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List of notable or famous journalists from Austria, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Austria and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Austria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Austrian journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Austria is included when available.

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Abraham Benisch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Abraham Benisch Died at 67 (1811-1878) Abraham Benisch was a Hebraist and journalist.

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Alfred Hermann Fried is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Alfred Hermann Fried Died at 57 (1864-1921) Alfred Hermann Fried was an Austrian Jewish pacifist, publicist, journalist, co-founder of the German peace movement, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1911.

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Alfred Polgar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Alfred Polgar Died at 82 (1873-1955) Alfred Polgar was an Austrian-born journalist, one of the most renowned intellectuals of the Vienna coffeehouses. He was born in Leopoldstadt. He left Austria in 1938, and later worked in ...more

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Alfred Worm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Alfred Worm Died at 62 (1945-2007) Alfred Worm was an Austrian journalist, author and university professor.

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André Gorz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
André Gorz Died at 84 (1923-2007) André Gorz, pen name of Gérard Horst, born Gerhart Hirsch, also known by his pen name Michel Bosquet, was a social philosopher. Also a journalist, he co-founded Le Nouvel ...more

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Andreas Hermann Landl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Andreas Hermann Landl

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Anna Katharina Laggner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Anna Katharina Laggner Anna Katharina Laggner is a journalist.

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Anton Zischka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Anton Zischka Died at 93 (1904-1997) Anton Emmerich Zischka was an Austrian journalist and one of the most successful non-fiction writers in the 20th century. He wrote also under the pseudonyms Rupert Donkan, Thomas Daring, Darius ...more

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Armin Wolf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Armin Wolf age 51 Armin Wolf is an Austrian journalist and television anchor and is well known in Austria. Since 2002, he has been presenting ORF's news show ZiB 2, first alternating with Ingrid Thurnher, then ...more

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Ben Segenreich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Ben Segenreich age 66 Ben Segenreich is a journalist, correspondent and an expert for the Arab–Israeli conflict at the ORF in Israel. Ben Segenreich finished school at the French Lyzeum in Vienna and studied Physics ...more

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Berta Zuckerkandl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Berta Zuckerkandl Died at 81 (1864-1945) Berta Zuckerkandl-Szeps, born Berta Szeps was an Austrian writer, journalist, and critic. Berta Szeps was the daughter of Galician Jewish liberal newspaper publisher Moritz Szeps and was raised ...more

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Billy Wilder Died at 96 (1906-2002) Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most ...more

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Danielle Spera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Danielle Spera age 60 Danielle Spera is an Austrian journalist, writer, and the current director of the Jewish Museum Vienna.

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David Josef Bach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
David Josef Bach Died at 73 (1874-1947) David Josef Bach was an important and influential figure in the cultural life of early twentieth-century Vienna. As a boy, Bach was a close friend of the young Arnold Schoenberg, who later named ...more

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Egon Erwin Kisch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Egon Erwin Kisch Died at 63 (1885-1948) Egon Erwin Kisch was an Austrian and Czechoslovak writer and journalist, who wrote in German. Nicknamed the "Racing Reporter", Kisch was noted for his development of literary reportage ...more

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Egon Friedell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Egon Friedell Died at 60 (1878-1938) Egon Friedell was a prominent Austrian philosopher, historian, journalist, actor, cabaret performer and theatre critic.

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Egon Ranshofen-Wertheimer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Egon Ranshofen-Wertheimer Died at 63 (1894-1957) Egon Ranshofen-Wertheimer was a diplomat, journalist, doctor of laws and state.

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Else Feldmann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Else Feldmann Died at 58 (1884-1942) Else Feldmann was an Austrian writer, playwright, poet, socialist journalist, and victim of the Holocaust. She grew up in Leopoldstadt as the daughter of poor Jewish parents with her six ...more

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Erik Durschmied is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Erik Durschmied age 88 Erik Durschmied, cinematographer, producer, and director, is also an author, military history professor and a former war correspondent for BBC, CBS. Newsweek called him a "supremely gifted ...more

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Ernst Fischer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Ernst Fischer Died at 73 (1899-1972) Ernst Fischer, also known under the pseudonyms: "Ernst Peter Fischer", "Peter Wieden", "Pierre Vidal", and "Der Miesmacher", was a Bohemian-born Austrian

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Eva Menasse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Eva Menasse age 47 Eva Menasse is an Austrian author and journalist. She has studied history and German literature. Menasse had a successful career as a journalist, writing for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ...more

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Felix Braun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Felix Braun Died at 88 (1885-1973) Felix Braun was an Austrian writer.

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Gerald Freihofner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Gerald Freihofner age 71 Gerald Freihofner is an Austrian journalist. Born in Steyr, Upper Austria, between 1974 and 1990 he was managing editor of the domestic political section of the Wochenpresse. His reports in many ...more

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Gerald Lehner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Gerald Lehner

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Gregor von Rezzori is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Gregor von Rezzori Died at 84 (1914-1998) Gregor von Rezzori, born Gregor Arnulph Hilarius d'Arezzo, was an Austrian-born German-language novelist, memoirist, screenwriter and author of radio plays, as well as an actor, journalist, ...more

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Günther Schifter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Günther Schifter Died at 85 (1923-2008) Günther Schifter was an Austrian journalist, radio presenter and record collector. Born in Vienna, Schifter started collecting 78s of the popular music of the interwar years already as a ...more

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Hans-Peter Martin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Hans-Peter Martin age 60 Hans-Peter Martin is an Austrian journalist and politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1999.

