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.
Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

American

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1958

American

Anne HegertyAnne Hegerty

14 July 1958

British

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin

22 February 1962

Australian

Noel EdmondsNoel Edmonds

22 December 1948

British

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough

08 May 1926

British

Fred RogersFred Rogers

20 March 1928

American

Pat SajakPat Sajak

26 October 1946

American

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

American

Mel BMel B

29 May 1975

British

John RobertsJohn Roberts

15 November 1956

Canadian

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw

02 September 1948

American

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Simon CowellSimon Cowell

07 October 1959

British

Julian AssangeJulian Assange

03 July 1971

Australian

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

French,American

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.

25 November 1960

American

Mary BerryMary Berry

24 March 1935

British

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson

06 January 1960

British

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George OrwellGeorge Orwell

25 June 1903

British

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver

06 November 1955

American

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper

03 June 1967

American

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek

22 July 1940

Canadian,American

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner

09 April 1926

American

Martha StewartMartha Stewart

03 August 1941

American

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Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel

13 November 1967

American

Bear GryllsBear Grylls

07 June 1974

British

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow

01 April 1973

American

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

American

Larry KingLarry King

19 November 1933

American

Piers MorganPiers Morgan

30 March 1965

British

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Howard SternHoward Stern

12 January 1954

American

Jon StewartJon Stewart

28 November 1962

American

Casey KasemCasey Kasem

27 April 1932

American

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec

14 September 1962

Canadian

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver

27 May 1975

British

Bill MaherBill Maher

20 January 1956

American

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Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

American

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams

18 July 1964

American

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest

24 December 1974

American

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul

19 June 1962

American

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens

13 April 1949

British,American

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

American

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Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile

31 October 1926

British

Bruno TonioliBruno Tonioli

25 November 1955

Italian

Kirk HerbstreitKirk Herbstreit

19 August 1969

American

Mark LabbettMark Labbett

15 August 1965

British

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne

09 October 1952

British

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour

12 January 1958

Bosnian,Iranian,British,American

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Joy BeharJoy Behar

07 October 1942

American

Ree DrummondRee Drummond

06 January 1969

American

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

18 June 1942

American

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson

11 April 1960

British

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh

12 January 1951

American

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking

02 November 1970

British

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Mel GiedroycMel Giedroyc

15 June 1968

British

Sean HannitySean Hannity

30 December 1961

American

David LettermanDavid Letterman

12 April 1947

American

James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno

28 April 1950

American

Alton BrownAlton Brown

30 July 1962

American

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain

23 October 1984

American

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LaVar BallLaVar Ball

23 October 1967

American

Anna WintourAnna Wintour

03 November 1949

British

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden

16 February 1971

British

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer

13 February 1944

American

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell

03 September 1963

American

Matt LauerMatt Lauer

30 December 1957

American

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Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem

25 March 1934

American

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson

15 August 1954

Swedish

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt

01 November 1942

American

Charlie BrookerCharlie Brooker

03 March 1971

British

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters

25 September 1929

American

Rachael RayRachael Ray

25 August 1968

American

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George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos

10 February 1961

American

Oliver NorthOliver North

07 October 1943

American

Matt GroeningMatt Groening

15 February 1954

American

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera

04 July 1943

American

Frank GiffordFrank Gifford

16 August 1930

American

Connie ChungConnie Chung

20 August 1946

American

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Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite

04 November 1916

American

Dan RatherDan Rather

31 October 1931

American

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee

26 August 1921

American