Last February, journalist Tom Brokaw revealed he was undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2013.
But now, Tom, 74, has happily announced his cancer — which affected blood cells in the bone marrow — is now in remission.
“A year ago my future was more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge but now I face the New Year with very encouraging news,” he wrote in a statement released by NBC. “The cancer is in remission and I will shortly go on a drug maintenance regimen to keep it there.”
Tom on ‘NBC Nightly News’ in 1982.
The former anchor of ‘NBC Nightly News’ revealed the update to his health in a personal letter he penned to the NBC News Staff.
“Happy New Year all,” Tom finished the letter before signing his name as “T Bone.”
Tom served as the anchor and managing editor of ‘NBC Nightly News’ from 1982 – 2004. He is the only journalist to host all three major NBC News programs: ‘The Today Show,’ ‘NBC Nightly News,’ and, briefly, ‘Meet the Press.’ He now serves as a Special Correspondent for ‘NBC News.’