Tom Brokaw Net Worth

Tom Brokaw Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Tom Brokaw net worth is
$70 Million

Tom Brokaw Wiki Biography

American journalist and writer Thomas John Brokaw was born on 6 February 1940, in Webster, South Dakota, of Huguenot descent through his father, and Irish through his mother. Tom is widely known as a host of such programs as NBC’s “Nightly News”, “The Today Show” and “Meet the Press”, and also as the author of “The Greatest Generation”. During his career now spanning well over 50 years, Tom has won many awards, including Peabody, Emmy and American Legion awards among others, and has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

So just how rich is Tom Brokaw? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that Tom’s net worth is over $70 million as of early 2017, from his career encompassing journalism and writing, broadcasting and hosting TV programs.

Tom Brokaw Net Worth $70 Million

Tom matriculated from Yankton Senior High School, then, in his words “attending the University of Iowa for a year before actually studying at the University of South Dakota”, graduating with a degree in political science in 1964. Tom’s career as a journalist began in such televisions stations as KTIV in Sioux City, WSB-TV in Omaha and KMTV in Atlanta, but his career and net worth really took off when he joined NBC in California in 1966. Later Brokaw worked at NBC News as a White House correspondent and as an anchor of “Nightly News” from 1973, and his success meant that in 1976 he started work as a host of “The Today Show”.

In 1983 Brokaw became a host of the NBC “Nightly News with Tom Brokaw”, but still had an opportunity to interview the likes of Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Gorbachev, and cover such events as Hurricane Andrew, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Loma Prieta earthquake and many other happenings, which gained Tom popularity with audiences and acclaimed among other journalists. In 2004 Tom decided to close this program, but by that time he was already one of the most respected journalists.

To the present day, Tom still works with NBC News, mainly producing documentary programs, but also still works as an anchor and analyst as required. This work of course still has a significant impact on Tom Brokaw’s net worth.

In addition, Tom is a member of the board of directors in such organizations as Committee to Protect Journalists, International Rescue Committee, and Council on Foreign Relations.

Tom is not only a well-known journalist but he is also a successful writer, having published  seven books, the best known of which in “The Greatest Generation” – stories of World War Two veterans – and “The Greatest Generation Speaks”, but all adding to his reputation as well as his bank account.

In his personal life, Tom Brokaw has been married to Meredith Lynn Auld since 1962, and they have three daughters. In 2012 he was diagnosed with cancer, but is now believed to be in full remission. He and his wife are based on their ranch near Livingston, Montana.

