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List of notable or famous journalists from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Germany and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German 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 Germany is included when available.

List features people like Keith Olbermann and Roger Ebert.

This historic journalists from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Germany?" These prominent journalists of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German journalists.

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 59 Keith Theodore Olbermann is an American sports and political commentator and writer. As of 2013 he hosts a late-night show on ESPN2 and TSN2 called Olbermann, as well as being the studio host of ...more

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Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 71 (1942-2013) Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert was the first film ...more

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Gloria Steinem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 84 Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late ...more

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Lara Spencer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 46 Lara Christine Von Seelen is an American television journalist. She is best known for being the co-anchor for ABC's Good Morning America. She is also a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News. ...more

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Wilhelm Wieben is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 82 Wilhelm Wieben is a German journalist, actor and author. Wieben was born in Hennstedt, Dithmarschen. After school he studied theater at Max-Reinhardt-Schule für Schauspiel in Berlin. Later ...more

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Walter Lippmann is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 85 (1889-1974) Walter Lippmann was an American writer, reporter, and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War, coining the term "stereotype" in the ...more

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Thom Hartmann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 66 Thomas Carl "Thom" Hartmann is an American radio host, author, former psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and progressive political commentator. Hartmann has hosted a nationally syndicated ...more

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Angela Gossow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 43 Angela Nathalie Gossow is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. Her other previous bands include Asmodina and Mistress. ...more

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H. L. Mencken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 76 (1880-1956) Henry Louis "HL" Mencken was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. Known as the "Sage of Baltimore", he is regarded as one of the ...more

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Bill Schulz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 42 William Dawes "Bill" Schulz is an American journalist, writer, and television personality, best known for being on the Fox News late-night show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Schulz is also ...more

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Heinrich Heine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 59 (1797-1856) Christian Johann Heinrich Heine was a German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of ...more

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Adolf Brand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 71 (1874-1945) Adolf Brand was a German writer, individualist anarchist, and pioneering campaigner for the acceptance of male bisexuality and homosexuality.

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Walther Funk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 70 (1890-1960) Walther Funk was an economist and prominent Nazi official who served as Reich Minister for Economic Affairs from 1938 to 1945 and was tried and convicted as a major war criminal by the ...more

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Tabitha Soren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 48 Tabitha Soren, married name Tabitha Soren Lewis, is a photographer and former reporter for MTV News. She is perhaps best known as the public face for MTV's "Choose or Lose" campaign ...more

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Willy Brandt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 79 (1913-1992) Willy Brandt was a German statesman and politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany from 1964 to 1987 and chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. He was ...more

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Gene Weingarten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 66 Gene Weingarten is an American two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for both his serious and humorous work. Weingarten's column, Below the Beltway, is published weekly in the ...more

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Jörg Pilawa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 52 Jörg Pilawa is a German television presenter.

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Peter Scholl-Latour is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 90 (1924-2014) Peter Roman Scholl-Latour was a Franco-German professor, journalist and publicist.

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Maybrit Illner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 53 Maybrit Illner is a German journalist.

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Elmar Hörig is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Elmar Hörig age 68 Elmar Hörig, is a German radio and television presenter.

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Gerda Taro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 27 (1910-1937) Gerda Taro was a war photographer, and the companion and professional partner of photographer Robert Capa. Taro is regarded as the first female photojournalist to cover the front lines of a war ...more

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Erich Mühsam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 56 (1878-1934) Erich Mühsam was a German-Jewish antimilitarist anarchist essayist, poet and playwright. He emerged at the end of World War I as one of the leading agitators for a federated Bavarian Soviet ...more

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L. Frank Baum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Died at 63 (1856-1919) Lyman Frank Baum, better known by his pen name L. Frank Baum, was an American author chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel ...more

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Dieter Kronzucker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 81 Dieter Kronzucker is a German journalist and television presenter.

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Uri Avnery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 94 Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. A member of the Irgun as a teenager, Avnery sat in the Knesset in 1965–74 and 1979–81. He was also the owner of ...more

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Sabine Christiansen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 60 Sabine Christiansen is a German journalist and television presenter.

