Born Thomas John Brokaw, American television journalist and author Tom Brokaw has a net worth of $70 million.
Born on February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota, Thomas Brokaw attended the Yankton Senior High School and matriculated from the University of Iowa before completing his degree on political science from University of South Dakota in 1964.
Tom Brokaw’s career as a television presenter began at the KTIV in Iowa after which he went on to work with KMTV in Nebraska and WSB-TV in Georgia. He joined NBC News in 1996 while also anchoring news for the KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. He came in to light after he was selected as the White House correspondent to cover the Watergate scandal. Tom Brokaw’s net worth started following as a news presenter and anchor and he started hosting the Today Show at NBC from 1976 to 1982.
Brokaw was also selected as the sole anchor for the NBC Nightly News where he covered several disaster issues, earthquakes and hurricanes. His fame rose to stardom after he interviewed Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Brokaw was a part of the news reporting at several important issues like the case of Berlin wall, 9/11 attack, etc.
NBC announced his retirement as an anchor in 2002 while he remained there until 2014 and grabbed position as one of the best news show anchor ahead of ABC’s Peter Jennings and World News Tonight, and CBS’s Dan Rather and the CBS Evening News.
He was also the NBC analyst during the 2008 presidential election where he moderated the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain at the Belmont University. He has also reported for the History and Discovery Channel for a number of times.
Apart from his career as a journalist and reporter, Brokaw is one of the BODs of the Council on Foreign Relations, member of the Howard University School of Communication Board of Visitors, etc and he also serves the voiceover for a television advertisement of the Iowa Hawkeyes athletic event. He is also the author of the most famous book in 1998, ‘The Greatest Generation‘ that has garnered him many accolades and awards as a writer.
Tom Brokaw is married to Meredith Lynn Auld with whom he has three daughters. Having been serious with different cases of multiple myeloma, Brokaw has been serving for NBC despite his illness. Considered to be the man of honor, Tom Brokaw’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million as of today.
Quick Facts about Tom Brokaw
Full Name: Thomas John Brokaw
Profession: Journalist, Television presenter
Height: 6ft (1.83 m)
Weight: 76 Kg
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: February 6, 1940
Place of Birth: Webster, South Dakota
Education: University of Iowa, University of South Dakota
Marital status: Married
Tom Brokaw Zodiac/Astrological sign: Aquarius