John Chancellor was an American journalist who spent most of his career with NBC News.
He served as anchor of the NBC Nightly News from 1970 to 1982 and continued to do editorials and commentaries for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw until 1993.
Chancellor was the narrator of Baseball, a documentary by Ken Burns.
He also wrote a book, Peril and Promise, which was published in 1991.
The John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism was established in 1995 and administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center until 2004. It is now awarded by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
John Chancellor was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1993.