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Heinrich Loewe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 82 (1869-1951) Heinrich Loewe was a German journalist.

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Sam Rosen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Sam Rosen age 70 Sam Rosen is an American sportscaster, best known as the primary play-by-play announcer for the National Hockey League's New York Rangers games on MSG. On June 8, 2008, Rosen was inducted into ...more

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Mordechai Geldman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 72 Mordechai Geldman is an Israeli artist, author, poet and psychologist.

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Lois Wyse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 81 (1926-2007) Lois Wyse was an American advertising executive, author and columnist. At the time of her death, Wyse was credited with writing more than 60 books on diverse topics such as business, love and

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Frank Plasberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Frank Plasberg age 60 Frank Plasberg is a German journalist and television presenter.

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Herbert Eimert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 75 (1897-1972) Herbert Eimert was a German music theorist, musicologist, journalist, music critic, editor, radio producer, and composer.

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Jona von Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 70 (1892-1962) Jona Baron von Ustinov was a German journalist and diplomat who worked for MI5 during the time of the Nazi regime. He was the son of Baron Plato von Ustinov and father of the actor Sir Peter

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Siegfried Kracauer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 77 (1889-1966) Siegfried Kracauer was a German writer, journalist, sociologist, cultural critic, and film theorist. He has sometimes been associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory.

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Sabrina Fox-Lallinger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 59 Sabrina Fox-Lallinger is an actress, presenter and reporter.

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Anneli Ute Gabanyi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 75 Anneli Ute Gabanyi is a Romanian-born German political scientist, literary critic, journalist, and philologist, especially known for her research on the society and culture of the Cold War ...more

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Hansel Mieth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 89 (1909-1998) Hansel Mieth was a German-born photojournalist who worked on the staff of LIFE Magazine. She was best known for her social commentary photography which recorded the lives of working class ...more

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Sade Baderinwa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 46 Folasade Olayinka Baderinwa, known professionally as Sade Baderinwa, is a news anchor at New York's WABC Channel 7. She co-anchors the weekday 5 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News alongside Diana ...more

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Nils Minkmar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 51 Nils Minkmar is a historian, journalist, and publicist.

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Erich Salomon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 58 (1886-1944) Erich Salomon was a German-born news photographer known for his pictures in the diplomatic and legal professions and the innovative methods he used to acquire them. Born in Berlin, Salomon ...more

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Claudia Schreiber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 60 Claudia Schreiber is a German journalist and author. After studying journalism, education science and sociology at the University of Göttingen and University of Mainz, 1979 – 1985, M.A. ...more

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Armin Mohler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 83 (1920-2003) Armin Mohler was a Swiss-born far right political writer and philosopher associated with the Neue Rechte movement.

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Karl Borromäus Frank is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 76 (1893-1969) Karl Borromäus Frank was political journalist, politician and psychoanalyst.

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Nina Ruge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 61 Nina Ruge is a German journalist, TV presenter and author.

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Dorothy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 68 (1893-1961) Dorothy Thompson was an American journalist and radio broadcaster, who in 1939 was recognized by Time magazine as the second most influential woman in America next to Eleanor Roosevelt. She is ...more

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Basilius von Ramdohr is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 65 (1757-1822) Friedrich Wilhelm Basilius von Ramdohr was a German conservative lawyer, art critic and journalist based in Dresden. From 1806 he was a Prussian diplomat to Rome and Naples.

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Robert Jungk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. 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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Peter Kloeppel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 59 Peter Gert Johannes Kloeppel is a German journalist and former chief editor of RTL Television. He currently is the chief anchor of RTL's flagship daily television news program, RTL Aktuell.

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William Langewiesche is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 62 William Langewiesche is an American author and journalist who was also a professional airplane pilot for many years. Since 2006 he has been the international correspondent for Vanity Fair

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Kurt Tucholsky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
Dec. at 45 (1890-1935) Kurt Tucholsky was a German-Jewish journalist, satirist and writer. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Kaspar Hauser, Peter Panter, Theobald Tiger and Ignaz Wrobel. Born in Berlin-Moabit, he ...more