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Famous Journalists from Germany

Updated October 13, 2018 4.6k views275 items

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.

Use this list of renowned German journalists to discover some new journalists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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  • Keith Olbermann1

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Keith Theodore Olbermann (; born January 27, 1959) is an American sports and political...  more

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  • Roger Ebert2

    Roger Ebert

    Dec. at 71 (1942-2013)

    BirthplaceUSA, Urbana, Illinois

    Roger Joseph Ebert (; June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian,...  more

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  • Gloria Steinem3

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio, United States of America

    Gloria Marie Steinem (; born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social...  more

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    #1289 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#162 of 568 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

  • Lara Spencer4

    BirthplaceGarden City, New York, United States of America

    Lara Christine Von Seelen (known professionally as Lara Spencer) (born June 19, 1969) is an...  more

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  • Wilhelm Wieben5

    BirthplaceHennstedt, Dithmarschen, Germany

    Wilhelm Wieben (2 June 1935 – 13 June 2019) was a German journalist, actor and author. He was...  more
  • Walter Lippmann6

    Walter Lippmann

    Dec. at 85 (1889-1974)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Walter Lippmann (September 23, 1889 – December 14, 1974) was an American writer, reporter,...  more
  • Thom Hartmann7

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

    Thomas Carl Hartmann (born May 7, 1951) is an American radio personality, author, former...  more
  • Angela Gossow8

    BirthplaceCologne, Germany

    Angela Nathalie Gossow (born 5 November 1974) is a German vocalist, best known as the former...  more

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  • H. L. Mencken9

    H. L. Mencken

    Dec. at 76 (1880-1956)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist,...  more
  • Bill Schulz10

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    William Dawes "Bill" Schulz (born August 14, 1975) is an American journalist, writer, and...  more
  • Heinrich Heine11

    Heinrich Heine

    Dec. at 59 (1797-1856)

    BirthplaceDüsseldorf, Germany

    Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (German: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈhaɪnə]; 13 December 1797 – 17 February...  more
  • Adolf Brand12

    Adolf Brand

    Dec. at 71 (1874-1945)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Adolf Brand (14 November 1874 – 2 February 1945) was a German writer, egoist anarchist, and...  more
  • Walther Funk13

    Walther Funk

    Dec. at 70 (1890-1960)

    BirthplaceYasnaya Polyana, Russia

    Walther Funk (18 August 1890 – 31 May 1960) was a German economist and Nazi official who...  more
  • Tabitha Soren14

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Tabitha Soren Lewis (born Tabitha Lee Sornberger; August 19, 1967) is an American fine art...  more
  • Willy Brandt15

    Willy Brandt

    Dec. at 79 (1913-1992)

    BirthplaceLübeck, Germany

    Willy Brandt (German: [ˈvɪliː ˈbʁant]; born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm; 18 December 1913 – 8...  more
  • Gene Weingarten16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Gene Norman Weingarten (born October 2, 1951) is an American syndicated humor columnist at...  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Jörg Pilawa is a German television presenter....  more
  • Peter Scholl-Latour18

    Peter Scholl-Latour

    Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)

    BirthplaceBochum, Germany

    Peter Roman Scholl-Latour (9 March 1924 – 16 August 2014) was a German journalist and author....  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Maybrit Illner is a German journalist....  more
  • 20

    Elmar Hörig

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceBaden-Baden, Germany

    Elmar Hörig, is a German radio and television presenter....  more
  • Gerda Taro21

    Gerda Taro

    Dec. at 27 (1910-1937)

    BirthplaceStuttgart, Germany

    Gerta Pohorylle (1 August 1910 – 26 July 1937), known professionally as Gerda Taro, was a...  more
  • Erich Mühsam22

    Erich Mühsam

    Dec. at 56 (1878-1934)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Erich Mühsam (6 April 1878 – 10 July 1934) was a German-Jewish antimilitarist anarchist...  more
  • L. Frank Baum23

    L. Frank Baum

    Dec. at 63 (1856-1919)

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Chittenango

    Lyman Frank Baum (; May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author chiefly famous for his...  more
  • Dieter Kronzucker24

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Dieter Kronzucker is a German journalist and television presenter....  more
  • Uri Avnery25

    Uri Avnery

    Age: 97

    BirthplaceBeckum, Germany

    Uri Avnery (Hebrew: אורי אבנרי, also transliterated Uri Avneri; 10 September 1923 – 20 August...  more