David Brinkley

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David Brinkley
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Brinkley in 1962.
David McClure Brinkley

(1920-07-10)July 10, 1920
DiedJune 11, 2003(2003-06-11) (aged 82)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Cause of deathProblems caused by a fall
OccupationTelevision news anchor
Years active1943–1997
Spouse(s)Ann Fischer (m. 1946; divorced; three sons)
Susan Adolph (m. 1972; one adopted daughter)<

David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997.

From 1956 through 1970, he co-anchored NBC's top-rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report, with Chet Huntley.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Brinkley was host of the popular Sunday This Week with David Brinkley program and a top commentator on election-night coverage for ABC News.

Brinkley received ten Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[1]

He wrote three books, including the 1988 bestseller Washington Goes to War.

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  1. "David Brinkley, Legendary NBC Newsman, Dies at 82". USA Today. Associated Press. June 12, 2003.