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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. (1501 items)

Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the ...more

Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, ...more

Benito Mussolini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943. He ...more

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

Benjamin Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Benjamin David Salisbury is an American actor best known for playing the role of Brighton Sheffield on the CBS television sitcom The Nanny from 1993 to 1999.

Al Roker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr. is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and book author. He is best known as being the weather anchor on NBC's Today. On ...more

Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most ...more

Billy Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Journalists
William Hall "Billy" Bush is an American radio and television host. He hosts The Billy Bush Show, a nationally syndicated radio show that airs throughout the U.S. through Dial Global. ...more

Andrew Breitbart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrew James Breitbart was an American conservative publisher, commentator for The Washington Times, author, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs, who served as an editor ...more

Al Michaels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Alan Richard "Al" Michaels is an American television sportscaster. Now employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades with ABC Sports, Michaels is perhaps best known for his many ...more

Albert Camus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Albert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The ...more

André Leon Talley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Journalists
André Leon Talley is the former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, listed as Contributing Editor in the April 2010 masthead. Talley has been a front-row regular at fashion shows ...more

Ashleigh Banfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Ashleigh Banfield is a Canadian-American journalist who works for CNN and hosts the legal news program Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. She previously hosted Early Start and the 11 a.m. hour ...more

Ann Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Ann Curry is an American television personality, news journalist and photojournalist. In June 2012, she became the National and International Correspondent/Anchor for NBC News and the Anchor at ...more

Andrew Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrew Michael Sullivan is a British author, editor and blogger, resident in the United States. A former editor of The New Republic and the author or editor of six books, Sullivan is an ...more

Andrea McLean is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrea McLean is a Scottish television presenter best known for her roles with ITV. McLean was a weather presenter for GMTV between 1997 and 2008, and is a co-anchor on ITV's daytime chat show ...more

Anna Politkovskaya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist, writer, and human rights activist known for her opposition to the Second Chechen War and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Politkovskaya ...more

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Ahmir Khalib Thompson, known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman for ...more

Alistair Cooke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Alistair Cooke KBE was a British journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well ...more

Andy Rooney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney was an American radio and television writer. He was best known for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney," a part of the CBS News ...more

Anthony Burgess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Journalists
John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English writer and composer. From relatively modest beginnings in a Catholic family in Manchester, ...more

Anne Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Anne Josephine Robinson is an English television presenter and journalist, known for her assertive views and acerbic style of presenting. She was one of the presenters on the long-running ...more

Álvaro Gómez Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Álvaro Gómez Hurtado was a Colombian lawyer, politician, journalist and active member of the Colombian Conservative Party. Gómez was a son of the former President of ...more

Amy Goodman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East Timor ...more

Adam Joseph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Adam Joseph Hodges is an American singer-songwriter, and music producer. Joseph has released two albums and sixteen singles during his career. He is also the president of his own recording ...more

Armstrong Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Armstrong Williams is an American political commentator, entrepreneur, author of a nationally syndicated conservative newspaper column, and host of a daily radio show and a nationally syndicated ...more

Alex Haley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The book was adapted by ABC as a TV mini-series ...more

Andrew Lang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the ...more

Adam Schefter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Adam Schefter is an American sports writer and television analyst.

Andrew Tobias is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrew Tobias is an American journalist, author, and columnist. His main body of work is on investment, but he has also written on politics, insurance, and other topics. Since 1999, he has been ...more

Army Archerd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Armand Andre "Army" Archerd was an American columnist for Variety for over fifty years before retiring his "Just for Variety" column in September 2005. In November 2005, ...more

Ambrose Bierce is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled ...more

Andrea Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrea Mitchell is an American television journalist, anchor, reporter and commentator for NBC News, based in Washington, D.C. She is the NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, and ...more

Angela Gossow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Angela Nathalie Gossow is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. Her other previous bands include Asmodina and Mistress. ...more

Afdhere Jama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Afdhere Jama is an American writer and filmmaker of Somali origin. Jama was born and raised in Somalia. He moved to America when he was a teenager. Between the years 2000 and 2010, he was the ...more

Andrew J. Rausch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrew J Rausch is an actor, screenwriter and film producer.

Ben Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Benjamin Peter James Bradshaw is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Exeter since 1997. He was the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from ...more

Antonella Gambotto-Burke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Antonella Gambotto-Burke is an Australian author and journalist. Gambotto-Burke has written one novel, The Pure Weight of the Heart, two anthologies, Lunch of Blood and An Instinct for the Kill, ...more

Alina Cho is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Alina Cho is an American journalist who worked for CNN from February 2004 until August 2013. She has previously worked as an anchor and correspondent for ABC News and was an anchor with CNBC. ...more

Anatole France is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Anatole France was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, ...more

Eppie Friedman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer, better known by the pen name Ann Landers, was an American advice columnist and eventually a nationwide media celebrity who began her career writing the ...more

Aberjhani is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Born in the United States, Aberjhani was educated at several American colleges according to his posted CVs and served in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves for almost a decade. His writing career ...more

Alastair Campbell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Alastair John Campbell is a British journalist, broadcaster, political aide and author, best known for his work as Director of Communications and Strategy for prime minister Tony Blair between ...more

A. Scott Berg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Andrew Scott Berg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer. After graduating from Princeton University in 1971, Berg expanded his senior thesis on editor Maxwell Perkins into a ...more

Adam Nagourney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Adam Nagourney is an American journalist covering U.S. politics for The New York Times.

Arthur Machen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Arthur Machen was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella "The Great God ...more

Anna Ford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Anna Ford is an English former journalist, television presenter and newsreader. She first worked as a researcher, news reporter and later newsreader for Granada Television, ITN, and the BBC. ...more

Alex James is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Steven Alexander "Alex" James is an English musician and songwriter, as well as a journalist and cheesemaker. Best known as the bassist of the band Blur, he has also played with ...more

Bert Archer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Bert Archer is a Canadian author, journalist, travel writer, essayist and critic. Archer was born in Montreal and lived in Calgary and Vancouver before attending St. Michael's University School ...more

Antony C. Sutton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Journalists
Antony Cyril Sutton was a British and American economist, historian, and writer.