Tom Brokaw is an American journalist and author. He is known for being an anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He has hosted all three major NBC News programs including The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press. He also has written several books on American history and society including The Greatest Generation. He won seven Emmy Awards and Peabody Award.
Thomas John Brokaw was born in 6th February 1940 in Webster, South Dakota, United States. He belongs to white ethnicity and his birth sign is Aquarius.
Talking about his family, he is the eldest son of Anthony Orville Brokaw and Eugenia Brokaw. His father was a construction foreman and his mother worked as a sales staff. He was raised by his parents with his two younger brothers Dan and Richard.
Brokaw graduated from Yankton Senior High School. Later joined the University of Iowa but dropped out in a year. In 1964 he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of South Dakota.
Tom Brokaw married to author Meredith Lynn Auld and has three children from his marriage. The couple was in a love relationship before they took their wedding vows on 17th August 1962.
The husband and wife are blessed with three daughters Jennifer who worked as a doctor in San Francisco, Sarah who is the author, and Andrew who worked as vice president of marketing for Warner Brothers.
Tom and his spouse spend some quality time whenever they had at their ranch near Livingston, Montana with his children and grandchildren.
Brokaw was hospitalized after he appeared in MSNBC's he accidentally took a half dose of Ambien in the morning and taken to hospital. In 2013 he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Later he announced his cancer was a full repeal.
The American journalist was accused of sexual advances toward three women including Linda Vester in April 2018. The one allegation in 1968 and the other two were in 1990. However, Tom denied about these incidents. In his support, his former colleagues Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and other 66 signed a letter that he is a decent man with integrity.
He earned his wealth and salary from his career as a television journalist and author. He took $7,000,000 per year as a salary in NBC Nightly News in 1970.
Talking about his wealth he had a 4,000 square foot house spread in 56-acres compound which he bought for $4.25 million in 1998. He also had a ranch which he bought in 1989 its which has a market value of $17.9 million.
Thomas John Brokaw began his career at KTIV later joined KMTV and WSB-TV in 1966. He joined as a news reporter in NBC News and also worked as an anchor in KNBC.
Later in 1982, he worked as Co-anchor in NBC Nightly News while he was working for NBC he had interviewed various high profile celebrities including Vladimir Putin in 2000. After Nightly News he remained at NBC as a special correspondent and provide reports for Nightly News. He also worked as an announcer after the death of NBC News Washington Bureau Chief.
He also won various public and industry awards in his life including Peabody Award in 1989 and seven Emmy Awards one for China in Crisis special reports. In his honor, in April 2014 a new broadcast facility was opened as Brokaw News Center. His character as a journalist showed 5 episodes in the longest television animation series Simpsons.
Tom Brokaw is an American journalist and author.
Tom Brokaw stands 6 feet 1 inches or 185 cm.
Tom Brokaw has an estimated net worth of $80 million.