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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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 52
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 61
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 89
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
Dec. 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
age 48
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
Dec. 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 72
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
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