Media The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters  

Lauren Slocum
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List Rules Fictional journalists can be from TV or movies

Check out this list of fictional journalists who starred in popular TV shows or movies! On this list, you’ll find memorable reporters and newsmen and women who brought us the most cutting edge fictional news, ranging from 1958 (you go, Doris Day!) all the way up to the present. Be it a TV drama series, an action-packed movie, or a comical cartoon, we’ve found all your favorite fictional newscasters, journalists, and reporters and now you get to rank them to determine which you wish hosted the news in real life. 
 

The journalist’s character is like a stealthy fox; they’re either being hunted by some larger force or they’re digging up dirt on the characters we love. Journalists, whether good or evil, always make things more interesting! A good fictional journalist is intriguing, slightly deceiving, and always looking for an angle. And despite the fact that they’re akin to slimey C-list detectives, we can’t help but love them as characters!
 

Historically, journalists provide tension and unpredictable twists to plot progression. Whether they play the antagonist or protagonist, the fictional journalist creates conflict, propelling the story and keeping us engaged. They can be funny and light-hearted, like the beloved Perd Hapley, or they can be driven by a challenge or purpose, like Phil Connors from the classic Groundhog Day.
 

So who played the ultimate journalist or reporter characters? Upvote your favorites below, or add the fictional newscasters you think are the best, if they aren't already listed.

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32 16
Perd Hapley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

2
33 24
Ron Burgundy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

3
15 7
Ollie Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
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14 7
Rita Skeeter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

5
21 14
Brick Tamland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
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6
22 15
Kent Brockman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

7
15 9
J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

8
19 14
Clark Kent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Clark Kent

9
14 9
Diane Simmons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

10
24 20
Phil Connors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

11
16 12
Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Lois Lane

12
11 7
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
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13
19 16
Robin Scherbatsky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

14
12 9
Vicki Vale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

15
9 6
Josie Geller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

16
13 11
Tom Tucker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

17
11 9
Rebecca Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

18
8 6
Brian Fantana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

19
7 5
Tricia Takanawa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
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20
12 11
April O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

21
12 11
Carrie Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

22
12 11
Ted Baxter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

23
10 9
William Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

24
9 8
Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

25
6 5
Les Nessman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
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