported on-location from the Olympics in Tokyo, Salt Lake City, Athens, Turin, Vancouver, and London. Mathai is one of the people in the world to have run the Olympic Torch three times (1996, 2002, and 2008). From (2008-2012), he was on the Giants’ broadcast team alongside Mike Krukow and Jon Miller during NBC Bay Area telecasts of the Giants. Prior to joining the NBC Bay Area news team, he worked for NBC stations in Fresno, San Diego, and Arizona.
Mathai became the country’s first Indian sportscaster in 1995. He also works at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as a regular guest instructor. Mathai and his family contribute to various Bay Area charities. He is on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific Fund and also on the Board of Governors for the San Francisco Symphony.
Raj Mathai Salary
Mathai receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Raj Mathai Net Worth
Through Mathai’s career as an anchor, director, and reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $ 5 Million.
His great work has been recognized and he has received several awards and honors. He is a 12-time Emmy Award winner including regional Emmys for “Outstanding Cultural Program” in 2012 for his coverage of the London Olympics, Dwight Clark Documentary in 2018, “Breaking News” in 2016 and 2013, and “Best On-Camera Talent” in 2016 and 2015. Mathai also won regional Emmys for sports coverage in 2011, 2002, and 1998.
Raj Mathai Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Mathai is active on his social media accounts. He has about 9.5K followers on his Facebook Page, about 14.5K followers on his Twitter account, and around 2,881 followers on his Instagram account.