Raj Mathai Wife (Updated), Family, Kids, Salary, Net Worth

Raj Mathai Wife (Updated), Family, Kids, Salary, Net Worth
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Raj Mathai is an American Journalist who is living out his childhood dream as the weekend news anchor for NBC Bay Area.

The 12-time Emmy Award winner Raj Mathai advanced from being a sports director to a news anchor after he realized his main interest was writing.

Who Is Raj Mathai's Wife?

NBC Bay Area weeknight news anchor Raj Mathai has been happily married to his wife Sonia Ahuja Mathai, also known as Sonia Mathai, for over a decade. Raj and Sonia are both of Indian descent. 

Although the pair have managed to conceal their wedding details, we assume they may have got married in a traditional Indian wedding ceremony. 

Sonia is a working mom. Although it's not clear where she works and what her job is, she has been using the hashtag working mom on her Instagram posts.

Sonia is not the only child of her parents as she has a brother named Neil Ahuja and a sister named Ashley Ahuja as her siblings.

Raj Mathai Children

News anchor Raj Mathai and his wife Sonia are proud parents of 2 kids- a son and a daughter.

The duo was first blessed with a baby boy whom they named Maxx Mathai. While Maxx’s birthday is kept inside a box, it is said that he was born in the year 2009. So, Maxx is 15 years old as of 2024.

Maxx was in grade 7 in the year 2021. Their son Maxx is also a baseball player who plays for the Shortstop (SS) position.

Likewise, Raj and Sonia were blessed with a baby girl on 15th March 2018 whom they named Marlo Mathai.

Raj Mathai Family

Despite the busy schedule of journalist Raj, he is often seen spending time with his family and watching sports together with his son.

His wife Sonia is seen documenting the pictures of their children on her social media which clearly reflects the strong bond that Maxx and Marlo share as siblings.

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Raj Mathai Bio, Parents

Journalist Raj Mathai was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India on 28th March 1971 in a family full of journalists and writers.

As per the wiki, his dad TJ Matthew worked in the Magazine industry back in India in the 1970s while his uncle T.J.S. George is the founder of Asiaweek Magazine.

Until age 7, Raj lived in Mumbai, India but later his family relocated to the Peninsula from India. Raj was then raised by his parents on the Peninsula. 

During an interview with SFGATE, Raj revealed that he is naturally a curious person who used to ask questions to his father and mother at a point where they would ask him to shut up.

Raj Mathai Education

Raj Mathai went to  Los Altos High School and completed his high school in 1989.

Then he gained a journalism and political science degree from San Diego State University in 1993 and by the year 1995, Raj became America’s first Indian sports broadcaster.

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What Is Raj Mathai's Salary?

3-time Olympic torchbearer and 12th-time Emmy award-winning journalist Raj Mathai has gathered experience in the field ranging from being a sports director of KNTV to transitioning to primary news anchor.

As a news anchor for NBC Bay area since 2011 Raj’s annual salary is speculated to range somewhere between $87,995 and $113,071.

According to Salary.com, the average annual salary of a news anchor in NBC Bay Area is estimated to be about $99,910.

Raj Mathai Net Worth

In his more than two decades career as a sportscaster and news anchor, Raj has interviewed many high-profile personalities including Vice President Kamala Harris, Governor Gavin Newsom, 49ers owner Jed York, baseball legend Barry Bonds, General Colin Powell, and many more. 

So, many sources estimate his net worth to be around $500k while many other sources speculate it to range in more than $1 million.

Raj Mathai Height

Journalist Raj Mathai maintains a great physique and he is about 5 feet and 8 inches (1.72m) tall.

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Short Wiki

  • Raj Mathai celebrates his birthday on 28th March so his zodiac sign is Aries.
  • Raj comprises of South Asian ethnicity and he holds American nationality.
  • Raj Mathai was honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship by the  Rotary Club of Los Altos Board of Directors which is the highest award of the Rotary International.
  • News anchor and journalist Raj Mathai is also a regular guest instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Raj is also the nephew of noted Stanford professor Thomas Kailath and cousin of best-selling authors Abraham Verghese and Jeet Thayil.
  • Raj’s first television job was a disaster as he was still chewing a gum while being on air.
  • Raj is also a board member for the Asian Pacific fund alongside being the Board of Governors for the San Francisco Symphony.

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