Profession: NBC News Anchor and Journalist
Why Famous: Co-hosted "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" with Chet Huntley and had a 54 year career in broadcasting.
- 1956-10-29 NBC anchors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley first team up in "The Huntley–Brinkley Report"
- 1972-08-23 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates Vice President Spiro Agnew but not unanimously: 1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley
- 1976-06-07 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres
- 1981-09-04 Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
- 1997-09-28 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting