Brokaw, Tom

Brokaw, (Thomas John) Tom

(1940–  ) TV anchorman; born in Webster, S.D. Starting as a radio reporter in college, he worked in television in Omaha and in Atlanta, before becoming KNBC late-night anchor in Los Angeles (1965–73). As the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Washington correspondent (1973–76), he covered the Watergate scandal. In 1976 he became Today show host, leaving in 1982 to become anchor of the NBC nightly news.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.