Tom Brokaw net worth and salary: Tom Brokaw is an American television journalist and author who has a net worth of $70 million. Tom Brokaw is probably most famous for serving as the lead anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. Tom Brokaw was born on February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota. He attended Yankton Senior High School before moving on to The University of Iowa. His time in Iowa was less than productive so Tom soon transferred to the University of South Dakota where he graduated in 1964 with a degree in Political Science. His first job after college was at a television station called KITV in Sioux City, Iowa. From there Tom worked at stations in Nebraska and Georgia before joining NBC News in 1966. His first job for NBC was as the anchor for the 11pm News at KNBC in Los Angeles. He got a huge break when he was NBC bumped him to White House correspondent just before the Watergate scandal broke. From here Tom landed a spot as a host on NBC's Today Show, where he stayed from 1976 until 1982. He began hosting NBC Nightly News in April 1982 and stayed on until 2004. Outside of television, Tom has written seven books. The most famous of which is probably 1998′s "The Greatest Generation" which earned him numerous awards and honors and is a perennial best seller.