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Tom Brokaw Biography

Birth Name:
Thomas John Brokaw
Birth Place:
Webster, South Dakota, United States
Reporter, anchor,author

Fast Facts

  • Was NBC News' White House correspondent during the Watergate scandal
  • Conducted the first exclusive one-on-one American television interview with Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Was the only television correspondent broadcasting live from the scene the night the Berlin Wall came down
  • Is the author of several books, including 1998's The Greatest Generation, about the men and women who helped build modern America
  • Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014


  • Andrea Simon Brokaw -- Daughter
  • Jennifer Jean Brokaw -- Daughter
  • Meredith Lynn Auld Brokaw -- Wife