Veteran Journalist Tom Brokaw to Deliver Keynote at 2015 BIO International Convention

March 16, 2015

Veteran journalist and author Tom Brokaw will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 BIO International Convention June 15-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

The BIO International Convention draws more than15,000 leaders from the biopharmaceutical industry.

 “With his decades of distinguished work on the frontlines of television journalism, we are thrilled Tom Brokaw will be joining us for the 2015 BIO International Convention,” said Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of BIO.

He added,“His storied career has seen him headline such distinguished programs as the NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press as well as report on countless subjects ranging from elections, education, energy, medicine, immigration and other world events.”

Tom Brokaw has spent his entire journalistic career with NBC News, beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau, where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, the assassination of Robert Kennedy and the 1968 presidential campaign.

From Los Angeles, Brokaw went to Washington, D.C., as the White House correspondent and principal back up as anchor of “NBC Nightly News”.

He next moved on to New York and “TODAY”, followed by his appointment as anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw”. He took over “Meet the Press” for the 2008 campaign after the death of his close friend and colleague Tim Russert.

In 1998, Brokaw published his first book, “The Greatest Generation”, one of the most popular non-fiction books of the 20th Century.

Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, Duponts, Emmys and lifetime achievement recognition. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Brokaw with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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