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Famous Male TV Anchorpersons

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

People here include everyone from Bill Mazer to Craig Allen.

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

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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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    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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    Walter Cronkite
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    Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years. During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. He reported many events ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1916-2009)
    • Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer, Radio personality, Actor, + more
    • Credits: We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, Liberty's Kids, CBS Evening News, The Twentieth Century, Great Performances, + 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, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more
    • 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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    Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer is an English-born American television presenter. He is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, news anchor, actor, and musician. He has hosted the tabloid talk show The Jerry Springer Show since its debut in 1991.more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Highgate, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Talk show host, Politician, Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, America's Got Talent, Sugar & Spice, Dancing with the Stars, The Jerry Springer Show, + more
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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, United States of America
    • 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: Wharton, Texas, United States of America
    • 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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    Pat Sajak
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    Pat Sajak is an American television personality, former weatherman, actor and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune.more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Game Show Host, Film Producer, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: The Price Is Right, Airplane II: The Sequel, Wheel of Fortune, Wheel of Fortune's daytime version, Pat Sajak Weekend, + more
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    Howard Cosell
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    Howard William Cosell was an American sports journalist who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There's no question that I'm all of those things." In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1918-1995)
    • Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem
    • Profession: Talk show host, Announcer, Journalist, Newsreader, Soldier, + more
    • Credits: Bananas, Monday Night Football, 30 for 30, Battle of the Network Stars, The World's Greatest Athlete, + more
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    Tom Brokaw
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    Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the only person to host all ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer, Presenter
    • Credits: Dateline NBC, NBC Nightly News, Run for Your Life, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, America: The Story of Us, + more
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    Tom Snyder
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    Thomas James "Tom" Snyder was an American television personality, news anchor, and radio personality best known for his late night talk shows The Tomorrow Show, on the NBC television network in the 1970s and 1980s, and The Late Late Show, on the CBS Television Network in the 1990s. Snyder was also the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1936-2007)
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Newsreader, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder, Dreams with Sharp Teeth, O'Grady, Science Court, Kiss: Satanik Kreatures: Interviews, + more
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    Bryant Gumbel
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    Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster. He is best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's The Today Show. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg Gumbel.more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Profession: Announcer, Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Heaven Can Wait, The Weather Man, Dateline NBC, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, The Early Show, + more
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    Bob Woodruff
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    Robert Warren "Bob" Woodruff is an American television journalist. His career in journalism dates back to 1989, and he is widely known for succeeding Peter Jennings as co-anchor of ABC News's weekday news broadcast, World News Tonight, in December 2005. In January 2006, he was critically wounded by a ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader
    • Credits: ABC World News, ABC 2000 Today, Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff
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    Marv Albert
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    Marv Albert is an American sportscaster. Honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, he is commonly referred to as "the voice of basketball." From 1967–2004, he was also known as "the voice of the New York Knicks." Including Super Bowl XLII in 2008, Albert has called the ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Announcer, Journalist, Actor, Presenter, Sports commentator
    • Credits: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Game Plan, Just Wright, Eddie, 30 for 30, + more
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    Shepard Smith
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    David Shepard Smith, Jr., known better as Shepard Smith or Shep Smith, is an American television news anchor. He is the former host of Fox Report with Shepard Smith and Studio B weekdays on Fox News Channel. In October 2013, Smith became the host of Shepard Smith Reporting as well as the managing editor ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Broadcaster
    • Credits: Volcano, Fox Report, Shepard Smith Reporting, The Pulse, The Pulse (US), + more
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    Ted Koppel
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    Edward James Martin "Ted" Koppel is a British American broadcast journalist, best known as the anchor for Nightline from the program's inception in 1980 until his retirement in late 2005. After leaving Nightline, Koppel worked as managing editor for the Discovery Channel before resigning in 2008. Koppel ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Nelson, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Television producer
    • Credits: Nightline, Iran - The Most Dangerous Nation, Koppel on Discovery
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    Brent Musburger
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    Brent Woody Musburger is an American sportscaster for the ESPN and ABC television networks. Formerly with CBS Sports and one of the original members of their program The NFL Today, Musburger has also covered the NBA, MLB, NCAA football and basketball and NASCAR. Musburger has also served as a studio ...more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Sports commentator
    • Credits: Cars 2, Rocky II, Planes, 30 for 30, Tick Tock, + more
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    Carl Stokes
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    Carl Burton Stokes was an American politician of the Democratic party who served as the 51st mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Elected on November 7, 1967, and taking office on January 1, 1968, he was the first black mayor of a major U.S. city. Fellow Ohioan Robert C. Henry was the first black mayor of any U.S.more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1927-1996)
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Newsreader, Lawyer
    • Credits: Emergency Needs
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    James Charles "Jim" Lehrer is an American journalist and novelist, and is the executive editor and a former news anchor for the PBS NewsHour on PBS. He is also known for his role as a debate moderator in U.S. presidential election campaigns, and is an author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books, ...more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Journalist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer
    • Credits: Viva Max!, PBS NewsHour, Debating Our Destiny
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