Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw

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Updated On September 27, 2022
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Tom Brokaw is a famous American radio reporter, TV anchor, and author from South Dakota, United States.  Tom Brokaw is best known for his best-seller book “The Greatest Generation”

Early Life

Tom Brokaw was born on the 6th of February 1940, in Webster, South Dakota, United States, and is 81 years old. The Zodiac sign of Tom is Aquarius. Further, Brokaw was born into a Caucasian Family. He was born to his father Anthony Orville Red Brokaw. and his mother Eugenia Jean. Likewise, Tom is the eldest son of the family and has two younger brothers.

However, Brokaw has not revealed his sibling’s name in the media yet. From a religious point of view, Tom is a Christian. Moving into the educational background, Brokaw completed his high school education at a local private school in his hometown. Further, Tom was very interested in anchors since his childhood.

Moreover, Brokaw was a radio correspondent during his school days. In 1962, Tom completed his bachelor’s degree in political theory at the University of South Dakota. Similarly, after his graduation, Brokaw started working as the proofreader of a morning news program in Omaha, Nebraska.

Professional Life

Brokaw started his profession during his school days, as he was a radio columnist in school. After that, Tom Brokaw started working as a commentator and manager in Atlanta, Georgia. Similarly, in 1965,  Brokaw started working as a KNBC late-night moderator in Los Angeles. He worked as a KNBC late-night moderator for 8 years till 1973.

In addition, in 1973, Brokaw served as an NBC’s Washington journalist for 3 years and has covered a few popular narratives, including the Watergate outrage. At NBC, Tom worked from 1973 to 1976. After that, he hosted NBC Today from1976 to 1982, and leave the work in 1982 to turn into the co-anchor of NBC Nightly News. Further, Brokaw hosted as the sole anchor of the program from 1983 to 2004 and retired.

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Caption: Tom Brokaw as a journalist(source: NBC)

Throughout his career, some of the major works of Brokaw are reporting the live opening of the Berlin Wall in 1987, reporting the political decisions of Al Gore prior to withdrawing in 2000, and many more. Similarly, Brokaw facilitated the second official discussion between the previous president Barack Obama and John McCain on October 7, 2008, in Nashville, Tennessee

Relationship Status

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Caption: Tom Brokaw with his wife(source: Canoe)

Moving into the relationship status, Tom Brokaw is a married man. He married his wife Meredith Lynn Auld. Lynn is a creator as well as a former MissSouth Dakota. The couple tied their knot in 1962. Further, Tom and Lyn are parents of three daughters Jennifer, Andrea, and Sarah. On the other hand, there is no further information available regarding Tom’s relationship. We will update our database shortly after, Tom reveals shi information.

Body Measurement

Talking about body measurement, Tom stands at a height of around 5 feet and 7 inches. He has a body weight of around 71 kg. Moreover, Tom has brown eyes along with grey hair.

In addition, the health condition of 80 years old journalists was severe in 2014. Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Myeloma is incurable cancer that affects the bone marrow. He was hospitalized in 2014 and his condition was stabilized there.

Social media and Net Worth

Moving into social media availability, Tom is pretty much active on social media. He has his official account active on Twitter. Further, Brokaw has garnered more than 311k followers on his Twitter account.

In addition, Tom Brokaw has earned a pretty handful amount of money from her career. However, Brokaw has kept her annual income and salary secret from the media. As per the source, Tom has an estimated net worth of around $70 million.

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