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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 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 TBS's Major League Baseball postseason coverage. Previously, he was the chief news officer of the Current TV network and the host of the Current TV weeknight political commentary program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, until March 30, 2012, a program he hosted with the same title and a similar format on MSNBC from March 2003 to January 2011. During his time at MSNBC, Olbermann established a niche in cable news commentary, gaining note for his pointed criticism of right-wing or conservative ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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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, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native was a former journalist for Esquire and WWII veteran, but was best known for being the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. A self-made millionaire, he was estimated to be worth over 43 million dollars. Hefner was also a political activist and philanthropist active in several causes and public issues. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 92

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Journalists
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Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to a middle-class family. He was unable to formally finish high school as he was incarcerated for 60 days. He subsequently joined the United States Air Force before moving into journalism. He traveled frequently, including stints in California, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, before settling in Aspen, Colorado, in the early 1960s. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 68 (1937-2005)

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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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 was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943. He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a legal dictatorship. Known as Il Duce, Mussolini was one of the key figures in the creation of fascism. In 1912 Mussolini was the leading member of the National Directorate of the Italian Socialist Party. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1883-1945)

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Predappio, Italy, Southern Europe, + more

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