Montana State University will award former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw an honorary degree next month.The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the journalist and author plans to deliver a speech on Feb. 28 when university president Waded Cruzado presents him with the degree.

Brokaw anchored NBC's Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He has also written five books, won 12 Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award and the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Excellence in Journalism Award.

Brokaw lives in New York and has a ranch east of Livingston.

Story from the Associated Press

Monday, February 28th
7:30PM in MSU’s Strand Union Building Ballrooms
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for admittance and limited to two per person. Tickets will be available starting Monday, February 7th at 10:00 AM at the Bobcat Ticket Office, all TicketsWest locations and at Though the tickets are free, there may be additional service and handling fees. In addition, a limited number of student designated tickets will also be available at the MSU Leadership Institute in the Strand Union Building Room 187.