Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer, doctors 'optimistic’
Veteran journalist Tom Brokaw, who has worked for NBC News since the 1960s, has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects blood cells in bone marrow. Brokaw learned of his diagnosis in August and says his doctors are optimistic about his prognosis, NBC News reports. “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,” he said in a statement. Brokaw has remained active as a special correspondent for NBC News through his treatment thus far, working on several projects since his diagnosis such as a two-hour documentary about the assassination of John F. Kennedy and current coverage of the Winter Olympics. “I remain the luckiest guy I know,” Brokaw said Tuesday. “I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter.” Get well, Mr. Brokaw!