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.
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American
Journalist
Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928, American
Television Personality

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American
Journalist

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969, American
Journalist

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron
David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926, British
Broadcaster

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
22 February 1962, Australian
Television Personality

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941, American
Businesswoman
John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960, American
Son of John F. Kennedy

Phyllis GeorgePhyllis George
25 June 1949, American
Television Personality
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968, American
Actor

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982, British
Actress

Monica LewinskyMonica Lewinsky
23 July 1973, American
American Television Personality

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955, American
Journalist
Julian AssangeJulian Assange
03 July 1971, Australian, Ecuadorian
Computer programmer

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967, American
 

Joe ScarboroughJoe Scarborough
09 April 1963, American
Former United States Representative

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine
John RobertsJohn Roberts
15 November 1956, Canadian
Journalist

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host
Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965, British
Journalist

Bear GryllsBear Grylls
07 June 1974, British
Adventurer

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden
16 February 1971, British
Actress
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962, American
Singer-songwriter

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
11 April 1960, British
Broadcaster
Anna WintourAnna Wintour
03 November 1949, British
Magazine Editor, Fashion Journalist

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940, Canadian, American
American-Canadian Television personality

Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968, American
Television Show Host
Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962, American
American comedian

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Howard SternHoward Stern
12 January 1954, American
Radio & TV Personality
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Malaika AroraMalaika Arora
23 October 1973, Indian
Actress

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

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author
Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974, American
Television Show Host & Radio Personality
Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
27 May 1975, British
Chef and Restaurateur

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

Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963, British
Footballer

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975, British
Singer
Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956, American
Talk Show Host

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957, American
 

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949, British, American
Author

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926, British
DJ, Television & Radio Personality

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host
Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963, American
Writer, Journalist

Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955, American
Television Presenter
George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961, American
Journalist

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host
Perdita WeeksPerdita Weeks
25 December 1985, Welsh
Actress

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 
Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American
 

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

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

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973, American, Serbian
Actress

Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933, American
American Television and Radio Host
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress

Mark LabbettMark Labbett
15 August 1965, British
Television Personality

Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963, Irish
Actor

Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946, American
Television Personality
Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964, American
Film Actress & Show Host
David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947, American
TV Presenter

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962, Canadian
Business People

James MayJames May
16 January 1963, British
TV Presenter
Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960, British
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954, American
Cartoonist, Animator
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929, American
Journalist

Michael PortilloMichael Portillo
26 May 1953, British
Journalist, Political Leader
Dick Cavett Dick Cavett
11 November 1936, American
Television Personality

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944, British, American
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News
Naga MunchettyNaga Munchetty
25 February 1975, British
Television Presenter

Casey KasemCasey Kasem
27 April 1932, American
Radio Jockey, Voice Actor

Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author

Joey EssexJoey Essex
29 July 1990, British
Television Personality
Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969, American
News Anchor
Monty DonMonty Don
08 July 1955, British
TV Presenter

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984, American
Columnist & TV Host

Penelope WiltonPenelope Wilton
03 June 1946, British
Actress

Chris HarrisonChris Harrison
26 July 1971, American
Game Show Host
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959, American
 

Chris HansenChris Hansen
13 September 1959, American
Journalist

Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum
31 January 1964, American
News Anchor

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Charlie BrookerCharlie Brooker
03 March 1971, British
Critic, Humourist, Screenwriter

Lamorne MorrisLamorne Morris
14 August 1983, American
Actor
Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943, American
Journalist

Mike RoweMike Rowe
18 March 1962, American
Television Presenter
David FrostDavid Frost
07 April 1939, British
Television Host
Daniel PearlDaniel Pearl
10 October 1963, Israeli, American
Journalist