David McClure Brinkley was the American broadcaster for NBC and ABC during a career that spanned from 1943 to 1997. From 1956 to 1970, he co-managed NBC's top-rated nighttime news program, The Huntley - Brinkley Report, with Chet Huntley and later appearing as a co-host or commentator on his successor, NBC Nightly News, throughout the 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, Brinkley was the person. He hosts the popular Sunday This Week with David Brinkley and is the main Election Night News commentator for ABC News. During his career, Brinkley has received ten Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He wrote three books, including the 1988 best-selling Washington Goes to War, on how World War II transformed the nation's capital. His books are based mainly on his own observations as a young city reporter.
|Born||David McClure Brinkley, July 10, 1920, Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Died||June 11, 2003, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Occupation||Television news anchor|
He was a TV newscaster for 50 years and the partner of Chet Huntley. He won ten Emmy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his career.
He served in the United States Army for two years and was a journalist for a local newspaper.
He co-anchored for the Huntley-Brinkley Report.
He got married to Ann Fischer on October 11, 1946 and after their divorce in 1968, he remarried Susan Adolph on June 10, 1972.
He interviewed Bill Clinton before.
- ABC News personality
- American TV news analysts
- Peabody Award Winner
- US TV news anchor
- Emory University Alumni
- The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Latest information about David Brinkley updated on June 14 2021.