Full NameTom Brokaw
Net Worth$70 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 6, 1940
Place Of BirthWebster, South Dakota, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionJournalist, Writer, Author, Screenwriter, Presenter
EducationUniversity of South Dakota, Yankton High School, University of Iowa
SpouseMeredith Lynn Auld (m. 1962)
ChildrenSarah Brokaw, Andrea Brooks Brokaw, Jennifer Jean Brokaw
ParentsEugenia Brokaw, Anthony Orville Brokaw
NicknamesThomas John Brokaw , Tom , Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw
AwardsPeabody Awards (1989, 2013), Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Awards for Dateline NBC documentary, Sylvanus Thayer Award (2006), Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media (1992), Paul White Award(Radio Television Digital News Association, 2002), American Legion Awards, News & Documentary E...
Record LabelsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview
NominationsTelevision Hall of Fame (2006)
MoviesHey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird (2010), An Unlikely Weapon (2008, documentary), Run for Your Life 2008 (documentary), Prisoners Among Us (2005)
TV ShowsNBC’s “Nightly News”, “The Today Show”, “Meet the Press”, “Nightly News with Tom Brokaw”
1Deep, incredibly powerful voice
2Midwestern accent
NBC Nightly News (1970)$7,000,000
1[on Steven Spielberg] His productions have a common thematic DNA of humanity, so we are enlightened as well as entertained. His work on Lincoln (2012), alone, was worthy of enduring acclaim, for it brought to life - as no other film has - this quintessential American President, struggling with the greatest moral dilemma of our history.
2Within every generation there is greatness. What you don't want Americans to do again is to go through the tests that made the 'Greatest Generation': first, the Depression, and then World War II.
3The most memorable interviews for me are folks whose names I don't know: young civil rights leaders in the South, showing great courage as they walked into a town in the dark of night. A doctor working for 'Doctors Without Borders'in Somalia, operating by kerosene light in a tent. Those are the kinds of people that linger in your memory.
4[on the many changes in the source of news stories] We're better off. We have so many more choices. What happens is, of course, that the squeaking wheel continues to get attention. I have a little tool in my house - you should get one - it's called the remote control.
5I guess I'm always the person to see the glass is half-full. There's always good news in every news report. If you're going to live in a society, you need to know the underside as well as the bright spot, so you can be prepared for dealing with them.
6I'm not a big fan of journalism schools, except those that are organized around a liberal arts education. Have an understanding of history, economics and political science - and then learn to write.
7It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
8Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.
1Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 24 November 2014.
2Was diagnosed with bone cancer in August 2013.
3Inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 1994.
4Introduced spouses-to-be Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver at a charity tennis tournament in 1977.
5Release of his book, "An Album of Memories: Personal Histories From the Greatest Generation". [2001]
6Release of his book, "A Long Way From Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland". [2002]
7Release of his book, "The Greatest Generation". [1998]
8Release of his book, "Boom! Voices of the Sixties: Personal Recollections of the '60s & Today". [2007]
9Release of his book, "The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters & Reflections". [1999]
10Father, with Meredith Lynn Auld, of daughter Sarah Brokaw.
11Was denied enlistment into the Army because of flat feet. His first choice of service was the Air Force, which he was also declined.
12Longtime friend of Tim Russert and John Palmer.
13Early in his news anchor career, saved a man's life using the Heimlich maneuver at a restaurant.
14Often imitated in the first three seasons of The Simpsons (1989) for Springfield's broadcast reports.
15Friend of Bill France Jr..
16His mother is named Jean Brokaw. She died 5 days short of what would have been her 94th birthday.
17Attended The University of Iowa before receiving his BA from The University of South Dakota in Political Science.
18His wife, Meredith Lynn Auld, is a former Miss South Dakota (1959).


Brokaw Reports: 58 Days1992TV Movie
NBC News: Houston Homicide1990TV Movie documentary
The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award on PBS1989TV Movie documentary
NBC White Paper1987-1989TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
NBC Reports: Iacocca - An American Profile1984TV Movie documentary
NBC Reports: Labor in the Promised Land1982TV Movie documentary
NBC Reports: The Changing West, Reflections on the Stillwater1981TV Movie documentary
NBC Reports: To Be a Doctor1980TV Movie documentary


Toots2006Documentary consulting producer
Expose1990TV Series documentary co-producer


Omaha Beach, Honor and Sacrifice2015Documentary thanks
The War2007TV Mini-Series documentary extra special thanks - 2 episodes
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed2007TV Movie documentary special thanks
Frontline1995TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Something to Do with the Wall1991Documentary thanks


