Famous Media Personalities Of The 20th Century
From being a slave of a selected few to rising up as the most powerful medium, media has come a long way. And much credit for the same goes to the media personalities, TV presenters, journalists, editors, publishers and cartoonists who have taken it to great heights. 20th century witnessed an influx of great media personalities who created waves through their grit, determination and powerful willingness. They were a fearless bunch of people, who resolved to change the fate of media through their work. Talking about some of the greatest media personalities that lived during the 20th century, the first name that strikes the mind is that of Tom Wolfe. He was the man who was the frontrunner of ‘new journalism’ a transformation that the period of 20th century witnessed during the 1960s and 70s. Did you know that White House reporter Helen Thomas is considered as the first lady of print journalism? A veteran journalist, she is known for her relentless question and her ability to get into the heart of the matter. She gained prominence during George Bush reign. The list is long and comprises of several more renowned personalities who gave new meaning and a new definition to media. To know further about these famous media personalities of the 20th century, read on.
Julian AssangeJulian Assange
03 July 1971, Australian
Computer programmer
Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940, Canadian, American
American-Canadian television personality

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926, British
Broadcaster, Naturalist

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
22 February 1962, Australian
Television Personality
Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968, American
Actor

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress

Bear GryllsBear Grylls
07 June 1974, British
Adventurer

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962, American
Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Dancer,
Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928, American
Television Personality

Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946, American
Television Personality
Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959, British
Reality TV Celebrity

Howard SternHoward Stern
12 January 1954, American
Radio & TV Personality

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Writer, Cartoonist
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975, British
Singer
Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
11 April 1960, British
Broadcaster

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Writer

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955, American
Journalist
Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941, American
TV Show Host

David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947, American
TV Presenter
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American
Journalist

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960, American
Son of John F. Kennedy

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974, American
Television Show Host & Radio Personality
Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden
16 February 1971, British
Actress
Anna WintourAnna Wintour
03 November 1949, British
Magazine Editor, Fashion Journalist

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967, American
 

Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974, Irish
Film Director

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984, American
Columnist & TV Host
Elisabeth HasselbeckElisabeth Hasselbeck
28 May 1977, American
Talk Show Host

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Bar RefaeliBar Refaeli
04 June 1985, Israeli
Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman

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Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969, American
News Anchor
Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949, British, American
Author

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host
Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926, British
DJ, Television & Radio Personality

James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950, American
Television Host

James MayJames May
16 January 1963, British
TV Presenter
Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933, American
American Television and Radio Host

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
27 May 1975, British
Chef and Restaurateur
Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929, American
Journalist

Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter

Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956, American
Talk Show Host

Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965, British
Journalist

Clarke GayfordClarke Gayford
24 October 1977, New Zealander
Radio Broadcaster
Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author

Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963, Irish
Actor

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960, British
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer

Oliver NorthOliver North
07 October 1943, American
Political Commentator and Television Host
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974, Canadian, British, American
Actor

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress
Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941, American
Author, Former Show Host

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973, American, Serbian
Actress

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American
 
Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host

Mark LabbettMark Labbett
15 August 1965, British
Television Personality
John RobertsJohn Roberts
15 November 1956, Canadian
Journalist

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948, American
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger
Frank GiffordFrank Gifford
16 August 1930, American
American Football Player

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963, American
Writer, Journalist
Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American
Journalist

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964, American
Film Actress & Show Host

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962, Canadian
Business People
Casey KasemCasey Kasem
27 April 1932, American
Radio Jockey, Voice Actor
Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962, American
American comedian

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930, American
Poet

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944, British, American
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Ricki LakeRicki Lake
21 September 1968, American
Actress
Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959, American
 

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957, American
 

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former

LaVar BallLaVar Ball
23 October 1967, American
Media Personality

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress
Joy BeharJoy Behar
07 October 1942, American
Comedian

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954, American
Cartoonist, Animator
Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972, British
Television Presenter, Radio Producer

Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931, American
Journalist

Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer
22 December 1945, American
Journalist
Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour
12 January 1958, Bosnian, Iranian, British, American
Journalist

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Dick Cavett Dick Cavett
11 November 1936, American
Television Personality

Michael PortilloMichael Portillo
26 May 1953, British
Journalist, Political Leader

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck
10 February 1964, American
CEO of TheBlaze

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961, American
Journalist
Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962, American
Novelist & Journalist

Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum
31 January 1964, American
News Anchor
Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
05 October 1917, American
Game Show Host

Merv GriffinMerv Griffin
06 July 1925, American
TV Host

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943, American
Journalist

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957, American
Journalist
Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite
04 November 1916, American
Broadcaster