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Famous Female Newscasters

Updated June 14, 2019 28.1k views 16 items

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

List ranges from Oprah Winfrey to Jennifer Livingston and more women newscasters. 

While this isn't a list of all female newscasters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female newscasters?" and "Who are the best female newscasters?"
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Newscasters
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Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey, January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first black multi-billionaire, and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She has also been sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.Winfrey was born into ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

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Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Newscasters
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Katherine Anne Couric ( KURR-ik; born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She recently served as Yahoo's Global News Anchor. Couric has been a television host on all Big Three television networks in the United States, and in her early career was an Assignment Editor for CNN. She worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006, CBS News from 2006 to 2011, and ABC News from 2011 to 2014. In addition to her television news roles, she hosted Katie, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by Disney–ABC Domestic Television from September 10, 2012, to June 9, 2014. Some of her most important notable roles include co-host of Today, anchor of the CBS Evening News, and correspondent for 60 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: Virginia, USA

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Diane Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Newscasters
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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: 73

Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States of America

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Carol Lesley Barnes (13 September 1944 – 8 March 2008) was a British television newsreader and broadcaster. She worked for ITN from 1975 to 2004. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 64 (1944-2008)

Birthplace: Norwich, United Kingdom