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TRENDING List of Famous Reporters

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

With famous news reporters and journalists ranging from Bill O'Reilly to Keith Olbermann, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.  

From reputable, prominent, and well known reporters to the lesser known reporters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the reporter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous reporters ever?" and "What are the names of famous reporters?" then you're in the right place. 
Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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Maria Menounos is an American actress, journalist, TV hostess, and occasional professional wrestling personality. She is known in the United States for her appearances as a TV correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, Extra, and abroad for co-hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Journalist, Film Producer, Actor Presenter

Credits: E! News, Tropic Thunder, Extra, ET on MTV

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#33 on The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews

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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked as a news reporter for various local ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Television producer, Historian Actor, + more

Credits: Inside Edition, The O'Reilly Factor, The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium: O'Reilly vs. Stewart 2012, Legends & Lies

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#76 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#57 on The Greatest Cricketers

#26 on Guests You Hope to See on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

#32 on Dream Presidential Debate Moderators

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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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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#12 on The Best SportsCenter Anchors of All Time

#15 on The Most Powerful People on Twitter

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Erin Andrews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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Erin Jill Andrews is an American sportscaster, journalist, and television personality. She currently hosts FOX College Football for Fox Sports, as well as Dancing with the Stars for ABC. Andrews was previously a co-host of College GameDay on ESPN and a contributor for Good Morning America on the ABC ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Actor, Sports commentator

Credits: That's My Boy, Dancing with the Stars, Entertainment Tonight, Saturday Night Football Jim Rome Is Burning, + more

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#27 on The Best SYTYCD Judges of All Time

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Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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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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#8 on The Best Today Show Hosts

#45 on Favorite Good Morning America Hosts

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Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to a middle-class family, Thompson had a turbulent youth after the death of his father left the family in poverty. He was unable to formally finish high school as he was incarcerated for 60 days after ...more

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Age: Died at 68 (1937-2005)

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Author, Writer

Credits: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rum Diary, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Where the Buffalo Roam

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#47 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#97 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#1 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "the Great American Novel". Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1835-1910)

Birthplace: Florida, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Humorist, Journalist, Novelist, Lecturer Author, + more

Credits: Tom and Huck, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper

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#12 on The Best Writers of All Time

#1 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#45 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#27 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on the American cable television channel MSNBC. From 2002 to 2013, he hosted a syndicated NBC News–produced panel ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Somerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Chris Matthews Show, Morning Glory, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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#29 on The Most Powerful People on Twitter

#17 on The Most Trustworthy Newscasters on TV Today

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