(May 5, 1959- )
Raised in Middletown, New Jersey
Resides in Connecticut
Worked for WCBS-NY News (1986-93)
Joined NBC News (1993)
MSNBC Live Anchor (1996-2003)
News on CNBC Anchor (2003-04)
NBC Nightly News Anchor (December 1, 2004- )
Won three Emmys (1987, 93, 2001)
Why he might be annoying
He lacks charisma.
He lives in Connecticut and is a NASCAR enthusiast. He claims he is a 'gear-head.'
He dropped out of college.
He received an honorary doctorate from Elmira College (May 1998) and Providence College (May 2004).
NBC suspended him for 6 months without pay after he 'misremembered' details about his helicopter coming under fire while covering the Iraq war in 2003 (February 10, 2015).
Why he might not be annoying
He is the first new major network news anchor in over a decade.
It was obvious that he would replace Tom Brokaw as he was his #1 substitute.
He says the most challenging part of being an anchor is gaining trust.
He said '...it's important that sometimes stories aren't terribly sexy for viewers to sit through.'
He tends to read only non-fiction.
He was selected 'Father of the Year' by the National Fathers' Day Committee (1996).
He is a trained volunteer firefighter.
USA Today selected him Best Anchor (2000).
GQ magazine called him 'the most interesting man in television today' and chose him as GQ Man of the Year (2001).
He attended George Washington University and the Catholic University of America.
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 8 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 390 Votes: 59.23% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 4080 Votes: 45.66% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 62 Votes: 64.52% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 79 Votes: 56.96% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 67 Votes: 50.75% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 38 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 91 Votes: 40.66% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 95 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 220 Votes: 47.27% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 424 Votes: 39.86% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 405 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 218 Votes: 43.58% Annoying
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