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

With famous news reporters and journalists ranging from Bill O'Reilly to Keith Olbermann, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.  

From reputable, prominent, and well known reporters to the lesser known reporters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the reporter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous reporters ever?" and "What are the names of famous reporters?" then you're in the right place. 
Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Maria Menounos (; born June 8, 1978) is an American entertainment reporter, television personality, professional wrestler, actress, and businesswoman. She has hosted Extra and E! News, and ...more

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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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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Erin Andrews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Erin Jill Andrews (born May 4, 1978) is an American sportscaster and television personality. She hosts Dancing with the Stars for ABC and is a sideline reporter for Fox NFL.Andrews was ...more

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Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Katherine Anne Couric ( KURR-ik; born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She recently served as Yahoo's Global News Anchor. Couric has been a television host on all Big Three ...more

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Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement. He first rose to prominence with the ...more

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Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the ...more

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Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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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Matt Lauer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Matthew Todd Lauer (; born December 30, 1957) is an American former television news anchor. He was the co-host of NBC's Today show from 1997 to 2017, and a contributor for Dateline NBC. With ...more

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Anderson Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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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Diane Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is an American television journalist. Sawyer has been the anchor of ABC News's nightly flagship program ABC World News, a co-anchor of ABC News's ...more

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Jenn Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Jennifer Lynne Brown (born March 23, 1981) is an American sports broadcaster and television host. A former Division I Collegiate Athlete for the University of Florida, she spent eight years as a ...more
Al Roker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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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Candice Crawford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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Billy Bush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Reporters
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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Sara Carbonero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Sara Carbonero Arévalo (born 3 February 1984) is a Spanish sports journalist. Since early 2000, she was a TV presenter for Telecinco, until she moved to Porto, in Portugal, when her ...more
Ernest Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and sportsman. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg ...more

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Jenn Sterger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Jennifer Lynette Sterger (born November 29, 1983) is a model, television personality, and former online columnist for Sports Illustrated. She has worked as the "Gameday Host" for the ...more
Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Geraldo Rivera (born Gerald Michael Riviera; July 4, 1943) is an American tabloid talk show host, reporter, attorney, and author. He was the host of the talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998. ...more

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Thomas L. Friedman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Thomas Loren Friedman (; born July 20, 1953) is an American political commentator and author. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who is a weekly columnist for The New York Times. He has ...more

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Brian Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is an American journalist at NBC News, currently serving as the chief anchor for the network's cable news channel MSNBC and as host of the network's ...more

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Dan Rather is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Dan Irvin Rather Jr. (; born October 31, 1931) is an American journalist. Rather began his career in Texas and was on the scene of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas in 1963. His reporting ...more

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George Stephanopoulos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Reporters
George Robert Stephanopoulos (; born February 10, 1961) is an American television host, political commentator, and former Democratic adviser. Stephanopoulos currently is chief anchor and ...more

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Lara Logan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Lara Logan (born 29 March 1971) is a South African television and radio journalist and war correspondent. She was a correspondent for CBS News between 2002 and 2018. In 2019, she joined the ...more

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Lisa Ling is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Reporters
Lisa J. Ling (born August 30, 1973) is an American journalist, television presenter, and author. She is currently the host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN. She is the former host of Our ...more

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