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

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. LieblingA. 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. WilsonA. 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 BrownAaron 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 ...
Alan CranstonAlan Cranston
Alan Cranston was an American journalist and a Democratic Senator from California. Hailing from a rich family of real estate developers, he ...
Alberto MoraviaAlberto 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 Round ...
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
Anderson Hays Cooper is an award winning journalist and television personality well known for his work with the television channel CNN. Cooper ...
Angela CarterAngela Carter
Angela Carter was a legendary English fiction writer and journalist. She figured in ‘The Times’ list of ‘The 50 Greatest British Writers Since ...
Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter is known for her sharp tongue and ruthless commentary that spares none of those who support a ...
Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is an author, philanthropist, television personality and owner of the independently liberal online news magazine, ‘The ...
Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
Arthur Koestler was a British author and journalist of Hungarian origins who was best known for his political novel ‘Darkness at Noon.’ He was ...
Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
Barbara Jill Walters is a television personality and broadcast journalist who first became famous as the segment producer of women’s interest ...
Bill O’ReillyBill 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 WilliamsBrian 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. ScottC.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 MatthewsChris Matthews
Christopher John “Chris” Matthews is famous for his blunt and outspoken ways of interviewing. He is a political commentator, widely respected ...
Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
Christopher Eric Hitchens was a world famous British-American journalist, columnist, author and essayist. He was born and brought up in England ...
Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
Christopher Morley was an extremely illustrious journalist, novelist and a man of many words. Apart from his career in journalism, he also ...
David BrinkleyDavid Brinkley
In the history of electronic journalism, very few anchors and newscasters have changed the way news was presented - David Brinkley being one ...
David SimonDavid Simon
David Simon, the former investigative reporter of Maryland’s largest general-circulation newspaper, ‘The Baltimore Sun’, is also the producer of ...
Don MarquisDon Marquis
Don Marquis was a renowned newspaper columnist, journalist and novelist of America. Some of his books include “Cruise of the Jasper B”, “Pandora ...
Dorothy DayDorothy Day
The founder of ‘The Catholic Worker’, Dorothy Day was an activist who worked for social causes like women’s suffrage and pacifism. She started ...
Franklin Pierce AdamsFranklin 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 WillGeorge 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. MenckenH. L. Mencken
Mencken, known as the ‘Sage of Baltimore’ was a journalist, critic, satirist and editor and was the role model for renowned twentieth century ...
Henry AdamsHenry Adams
Henry Adams was a renowned American academician and journalist. He was also a historian and novelist, well-known for his books like “Democracy: ...
James McBride James McBride
An American musician and writer, James McBride is synonymous to creativity and inventiveness. His ingenious pursuits and artistic endeavours ...
James ThurberJames Thurber
James Grover Thurber was a well-known American writer, journalist and cartoonist who became famous for his short stories which are full of ...
Jim CramerJim 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 GatesJohn 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 HerseyJohn 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 ...
Khushwant SinghKhushwant 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 ...
Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell is an award-winning English-Canadian, author, journalist and speaker. He is an active contributor and staff writer for ‘The New ...
Malcolm MuggeridgeMalcolm 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 FullerMargaret 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 ...
Mark ThomasMark 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 ...
Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, Walter Lippmann was one of the most influential and respected political writers of the twentieth ...
William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryan...
What Washington Irving was to American fiction, William Cullen Bryant was to American poetry. A renowned poet and journalist, William Cullen ...