Who Is Zoey Tur? The Reporter Played A Big Role In O.J. Simpson's Bronco Chase
The 1995 trial in which O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman will always be known as the trial of the century. The trial has stayed at the forefront of criminal justice discussions for decades, with numerous movies, books, and documentaries focusing on different aspects of the case. The latest, ESPN's five-part docuseries O.J.: Made In America, goes beyond just Simpson and the trial itself to show the many players in each part of this case, including a reporter named Zoey Tur. Though you might not have been familiar with her before, she played a very important role in this saga.
However, Tur is pretty impressive even without her connection to the Simpson case. According to the Los Angeles Times, Tur, a news helicopter pilot and reporter, is the first openly transgender reporter on a nationally syndicated news show. In an interview on HuffPost Live, Jacob Soboroff said that Tur "basically invented the television news chase" and her career has spanned decades, filming some of our nation's most historic moments from a helicopter. According to The Daily Mail, Tur has over 10,000 hours of flying experience over riots and war zones and actually filmed the beating of Reginald Denny during the L.A. Riots. Still, her most famous moment has to be the filming of Simpson's infamous slow-speed car chase.
That's right, it was Tur who tracked Simpson's white Bronco, filming the whole thing for news networks, which she describes in O.J.: Made in America. Considering that the chase was watched by 95 million people, she clearly had a huge contribution to the media frenzy surrounding Simpson's case. Her name might not be as well known as the lawyers or police officers involved, but Tur was an important part of the trial of the century.