Tom Brockau, who announced his retirement from NBC News on Friday, certainly has many friends.
Andrea Mitchell, Lester Holt, Dan Reiter, Maria Schreiber and many more expressed their best wishes. He remembers working with Broca during his 55 years on the network, as he covered the 1968 presidential campaign, including the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. President Ronald Reagan’s first political campaign; And the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
As NBC noted, Brockau was the only anchor to lead all three of his major news shows. Night news, Today And Meet the press. He sat on the anchor chair for primetime broadcasting at 30 Rock from 1982 to 2004, and has been involved in NBC coverage for years since he stepped down. In 2008, he filled in as an interview show host Meet the press For months after Tim Resert’s death. He has worked as a contributor and commentator.
Mitchell, who works with Broca at NBC, said he’s as important to the network as his Maureen’s Shubankar.
.Embed Tweet Without # Tom Broca It’s like a trap without a peacock. He told the story of America from civil rights to Watergate to Normandy, from space shuttles to Iraq, Bush / Gore and 9/11. An unparalleled reporter and author with more chapters to follow
– Andrea Mitchell (@ Methichelport) January 22, 2021
The current nightly news host, who once led Brockau, congratulated Holt on giving his partner more free time, which the 80-year-old plans to spend with his family.
Congratulations to my partner Embed Tweet I have a remarkable career nbcnews. From the tumultuous sixties to the fall of the Berlin Wall to the 9/11 and beyond, the nation made history through your reporting. Thanks for your advice and friendship and enjoy the retirement.
– Lester Holt (@LesterHolt NBC) January 22, 2021
It was a “sad day” for NBC’s 2020 election coverage breakout star Steve Kornki, who shared the veteran Newsman’s vintage video in action.
It was a sad day when Tom Broca announced his retirement from NBC after 55 years.
Here is his first broadcast as the sole anchor of NBC Nightly News since 9/5/83, the beginning of the 21-year run in which he will emerge as the most popular and trusted news anchor in the United States: pic.twitter.com/bSSgrLXL2K
– Steve Corniche (@ Steve Corniche) January 22, 2021
Rather, Brockau’s CBS competition dates back to his days NBC Night News, Call it “always too many friends.”
Tom was always more friendly than a rival. A professional professional, always stable under pressure. Congratulations Retirement, Tom. I know you will keep yourself busy. Hope to see you soon on the trail. https://t.co/o0GpNlc7NV
– DanDanRather January 22, 2021
And there were very kind words.
Tom Broca is retiring from NBC News after 55 years.
A true broadcaster Titan and a perpetual historian – kind enough to give some wisdom to the crop of our new NBC correspondents a few years ago.
Tom, I wish you all the best. https://t.co/Rt30W4q2CU pic.twitter.com/Mts4OjPSxg
– Geoff Bennett (@ Jeff R. Bennett) January 22, 2021
Tweet a little to hear about Tim Brockau’s retirement Embed Tweet After more than half a century. I am still amazed that I had the opportunity to learn from him and I am so grateful for his interest in my career and for the advice he has given me freely. pic.twitter.com/ls66hPJLw7
– Casey Hunt (@ Casey) January 22, 2021
Other Brocka awards over the years include NBC dedicating its West Coast facility to the Brookao News Center in 2014, and the same year President Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of the Year.
Earlier, Brockau himself had issued a statement: “During a very complex and fruitful period in American history, a new generation of NBC News journalists, producers, and technicians has come to the United States in a timely, insightful, and critical manner. Providing important information, / 7. I can’t be too proud of them.
When he leaves TV behind, the author of Great generation And other books are expected to continue their work through writing.
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