Thomas John Brokaw is an American television journalist and author, previously working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. His last broadcast as anchorman was on December 1, 2004, succeeded by Brian Williams in a carefully planned transition. In the later part of Tom Brokaw's tenure, NBC Nightly News became the most watched cable or broadcast news program in the United States. Brokaw also hosted, wrote, and moderated special programs on a wide range of topics. Throughout his career, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors.
Brokaw serves on the Howard University School of Communications Board of Visitors and on the boards of trustees of the University of South Dakota, the Norton Simon Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the International Rescue Committee. As well as his television journalism, he has written for periodicals and has authored books. He still works at NBC as a Special Correspondent.
Tom Brokaw is the author of books: The Greatest Generation, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, Boom! Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today, The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections, The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America; Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream, A Long Way from Home, The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate, An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation, Christmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber, Their Own Words: The Greatest Generation Collection (The Greatest Generation, The Greatest Generation Speaks, and 6 Audio Cassettes)