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List of famous journalists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top journalists in the world? This includes the most prominent journalists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable journalists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic journalists 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 journalists.

This list contains people like Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly.

From reputable, prominent, and well known journalists to the lesser known journalists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the journalist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous journalists ever?" and "What are the names of famous journalists?" then you're in the right place. (1500 items)
Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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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Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. Walters has hosted a variety of television programs, including Today, The ...more

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Benito Mussolini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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 ...more

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Anderson Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an American journalist, television personality, and author. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is ...more

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Benjamin Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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Al Roker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. (born August 20, 1954) is an American weather forecaster, journalist, television personality, actor, and author. He is the current weather anchor on NBC's Today. Roker ...more

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Billy Wilder (; German: [ˈvɪldɐ]; born Samuel Wilder, June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist whose career spanned ...more

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Billy Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Journalists
William Hall Bush (born October 13, 1971) is an American former radio and television host, and a member of the Bush family, which includes two former U.S. presidents and other political figures. ...more

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Andrew Breitbart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrew James Breitbart (; February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was an American conservative publisher, writer and commentator. After helping in the early stages of The Huffington Post and the ...more

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Al Michaels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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Albert Camus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Albert Camus (; French: [albɛʁ kamy] (listen); 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, ...more

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André Leon Talley... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Journalists
André Leon Talley
André Leon Talley (born October 16, 1949) is an American fashion journalist, who is the former American editor-at-large of Vogue magazine. Talley has also served as international editor ...more

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Ashleigh Banfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield (born December 29, 1967) is a Canadian-American journalist who until October 26, 2018 was a host and legal expert at the HLN TV network. She is a former host of ...more
Ann Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is an American journalist and photojournalist who has been a reporter for more than 30 years, focused on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters. ...more

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Andrew Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrew Michael Sullivan (born 10 August 1963) is a British-born American author, editor, and blogger. Sullivan is a conservative political commentator, a former editor of The New Republic, and ...more

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Andrea McLean is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrea Jean McLean (born 5 October 1969) is a Scottish journalist and television presenter who works on ITV Daytime. McLean was a weather presenter for GMTV between 1997 and 2008, and is a ...more
Anna Politkovskaya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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Questlove is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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Alistair Cooke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Alistair Cooke (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British writer whose work as a journalist, television personality and radio broadcaster was done primarily in the United States. Outside ...more
Andy Rooney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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Anthony Burgess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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Anne Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Anne Josephine Robinson (born 26 September 1944) is an English television presenter and journalist, known for her acerbic style of presenting. She was one of the presenters on the long-running ...more
Álvaro Góm... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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Amy Goodman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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Adam Joseph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Journalists
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