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List of Famous Journalists

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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. {#nodes}
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  • Barbara Walters
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  • Benito Mussolini
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  • Anderson Cooper
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  • Benjamin Salisbury
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  • Billy Wilder
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  • Andrew Breitbart
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  • André Leon Talley

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  • Anthony Burgess
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