Currently alive, at 78 years of age.
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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’.