Feb 12, 2014
By AM740 Staff
Veteran TV newsman Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer. NBC News says the Mayo Clinic discovered last summer that Brokaw has multiple myeloma. That’s a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow. The network says Brokaw’s doctors are optimistic about his treatment and are encouraged by his progress since the August diagnosis. NBC says the former national anchor, now an NBC News special correspondent, has continued to work on projects during his treatment and is contributing to NBC Sports coverage of the Winter Olympics. Brokaw, who turned 74 on February 6th, says he is grateful for the interest in his health but wants to keep it a private matter.