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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 creative journalists of his age who made his presence felt each time he penned a write-up. An ...

A. N. Wilson A. N. Wilson

Born in Staffordshire England, Andrew Norman Wilson is a illustrious novelist and award winning biographer who made a name for himself in the ...

Aaron Brown Aaron Brown

A veteran anchor and journalist, Aaron Brown shot to fame with his coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Having been in the industry for a ...

Akua Dansua Akua Dansua

Akua Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and politician who was a Member of Parliament for more than a decade. Born and raised in Ghana, she ...

Alan Cranston Alan Cranston

Alan Cranston was an American journalist and a Democratic Senator from California. Hailing from a rich family of real estate developers, he ...

Alberto Moravia Alberto Moravia

Alberto Moravia was a renowned Italian novelist and journalist. He authored novels which explored modern sexuality, social alienation and ...

Alexander Woollcott Alexander Woollcott

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott was an American critic and commentator of “The New Yorker” magazine. He was also a member of the Algonquin ...

Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper

Anderson Hays Cooper is an award winning journalist and television personality well known for his work with the television channel CNN. Cooper ...

Angela Carter Angela Carter

Angela Carter was a legendary English fiction writer and journalist. She figured in ‘The Times’ list of ‘The 50 Greatest British Writers ...

Ann Coulter Ann Coulter

Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter is known for her sharp tongue and ruthless commentary that spares none of those who support a ...

Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is an author, philanthropist, television personality and owner of the independently liberal online news magazine, ‘The ...

Arthur Koestler Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler was a British author and journalist of Hungarian origins who was best known for his political novel ‘Darkness at Noon.’ He ...

Augusto Roa Bastos Augusto Roa Bastos

Augusto Roa Bastos enjoyed a reputable career as a journalist, screenwriter, and professor. In his youth, both his mother and uncle exposed him ...

Banjo Paterson Banjo Paterson

Banjo Paterson’s was a native Australian whose life work continues to serve as a tribute to Australia. During his life he had many roles, but ...

Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich is an American writer and political activist. Throughout her life, she has proved herself as one of the most influential ...

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison Barbara Grizzuti Har...

Barbara Harrison was an American author and journalist, most famous for her autobiographical works and travel writings. Despite experiencing a ...

Barbara Walters Barbara Walters

Barbara Jill Walters is a television personality and broadcast journalist who first became famous as the segment producer of women’s interest ...

Ben Bradlee Ben Bradlee

As an executive editor of one of the leading daily newspapers in the United States, Benjamin Bradlee went on to create history with his ...

Bill O’Reilly Bill O'Reilly

A popular television show host, radio personality and author, Bill O’Reilly is one of the most reckoned faces in the U. S. media. He currently ...

Brian Williams Brian Williams

Brian Douglas Williams is a Peabody Award winning newscaster and managing editor of ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’, the evening news ...

C.P. Scott C.P. Scott

C. P. Scott was a famous British journalist, who served as the editor of the renowned newspaper “The Guardian” for a number of years. After ...

Chris Matthews Chris Matthews

Christopher John “Chris” Matthews is famous for his blunt and outspoken ways of interviewing. He is a political commentator, widely ...

Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Eric Hitchens was a world famous British-American journalist, columnist, author and essayist. He was born and brought up in England ...

Christopher Morley Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley was an extremely illustrious journalist, novelist and a man of many words. Apart from his career in journalism, he also ...

David Brinkley David Brinkley

In the history of electronic journalism, very few anchors and newscasters have changed the way news was presented - David Brinkley being one ...

David Brooks David Brooks

David Brooks is a Canadian born American journalist, social analyst and leading political commentator. He is a profound observer of the American ...

David Simon David Simon

David Simon, the former investigative reporter of Maryland’s largest general-circulation newspaper, ‘The Baltimore Sun’, is also the ...

Dith Pran Dith Pran

Dith Pran was a Cambodian photojournalist; he was a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide who later emerged as a crusader for justice in Cambodia. ...

Don Marquis Don Marquis

Don Marquis was a renowned newspaper columnist, journalist and novelist of America. Some of his books include “Cruise of the Jasper B”, ...

Dorothy Day Dorothy Day

The founder of ‘The Catholic Worker’, Dorothy Day was an activist who worked for social causes like women’s suffrage and pacifism. She ...

Elvira Lindo Elvira Lindo

Elvira Lindo is a Spanish scriptwriter, journalist and author of both adult and children's books. She is a frequent contributor to international ...

Franklin Pierce Adams Franklin Pierce Adam...

One of the most popular, widely read newspaper columnists of his generation, Franklin Pierce Adams was known for his wit and humorous writing ...

George Alagiah George Alagiah

George Maxwell Alagiah is a British journalist of Tamil ancestry. Born in 1955 in Sri Lanka, an island nation located off the southeastern coast ...

George Will George Will

Regarded as one of the most popular and influential Americans writers of the present times, George Will’s columns have appeared in a number of ...

H. L. Mencken H. L. Mencken

Mencken, known as the ‘Sage of Baltimore’ was a journalist, critic, satirist and editor and was the role model for renowned twentieth ...

Henry Adams Henry Adams

Henry Adams was a renowned American academician and journalist. He was also a historian and novelist, well-known for his books like ...

Hristo Botev Hristo Botev

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary who is recognized as an iconic revolutionary amongst the 19th century Post-Liberation ...

