Tom Brokaw Battling Cancer
February 11, 2014 at 4:28 PM (PT)
NBC NEWS correspondent, former NBC NIGHTLY NEWS anchor, and current CLEAR CHANNEL "AN AMERICAN STORY" radio feature host TOM BROKAW disclosed TODAY (2/11) that he has cancer. BROKAW was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at the MAYO CLINIC in AUGUST and has been receiving treatment while continuing to work not only on his radio feature but on NBC's WINTER OLYMPICS coverage, as well as appearances on several NBC NEWS shows, the "TODAY SHOW," and NBC's documentary on the assassination of President JOHN F. KENNEDY.
BROKAW issued a statement reading, “With the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come.
“I remain the luckiest guy I know.
“I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter.”