The Gettysburg Address2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Today1977-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Correspondent / Himself - Host / ...
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt1992-2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Correspondent / Himself / Himself - Anchor / ...
Meet the Press2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Panelist / Himself / ...
Morning Joe2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Crashing the Party2016DocumentaryHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2016TV Series documentaryHimself - News Anchor
You Vote, They Decide: The Secret Campaigns for President2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Citizen Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2015TV SeriesHimself - Author, A Lucky Life Interrupted
Charlie Rose1994-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Daily Show2002-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself
Dateline NBC1994-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself / Narrator / ...
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself - Featuring
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Cameo
WWE Tribute to the Troops2014TV SpecialHimself
Weekend Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Correspondent
A Tribute to David Zaslav: Newhouse Mirror Awards2014Documentary shortHimself
All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State2014DocumentaryHimself
D-Day: Normandy 19442014Documentary shortNarrator (English version)
Herblock: The Black & the White2013DocumentaryHimself
The Brokaw Files2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
In Play with Jimmy Roberts2013TV SeriesHimself - Former NBC Nightly News Anchor (segment "Kidnapped")
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - NBC News Anchor: 1982-2004
Oprah's Master Class2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Cycle2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ann Richards' Texas2012DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell2012TV SeriesHimself
Their Finest Hour2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Olympics Opening Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
The Flintlock Disaster2012DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
9/11: In Our Own Words2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Boys in the Hall2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself
California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown2011Documentary
Buccaneers and Bones2010TV SeriesNarrator (2010)
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge2010Himself
Tom Brokaw Presents: Bridging the Divide2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'2010DocumentaryHimself
NBC News Decision 20102010TV MovieHimself - Anchor
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
America: The Story of Us2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Feature Reporter (2010)
Tom Brokaw Presents: American Character Along Highway 502010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2010TV SeriesHimself
Schabowskis Zettel - Die Nacht, als die Mauer fiel2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Hick' Town2009DocumentaryHimself
NBC News Special: The Funeral of Ted Kennedy2009TV MovieHimself - Anchor
Life Is a Banquet2009DocumentaryHimself
Our Time2009DocumentaryHimself
Global Warming: The New Challenge with Tom Brokaw2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Return to Mexico City2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
NBC News Special: The Inauguration of Barack Obama2009TV MovieHimself - Anchor
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2003-2008TV SeriesHimself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2004-2008TV SeriesHimself
Baseball's Golden Age2008TV Series documentaryHimself
A Tribute to Tim Russert: Newhouse Mirror Awards2008Video shortHimself
The Color Bearers2008DocumentaryHimself
King2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Real Time with Bill Maher2008TV SeriesHimself
An Unlikely Weapon2008DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2008TV SeriesHimself
The View1999-2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-2008TV SeriesHimself
Budapest to Gettysburg2007Documentary
1968 with Tom Brokaw2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Loose Change: Final Cut2007Video documentaryHimself
9/11: As It Happened2007TV MovieHimself
The States2007TV Series documentaryHimself (South Dakota)
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live from Lincoln Center2007TV SeriesHimself
TV Junkie: Faces of Addiction2007Video documentaryHimself
R.N.Y.C.2006Documentary short
Texas Monthly Talks2006TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Encore with John Palmer2006TV SeriesHimself
Air Emergency2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Global Warming: What You Need to Know2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Jonathan Dimbleby2006TV SeriesHimself
There and Back Again2006Documentary shortHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2005TV SpecialHimself
Last Best Chance2005VideoHimself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Costas Now2005TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Thing About My Folks2005Himself (uncredited)
Science of Supervolcanoes2005TV MovieHimself
Science of Supervolcanos2005TV MovieHimself
The Jane Pauley Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Election Night on Democracy Plaza2004TV MovieHimself
How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tanner on Tanner2004TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Medal of Honor2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
World War II Memorial Dedication2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Guest Speaker
The Museum of Television & Radio Annual Honors a Salute to Tom Brokaw2004TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Without Fear or Favor: The Best in Broadcast Journalism2004TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
Journalists: Killed in the Line of Duty2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
Vertical Frontier2002DocumentaryNarrator
9/11 2002 Prime Time Concert for America2002TV MovieHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2002TV SeriesHimself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
Breaking the News2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
On Common Ground2001/IDocumentaryHimself - Commentator
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Window to the Universe2000TV Movie documentaryHimself / Narrator
Your Kids, Our Schools: Tough Choices2000TV Movie documentary
Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala1999TV MovieHimself
Als die Mauer fiel. 50 Stunden, die die Welt veränderten1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Introducing Video
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
MSNBC Live1996TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1990-1996TV Series documentaryHimself
InterNight1996TV Series
Digital Age1994TV SeriesHimself
Now1993TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Barbarians at the Gate1993TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
NBC News Decision 92 Republican Convention1992TV MovieHimself - News Anchor
Brokaw Reports: 58 Days1992TV MovieHimself
NBC News: Houston Homicide1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Expose1990TV Series documentaryAnchor
Mary Hart Presents: Power in the Public Eye1990TV MovieHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself
The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award on PBS1989TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Gangs, Cops & Drugs1989TV MovieHimself - Anchor
Off Your Duff1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
NBC White Paper1966-1989TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself (introduction, 1997 version)
5th Annual TV Academy Hall of Fame1989TV SpecialHimself
1988 Vice Presidential Debate1988TV MovieHimself - Panelist
Election 19871987TV MovieHimself
Men, Women, Sex & AIDS1987TV MovieHimself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Rag Dolly in the U.S.S.R.1986Documentary shortNewscaster (voice, uncredited)
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1985TV SeriesHimself
D-Day Plus 40 Years1984TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter / Interviewer
NBC Reports: Iacocca - An American Profile1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
NBC Reports: Labor in the Promised Land1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
NBC Reports: The Changing West, Reflections on the Stillwater1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Guide 1980: The Year in Review1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
NBC Reports: To Be a Doctor1980TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHimself - NBC Anchor / Himself - Newscaster

Archive Footage

JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Dateline NBC2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - NBC News
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
American Crime Story2016TV SeriesHimself
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words2016DocumentaryHimself
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHimself
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - NBC News
The Americans2015TV SeriesHimself
Above the Fray: The Lessons of Dukakis '882014Documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - MSNBC Election Coverage
Stossel2014TV SeriesHimself
Dinosaur 132014DocumentaryHimself
30 for 302010-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Moyers & Company2013TV SeriesHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - ABC News Anchor: 1982-2004
The Battle of Amfar2013Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Woody Allen: A Documentary2012DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP2012Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Big Miracle2012Himself (uncredited)
Catching Hell2011DocumentaryHimself
We Were Here2011/IDocumentaryHimself - NBC News Anchor (uncredited)
The Cartel2009DocumentaryHimself
Milk2008/IHimself (uncredited)
Food, Inc.2008DocumentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
The National2008TV SeriesHimself
Tyson2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Run for Your Life2008/IDocumentaryHimself
At the Death House Door2008DocumentaryHimself
Definitely, Maybe2008Himself (uncredited)
Everything's Cool2007DocumentaryHimself
CNN Presents2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone2007DocumentaryHimself
TV Junkie2006DocumentaryHimself
This Film Is Not Yet Rated2006DocumentaryHimself - 1978 TV Newscaster (uncredited)
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2005TV SeriesHimself
America Undercover2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die2004DocumentaryHimself
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism2004DocumentaryHimself
Fahrenheit 9/112004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust2004DocumentaryHimself
Live from Baghdad2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Journeys with George2002DocumentaryHimself
Fear & Favor in the Newsroom1996DocumentaryHimself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
EBN: Commercial Entertainment Product1992Video shortHimself (uncredited)
The Panama Deception1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt1990DocumentaryHimself - News Reporter
Drug Wars: The Camarena Story1990TV Mini-SeriesHimself
A Football Life2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
Frontline2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Fear2016DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

2004Lifetime Achievement AwardNews & Documentary Emmy Awards

Nominated Awards

2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormNBC News Decision 2010 (2010)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement Award (Other)
2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastNBC Nightly News (1970)
2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormNBC News Special: The Inauguration of Barack Obama (2009)
2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormNBC News Special: The Funeral of Ted Kennedy (2009)
2009EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastNBC Nightly News (1970)
2009EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLifetime Achievement Award (Other)
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsNews Person of the Year
2000TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite News Personality
2000WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADocumentary - Current EventsDateline NBC (1992)
1997CableACECableACE AwardsProgram InterviewerInterNight (1996)

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