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 14
Perd Hapley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

2
32 23
Ron Burgundy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

3
21 14
Kent Brockman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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13 7
Ollie Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
looksharp added

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20 14
Brick Tamland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
looksharp added

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14 9
Diane Simmons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

7
14 9
J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

8
12 7
Rita Skeeter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

9
17 13
Clark Kent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Clark Kent

10
23 20
Phil Connors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

11
15 12
Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Lois Lane

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

13
10 7
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
looksharp added

14
18 16
Robin Scherbatsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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13 11
Tom Tucker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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11 9
Rebecca Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

17
8 6
Brian Fantana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

18
8 6
Josie Geller 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
looksharp added

20
15 14
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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10 9
William Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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6 5
Les Nessman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
looksharp added

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2 1
Creeper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Brian White added

24
14 14
Joan Callamezzo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

25
11 11
Ted Baxter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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11 11
April O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

27
9 9
Morbo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
BenNicholson added

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8 8
Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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8 8
Rory Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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8 8
Henry Hackett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Henry Hackett

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7 7
Avery Jessup is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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6 6
Shauna Malwae-Tweep is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

33
2 2
Iris West Allen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Brian White added

34
2 2
Question is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Brian White added

35
1 1
Joseph
Brian White added

36
10 11
Carrie Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

37
6 7
MacKenzie McHale is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

38
5 6
Howard Beale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Tom Islava added

39
5 6
Mikael Blomkvist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

40
4 5
Carl Kolchak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
looksharp added

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1 2
Jack MgGee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
journalismdude added Jack MgGee

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1 2
Ben Urich is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Brian White added

43
1 2
Cat Grant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Brian White added

44
4 6
Matilda Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

45
2 4
Maya Touno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
mwahahahaha added Maya Touno

46
8 11
Raoul Duke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

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1 3
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
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2 5
Linda Van Schoonhoven is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
BenNicholson added Linda Van Schoonhoven News presenter in Futurama

49
2 5
Veronica Corningstone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters

50
2 5
Cal McAffrey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fictional Journalists, Reporters, and Newscasters
Cal McAffrey