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Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous journalists.

Journalists are the ones who seek and collect information from various sources and distribute it as news to a wider audience through means such as newspapers, radio, television or internet. The term journalist covers a wide category of professionals involved in the collection and presentation of information especially through publishing and broadcasting means. Journalism is a very demanding profession, especially in today’s fast-paced life. Journalists are known to work long and grueling hours, visit inhospitable places, and interact with unreceptive people in their quest to gather valuable information in the quickest possible manner. Journalists may work as reporters who research for information and write reports for the publications they work for. And there are photojournalists who convey their messages through photographs accompanied by a story or caption. There are some journalists who cover all types of stories, ranging from current affairs to global politics, while some others choose to specialize in a given category like sports or crime. This field also includes feature writers who write longer pieces to provide background to a popular news story and specialist writers who provide columns and commentary on topics such as food, traveling, relationships, entertainment, etc. Journalism is a dynamic field, ever evolving to include newer genres like alternative journalism, convergence journalism and new journalism. Read on to learn about the life and works of famous journalists from all over the world.
A. J. Liebling A. J. Liebling

Abbott Joseph Liebling was one of the most ...

A. N. Wilson A. N. Wilson

Born in Staffordshire England, Andrew Norman ...

Aaron Brown Aaron Brown

A veteran anchor and journalist, Aaron Brown shot ...

Akua Dansua Akua Dansua

Akua Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and ...

Alan Cranston Alan Cranston

Alan Cranston was an American journalist and a ...

Alberto Moravia Alberto Moravia

Alberto Moravia was a renowned Italian novelist ...

Alexander Woollcott Alexander Woollcott

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott was an American ...

Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper

Anderson Hays Cooper is an award winning ...

Angela Carter Angela Carter

Angela Carter was a legendary English fiction ...

Ann Coulter Ann Coulter

Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter is ...

Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is an author, philanthropist, ...

Arthur Koestler Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler was a British author and ...

Augusto Roa Bastos Augusto Roa Bastos

Augusto Roa Bastos enjoyed a reputable career as ...

Banjo Paterson Banjo Paterson

Banjo Paterson’s was a native Australian whose ...

Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich is an American writer and ...

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Barbara Harrison was an American author and ...

Barbara Walters Barbara Walters

Barbara Jill Walters is a television personality ...

Ben Bradlee Ben Bradlee

As an executive editor of one of the leading ...

Bill O’Reilly Bill O'Reilly

A popular television show host, radio personality ...

Brian Williams Brian Williams

Brian Douglas Williams is a Peabody Award winning ...

C.P. Scott C.P. Scott

C. P. Scott was a famous British journalist, who ...

Chris Matthews Chris Matthews

Christopher John “Chris” Matthews is famous ...

Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Eric Hitchens was a world famous ...

Christopher Morley Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley was an extremely illustrious ...

David Brinkley David Brinkley

In the history of electronic journalism, very few ...

David Brooks David Brooks

David Brooks is a Canadian born American ...

David Simon David Simon

David Simon, the former investigative reporter of ...

Dith Pran Dith Pran

Dith Pran was a Cambodian photojournalist; he was ...

Don Marquis Don Marquis

Don Marquis was a renowned newspaper columnist, ...

Dorothy Day Dorothy Day

The founder of ‘The Catholic Worker’, Dorothy ...

Elvira Lindo Elvira Lindo

Elvira Lindo is a Spanish scriptwriter, ...

Franklin Pierce Adams Franklin Pierce Adams

One of the most popular, widely read newspaper ...

George Alagiah George Alagiah

George Maxwell Alagiah is a British journalist of ...

George Will George Will

Regarded as one of the most popular and ...

H. L. Mencken H. L. Mencken

Mencken, known as the ‘Sage of Baltimore’ was ...

Henry Adams Henry Adams

Henry Adams was a renowned American academician ...

Hristo Botev Hristo Botev

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and ...

Jack London Jack London

Jack London is also known as John Griffith Chaney ...

James McBride James McBride

An American musician and writer, James McBride is ...

James Thurber James Thurber

James Grover Thurber was a well-known American ...

Jane Jacobs Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs was an American-Canadian journalist, ...

Jim Cramer Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer is a finance expert and the host of ...

John Gates John Gates

John ‘Johnny’ Gates was an American Communist ...

John Hersey John Hersey

John Richard Hersey was a writer and journalist ...

John Reed John Reed

John Reed was an American journalist, poet, and ...

Katherine Anne Porter Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter was a distinguished ...

Katie Couric Katie Couric

Television journalist Katie Couric showed signs ...

Khushwant Singh Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh was an Indian novelist, ...

Komla Dumor Komla Dumor

Komla Dumor was a Ghanaian journalist who worked ...

Louise Minchin Louise Minchin

Louise Minchin is one of the most popular faces ...

Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is an award-winning ...

Malcolm Muggeridge Malcolm Muggeridge

Malcolm Muggeridge was a a prominent English ...

Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell

Even though Margaret Mitchell wrote only one ...

Margaret Fuller Margaret Fuller

One of the first feminists to emerge in the ...

Maria Bartiromo Maria Bartiromo

The first person to broadcast live from the floor ...

Mario Vargas Llosa Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian writer and the ...

Mark Thomas Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is widely recognized as one of the ...

Maureen Dowd Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd is one of the most well-known ...

Michael Pollan Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, ...

Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean...

Michaelle Jean is a Canadian stateswoman and ...

Murray Walker Murray Walker

Graeme Murray Walker is a semi-retired Formula ...

Nigella Lawson Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lucy Lawson is an English broadcaster, ...

Nina Garcia Nina García

Nina Garcia is a Columbian fashion journalist, ...

Norman Cousins Norman Cousins

Norman Cousins was one of the initiators of ...

P. J. O’Rourke P. J. O'Rourke

Patrick Jake ‘P. J.’ O'Rourke is an American ...

Robert Benchley Robert Benchley

The man behind the short film ‘How to Sleep’, ...

Robin Day Robin Day

Sir Robin Day was a notable British presenter and ...

Roque Dalton Roque Dalton

Roque Dalton García was a Salvadoran poet and ...

Salah Choudhury Salah Choudhury

Salah Choudhury is a Bangladeshi writer, author ...

Satcha Pretto Satcha Pretto

SatchaPretto Padilla is known for being one of ...

Thomas Friedman Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman is a 3-times Pulitzer Prize ...

Walter Lippmann Walter Lippmann

Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, ...

Walter Winchell Walter Winchell

Walter Winchell was one of the famed names in the ...

William Cullen Bryant William Cullen Bryant

What Washington Irving was to American fiction, ...

Zeinab Badawi Zeinab Badawi

Zeinab Badawi is a Sudanese-British television ...