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David Brinkley

David BrinkleyAKA David McClure Brinkley

Born: 10-Jul-1920
Birthplace: Wilmington, NC
Died: 11-Jun-2003
Location of death: Houston, TX
Cause of death: Accident - Fall
Remains: Buried, Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Military service: US Army (1941-43)

Father: William Graham Brinkley (railroad man)
Mother: Mary MacDonald West
Wife: Ann Fischer (m. 1946, div., three sons)
Son: Alan (provost at Columbia)
Son: Joel (writer for the NYT)
Son: John (U.S. Institute for Peace)
Wife: Susan Melanie Benfer (m. 1972, one stepdaughter)
Daughter: Alexis Brinkley Collins (stepdaughter)

    High School: New Hanover High School, Wilmington, NC
    University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1939-40)
    University: Emory University
    University: Vanderbilt University

    Wilmington Star-News Reporter (1938-41)
    Endorsement of Archer Daniels Midland 1998
    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Trustee (1966-90)
    Cosmos Club
    National Press Club
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
    Emmy 1963
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992
    Peabody 1961
    Peabody 1992 (for reporting on Pearl Harbor anniversary)
    Wedding: Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell (1997)
    Risk Factors: Prostate Cancer

    TELEVISION
    This Week Host (1981-96)
    World News Tonight Commentator (1981-98)
    NBC Nightly News Co-Anchor (1976-79)
    NBC Nightly News Commentator (1971-76)
    The Huntley-Brinkley Report Co-Host (1956-70)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Loving Story (15-Apr-2011) · Himself

Author of books:
Washington Goes to War (1988, politics)
David Brinkley: A Memoir (1995, memoir)
Everyone Is Entitled to My Opinion (1996, anthology)
Brinkley's Beat: People, Places, and Events That Shaped My Time (2003, nonfiction)


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