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David McClure Brinkley

news commentator

David McClure Brinkley, American news commentator. Recipient duPont award, Peabody award, School Bell award, President Medal of Freedom, 1992, other journalism awards.

Background

Brinkley, David McClure was born on July 10, 1920 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Graham and Mary (West) Brinkley.

Career

Reporter Wilmington (North Carolina) Star-News, 1938-1941. Reporter, bureau manager United Press Associations, various Southern cities, 1941-1943. News writer, broadcaster radio and television NBC, Washington, from 1943, Washington correspondent, 1951-1981.

Anchorman ABC This Week, 1981-1997. Retired, 1997.

Connections

Married Ann Fischer, October 11, 1946. Children: Alan, Joel, John. Married Susan Adolph, June 10, 1972.

1 child, Alexis.

father:
William Graham Brinkley

mother:
Mary (West) Brinkley

spouses:
Ann Fischer

Susan Adolph

children:
Alan Brinkley

Joel Brinkley

John Brinkley

Alexis Brinkley