He’s the lone anchor to have helmed each of the three of NBC News’ lead programs: “TODAY,” “Nightly News” and “Meet the Press.”
Legendary NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw declared his retirement on Friday, shutting the window ornament on his half-century-long career chronicling probably the most wild occasions in U.S. history.
Brokaw, 80, will hang up his mic as the solitary anchor to have ever driven every one of the three of NBC’s essential news shows: “Nightly News,” “TODAY” and “Meet the Press.”
“During one of the most complex and consequential eras in American history, a new generation of NBC News journalists, producers and technicians is providing America with timely, insightful and critically important information, 24/7,” Brokaw said in a statement. “I could not be more proud of them.”
While Brokaw has won various, esteemed reporting grants, including Peabodys, Duponts, Emmys and The Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting, he could be most popular for his work reporting the penances made by Americans during World War II.
His 1998 book “The Greatest Generation” profiled a large number of those Americans who grew up during that troublesome stretch of U.S. history.
Brokaw started his NBC profession in the Los Angeles agency, where the organization presently runs its West Coast broadcast center point from the Brokaw News Center.
He covered future President Ronald Reagan’s originally pursued public position, the death of Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 official mission won by Richard Nixon.
He moved to the nation’s capital in 1973 and functioned as a NBC News White House reporter during the Watergate embarrassment, which constrained Nixon out of office in 1974.
At that point in 1976, Brokaw co-facilitated the “TODAY” show prior to turning out to be anchor and overseeing editorial manager of “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw” in 1983.
He drove the group there for a very long time prior to venturing down in late 2004 to turn into an extraordinary journalist for NBC. He likewise filled in as mediator of “Meet the Press” following the inauspicious demise of Tim Russert in 2008.
President Barack Obama granted Brokaw the Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, in 2014.