Tom Brokaw, Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Books

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Tom Brokaw Biography

Thomas John Brokaw(Tom Brokaw) is a famous retired author and network television journalist from America. He 1st served as the co-anchor of The nowadays Show from 1976 to 1981 with Jane Pauley, then as the anchor and editor in chief of NBC Nightly News for twenty-two years from 1982 to 2004.

Tom Brokaw Age

He was born in the year 1940 on the 6th of February in  Webster, South Dakota. Therefore he is currently 82 years of age.

Tom Brokaw Height

Apparently, His body measurement height stands at an average and moderate stature by the look of his photos. However, his height stands at 5ft and 7inches which is the same as 1.70 meters tall.

Tom Brokaw Weight

Brokaw’s boy measurement weight stands at 55kilogrsms which is the same as 121 pounds.

Family

Tom was born and brought up by his loving parents in  Webster, South Dakota. his father  Eugenia Conley did work in sales and also as a post-office clerk, and Anthony Orville “Red” Brokaw from1912 to 1982. In his family, he was the eldest of the other two brothers who were William and Michael.

Additionally, his father was also the foreman of construction for the Army Corps of Engineers and he did work at the Black Hills Ordnance Depot. Information about his mother is not available.

Tom Brokaw Education

He went to  Yankton Senior High School and during his studies, he was the governor of South Dakota American Legion Boys State, in that capacity, Tom did go along with then-South Dakota Governor Joe Foss to New York City for a joint appearance on a TV game show.

After his high school studies, he did join the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, but after studying at the university for about a year, he did drop because he had failed to keep up in his studies, in his words majoring in “beer and co-eds”.

In addition, in the year 2010, he did earn an award honorary doctorate from the University of Iowa thought later he did donate his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries

After that Tom later went to the University of South Dakota and he did graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Career

Brokaw began his career working at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa followed by stints at KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska, together with WSB-TV in Atlanta. In the year 1966, he did join the NBC News and was reporting from Los Angeles together with anchoring the 11:00 pm news for KNBC.

Tom began co-anchoring  NBC Nightly News from New York with Roger Mudd in Washington, also succeeding John Chancellor in the year 1982 on the 5th of April.

Brokaw did score a major coup when, on November 9, 1989, he was the first English-language broadcast journalist to report the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Tom then did attend a televised press conference which was organized in East Berlin by Günter Schabowski, press spokesman for the East German Politburo, which had just decided to allow its citizens to apply to permanently leave the country through its border with West Germany.

In 2002, NBC did announce that Tom would retire as anchor of the NBC Nightly News following the 2004 Presidential election, to be succeeded by Brian Williams. However, Brokaw did remain with NBC News in a part-time capacity from that point onwards, working as an analyst and anchoring together with producing documentary programs.

Later after leaving the anchor chair at NBC Tom did email its Special Correspondent, providing periodic reports for Nightly News. Furthermore, On Jan twenty-two, 2021, NBC declared Brokaw would retire once fifty-five years at the network, one amongst the few news anchors within the world UN agency that have spent the longest time on an equivalent news network, together with Ecuadorian news anchor Alfonso Espinosa First State Los Montero’s UN agency has been in Ecuavisa since 1967.

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Tom Brokaw’s Net Worth

Brokaw as a famous retired author and network television journalist from America has a net worth that stands at $85million dollars.

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Tom Brokaw Wife

He is a husband to a lovely lady by the name of Meredith Lynn Auld and they tied their knot in the year 1962 till to date.

Children

He has three children

  1. Sarah Brokaw
  2. Jennifer Jean Brokaw
  3. Andrea Brooks Brokaw

Tom Brokaw Books

  • The Greatest Generation
  • Boom! Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the ’60s and Today
  • The greatest generation speaks
  • A Lucky Life Interrupted
  • Christmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber
  • The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America Tom Brokaw
  • The Fall of Richard Nixon
  • An album of memories Tom Brokaw
  • Boom! Talking about the Sixties
  • Blue Dog Man
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Lady Birds
  • Why Are Police Shooting Down Black Men? Where Do America Go from Here? Tom Brokaw

How old is Tom Brokaw?

He was born in the year 1940 on the 6th of February in  Webster, South Dakota. Therefore he is currently 82 years of age.

How much does Tom Brokaw make?

Brokaw as a famous retired author and network television journalist from America has a net worth that stands at $85million dollars.

Tom Brokaw health

After going to the hospital and getting diagnosed the CT scan and an MRI at the local hospital in Billings did confirm that Tom wasn’t having a stroke nor did it seem like there was anything wrong with his heart, However, The doctors said they had no clue on what was causing strange symptoms on him.

In addition, Tom was found with  Vestibular neuritis which is an inflammatory disorder of nerves in the inner ear.

How tall is Tom Brokaw?

He has a height stands of 5ft and 7inches which is the same as 1.70 meters tall.

Is Tom Brokaw married?

He is a husband to a lovely lady by the name of Meredith Lynn Auld and they tied their knot in the year 1962 till to date.