Broadcast News legend Tom Brokaw has announced that he will be retiring from broadcast news after a 55 year career at NBC news.
Brokaw, who is 80 years old, has also served as the chief anchor of NBC Nightly News for 22 years.
As Fox News reports:
Brokaw, 80, spent his entire journalism career with NBC News. He covered everything from the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office and moved from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. in 1973 to serve as the network’s White House correspondent during the Watergate scandal.
He eventually left the White house to co-host “Today” before landing the anchor role at “NBC Nightly News” in 1983, a role he would keep for 22 years.
Many prominent journalists took to Twitter to pay tribute to Brokaw upon hearing he would walk away from NBC News. MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki even unearthed video from his first day on the job at “NBC Nightly News.”
Katie Couric: “How are we going to really, almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?” pic.twitter.com/MW5LWN3dOk
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) January 18, 2021