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Famous Male TV Anchors

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

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Chris Marlowe to John Quiñones.

While this isn't a list of all male tv anchors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male tv anchors?" and "Who are the best male tv anchors?"
Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male TV Anchors
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William James O'Reilly Jr. (born September 10, 1949) is an American journalist, author, and former television host. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he reported for local television stations in the United States and later for CBS News and ABC News. He anchored the tabloid television program Inside Edition from 1989 to 1995. O'Reilly joined the Fox News Channel in 1996 and hosted The O'Reilly Factor until 2017. The O'Reilly Factor was the highest-rated cable news show for 16 years, and he was described by media analyst Howard Kurtz as "the biggest star in the 20 year history at Fox News" at the time of his departure. He is the author of numerous books and hosted The Radio Factor (2002–2009). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 69

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male TV Anchors
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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: 60

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Matt Lauer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male TV Anchors
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Matthew Todd Lauer (; born December 30, 1957) is an American former television news anchor. He was the co-host of NBC's Today show from 1997 to 2017, and a contributor for Dateline NBC. With NBC, he hosted the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1998 to 2017 and co-hosted the opening ceremonies of several Olympic Games. He was also previously a news anchor for The Today Show from 1994 to 1997, anchor for WNBC in New York City and served as a local talk-show host in various cities (including co-hosting various local versions of PM Magazine) and entertainment news segments for HBO .Following allegations of his inappropriate sexual behavior, Lauer's contract was terminated by NBC in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Walter Cronkite is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male TV Anchors
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 93 (1916-2009)

Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

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