Tom Brokaw

Television Personality
United States

Tom Brokaw Bio

Who is Tom Brokaw

Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw is an American television journalist and author, who is only person to host all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He is popular as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. He is also author of The Greatest Generation and other several books. Now he helps as a super correspondent in NBC News and works on other documentries

Early Life (Childhood)

Brokaw attended Yankton Senior High School. He was the governor of South Dakota American Legion Boys State and he accompanied then South Dakota Governor Joe Foss to New York City for a joint appearance on a TV game show. He became as Advisory Board member of the Joe Foss Institute. He got B.A degree in political science from University of South Dakota.

Interesting Facts

He reported documentaries for the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. That's why his net worth is $70 million standing under top 6 wealthy journalist. He conducted the first one-on-one American television interviews with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Personal Life

Brokaw is one women man. He has been married to Meredith Lynn Auld, who is an author and former Miss South Dakota since 1962. They have got three children. They are very loving couple and had spent beautiful memories at their ranch on the West Boulder River near Livingston, Montana. He was diagnosed with a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow. Now his cancer is in full remission.


During his career timeline he has received many awards and honorary degrees. He named seven Emmy Awards including one for China in Crisis special report, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, American Legion award for distinguished public service in the field of communication and so on.