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Famous Male Newscasters

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

List is made up of many different people, including Robert Siegel and Walter Cronkite.

While this isn't a list of all male newscasters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male newscasters?" and "Who are the best male newscasters?"
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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
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll.He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; the Dawson's Field hijackings; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon. He was also known for his extensive coverage of...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 93 (1916-2009)
    • Birthplace: St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
    • Alternative Name: Walter Cronkite

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    Thomas John Brokaw (; born February 6, 1940) is an American television journalist and author, best known for being the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for 22 years (1982–2004). He is the only person to have hosted all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He now serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets.Along with competitors Peter Jennings at ABC News and Dan Rather at CBS News, Brokaw was one of the "Big Three" news anchors in the U.S. during the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. The three hosted their networks' flagship nightly news programs for over 20 years, and all...  more
    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, USA

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  • Charles Pugh (born August 3, 1971) is an American former television journalist, radio personality, and politician from Detroit, Michigan. For ten years, he served as the weekend anchor at WJBK in Detroit. He also served as the radio personality on CoCo, Foolish and Mr. Chase in the Morning and his own talk show, That's What's Up, which originally aired Sunday evenings on WJLB.In 2009, Pugh was elected council president of Detroit City Council, becoming the city's first openly LGBT elected official. Pugh served as president from 2010 until resigning in 2013 and relocating to New York City. In 2016, he was convicted of three counts of criminal sexual misconduct and sentenced to 5 1/2 – 15...  more
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan