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List Rules Fictional journalists can be from TV or movies

Check out this list of fictional journalists who starred in popular TV shows or movies! On this list, you’ll find memorable reporters and newsmen and women who brought us the most cutting edge fictional news, ranging from 1958 (you go, Doris Day!) all the way up to the present. Be it a TV drama series, an action-packed movie, or a comical cartoon, we’ve found all your favorite fictional newscasters, journalists, and reporters and now you get to rank them to determine which you wish hosted the news in real life.
 

The journalist’s character is like a stealthy fox; they’re either being hunted by some larger force or they’re digging up dirt on the characters we love. Journalists, whether good or evil, always make things more interesting! A good fictional journalist is intriguing, slightly deceiving, and always looking for an angle. And despite the fact that they’re akin to slimey C-list detectives, we can’t help but love them as characters!
 

Historically, journalists provide tension and unpredictable twists to plot progression. Whether they play the antagonist or protagonist, the fictional journalist creates conflict, propelling the story and keeping us engaged. They can be funny and light-hearted, like the beloved Perd Hapley, or they can be driven by a challenge or purpose, like Phil Connors from the classic Groundhog Day.
 

So who played the ultimate journalist or reporter characters? Upvote your favorites below, or add the fictional newscasters you think are the best, if they aren't already listed.
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Perd Hapley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Ron Burgundy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Robin Scherbatsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Phil Connors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Kent Brockman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Brick Tamland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Joan Callamezzo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Ted Baxter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Clark Kent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Clark Kent

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Vicki Vale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Diane Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Lois Lane

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J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Brian Fantana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Rebecca Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Ollie Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Raoul Duke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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William Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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April O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Morbo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Avery Jessup is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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MacKenzie McHale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Rory Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Tricia Takanawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Carrie Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Tom Tucker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Matilda Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Henry Hackett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Henry Hackett

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Shauna Malwae-Tweep is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Rita Skeeter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Josie Geller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Carl Kolchak is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Les Nessman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Linda Van Schoonhoven is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
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Veronica Corningstone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Cal McAffrey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Mikael Blomkvist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Martina Martinez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Martina Martinez

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Howard Beale is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Will McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Andy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Andy

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Augustus Haynes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Kimberly Wells is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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Grant Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Grant Gabriel