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David Brinkley
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Brinkley in 1962.
David McClure Brinkley

(1920-07-10)July 10, 1920
Died June 11, 2003(2003-06-11) (aged 82)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Cause of death Problems caused by a fall
Nationality American
Occupation Television news anchor
Years active 1943–1997
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.

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

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