John William Chancellor (July 14, 1927 – July 12, 1996) was an American journalist, considered a pioneer in TV news, 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.
- Not knowing what each day will bring.
- In reply to the question of Steven Vita of Veery journal asking "What is the most rewarding aspect of journalism?" (interview conducted by fax in 1993 and published in 2019) - "NBC News John Chancellor Interview Veery," section of "Veery Moments," Veery Journal 
- I've been promised bail, ladies and gentlemen, by my office. This is John Chancellor, somewhere in custody.
- At the 1964 Republican National Convention, arrested for refusing to cede his spot on the floor to "Goldwater Girls," supporters of the Republican presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater. When security came to get him, he was forced to sign off.