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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 is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show^! The Color Purple^! Beloved^! Oprah: Where Are They Now?

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#23 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

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Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Newscasters
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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

Age: 60

Birthplace: USA, Virginia

Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, + more

Credits: Dateline NBC, 60 Minutes, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Today

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#9 on The Best Today Show Hosts

#43 on Favorite Good Morning America Hosts

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Diane Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Newscasters
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Lila Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist. Previously, Sawyer had been the former 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. ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter

Credits: ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, 60 Minutes, Primetime, 20/20

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#5 on Favorite Good Morning America Hosts

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Carol Lesley Barnes was a British television newsreader and broadcaster. She worked for ITN from 1975 to 2004. ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1944-2008)

Birthplace: Norwich, England

Profession: Journalist, Justice of the Peace, Presenter

Credits: The Channel Four Daily

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