Tom Brokaw Married, Wife, Children, Cancer, Health, Illness, Net Worth

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 29 Nov, 2018
Tom Brokaw Married, Wife, Children, Cancer, Health, Illness, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth February 06, 1940 Age 81 Years 4 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married Wife/Spouse Meredith Lynn Auld
Ethnicity N/A Net Worth $70 million
Children/Kids Sarah Brokaw, Andrea Brooks Brokaw, Jennifer Jean Brokaw(Daughters) Height N/A
Education The University of Iowa

He is an absolute legend, and there is no doubt about it. He is one of the best television journalists in the world, and he is a fantastic author too. He is none other than the very respectful Tom Brokaw. 

He was born in the year 1940 on 6th of February, and this makes his age 48 at this time. He was born in a place called Webster which lies in South Dakota of United States of America. He belongs to the nationality American. 

This gentleman is seen on Twitter and Facebook as well as he uses these social networking sites for different purposes. He has an astounding 129 thousand followers on the site, but he has only tweeted 180 plus times up to now.

Tom Brokaw's Net Worth

He has trumped a lot of successful journalists in the world, and he has been better than all of them. His career timeline will suggest that he has had an incredible career. He joined KTIV-TV back in the year 1960, and he stayed there till 1962. He served as a newscaster and a weatherman over there.

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He then moved to another company called KMTV-TV as a reporter and stayed there till 1965. His dream job came to his in 1966 when he was offered a job at the mighty NBC News. He served as a white house correspondent from 1973 to 1976. He also anchored one of the best TV shows of all time called Today Show, and he did so from 1976 to 1981.

He is also a Special Correspondent and Contributing Anchor for NBC. He is also the interim Meet the Press moderator. His trophy cabinet is almost full with Emmy Awards.

People are awestruck when they hear his salary. His salary is a jaw-dropping 8 million dollars, and nothing more is needed to be said about his worth. Talking more about wealth, his net worth is 70 million dollars, and yes he is a very wealthy man. 

Who Is Tom Brokaw's Wife?

Let’s get into his personal life now. He is married to his wife Meredith Lynn Auld back in the year 1962. There is almost no chance at all that the couple would go through a divorce. The couple has an amazing family, and they have three children as well. The kids mean the whole world to the couple. His three children are all daughters, and their names are Jennifer, Andrea, and Sarah. 

Tom Brokaw and his wife Meredith Lynn Auld watch together the game of Serena William on 8 September 2009 (Photo:

His wife, Meredith Lynn Auld, needs no introduction at all. Well, she is a former Miss South Dakota. Meredith is even an author and toy store owner too. Like Tom's wife, Tom's three children are also a successful person in their own field.

His daughter, Jennifer has already worked as a doctor in San Fransisco. And his second daughter is a successful author and has blogged about her parent's marriage too. Similarly, Tom's youngest daughter, Andrea, is also a successful person and has worked on Warner Brothers.

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It is not that his life has been all rainbows and butterflies only. Sadly in the year 2013, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. After a lot of treatment, his illness (cancer) is in the stage of full remission and his health has been better. He will soon be perfect, and everyone around the world who know him is praying for his good health too.

Tom Brokaw Controversy

Another setback he has faced in his life beside illness, are the accusations of sexual harassment in April 2018. Two women indicted Tom of physical abuse. One of them is none other than former war correspondent for NBC News, Linda Vester. She stated that Tom had forced her to kiss him, groped her in the conference room and even showed at her hotel uninvited back when she was in her 20's.

 However, Tom denied the allegations straight away through a statement. He admitted to having met Linda back then but stated that it was just a professional meeting. Further, he said that their meeting was brief and appropriate without any abusing or groping.