• Name: Thomas John Brokaw
  • Age: 71
  • Hometown: Webster, South Dakota
  • Marital Status: Married to wife Meredith for 49 years
  • You Know Him From: NBC Nightly News anchor from 1983 to 2004.  He was a correspondent for NBC news from 1936-1976, leaving to become a Today Show anchor from 1976-1982.  Produced many news specials, and the author of several books.
  • Why Him: Tom Brokaw is a smart, well-spoken man who came into my living room every night to tell me the news.  He is distinguished, dependable and handsome.  I swooned over Tom each evening as a young girl growing up.  My crush on him is deep and spans most of my life!  Plus, I learned a great deal from him through watching the news and reading his books.  Although Tom and I are not of the same generation, my admiration makes me a huge fan.
  • Fangirl Confession:  Tom Brokaw resides squarely on The List for me.  The Husband shakes his head and sighs whenever I remind him of this fact.