Thomas John Brokaw is a well-known American retired television journalist and author. For twenty-two years he served as the anchor of NBC Nightly News and also its managing editor. He has set the record of hosting three major programs in NBC such as The Today Show, Meet the Press and NBC Nightly News. Now he is working as a special correspondent in the NBC news. Moreover, he was one of the big three news anchors during the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2014. Tom Brokaw age is eighty.
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The birthdate of Tom Brokaw is February 6, 1940, and his birthplace is Webster, South Dakota, U.S. He is the son of Eugenia who worked as a post-office clerk and Anthony Orville “Red” Brokaw. His father worked as a construction foreman in the Army Corps of Engineers. His is the eldest child in his family.
Brokaw attended Yankton Senior High School. He joined with Joe Foss to appear on TV shows. Then he went to the University of Iowa but he dropped out of school as he failed to study. Then he went to the University of Dakota where he received Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
– Early career
Brokaw’s career in television began at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa. Then in 1966, he became a part of NBC. On 1976 he became the host of Today Show. He began to cover top news like fall of the Berlin Wall, EDSA Revolution, and Hurricane Andrew. Then he got a major coup on November 9, 1989, where he became the first broadcast journalist to cover the fall of the Berlin Wall. As an anchor, he did one and one interviews with personalities like Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and President Vladimir Putin.
– Illustrious career
Brokaw became NBC’s Special Correspondent where he offered periodic reports for the show Nightly News. Then on 2008, he served as the NBC analyst for the presidential election campaign. He is one of the board of directors of Council on Foreign Relations, International Rescue Committee and Committee to Protect Journalists.
On 1962 Brokaw got married to an author named Meredith Lynn Auld. The names of his daughters are Jennifer, Andrea, and Sarah. On 2012 he got hospitalised because of Tom Brokaw Multiple Myeloma. It is a treatable but an incurable cancer disease. However, he is continuing to work for NBC. Tom Brokaw health is progressing day by day as he is taking good care of it.
The net worth of Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw net worth is $85 million. As he served as a lead anchor and host of NBC for many years he became rich. On 1997 he signed a $7 million contract with the channel. He earned money up to $11.4 million in his career. He has a large estate at Westchester where he and his wife spend lots of time. Furthermore, he also has houses in Park Avenue duplex and apartments in New York.
Tom Brokaw is a great TV host and anchor. He has contributed lots of years of his life serving in NBC.
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