Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, is a special correspondent for NBC News. In this role, he reports and produces long-form documentaries and provides expertise during election coverage and breaking news events for NBC News. On Dec. 1, 2004, Brokaw stepped down after 21 years as the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News.”Brokaw has interviewed every president since Lyndon Baines Johnson and has covered every presidential election since 1968. He was NBC’s White House correspondent during the national trauma of Watergate. From 1984 to 2004, he anchored all of NBC’s political coverage, including primaries, national conventions and election nights, and moderated nine primary and/or general election debates.
Complementing his distinguished broadcast journalism career, Brokaw has written articles, essays and commentary for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time and The New Yorker. He is the best-selling author of five books, including The Greatest Generation. Brokaw’s numerous honors include the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award, the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and induction as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota.