Who Is Meredith Lynn Auld? Wife Of Tom Brokaw

by Pragya Thu Jul 06 2023 Updated On Tue Jul 11 2023
Who Is Meredith Lynn Auld? Wife Of Tom Brokaw

Meredith Lynn Auld is the wife of American retired network TV journalist and author Tom Brokaw

She is an author. She is an American citizen of her nationality. 

Marriage And Children

Meredith has been married to her partner Tom Since 1962. They met each other when they were just teenagers. 

Tom was only 15 years old when he met Meredith. They are now parents to three kids, all daughters, and their names are Jennifer, Andrea, and Sarah

Meredith Lynn Auld with her husband, Tom Brokaw. Source: Pinterest

About Meredith's Husband Tom

Tom is a retired TV journalist and an author. He is well known for hosting the Today Show and NBC News

He was born in 1940 to his parents, Anthony Orville Brokaw and Eugenia Brokaw

He retired from journalism in 2021

Age And Net Worth 

Meredith was born in the year 1940 and is currently she is 78 years old. Her husband has a net worth of $85 Million.

Meredith Lynn Auld with her daughter.
Meredith Lynn Auld with her daughter. Source: Instagram

Tom Has Cancer

Tom spent his whole life as a news reporter sharing every piece of news with the world. 

In 2013 he got diagnosed with myeloma, a rare type of blood cancer where his good life somehow got interrupted. 

He now has to live with the cancer forever as it is incurable. Until now, no cure hasn't been found to cure that cancer, but it is somehow treatable. 

Tom is going through chemotherapy and has to go through chemo throughout his life. 

He has shared his cancer journey in his book, A Lucky Life Interrupted

There he mentioned the support that he got from his wife and daughters in his cancer journey. 

He also hopes for a cure for myeloma before he leaves the earth.

Tom Accused of Sexually Assaulting His Co-Worker

Tom spent more than two decades of his career working for NBC News

In 2018, one of his former co-workers, Linda Vester, came forward and revealed that she was sexually harassed by Tom when she worked with him on NBC as a correspondent back in the 1990s

She claimed that Tom came to her hotel room unexpectedly, touched her lips, and forcefully tried to kiss her. 

He grabbed her and even tried to make her kiss. That incident scared her, and she was left in the room shaking. 

According to Linda, it was not the only time Tom harassed her. 

She also claimed that Tom broke into her apartment in London and tried to kiss her. 

However, Tom denied all the accusations made by Linda and claimed that the time she met Linda was with her consent. 

They did meet but for their work purpose, and he did nothing wrong to her.

Tom Offended Latinos

In 2019, Tom talked about President Donald Trump's demand for the border wall on an NBC news special

In the meantime, he also said something about Latinos, which dragged him into a new controversy. 

In the interview, he said that Latinos should learn to speak English properly to adjust to the community. 

His statement offended the Latinos, and they dragged Tom for being mean and Xenophobic. 

After realizing his mistake, Tom issued a public apology agreeing that whatever he said on the news special was utterly mean and arrogant, and he profoundly felt sorry for hurting the feeling of Latinos.

Cancer Changed Everything

Tom was diagnosed with myeloma in 2013, an incurable blood cancer. The cancer changed his life and him as a person. 

He spent his whole life as a news reporter, but after his diagnosis, he had to leave NBC

He and his life were fully transforming, and there were times when he felt that something terrible would happen to him. 

However, he overcame those negative thoughts and started being okay living with cancer

He learned to control, and even though he couldn't do the things he used to do daily, he found a way to continue his life through it. 

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