Person 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. Many of the following famous TV newscasters went on to become anchors, reporters, and more. 

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. 
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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Newscasters
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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: 61

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Newscasters
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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 ...more

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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Newscasters
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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 ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer, Film Producer Author, + more

Credits: Dateline NBC, 60 Minutes, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Today

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Diane Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Newscasters
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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: 70

Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter

Credits: ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, 60 Minutes, Primetime, 20/20

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Walter Cronkite is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Newscasters
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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 ...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: Fail Safe, You Are There, The Twentieth Century, Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

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Tom Brokaw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Newscasters
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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: 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 listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Newscasters
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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 ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Newsreader

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Mark Haines is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Newscasters
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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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