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List of Famous Reporters

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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. 
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