David McClure Brinkley was a newscaster for NBC and ABC from 1943 to 1997. In his entire career, he had received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, three George Foster Peabody Awards and ten Emmy Awards. He was the son of William Graham Brinkley and Mary MacDonald Brinkley. He studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Emory University, and Vanderbilt University and later joined United States Army in 1940.
David Brinkley's Personal Life
Talking about his personal life, he was married twice. He stayed with his first wife Ann Fischer for almost twenty-two years and got separated in 1968.
The couple together had raised three sons Alan Brinkley, Joel Brinkley, and John Brinkley from their marriage. After divorce with his first wife he again got married to another woman named Susan Adolph with whom he had adopted a daughter named Alexia Brinkey. The couple hadn't divorced each other it was David's death which made them apart.
David Brinkley's Wiki-Bio
David McClure Brinkley was born on 10 July 1920 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
He worked for ABC and NBC in his career lasting from 1943 to 1997.