South Dakota native and long-time NBC anchor Tom Brokaw says he has cancer.
He was diagnosed last August at the Mayo Clinic with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow
Doctors say the 74 year old's prognosis is good.
In a statement released by NBC, Brokaw says he remains the luckiest guy he knows, and he looks forward to continuing his life and his work. He says he wants to keep his illness a private matter.
The onetime national news anchor is a special NBC News correspondent, and NBC says he has continued to work on projects during his treatment.