Jack London Jack London

Jack London is also known as John Griffith Chaney was a prolific writer of the nineteenth century. He did not have a usual childhood like most ...

James McBride James McBride

An American musician and writer, James McBride is synonymous to creativity and inventiveness. His ingenious pursuits and artistic endeavours ...

James Thurber James Thurber

James Grover Thurber was a well-known American writer, journalist and cartoonist who became famous for his short stories which are full of ...

Jane Jacobs Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist. In her ground-breaking book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, ...

Jim Cramer Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer is a finance expert and the host of the finance television program ‘Mad Money’ that is broadcast on CNBC. A former hedge fund ...

John Gates John Gates

John ‘Johnny’ Gates was an American Communist journalist and a true believer in the Marxist theory. He is well-known for leading the ...

John Hersey John Hersey

John Richard Hersey was a writer and journalist who was one of the first western journalists to cover the events in Hiroshima after the atom ...

John Reed John Reed

John Reed was an American journalist, poet, and socialist activist whose short life as a revolutionary writer made him the hero of a generation ...

Katherine Anne Porter Katherine Anne Porte...

Katherine Anne Porter was a distinguished American journalist, essayist and a short story writer. After a difficult childhood and an abusive ...

Katie Couric Katie Couric

Television journalist Katie Couric showed signs of her journalistic ability as an undergraduate student of the ‘University of Virginia’. She ...

Khushwant Singh Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh was an Indian novelist, journalist, and a lawyer. He was a man of many talents and served the Indian legal system, Indian ...

Komla Dumor Komla Dumor

Komla Dumor was a Ghanaian journalist who worked for the BBC news. Komla Dumor had that little bug in himself to unearth Africa’s reality and ...

Louise Minchin Louise Minchin

Louise Minchin is one of the most popular faces of television, who works for the world renowned news channel ‘BBC’. In the sixteen years ...

Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is an award-winning English-Canadian, author, journalist and speaker. He is an active contributor and staff writer for ‘The ...

Malcolm Muggeridge Malcolm Muggeridge

Malcolm Muggeridge was a a prominent English journalist and author of his times. Some of his well-known works include ‘The Earnest Atheist’, ...

Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell

Even though Margaret Mitchell wrote only one novel ‘Gone with the Wind’, she managed to capture the attention of readers around the world ...

Margaret Fuller Margaret Fuller

One of the first feminists to emerge in the United States of America, Margaret Fuller was a highly influential and sought-after women’s rights ...

Maria Bartiromo Maria Bartiromo

The first person to broadcast live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Maria Bartiromo is an acclaimed American television journalist ...

Mario Vargas Llosa Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian writer and the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is well-known for his standing in the Latin ...

Mark Thomas Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is widely recognized as one of the boldest and the most uncompromising comedians in the last twenty years, who has had no qualms in ...

Maureen Dowd Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd is one of the most well-known columnists in America, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her columns on the 'Lewinsky scandal' during ...

Michael Pollan Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism. He is the son of author and financial consultant ...

Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean...

Michaelle Jean is a Canadian stateswoman and journalist who served as the 27th governor general of Canada from 2005 to 2010. Currently she is ...

Murray Walker Murray Walker

Graeme Murray Walker is a semi-retired Formula One commentator and journalist. He was born and brought up in Birmingham, England, to a Formula ...

Nigella Lawson Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lucy Lawson is an English broadcaster, journalist television personality and food writer. Born into a prominent and wealthy family, she ...

Nina Garcia Nina García...

Nina Garcia is a Columbian fashion journalist, considered to be an authority on high-end fashion and all things related to it. She has been a ...

Norman Cousins Norman Cousins

Norman Cousins was one of the initiators of public television in the United States. In his lifetime, he carried out ambassadorial missions ...

P. J. O’Rourke P. J. O'Rourke

Patrick Jake ‘P. J.’ O'Rourke is an American political satirist, journalist and author. He is well-known for his books, of which the latest ...

Robert Benchley Robert Benchley

The man behind the short film ‘How to Sleep’, a humorous clip on the technique of sleeping, Robert Benchley was an American humorist, writer ...

Robin Day Robin Day

Sir Robin Day was a notable British presenter and political broadcaster. He was one of the finest presenters and interviewers of his time and ...

Roque Dalton Roque Dalton

Roque Dalton García was a Salvadoran poet and journalist. He is considered as one of the most influential poets in the history of Latin ...

Salah Choudhury Salah Choudhury

Salah Choudhury is a Bangladeshi writer, author and peace activist, who is popular in the world of journalism for his anti-jihadist outlook. ...

Satcha Pretto Satcha Pretto

SatchaPretto Padilla is known for being one of the elite journalists in the Spanish-speaking media in the United States. Born to a loving and ...

Thomas Friedman Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman is a 3-times Pulitzer Prize winner and is a regular contributor of columns on foreign affairs and columns for ‘The New York ...

Walter Lippmann Walter Lippmann

Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, Walter Lippmann was one of the most influential and respected political writers of the twentieth ...

Walter Winchell Walter Winchell

Walter Winchell was one of the famed names in the American entertainment and media industry. Be it for his spicy gossip about famous stars or ...

William Cullen Bryant William Cullen Bryan...

What Washington Irving was to American fiction, William Cullen Bryant was to American poetry. A renowned poet and journalist, William Cullen ...

Zeinab Badawi Zeinab Badawi

Zeinab Badawi is a Sudanese-British television and radio journalist. Born into an educated and open-minded family in Sudan, she left her ...