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Famous Male Journalists

Updated June 8, 2017 4.6k views10.3k items

List of famous male journalists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male journalists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being journalists. There are thousand of males working as journalists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic journalists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a journalist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List includes Alex Mihai Stoenescu, William Cobbett and more.

While this isn't a list of all male journalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male journalists?" and "Who are the best male journalists?"
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  • Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Journalists
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    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 sports journalism. He was a sports correspondent for CNN and for local TV and radio stations in the 1980s, winning the Best Sportscaster award from the California Associated Press three times. He co-hosted ESPN's SportsCenter from 1992–97. From 1998 to 2001 he was a producer and anchor for Fox Sports Net and a host for Fox Sports' coverage of Major League Baseball. From March 2003 to January 2011 Olbermann hosted the weeknight political commentary program Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. He... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Journalists
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    Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher, the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and articles which provoked charges of obscenity. The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953 featuring Marilyn Monroe in a nude calendar shoot; it sold over 50,000 copies. Hefner extended the Playboy brand into a world network of Playboy Clubs. He also resided in luxury mansions where Playboy "playmates" shared his wild partying life, fueling keen media interest. He was an advocate of "sexual liberation" and "freedom of expression", and he was a political activist in the Democratic Party and for the... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 94
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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  • Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Journalists
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    Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement. He first rose to prominence with the publication of Hell's Angels (1967), a book for which he spent a year living and riding with the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in order to write a first-hand account of the lives and experiences of its members. In 1970, he wrote an unconventional magazine feature titled "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved" for Scanlan's Monthly which both raised his profile and established him as a writer with counterculture credibility. It also set him on a path to establishing his own sub-genre of New Journalism... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1937-2005)
    • Birthplace: USA, Kentucky, Louisville

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  • Benito Mussolini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Journalists
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    Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (, also US: , Italian: [beˈniːto mussoˈliːni]; 29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Italy from the fascists' takeover of state power in 1922 until 1943, and Duce from 1919 to his execution in 1945 during the Italian civil war. As dictator of Italy and founder of fascism, Mussolini inspired several totalitarian rulers such as Adolf Hitler.A journalist and politician, Mussolini had been a leading member of the National Directorate of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI) from 1910 to 1914, but was expelled from the PSI for advocating military intervention in World War I, in opposition to the party's stance on neutrality. Mussolini... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1883-1945)
    • Birthplace: Predappio, Italy

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