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David Brinkley

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley

Profession: NBC News Anchor and Journalist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Co-hosted "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" with Chet Huntley and had a 54 year career in broadcasting.

Born: July 10, 1920
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: June 11, 2003 (aged 82)

Historical Events

  • 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

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