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Famous Male Reporters

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List of famous male reporters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male reporters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being reporters. There are thousand of males working as reporters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic reporters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a reporter then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing is made up of different people like David Finkel and David Haugh.

While this isn't a list of all male reporters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male reporters?" and "Who are the best male reporters?"


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    William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked as a news reporter for various local ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Television producer, Historian, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Iron Man 2, An American Carol, The O'Reilly Factor, Inside Edition, Killing Lincoln, + more
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    Keith Theodore Olbermann is an American sports and political commentator and writer. As of 2013 he hosts a late-night show on ESPN2 and TSN2 called Olbermann, as well as being the studio host of TBS's Major League Baseball postseason coverage. Previously, he was the chief news officer of the Current TV ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Actor, TV Personality, Sports commentator
    • Credits: SportsCenter, 30 for 30, MSNBC Live, Football Night in America, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, + more
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    Hunter S. Thompson
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    Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to a middle-class family, Thompson had a turbulent youth after the death of his father left the family in poverty. He was unable to formally finish high school as he was incarcerated for 60 days after abetting ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1937-2005)
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Credits: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rum Diary, Where the Buffalo Roam, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Buttermilk and Cigarettes
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    Mark Twain
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    Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "the Great American Novel". Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1835-1910)
    • Birthplace: Monroe County, Florida, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Profession: Humorist, Journalist, Novelist, Lecturer, Author, + more
    • Credits: A Kid in King Arthur's Court, Tom and Huck, The Adventures of Huck Finn, The Adventures of Mark Twain, Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper, + more
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    Chris Matthews
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    Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on the American cable television channel MSNBC. From 2002 to 2013, he hosted a syndicated NBC News–produced panel discussion ...more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Somerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Ides of March, Dave, State of Play, Morning Glory, Man of the Year, + more
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    Matthew Todd "Matt" Lauer is an American television journalist best known as the host of NBC's The Today Show since 1997. He is also a contributor for NBC's Dateline NBC. He was previously a news anchor for The Today Show in 1994 and anchor for WNBC in New York City and a local talk-show host in Boston, ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Actor, TV Journalist, Presenter
    • Credits: Tower Heist, Land of the Lost, Dateline NBC, Today, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!, + more
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    Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr. is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and book author. He is best known as being the weather anchor on NBC's Today. On Monday, July 20, 2009, he began co-hosting his morning show, Wake Up with Al, on The Weather Channel, which airs weekdays live ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: TV Meteorologist, Journalist, Television producer, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Men in Black, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Robots, Family Feud, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US), + more
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    Billy Bush
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    William Hall "Billy" Bush is an American radio and television host. He hosts The Billy Bush Show, a nationally syndicated radio show that airs throughout the U.S. through Dial Global. Bush is also the primary host of Access Hollywood, a syndicated entertainment-news show. He is also ambassador for ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
    • Profession: Television Show Host, Journalist, Actor
    • Credits: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Let's Make a Deal, Get Him to the Greek, Furry Vengeance, Miss Universe Pageant, + more
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    Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1899-1961)
    • Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Author
    • Credits: To Have and Have Not, The Killers, A Farewell to Arms, The Killers, For Whom the Bell Tolls, + more
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    Gerald Michael Riviera, better known as Geraldo Rivera, is an American attorney, news spinner, author, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. He is also well known from his history as a reporter and TV personality, and as the ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Journalist, Police officer, Sailor, Cinematographer, + more
    • Credits: Cop Land, Primary Colors, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Grumpier Old Men, All About Steve, + more
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    Thomas Friedman appeared in The Revenge of the Electric Car documentary film.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Odyssey of Life, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective, Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Does Europe Hate Us?, Earth 2100
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    Brian Williams
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    Brian Douglas Williams is an American journalist best known for his ten years as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. Nine months after taking the position in December 2004, Williams anchored NBC coverage from New Orleans of Hurricane ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
    • Profession: Editor, Firefighter, Journalist, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Dateline NBC, NBC Nightly News, Rock Center with Brian Williams, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice, MSNBC Live, + more
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    Dan Rather
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    Daniel Irvin "Dan" Rather, Jr. is an American journalist and the former news anchor for the CBS Evening News. He is now managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine Dan Rather Reports on the cable channel AXS TV. Rather was anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, from March 9, 1981, ...more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Wharton
    • Profession: Editor, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Charlie Wilson's War, 48 Hours, 30 for 30, CBS Evening News, The War You Don't See, + more
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    George Stephanopoulos
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    George Robert Stephanopoulos is an American television journalist and a former U.S. Democratic Party political advisor. Stephanopoulos rose to early prominence as a communications director for the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign of Bill Clinton, subsequently becoming White House Communications Director ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Author, Actor, Broadcaster
    • Credits: Good Morning America, Nightline, ABC World News, This Week, Anthem
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    Matt Drudge
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    Matthew Nathan "Matt" Drudge is an American political commentator and the creator and editor of the Drudge Report, a news aggregator. Drudge has also authored a book and hosted a radio show and a television show.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Takoma Park, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Journalist
    • Credits: Drudge
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    Jeff Probst
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    Jeffrey Lee "Jeff" Probst is an American game show host and an executive producer. He is best known as the Emmy Award winning host of the U.S. version of the reality show Survivor. Additionally, he was the host of The Jeff Probst Show, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by CBS Television ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Television producer, Game Show Host, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: Fillmore!, Survivor, Rock & Roll Jeopardy!, Access Hollywood, Finder's Fee, + more
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    Rick Sanchez
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    Ricardo "Rick" Sánchez, known professionally as Rick Sanchez, is a Cuban-American journalist, radio host, and author. He is currently a FOX News contributor, a columnist for FOX News Latino, a correspondent for Spanish language network Mundo Fox, and a morning radio host on WIOD 610 AM in South ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Guanabacoa, Cuba
    • Profession: Journalist
    • Credits: Anderson Cooper 360°, Rick's List, CNN Newsroom, Out in the Open
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    Stephen A. Smith
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    Stephen Anthony Smith, more commonly known as Stephen A., is an American television personality, host, radio host, and former sports journalist. Smith is a commentator on ESPN First Take, where he appears with Skip Bayless and Cari Champion. Smith also currently hosts The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Sports journalism, Talk show host, Basketball player, Journalist, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: SportsCenter, Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith, Vanishing Point
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    Dominick Dunne
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    Dominick John Dunne was an American writer and investigative journalist whose subjects frequently hinged on the ways in which high society interacts with the judicial system. He was a movie producer in Hollywood and was also known for his frequent appearances on television.more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1925-2009)
    • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Television producer, Novelist, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Changeling, The Panic in Needle Park, The Boys in the Band, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, Addicted to Love, + more
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    Lou Dobbs
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    Louis Carl "Lou" Dobbs is an American television personality, author and radio host on the Fox Business Network. He anchored CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight until November 2009 when he announced on the air that he would leave the network. He was born in Texas and lived there and in Idaho during his childhood.more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Childress, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Journalist, Author, Economist, + more
    • Credits: Koyaanisqatsi, State of Play, Lou Dobbs Tonight
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