List of Famous Broadcasters People

List of Famous Broadcasters

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List of famous broadcasters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top broadcasters in the world? This includes the most prominent broadcasters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable broadcasters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic broadcasters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned broadcasters.

This list includes Ian Bradley, Shepard Smith and more people.

From reputable, prominent, and well known broadcasters to the lesser known broadcasters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the broadcaster field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous broadcasters ever?" and "What are the names of famous broadcasters?" then you're in the right place. (281 items)

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    Brooke Burke-Charvet, better known by her maiden name, Brooke Burke, is an American actress, dancer, model and television personality. She is known for Rock Star, winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars and for co-hosting Dancing With the Stars from 2010 to 2013.more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Broadcaster, Dancer
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars, The Wraith, Rock Star, She's Got the Look, The Hazing, + more
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    Peaches Geldof
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    Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof-Cohen was an English journalist, television presenter and model. She was the second daughter of musician and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof, and the television presenter Paula Yates. Raised in London, Geldof was educated at Queen's College after her parents' divorce in 1996, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 25 (1989-2014)
    • Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Socialite, Journalist, Model, Broadcaster, Presenter
    • Credits: Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack, A Beginner's Guide to Islam
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    Kevin Smith is a film producer.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Red Bank, USA, New Jersey
    • Profession: Comic book creator, Songwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Chasing Amy, Daredevil, + more
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    Stephen Fry
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    Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months in prison for credit card fraud, he secured a place at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied English ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: England, London, Hampstead
    • Profession: Businessperson, Poet, Journalist, Television producer, Novelist, + more
    • Credits: Alice in Wonderland, V for Vendetta, Chariots of Fire, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, A Fish Called Wanda, + more
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    Carol Jean Vorderman MBE RAFVR is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008. Vorderman's career took off in 1982 when she joined Channel 4 game show Countdown. She co-hosted the show most recently with Des O'Connor; before ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Bedford, England
    • Profession: Backing vocalist, Screenwriter, Writer, Broadcaster, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: Countdown, Blankety Blank, Daybreak, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, + more
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    Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior advisor to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN's Crossfire. He sought the ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Speechwriter, Politician, Journalist, Author, + more
    • Credits: Crossfire, Morning Joe, The McLaughlin Group, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Buchanan & Press, + more
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    Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring. He is best known for co-presenting the BBC TV show Top Gear with Richard Hammond and James May from 2002 to 2015. He also writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun. From a career as ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Doncaster, England
    • Profession: Talk show host, Columnist, Journalist, Motorist, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Cars, Top Gear, QI, Top Gear, Top Gear, + more
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    Chris Hardwick
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    Christopher Ryan "Chris" Hardwick is an American television host, stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, podcaster, musician, and voice artist. Hardwick is the chief executive officer of Nerdist Industries, the digital division of Legendary Entertainment. He currently hosts @midnight with Chris ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: USA, Kentucky, Louisville
    • Profession: Television producer, Musician, Actor, Writer, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, House of 1000 Corpses, Halloween II, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Hollywood Squares, + 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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    C. S. Lewis
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    Clive Staples Lewis, commonly known as C. S. Lewis, was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he held academic positions at both Oxford University, 1925–54, and Cambridge University, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1898-1963)
    • Birthplace: Ireland, Europe, Northern Ireland, Eurasia, United Kingdom, + more
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Writer, Broadcaster, Philosopher
    • Credits: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Lion, + more
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    Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA is an English broadcaster and naturalist. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on the planet.more

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Isleworth, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Environmentalist, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Naturalist, + more
    • Credits: Planet Earth, Life on Earth, The Blue Planet, A Zed & Two Noughts, Natural World, + more
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    Charlie Brooker
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    Charlton "Charlie" Brooker is an English satirist and broadcaster. He has worked in television, radio, print and online media. In addition to writing credits for programmes such as Brass Eye, The 11 O'Clock Show and Nathan Barley, Brooker has presented a number of television shows, including Screenwipe, ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Reading, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comic book creator, Journalist, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Black Mirror, Dead Set, A Touch of Cloth, Nathan Barley, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, + more
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    Bill Simmons is a television producer.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Profession: Podcaster, Sports Columnist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: 30 for 30, Into the Wind, Unguarded, Story Time with Jalen Rose
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    Alistair Cooke
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    Alistair Cooke KBE was a British journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theatre from 1971 to 1992. After holding the job ...more

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    • Age: Died at 96 (1908-2004)
    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Broadcaster, Presenter, TV Personality
    • Credits: Masterpiece, Hitler: The Last Ten Days, Omnibus, America: A Personal History of the United States
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    Davina McCall
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    Davina Lucy Pascale McCall is an English television presenter. She has hosted Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop Live, Five Minutes to a Fortune and The Jump, Sky1's Got to Dance, as well as ITV's Long Lost Family and Stepping Out. McCall was the presenter of Big Brother during its run on Channel 4 ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Profession: Actor, Broadcaster, Presenter
    • Credits: Big Brother, Big Brother (UK), Dead Set, The Million Dollar Drop, Celebrity Big Brother, + 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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    Glenn Gould
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    Glenn Herbert Gould was a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He was particularly renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His playing was distinguished by remarkable technical proficiency and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1932-1982)
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Screenwriter, Composer, + more
    • Credits: Slaughterhouse-Five, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, The Wars, Cities
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    Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, CBE was an English broadcaster, author and stage director. He qualified as a barrister and then worked in independent television before joining the BBC. He appeared in a variety of radio and television satirical shows and theatre shows, some of which he also directed.more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1931-2007)
    • Birthplace: Low Ham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Raconteur, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Orlando, Up the Front, The National Health, That Was the Week That Was, That Was The Week That Was, + more
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    Jeremy Paxman
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    Jeremy Dickson Paxman is an English broadcaster, journalist and author. He has worked for the BBC since 1972 and is known for his forthright and abrasive interviewing style, particularly when interrogating politicians. His regular appearances on the BBC Two's Newsnight programme were sometimes ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: England, Leeds
    • Profession: Journalist, Screenwriter, Author, Broadcaster
    • Credits: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, University Challenge, Breakfast Time, Newsnight, The Victorians, + more
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    Daniel Constantine "Dan" Marino, Jr. is an American former football player who was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. The last quarterback of the Quarterback Class of 1983 to be taken in the first round, Marino held or currently holds dozens of NFL records associated ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Restaurateur, Actor, Sports analyst, Broadcaster, American football player
    • Credits: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bad Boys II, Holy Man, Inside the NFL, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, + more
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