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Famous Female Journalists

Updated June 14, 2019 13.8k views3.3k items

List of famous female journalists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female journalists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being journalists. There are thousand of females working as journalists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic journalists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a journalist then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples include Sylvia Schloss and Ellen Mary Clerke.

While this isn't a list of all female journalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female journalists?" and "Who are the best female journalists?"
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  • Giuliana Rancic
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    Giuliana Rancic (; née DePandi; born August 17, 1974) is an Italian-American entertainment reporter and television personality. She is a co-anchor of E! News.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Naples, Italy

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  • Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. Walters has hosted a variety of television programs, including Today, The View, 20/20, and the ABC Evening News. Since retirement as a full-time host and contributor, she continued to occasionally report for ABC News through 2015.Walters first became known as a television personality in the early 1960s, when she was a writer and segment producer of "women's interest stories" on the NBC News morning program The Today Show, where she began work with host Hugh Downs. As a result of her outstanding interviewing ability and her popularity with viewers, she received more airtime... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 91
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Diane Sawyer
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    Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is an American television journalist. Sawyer has been the 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. President Richard Nixon's White House staff and closely associated with the president himself.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States of America
  • Jennifer Lynne Brown (born March 23, 1981) is an American sports broadcaster and television host. A former Division I Collegiate Athlete for the University of Florida, she spent eight years as a reporter and host for ESPN and American Ninja Warrior.Brown spent two years working for the NFL Network as a studio host and reporter. She also served as a reporter for College GameDay, the College World Series, Little League World Series, Summer and Winter X Games, and the ESPYs. She was a Los Angeles-based Bureau reporter for ESPN contributing interviews and reports for ESPN’s news-gathering operation for SportsCenter, College GameDay and College Football Live. She co-hosted ESPNU's college... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States of America