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Famous People who Majored in Journalism

List of famous people who majored in journalism, including photos when available. This list of famous journalism majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in journalism. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in journalism you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

This list contains people like Brad Pitt and Olivia Munn.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were journalism majors?" and "Which famous people studied journalism?"

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    William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting categories, and received two further Academy Award nominations, winning one, for productions of his film production company Plan ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Fight Club, Seven, The Departed, Inglourious Basterds, 12 Monkeys + 71 more
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    Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election, alongside Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Alaskan ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Commentator, Basketball player, Politician, Television producer + 3 more
    • Credits: Sarah Palin's Alaska
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    Lisa Olivia Munn is an American actress, model, television personality and author. She began her career being credited as Lisa Munn. Since 2006, she has been using the name Olivia Munn personally and professionally. Born in Oklahoma City, Munn spent her childhood in Tokyo and Oklahoma City among other ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Model, Author, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Iron Man 2, The Newsroom, Magic Mike, Date Night, Deliver Us from Evil + 14 more
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    Parvati Shallow is a television personality and was the $1,000,000 winner of the reality television series Survivor: Micronesia. She had previously competed in Survivor: Cook Islands where she placed sixth, and later was the runner-up in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. From July 5, 2011 to December 2011, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Survivor, Into the Blue 2: The Reef, Around the World for Free
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    Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s, including his portrayals of real-life figures such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
    • Credits: Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day, American Gangster, Philadelphia + 51 more
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    Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, author, journalist, actor, and liberal political activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which is the highest-grossing documentary of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Critic + 2 more
    • Credits: Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, Roger & Me, Fahrenheit 9/11, EDtv + 15 more
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    Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and film producer. After playing minor roles in film and television, Ryan's breakout role came with the female lead in When Harry Met Sally... in 1989. Over the next 15 years, she played leading roles in several ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Top Gun, When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, Anastasia, The Doors + 35 more
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    Marina Augusta Pepper is an English Liberal Democrat local politician, journalist, children's book author and former model and actress. She was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for March 1987. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Windsor, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Nude Glamour Model, Politician, Journalist, Model, Author + 2 more
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    Sophia Anna Bush is an American actress, director, spokesperson, and activist. She starred in The WB/CW television series One Tree Hill, in which she portrayed Brooke Davis from 2003 to 2012. She is also known for her film roles in John Tucker Must Die, The Hitcher, and The Narrows. Since January 2014, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Television director, Actor
    • Credits: One Tree Hill, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, John Tucker Must Die, Chicago P.D., Stay Alive + 11 more
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    Michelle Lynn Monaghan is an American actress known for her roles in Mission: Impossible III and Ghost Protocol, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gone Baby Gone, Made of Honor, The Heartbreak Kid, Eagle Eye, Source Code, and True Detective. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Winthrop, Iowa, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion Model, Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, True Detective, The Bourne Supremacy, Mission: Impossible III, Constantine + 24 more
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    Philip H. Knight was born on February 24, 1938 in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Nike, Inc... Knight attended the University of Oregon, where he received his bachelor's degree in accounting in 1959. In college, Knight ran track for Coach Bill Bowerman, with whom he co-founded ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    Christiane Amanpour is CNNs chief international correspondent based in New York. Amanpour has reported on most crises from the worlds many news hotspots, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda and the Balkans. Christiane was born in London, England, 1958 to her Iranian ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist
    • Credits: Iron Man 2, ABC World News, This Week, War Photographer, Amanpour + 1 more
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    Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. He currently works for Rackspace and the Rackspace sponsored community site Building 43 promoting ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Author
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    Anne M. Mulcahy is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation. She was named CEO of Xerox on August 1, 2001, and chairman on Jan. 1, 2002. Mulcahy most recently was president and chief operating officer of Xerox from May 2000 through July 2001. Prior to that, she was ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Rockville Centre, New York, United States of America
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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 on Wikipedia
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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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    Ms. Krawcheck is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Citi Global Wealth Management. Until March 2007, Ms. Krawcheck served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy for Citigroup Inc. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson
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    Soupy Sales was an American comedian, actor, radio-TV personality and host, and jazz aficionado. He was best known for his local and network children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales; a series of comedy sketches frequently ending with Sales receiving a pie in the face, which became his ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 83 (1926-2009)
    • Birthplace: Franklinton, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: Holy Man, The Making of '...And God Spoke', Angels with Angles, Black Scorpion Returns, Birds Do It + 11 more
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    Robert Loggia is an American actor and director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jagged Edge. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Newsreader, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Scarface, Independence Day, Big, Oliver & Company, An Officer and a Gentleman + 93 more
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    Natalie Morales-Rhodes is an American broadcast journalist, working for NBC News. She is the Today Show '​s news anchor and third hour co-anchor and appears on other programs including Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
    • Profession: Journalist, Television producer, Actor
    • Credits: Dateline NBC, Today, MSNBC Live, NBC News Special, Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda + 1 more
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    Eugene "Gene" Allen Hackman is an American actor and novelist. In a career spanning five decades, Hackman has been nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, including best actor in The French Connection. In addition, Hackman has won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs. He first came to fame in 1967 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Novelist, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Superman, Young Frankenstein, The French Connection, Unforgiven, Superman II + 76 more
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