Ned Brooks

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Ned Brooks
Ned Brooks Lawrence Spivak Meet the Press 1960.JPG
Brooks at left with Lawrence Spivak, 1960.
Born (1901-08-13)August 13, 1901
Kansas City, Missouri
Died April 13, 1969(1969-04-13) (aged 67)
Nationality USA
Occupation Journalist
Known for Meet the Press

Ned Brooks (August 13, 1901 – April 13, 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 raised in Warren, Ohio, and attended public schools there. He was a 1924 graduate of The 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 whom he covered Congress from 1932 until 1947. 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