Writers List of Famous Columnists

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

This list of popular columnists includes former Entertainment Weekly columnist Stephen King and The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. Featuring newspaper columnists, political columnists, syndicated columnists, and others, this list has them all! 

From reputable, prominent, and well known columnists to the lesser known columnists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the columnist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous columnists ever?" and "What are the names of famous columnists?" then you're in the right place. 

Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which ...more

Walter Winchell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Walter Winchell was an American newspaper and radio gossip commentator.

Joan Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, DBE is an English actress, author and columnist. Born in Paddington, west London and brought up in Maida Vale, Collins grew up during the WWII. After making her ...more

Maureen Dowd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Maureen Bridgid Dowd is an American columnist for The New York Times and best-selling author. During the 1970s and the early 1980s, she worked for Time magazine and the Washington Star, where ...more

Mike Royko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Mike Royko
Michael "Mike" Royko was a Chicago newspaper columnist, winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Over his 30-year career, he wrote over 7,500 daily columns for three ...more

Hedda Hopper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Hedda Hopper was one of America's best-known gossip columnists, notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons. She had been a moderately successful actress of stage and screen for ...more

Art Buchwald is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Arthur "Art" Buchwald was an American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post, which in turn was carried as a syndicated column in many other newspapers. ...more

Irv Kupcinet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Irv Kupcinet was an American newspaper columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, television talk-show host, and a radio broadcast personality based in Chicago, Illinois. He was popularly known by the ...more

Herb Caen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Herb Caen
Herbert Eugene "Herb" Caen was a San Francisco journalist whose daily column of local goings-on and insider gossip, social and political happenings, painful puns and offbeat ...more

William Safire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Columnists
William Lewis Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He was perhaps best known as a long-time syndicated political columnist for the New York Times ...more

Michael Kinsley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Michael Kinsley is an American political journalist, commentator, television host, and pundit. Primarily active in print media as both a writer and editor, he also became known to television ...more

Molly Ivins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Mary Tyler "Molly" Ivins was an American newspaper columnist, author, political commentator, and humorist. Born in California and raised in Texas, Ivins attended Smith College and the ...more

Dave Barry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Columnists
David McAlister "Dave" Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has ...more

Jeremy Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring. He is best known for co-presenting the BBC TV show Top Gear with Richard Hammond and ...more

Carl Hiaasen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Carl Hiaasen is an American journalist, columnist, and novelist.

Mitch Albom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom is an American best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician. His books have sold over 35 ...more

Jimmy Breslin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Jimmy Breslin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and author. He currently writes a column for the New York Daily News' Sunday edition. He has written numerous novels, and columns of ...more

Charles Bukowski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and beautiful economic ambience of his home city of ...more

Bill Keller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Bill Keller is an American journalist. He is a writer for The New York Times, where he was executive editor from July 2003 until September 2011. He announced on June 2, 2011, that he would step ...more

Chetan Bhagat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Chetan Bhagat is a well known Indian English writer, known for his bestselling about young urban middle-class Indians. Bhagat is also columnist for newspapers such as The Times of India and ...more

Danny Sillada is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Renowned contemporary artist, musician, and writer whose works often reflect Philippine ethnic culture as well as broader universal themes.

Andy Rooney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Columnists
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

Nicholas D. Kristof is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Nicholas Donabet Kristof is an American journalist, author, op-ed columnist, and a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. He has written an op-ed column for The New York Times since November 2001 and ...more

Farag Foda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Farag Foda, was a prominent Egyptian professor, writer, columnist, and human rights activist. He was assassinated in June 1992 by members of Islamist group al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya after being ...more

Frank Rich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Columnists
Frank Hart Rich, Jr. is an American essayist, op-ed columnist and writer who has—most notably—held various positions within The New York Times from 1980 to 2011. On March 1, 2011, it was ...more