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Happy Birthday To Pound Ridge's Tom Brokaw

TV journalist and Pound Ridge resident Tom Brokaw turns 76 on Saturday.
TV journalist and Pound Ridge resident Tom Brokaw turns 76 on Saturday. Photo Credit: wikipedia.org

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Pound Ridge's Tom Brokaw.

Thomas John Brokaw, who owns a home in Pound Ridge, turns 76 on Saturday.

An American TV news icon, Brokaw was born on Feb. 6, 1940, in Webster, S.D.

Best-known as the anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News" from 1982 to 2004, Brokaw is also the author of "The Greatest Generation" and other books. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: the "Today" show, "NBC Nightly News," and, briefly, "Meet the Press." He currently works as a special correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets.

Brokaw's television career began at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa, followed by jobs various jobs until he landed the 11 p.m. anchoring job for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles in 1966. In 1973, NBC made Brokaw White House correspondent, covering the Watergate scandal, and anchor of the Saturday editions of Nightly News. He became host of NBC's "Today" show in 1976 and remained in the job until 1982 when he took over the Nightly News.

Brokaw has been married to Meredith Lynn Auld since 1962. They have three daughters, Jennifer, Andrea and Sarah. He and his wife spend much time at their ranch near Livingston, Mont.

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