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Hede Massing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Hede Massing Died at 81 (1900-1981) Hede Massing, née "Hedwig Tune", was an Austrian actress in Vienna and Berlin, communist, and Soviet intelligence operative in Europe and the United States during the 1930s and ...more

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Helmut Krackowizer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Helmut Krackowizer Died at 79 (1922-2001) Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, in England also known as "Mister Rudge", * April 29, 1922 in Frankenmarkt, Upper Austria, Austria; † October 22, 2001 in Salzburg. He was a former ...more

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Helmut Zilk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Helmut Zilk Died at 81 (1927-2008) Helmut Zilk was an Austrian journalist and politician in the Austrian Social Democratic Party.

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Henri Blowitz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Henri Blowitz Died at 78 (1825-1903) Henri Georges Stephane Adolphe Opper de Blowitz was a Bohemian journalist. He was born as Jindřich Opper to a family of Jewish ancestry at Blovice in Bohemia, and left home at the age of fifteen ...more

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Herbert Tichy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Herbert Tichy Died at 75 (1912-1987) Herbert Tichy was an Austrian author, geologist, journalist and climber. His first ascent of Cho Oyu was on October 19, 1954, with Sepp Jöchler and Pasang Dawa Lama.

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Hertha Pauli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Hertha Pauli Died at 67 (1906-1973) Hertha Pauli was an Austrian journalist, author and actress.

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Jan Lam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Jan Lam Died at 48 (1838-1886) Jan Lam was a Polish journalist, writer and comic, as well as a teacher in numerous schools of Galicia. He is probably best remembered as the author of a poem Marsz Sokołów, the anthem of ...more

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Johannes Mario Simmel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Johannes Mario Simmel Died at 85 (1924-2009) Johannes Mario Simmel, also known as J. M. Simmel, was an Austrian writer. He was born in Vienna and grew up in Austria and England. He was trained as a chemical engineer and worked in research ...more

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Johannes Urzidil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Johannes Urzidil Died at 74 (1896-1970) Johannes Urzidil was a German Bohemian writer, poet, historian, and journalist. Born in Prague, he died in Rome. Urzidil was educated in Prague, studying German, art history, and Slavic ...more

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Josef Peukert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Josef Peukert Died at 55 (1855-1910) Josef Peukert was a German Bohemian anarchist known for his autobiographical book Memoirs from the proletarian revolutionary labour movement. The book provided a glimpse into the early days of ...more

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Joseph Roth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Joseph Roth Died at 45 (1894-1939) Joseph Roth, born Moses Joseph Roth, was an Austrian-Jewish journalist and novelist, best known for his family saga Radetzky March, which is about the decline and fall of the Austro-Hungarian ...more

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Karin Resetarits is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Karin Resetarits age 56 Karin Resetarits is an Austrian journalist and politician. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 2009.

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Karl Borromäus Frank is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Karl Borromäus Frank Died at 76 (1893-1969) Karl Borromäus Frank was political journalist, politician and psychoanalyst.

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Karl Emil Franzos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Karl Emil Franzos Died at 56 (1848-1904) Karl Emil Franzos was a popular Austrian novelist of the late 19th century. His works, both reportage and fiction, concentrate on the multi-ethnic corner of Galicia, Podolia and Bukovina, now ...more

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Karl Kraus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Karl Kraus Died at 62 (1874-1936) Karl Kraus was an Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet. He directed his satire at the press, German culture, and German and Austrian

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Lajos Hevesi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Lajos Hevesi Died at 67 (1843-1910) Lőwy Hevesi Lajos, or Ludwig Hevesi was a Jewish Hungarian journalist and author. He studied medicine and classical philology in Budapest and Vienna, but soon turned to writing, and as of 1865 ...more

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Max Brod is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Max Brod Died at 84 (1884-1968) Max Brod was a German-speaking Czech Jewish, later Israeli, author, composer, and journalist. Although he was a prolific writer in his own right, he is most famous as the friend and biographer ...more

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Melissa Müller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Melissa Müller age 51 Melissa Müller is an Austrian journalist and author. She is the author of Anne Frank: The Biography, which draws on historical documents and personal interviews with those who knew Anne ...more

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Paul Hofmann is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Paul Hofmann Died at 96 (1912-2008) Paul Hofmann was an Austrian, later American, author, journalist, linguist, and political activist. The New York Times, for whom he was a foreign correspondent, described him as fluent in ...more

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Reinhold Klika is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Reinhold Klika age 56

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Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhov... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhove-Kalergi Died at 78 (1894-1972) Richard Nikolaus Eijiro, Count of Coudenhove-Kalergi was an Austrian politician, geopolitician, philosopher and count of Coudenhove-Kalergi, who was a pioneer of European integration. He was the ...more

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Robert Jungk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Robert Jungk Died at 81 (1913-1994) Robert Jungk, was an Austrian writer and journalist who wrote mostly on issues relating to nuclear weapons. Jungk was born into a Jewish family in Berlin. His father was David Baum. When Adolf ...more

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Ruth Weiss is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Journalists from Austria
Ruth Weiss Died at 98 (1908-2006) Ruth F. Weiss, also known as Wèi Lùshī, was a Jewish Austrian-Chinese educator, journalist, and lecturer. She was the last surviving European eyewitness of the Chinese Communist ...more