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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. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is currently North America's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary ...more

Age: 64

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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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 move she became the first solo female anchor of weekday evening news of the three big US networks. At the time she became the highest paid news anchor earning $15 million per year. ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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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. President Richard Nixon's White House staff and closely associated with the president himself. ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States of America

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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, United Kingdom

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