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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 60
Keith Theodore Olbermann (; born January 27, 1959) is an American sports and political commentator and writer. He currently works for ESPN. Olbermann spent the first 20 years of his career in ...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 (; June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until ...more

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Gloria Steinem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 84
Gloria Marie Steinem (; born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American ...more

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Lara Spencer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 49
Lara Christine Von Seelen (known professionally as Lara Spencer) (born June 19, 1969) is an American television presenter. She is best known for being the co-anchor for ABC's Good Morning ...more

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Wilhelm Wieben is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 83
Wilhelm Wieben (2 June 1935 – 13 June 2019) was a German journalist, actor and author. He was best known for presenting the daily news in Tagesschau, by far the most watched news program on ...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 (September 23, 1889 – December 14, 1974) was an American writer, reporter, and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War, ...more
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Thom Hartmann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 67
Thomas Carl Hartmann (born May 7, 1951) is an American radio personality, author, former psychotherapist, businessman, and progressive political commentator. Hartmann has been hosting a ...more
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Angela Gossow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 44
Angela Nathalie Gossow (born 5 November 1974) 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 ...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 Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. He commented widely on the social ...more
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Bill Schulz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 43
William Dawes "Bill" Schulz (born August 14, 1975) is an American journalist, writer, and television personality, best known for being on the Fox News late-night show Red Eye w/ Greg ...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 (German: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈhaɪnə]; 13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was a German poet, playwright, journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known ...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 (14 November 1874 – 2 February 1945) was a German writer, egoist 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 (18 August 1890 – 31 May 1960) was a German economist and Nazi official who served as Reich Minister for Economic Affairs from 1938 to 1945 and was tried and convicted as a major ...more
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Tabitha Soren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 51
Tabitha Soren Lewis (born Tabitha Lee Sornberger; August 19, 1967) is an American fine art photographer and former reporter for MTV News, ABC News and NBC News.
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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 (German: [ˈvɪliː ˈbʁant]; born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm; 18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) was a German statesman who was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) ...more
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Gene Weingarten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 67
Gene Norman Weingarten (born October 2, 1951) is an American syndicated humor columnist at The Washington Post. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and is the only person to win the ...more
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Jörg Pilawa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 53
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 (9 March 1924 – 16 August 2014) was a German journalist and author.
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Maybrit Illner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 54
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 69
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)
Gerta Pohorylle (1 August 1910 – 26 July 1937), known professionally as Gerda Taro, was a German Jewish war photographer active during the Spanish Civil War. She is regarded as the first woman ...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 (6 April 1878 – 10 July 1934) 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 ...more
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L. Frank Baum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
L. Frank Baum Dec. at 63 (1856-1919)
Lyman Frank Baum (; May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote 14 novels in the ...more
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Dieter Kronzucker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from Germany
age 82
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 95
Uri Avnery (Hebrew: אורי אבנרי, also transliterated Uri Avneri; 10 September 1923 – 20 August 2018) was an Israeli writer, politician, and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. A member of ...more