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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. 
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: 63

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: 58

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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#11 on The Best SportsCenter Anchors of All Time

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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: 60

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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#9 on The Best Today Show Hosts

#45 on Favorite Good Morning America Hosts

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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: 71

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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#6 on Favorite Good Morning America Hosts

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