Tom Brokaw Net Worth, Blood Cancer, Health and Wife Meredith and Family

Published Date   09th Mar. 2018, 13:21 pm  Update Date: March 11th, 2018  07:32 pm
Tom Brokaw Net Worth, Blood Cancer, Health and Wife Meredith and Family Tom Brokaw Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Thomas John
Birth Place: Webster, South Dakota, U.S.
Father: Anthony Orville Brokaw
Mother: Eugenia Brokaw
Spouse: Meredith Lynn
Height: 6 Feet
Ethnicity: American
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Date of Birth: 06/02/1940
Age: 83 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $70 million
Qualification: Degree in Political Science

Thomas John Brokaw, well known as Tom Brokaw is an American television journalist and author. He is best known for being the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for 22 years. A successful journalist, Tom Brokaw net worth is estimated to be around $70 million.

Tom is the only person who has hosted all three major NBC News programs including The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and Meets the press. He has written many books in American history and society in the 20th century and is also the author of The Greatest Generation in 1998.

Early Life and Education

Brokaw was born on February 6, 1940, in Webster, South Dakota, U.S, to the parents Eugenia “Jean” and Anthony Orville “Red” Brokaw.

He is the eldest of three sons. Brokaw father was a descendant of Huguenot immigrants Bourgon and Catherine Broucard, whereas his mother was Irish-American.

Tom Brokaw completed his graduation from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science in 1962. He was a radio reporter in his college and later, after his graduation he works as the editor of a morning news program in Omaha, Nebraska.

Broadcasting Career

Brokaw started his career from his college days, as he was a radio reporter in college. Later, he served as a news anchor and editor in Atlanta, Georgia, before becoming a KNBC late-night presenter in Los Angeles (1965-1973).

He has also served as an NBC’s Washington correspondent in between 1973 to 1976 and has covered several top stories, including the Watergate scandal.

Then he went to host Today in between 1976 to 1982, and leave the job in 1982 to become the co-anchor of NBC Nightly News alongside with Roger Mudd. He becomes sole anchor of the program in 1983, until 2004.

Brokaw also reported on the live opening of the Berlin Wall, that was conducted as a historic 1987 interview with Mikhail Gorbachev. He was awarded the 2000 election to Al Gore before retracting the following morning.

However, he postponed his retirement to cover September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States. Brokaw retired from NBC Nightly News in 2004, as Brian Williams replaced him.

Moreover, Tom is known for producing many specials for NBC, including 2001’s “The Greatest Generation Speaks,” that is based on Brokaw’s best-selling 1998 book, named as, The Greatest Generation.

He kept his schedule very busy after his retirement by hosting History Channel documentaries, delivering speeches and eulogies, and by serving on the board of directories for several organizations.

Furthermore, Tom Brokaw returned to the NBC anchor desk on June 13, 2008, to announce the tragic death of college friend, Tim Russert.

Brokaw has also hosted the second presidential debate between the former president Barack Obama and John McCain on October 7, 2008, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tom Brokaw Net Worth and Salary

According to The Richest, Tom Brokaw net worth is estimated at $70 million.

The salary of NBC journalist is about $56,817, whereas the salaries at NBCUniversal can range from $51,132-$69,287.

His source of income is usually from his professional career. Moreover, he is an author and writer, that is calculated to Tom Brokaw net worth.

Tom is a millionaire is in contract to sell his Park Avenue apartment, that worth around $10.75 million. Consequently, three bedroom duplex first listed in June 2010, for 12 million dollars.
Tom Brokaw Net Worth includes his house

Tom Brokaw talks guns, dogs and bird hunting.

Image source: Star Tribune

However, he have a private duplex elevator landing and a 28-foot-long entrance gallery. Moreover, Tom Brokaw and his daughter and son-in-law have paid $3,267,650 for a duplex apartment in the Atelier co-op building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

They bought an apartment at 33 West 67th Street from the estate of the late New York Review of Books co-founder and co-editor Barbara Epstein.

Besides, Tom Brokaw net worth includes, 4,184-square-foot house on 56.74 acres at 43 S. Bed ford Road in Pound Ridge, N.Y., brought in 1999 for $4.25 million.

The couple is living a lavish life at their ranch near Livingston, Montana. The bought the house in 1989. He also has a car that cost around thousands of dollars.
Tom Brokaw Net Worth includes his car

Tom Brokaw Net Worth includes his carImage source: Daily Mail 

Personal Life

Blood Cancer, Health and Wife Meredith

NBC journalist, Brokaw announced in February 2014, that he’d been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, as cancer has affected his blood cells in bone marrow, in August 2013.

According to NBC News, doctors remain optimistic about the outcome of the treatment. He was checked by a very good doctor, Dr Andrew Majka at Mayo Clinic.

Brokaw said statements,

” With all the exceptional support of my family and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and looking forward to continuing my life, adventures and my work. I think I remain the luckiest guy I know as I am the longtime TV journalist. Moreover, “I am grateful for the interest in my condition, but hope everyone understands my wish to keep this a private matter.”

Tom Brokaw is a married man, who tied his knot to Meredith Lynn in 1962. The couple is together for a long decade. Meredith Lynn is an author and Miss South Dakota.
Tom Brokaw with his wife Meredith Lynn

Tom Brokaw: Cancer Has ‘Deepened My Awe’ Of My Wife.

Image source: Huffington Post

The pair is blessed with three daughters, named as, Jennifer, Andrea and Sarah.
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