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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|
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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