Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw
Celebrated Name: Tom Brokaw
Real Name/Full Name: Thomas John Brokaw
Gender: Male
Age: 84 years old
Birth Date: 6 February 1940
Birth Place: Webster, South Dakota, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 55 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Meredith Lynn Auld (m. 1962)
Children: Yes (Sarah Brokaw, Jennifer Jean Brokaw, Andrea Brooks Brokaw)
Profession: American television journalist and author
Net Worth in 2024: $90 million
Last Updated: April 2024

America is known for its international journalists and authors. In the list of such icons, Tom Brokaw is one of them. The journalist is one of the experienced and long-serving editors in the history of America’s television journalism. To confirm this, Brokaw has been editing for NBC Nightly News for twenty-two years. That has enabled him to gather a remarkable wealth, and his net worth becomes worthy of jotting down.

Maybe you know about Tom Brokaw very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Tom Brokaw’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early life

Tom Brokaw was born in 1940, 6th February, as Thomas John Brokaw. His birthplace is Webster, South Dakota. He was born to Eugenia as well as Anthony Orville Brokaw. His father earned his daily bread as a post office clerk and also a sales clerk. His father had three sons, where Tom is the eldest. His great-grandfather, whose name was Richard P. Brokaw, is known to be the founder of the Bristol, South Dakota.

Tom’s father was a construction foreman of the Army Corps of Engineers and was based at Black Hills Ordinance Depot (BHOD), where he constructed Fort Randall Dam. This nature of the job made the family of Tom resettle throughout South Dakota when he was young. Brokaw lived for a while in Bristol and Pickstown and later Yankton. While there, Brokaw enrolled in Yankton High School.

During his life in high school, Brokaw was the South Dakota American Legion Boys State school’s governor, who gave him an opportunity to join the then South Dakota Governor Joe Foss for a joint appearance at a TV game show.

Then, the two started their friendship to the extent of Foss featuring him in his book discussing the matter of the second world war soldiers known as The Greatest Generation. Brokaw also matriculated at the University of Iowa but discontinued after a year for failing to keep his studies. In 1964 Brokaw graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from the University of South Dakota.

Personal Life

Brokaw has been the husband of Meredith Lynn since 1962. They have three daughters Andrea, Sarah, and Jennifer.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 6 February 1940, Tom Brokaw is 84 years old as of today’s date 19th April 2024. His height is 1.65 m tall, and his weight is 55 kg.


Between 1960 and 1962, Tom worked at KTIV television as a Newscaster, and from there, he was employed as a KMTV reporter.

In 1965 Brokaw anchored in WSB television in the program of the late evening news. In the following year, he joined NBC television, where he started anchoring the news.

Brokaw became very popular in the NBC and was in News West coast correspondence and also the anchor the f KWBC. That is back from 1966 to 1972.

From 1973 to 1976, he was a White House correspondent and brought the news on NBC every Saturday in the program of Nighty News. Between 1976 and 1981, he was the anchor of Today Show of NBC, and from there up to 1983, he was co-anchoring the NBC Nightly News then became the anchor of the same show up to 2004 when he became a contributing actor and also a special correspondent.

Awards & Achievements

Tom Brokaw has won several awards. They include 2 Peabody Award, 2 Alfred I. DuPont – Columbia University Awards, 7 Emmy Awards, and a Lowell Thomas Award, just to mention a few.

Net Worth & Salary of Tom Brokaw in 2024

Tom Brokaw Net Worth
Tom Brokaw Net Worth

As of April 2024, Tom Brokaw has a net worth of over $90 million. He has amassed this wealth through journalism and authoring books. He also gives motivational speeches in major universities. All that has given Tom much wealth, as shown by his net worth.

Tom Brokaw is a celebrity who has worked for many years in Journalism. He not only unveils the hidden news to his viewers but also interviews senior world leaders. That is what has made this man great.


  1. Hi Tom I appreciate you informing me of the display in New Orleans museum of War Veterans a couple of yrs ago and pray you and you family in good health!Now in Houston last couple of yrs came down from Colorado and my mom June Burchfield Army nurse in World War 11,died in Delta,Colorado,born in Mitchell,S.D.!And my brother a Marine in Vietnam,Chuck Branum! My Dad Chief in Navy in WW11,Ernest Asper died in Denver, 1960!I thought by reading you are still active that great,I thought funny said I was famous and meet Bill Walton ,but at 68 my playing days are almost over,but Chuck Smith Fiounder of Calvarry Chapel died about 5 yrs ago and this church is slowed down because of virus and Surpreme Court stated yesterday ruled in favor of having services open up! Keep the faith bye

  2. Tom … I didn’t how to write to you otherwise… in (approx) 1970 i was hitch- hiking on Reno Rd and you gave me a ride to 19th Penn Ave… we had great conversation all the way there… in your yellow Opel GT…. we never exchanged names… but as i got out of the car…. i remember thanking you for the ride… and saying to you… that i thought you shuold be in “radio”…. and then you looked up to me and said “you don’t know you i am? i am Tom Brokaw… the new NBC white house correspondent
    … if you want to contact me i’m Greg Martin 301-602-3267 (i just i owed it to you to share this story)
    ps… i knew jim vance and art buchwald… as well


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