Ned Brooks

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Brooks at left with Lawrence Spivak, 1960.

Ned Brooks (August 13, 1901 – April 1969) was an American television and radio journalist who was moderator of NBC's Meet the Press on television from 1953 until 1965, and earlier on radio. Brooks is the second-longest tenured moderator of the program, after Tim Russert.

Born in Kansas City Missouri, he was Brooks was raised in Ohio and attended pubic schools there. He was a graduate of Ohio State University where he became a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He began his career in newspaper reporting in Ohio at the Ohio State Journal and for Scripps-Howard newspapers. For five years he was managing editor of the Youngstown (Ohio) Telegram. He was later a broadcaster for NBC's Three-Star Extra.

Preceded by
Martha Rountree
Meet the Press Moderator
November 8, 1953 – December 26, 1965
Succeeded by
Lawrence E. Spivak