Several key figures take us through the events of Netflix’s Night Stalker but who is journalist Zoey Tur? How was she involved in covering the case?
Netflix has become the bona fide home of true-crime documentaries in recent years and its latest effort, Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is the most chilling series yet.
As ever with true-crime documentaries, we are guided through the events by a series of notable people. In the case of Night Stalker, that includes the detectives who worked on the case, their families as well as journalists who covered the story.
Zoey Tur is one of those journalists but just who is she, where is she today and how was she involved in covering the Night Stalker case?
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer on Netflix
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer released on Netflix on January 13th, 2021.
The four-episode series details the various stages in the hunt for Richard Ramirez.
The serial killer, dubbed the Night Stalker, went on a murderous rampage in Los Angeles and California in the mid-1980s, a killing spree that eventually saw him convicted of 13 murders.
Who is Zoey Tur?
Zoey Tur is a journalist who appears in Night Stalker from episode 2 onwards.
Born as Robert ‘Bob’ Tur in Los Angeles in June 1960, Zoey is best known for her role in co-founding The Los Angeles News Service alongside ex-wife Marika Gerrard.
The news service, which was founded in 1983, pioneered 24-hour news and specialised in helicopter coverage as Zoey – as well as being a traditional reporter – is also a pilot.
As Zoey and Marika started the Los Angeles News Service in 1983, they were primed and ready to cover the Night Stalker attacks that took place between 1984 and 1985.
Where is she now?
Zoey Tur is still working as a journalist and filmmaker and regularly appears on documentaries similar to Night Stalker.
During her career, Zoey played a huge part in covering O.J. Simpson and the pursuit that saw the former NFL player arrested. It’s no surprise that in 2016, Zoey was a notable presence in the docuseries O.J.: Made in America.
Zoey and ex-wife Marika Gerrard – who married in 1980 – divorced in 2003. Aside from co-founding The Los Angeles News Service, the pair had two children together, Katy and James.
Zoey Tur is also active on social media and can be found on Twitter where she has a following of 2,700 at the time of writing.
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on January 13th, 2021.