Friday, April 19, 2024

Tom Brokaw Retiring from NBC News After 55 Years, Celebrated Newsman Hosted Nightly News, “Today” Show


Tom Brokaw is retiring from NBC News after 55 years. He’s had a celebrated career, hosting the “Today” show with Jane Pauley, and then the Nightly News — from 1982 to 2004 — to great acclaim. A best selling author, Brokaw is widely respected despite attempts to tarnish his reputation in recent years.

Brokaw is also a cancer survivor who despite a tough recovery kept working pretty steadily until a couple of years ago.

“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. I could not be more proud of them,” Brokaw said in a statement.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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