| Date of Birth :|| Feb 6th, 1940
| Age :||79 Years old
| Net Worth :||$70 million
| Married :||is Meredith Lynn Auld (m.1962)
| Height :||6 feet
Tom Brokaw (age 76years) is an American television journalist who is best known as an anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. He worked there from 1982 to 2004. He is also the author of the book “The Greatest Generation”. According to Tom Brokaw bio, he was born on February 6, 1940. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs. He is one of the most popular anchors in the news program. He has produced and reported documentaries, extended expertise in breaking news events and election coverage. In this Tom Brokaw bio we will provide all the info we have about him.
Early Life and Career
Brokaw was born in Webster, South Dakota. His is the eldest son of his parents. Tom Brokaw family consists of his parents, he himself and his three brothers. Tom was named after his maternal great-grandfather. His mother was Irish-American and father was a descendant of Huguenot immigrants Bourgon and Catherine Broucard. His father was a construction foreman. Their family had to shift from one place to another due to his father’s job. Brokaw joined Yankton Senior High School as a high school student. He completed his graduation from the University of South Dakota in political science in the year 1962. He began working in college as a radio reporter and after graduation he worked in Omaha, Nebraska as the editor of a morning news program.
In the year 1973, he joined NBC channel
as a correspondent. During his tenure, he covered several major stories. He worked as a correspondent till the year 1976. After that he started to host the program “Today” from the year 1976-1982. In 1982, he left the program to become a co-anchor in NBC Nightly News alongside Roger Mudd. After a year, he took over the program as a sole anchor and remained in the post until the year 2004. He retired from NBC Nightly News in 2004. He was replaced by another anchor, Brian Williams.
In 1998, Brokaw’s best-selling book was released. The book was titled “The Greatest Generation”. After retiring from NBC, he has kept himself busy by hosting documentaries in History Channel, delivering speeches and serving as the board of director in several organizations.
76-year –old Brokaw is diagnosed with multiple myeloma. It is a cancer that affects the blood cells in bone marrow. He announced it in February 2014.
Family- Wife and Children
Tom Brokaw is a married man. Tom Brokaw wife is Meredith Lynn Auld with whom he got married in 1962. Auld is Miss South Dakota 1959 and an author. The couple has three daughters Jennifer, Andrea and Sarah. The couple spends most of their time and vacation at their ranch near Livingston, Montana. They bought the ranch in 1989.
Salary and Net worth
With such a successful career, Tom Brokaw net worth is estimated at $70 million while Tom Brokaw salary is $8million.