Brokaw served as an anchor and senior correspondent at NBC Information all through his 55-year tenure.
Brokaw, 80, spent his total journalism profession with NBC Information, starting within the Los Angeles Bureau the place he coated Ronald Reagan’s first run for public workplace, in addition to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and the 1968 presidential marketing campaign. In 1973, he moved to the nation’s capital because the NBC Information White Home correspondent through the Watergate scandal, a place he held till 1976 when he began co-hosting “TODAY.” In 1983, he grew to become the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly Information with Tom Brokaw,” main the group there for 22 years. He additionally served as moderator of “Meet the Press” following the loss of life of Tim Russert. Brokaw grew to become part of NBC Information’ particular occasions protection after he moved on from anchoring “NBC Nightly Information.”
Brokaw received a lot of prestigious journalism awards all through his profession, together with Peabodys, Duponts, Emmys and The Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting. Brokaw was awarded the Medal of Freedom by former president Barack Obama in 2014.
“Throughout one of the vital complicated and consequential eras in American historical past, a brand new technology of NBC Information journalists, producers and technicians is offering America with well timed, insightful and critically vital info, 24/7. I couldn’t be extra happy with them,” Brokaw mentioned in a press release about his retirement.
NBC Information said that Brokaw will proceed to be lively in print journalism, will proceed to writer books and articles, and spend time along with his spouse, Meredith, three daughters, and grandchildren. The information group said that Brokaw was the one journalist to helm “As we speak,” “NBC Nightly Information,” and “Meet the Press.”
Brokaw coated a wide range of pivotal tv information occasions throughout his tenure at NBC Information, together with stay reporting of the House Shuttle Challenger catastrophe in 1986, the autumn of the Berlin Wall in 1989, in addition to protection of Princess Diana’s loss of life in 1997. He additionally interviewed Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, marking the primary one-on-one interview between an American journalist and the final chief of the Soviet Union. A number of highlights of Brokaw’s profession will be seen beneath: