by Hilton Hater at

Tom Brokaw, one of the most respected journalists on television and the former anchor of the NBC Nightly News, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Tom Brokaw Picture

The 74-year-old - who works as a NBC News Special Correspondent - revealed his health issues in a note today, insisting that physicians are encouraged with his medical treatment to date.

"With the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come," Brokaw said via statement. "I remain the luckiest guy I know."

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