List of Famous Newscasters People

List of Famous Newscasters

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List of famous newscasters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top newscasters in the world? This includes the most prominent newscasters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable newscasters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic newscasters 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 newscasters.

Everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Diane Sawyer is included on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known newscasters to the lesser known newscasters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the newscaster field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous newscasters ever?" and "What are the names of famous newscasters?" then you're in the right place. (31 items)


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    Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Princess and the Frog, The Color Purple, Ocean's Thirteen, Bee Movie, The Butler, + 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, United States of America
    • 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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    Katie Couric became a household name when she co hosted the number one morning show in the US, The Today show (NBC), from 1991 to 2006. She made a highly publicized move from from NBC to CBS on September 2006 when she took over the anchor and managing editor duties at CBS Evening News. With this move ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Virginia, USA
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: Goldmember, Shark Tale, 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC, Today, + more
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    Lila Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist. Previously, Sawyer had been the former anchor of ABC News's nightly flagship program ABC World News, a co-anchor of ABC News's morning news program Good Morning America and Primetime newsmagazine. Early in her career, she was a member of U.S.more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter
    • Credits: Good Morning America, Nightline, ABC World News, 60 Minutes, 20/20, + 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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    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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    Charles Pugh is an American television journalist, radio personality, and politician best known for his career for ten years for being the weekend anchor at WJBK in Detroit from 1999 to 2009. Pugh was elected council president of Detroit City Council in Detroit's city elections in 2009. He also served ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader
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    Mark Haines was a host on the CNBC television network.more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1946-2011)
    • Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Newsreader
    • Credits: Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street, Morning Call
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    Frank Reynolds
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    Frank James Reynolds was an American television journalist for ABC and CBS News. He was a New York-based anchor of the ABC Evening News from 1968 to 1970 and later was the Washington D.C.-based co-anchor of World News Tonight from 1978 until his death in 1983. During the Iran hostage crisis, he began ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1923-1983)
    • Birthplace: East Chicago, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Film Editor
    • Credits: ABC World News, The First and Essential Freedom
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    Paul Harvey
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    Paul Harvey Aurandt, better known as Paul Harvey, was a conservative American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments. From the 1950s through the 1990s, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1918-2009)
    • Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Newsreader, Radio personality, Actor
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    David Brinkley
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    David McClure Brinkley was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997. From 1956 through 1970, he co-anchored NBC's top-rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report, with Chet Huntley and thereafter appeared as co-anchor or commentator on its successor, NBC ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1920-2003)
    • Birthplace: Wilmington, USA, North Carolina
    • Profession: Journalist, Screenwriter
    • Credits: NBC Nightly News, This Week, Huntley-Brinkley Report, David Brinkley's Journal, NBC Magazine with David Brinkley, + more
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    Carol Lesley Barnes was a British television newsreader and broadcaster. She worked for ITN from 1975 to 2004.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1944-2008)
    • Birthplace: Norwich, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Justice of the Peace, Presenter
    • Credits: The Channel Four Daily
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    Lisa Sylvester
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    Lisa Sylvester is an American Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist and television correspondent. She previously reported on CNN's The Situation Room. She joined WPXI, Channel 11 in Pittsburgh in October, anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. and on WPGH's 10 p.m. newscast, which is produced by WPXI.more

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    • Profession: Newsreader, TV Journalist
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    Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Clooney is an American journalist, anchorman, and television host. He is the brother of singers Rosemary Clooney and Betty Clooney and father of actor and film director George Clooney.more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Journalist, Game Show Host, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Handle with Care, The Money Maze
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    Alycia Lane is an American television journalist. She is currently unemployed. Until October 2013, she served as weekday morning anchor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. Until January 2008, she was co-anchor of the weekday evening newscasts on KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lane's contract with KYW-TV ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Lake Grove, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader
    • Credits: KYW Eyewitness News
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    Larry Mendte is an American news anchor, commentator and radio talk show host. Mendte is currently hosting three TV shows, "Jersey Matters," "The Delaware Way," and "Another Thing with Larry Mendte." Mendte also hosts "The Larry Mendte Show" on WABC radio in New York. Until recently Mendte wrote and ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Actor, Presenter, Film Director
    • Credits: Primary Colors, Access Hollywood
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    Garrick Utley
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    Clifton Garrick Utley was an American television journalist. He established his career reporting about the Vietnam War and has the distinction of being the first full-time television correspondent covering the war on-site.more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1939-2014)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist
    • Credits: NBC Nightly News, Live from the Metropolitan Opera
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    Jen Holloway is a former TV news anchor on Bay News 9 in Tampa Bay and inventor of the Workout 180 personal gym.more

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    • Birthplace: Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader
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    Robert Siegel is an American radio journalist best known as host of the National Public Radio evening news broadcast All Things Considered.more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader
    • Credits: Yesterday Was a Lie
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    Dina Eastwood
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    Dina Eastwood is an American reporter and TV news anchor. She is the ex-wife of actor/director Clint Eastwood. In 2012, she starred in a reality television series about her life, Mrs. Eastwood & Company, on the E! network.more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, USA
    • Profession: Journalist, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: Blood Work, Candid Camera, The Forger, Mrs. Eastwood & Company
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