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Brokaw, Thomas John (Tom)

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Journalist, Reporters


1940 - Born on February 6th in Webster, South Dakota. American broadcast journalist.

         - Tom Brokaw served as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

1960 - Began his career as newscaster, weatherman, and staff announcer at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa.

1962 - Educated at University of South Dakota and received his B.A. in political science.

         - Brokaw's career in broadcast news began in earnest when he worked in Omaha, Nebraska.

         - Married to Meredith Lynn Auld.

1965 - He moved to Atlanta, Georgia to report on the civil rights movement.

         - He was the editor for 11:00 news for WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.

1966 - Joined NBC in Los Angeles as a reporter and anchor.

1976 - He was a member of NBC News' team of floor reporters for the Democratic and Republican conventions.

1984 - He served as anchor of all NBC News' coverage of the primaries, national conventions, and election night.

1987 - Brokaw scored a number of high profile successes, interviewing Mikhail Gorbachev in the Kremlin, Ronald Reagan in the White House, and in December moderating a live, televised debate from Washington among all declared candidates for the Presidential nomination from both parties.

         - Recipient of the Alfred I. DuPont Award.

1988 - Received the George Foster Peabody Award.

1991 - He also moderated the first debate among the declared Democratic candidates for President in December.

2002 - Wrote his memoir 'A Long Way From Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland'.


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