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List of famous commentators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top commentators in the world? This includes the most prominent commentators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable commentators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic commentators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned commentators.

List features Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and more people.

From reputable, prominent, and well known commentators to the lesser known commentators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the commentator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous commentators ever?" and "What are the names of famous commentators?" then you're in the right place. (413 items)
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III ( LIM-baw; born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host and conservative political commentator. He resides in Palm Beach, Florida, where he broadcasts The ...more

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Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Sarah Louise Palin ( (listen); née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, commentator, author, and reality television personality, who served as the ninth governor of ...more

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Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Glenn Lee Beck (born February 10, 1964) is an American conservative political commentator, radio host and television producer. He is the CEO, founder, and owner of Mercury Radio Arts, the parent ...more

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, activist, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted The ...more

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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Commentators
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 ...more

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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Ann Hart Coulter (; born December 8, 1961) is an American far-right media pundit, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She became known as a media pundit in the late 1990s, appearing in print and ...more

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Commentators
William Maher (; born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, political commentator, and television host. He is known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher (2003–present) ...more

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Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961) is an American talk show host and conservative political commentator. Hannity is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk ...more

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Commentators
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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Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush ...more

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Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington (born July 15, 1950) is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman. She is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of ...more

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Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Christopher John Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American political commentator, talk show host, and author. Matthews is known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris ...more

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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Dennis Michael Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, and comedian. He was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 ...more

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Joe Rogan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Joseph James Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts color commentator, podcast host, and former actor and television host. Rogan began a career in ...more

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Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Rachel Anne Maddow ( (listen), MAD-oh; born April 1, 1973) is an American television host and liberal political commentator. Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on ...more

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Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American politician, comedian, media personality, and author who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well ...more

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Tucker Carlson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American conservative political commentator who has hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News since 2016. ...more

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Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, voice actor, and actor. He is best known for his angry demeanour and belligerent ...more

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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He was a speechwriter for U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and ...more

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Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Michael Dale Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) is an American politician and Christian minister who served as the 44th governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. He was a candidate in the United ...more

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Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and social critic. Hitchens was the author, co-author, ...more

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Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is an American former football quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). Since 1994, he has been a television ...more

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Nancy Grace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Nancy Ann Grace (born October 23, 1959) is an American legal commentator and television journalist. She was the host of Nancy Grace from 2005 to 2016, which was a nightly celebrity news and ...more

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Michael Savage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Michael Alan Weiner (born March 31, 1942), better known by his professional name Michael Savage, is an American radio host, author, activist, nutritionist, and conservative political ...more

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Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Commentators
Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch, ...more

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