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Also Known As: David Mcclure Brinkley Died: June 11, 2003
Born: July 10, 1920 Cause of Death: complications from a fall
Birth Place: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA Profession: Writer ... TV host commentator news anchor journalist newswriter soda jerk author
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A veteran television newscaster with a distinctive, clipped vocal delivery, David Brinkley began his journalistic career while still a high school student in his native Wilmington, NC, dropping out of high school in his senior year to write full-time for THE WILMINGTON MORNING STAR. After service in the US Army during WWII, he worked as a Southern stringer for United Press before landing a berth at NBC in 1943 as a newswriter. Eight years later, Brinkley began contributing on-air reports as the Washington correspondent for the nightly news broadcast, "The Camel News Caravan", anchored by John Cameron Swayze. By 1954, he was a contributor to "Caravan", a weekly discussion on topical issues.

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