Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw

Age
81
Birthday
Feb. 6th, 1940
Born in
Webster, South Dakota
Height
6'

Tom Brokaw's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
NBC Nightly News TV Show
NBC Nightly News
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed TV Show
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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BIOGRAPHY:

Thomas John Brokaw is an American television journalist and author. He was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for 22 years (1982–2004). He is the only person to have hosted all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He now serves as a special correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets.
Along with his competitors Peter Jennings at ABC News and Dan Rather at CBS News, Brokaw was one of the "Big Three" news anchors in the U.S. during the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. The three hosted their networks' flagship nightly news programs for over 20 years, and all three started and left the anchor chair (or died, in Jennings' case) within a year of each other.
Brokaw has also written several books on American history and society in the 20th century. He is the author of The Greatest Generation (1998) and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which was awarded to him by President Barack Obama in 2014.


TRIVIA:
  • Attended The University of Iowa before receiving his BA from The University of South Dakota in Political Science.
  • Early in his news anchor career, saved a man's life using the Heimlich maneuver at a restaurant.
  • Longtime friend of 'Tim Russert' (qv).
  • His wife, Meredith, is a former Miss South Dakota.
  • Often imitated in the first three seasons of _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv) for Springfield's broadcast reports.
  • His mother is named Jean Brokaw.
  • Was denied enlistment into the Army because of flat feet.
  • Friend of 'Bill France Jr.' (qv).


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