List of famous media personalities of the 20th century with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
Matt LauerMatt Lauer

30 December 1957

New York City

American

Capricorn

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1956

Metairie

American

Aquarius

Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

New York City, US

American

Capricorn

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough

08 May 1926

Isleworth

British

Taurus

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw

02 September 1948

Shreveport

American

Virgo

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper

03 June 1967

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon

19 September 1974

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

Fred RogersFred Rogers

20 March 1928

27 February 2003

Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Pisces

Simon CowellSimon Cowell

07 October 1959

London

British

Libra

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson

06 January 1960

London, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner

09 April 1926

27 September 2017

Chicago

American

Aries

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest

24 December 1974

Dunwoody, Georgia

American

Capricorn

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee

26 August 1921

21 October 2014

Boston

American

Virgo

George OrwellGeorge Orwell

25 June 1903

21 January 1950

Motihari

British

Cancer

Julian AssangeJulian Assange

03 July 1971

Townsville

Australian

Cancer

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

20 February 2005

Louisville

American

Cancer

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

24 September 1991

Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Pisces

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin

22 February 1962

04 September 2006

Essendon

Australian

Pisces

Bear GryllsBear Grylls

07 June 1974

Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

British

Gemini

Howard SternHoward Stern

12 January 1954

Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States

American

Capricorn

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek

22 July 1940

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Canadian,American

Cancer

Martha StewartMartha Stewart

03 August 1941

New Jersey

American

Leo

Mel BMel B

29 May 1975

Harehills, West Yorkshire, England

British

Gemini

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne

09 October 1952

Brixton, South London, England

British

Libra

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec

14 September 1962

Varaždin, Croatia

Canadian

Virgo

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver

27 May 1975

Clavering, U.K.

British

Gemini

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver

06 November 1955

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Scorpio

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens

13 April 1949

15 December 2011

Portsmouth

British,American

Aries

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

Paris, France

French,American

Leo

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow

01 April 1973

Castro Valley, California, United States

American

Aries

Larry KingLarry King

19 November 1933

Brooklyn

American

Scorpio

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

04 September 2014

Brooklyn

American

Gemini

Anna WintourAnna Wintour

03 November 1949

London

British

Scorpio

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

New York City, United States

American

Sagittarius

James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno

28 April 1950

New Rochelle

American

Taurus

James MayJames May

16 January 1963

Bristol, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Sean HannitySean Hannity

30 December 1961

New York City

American

Capricorn

Rachael RayRachael Ray

25 August 1968

Glens Falls, New York, U.S.

American

Virgo

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

18 June 1942

04 April 2013

Urbana, Illinois, U.S.

American

Gemini

Jon StewartJon Stewart

28 November 1962

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Mark LabbettMark Labbett

15 August 1965

Tiverton, Devon, England

British

Leo

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul

19 June 1962

San Fernando

American

Gemini

Katie CouricKatie Couric

07 January 1957

Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Brian WilliamsBrian Williams

05 May 1959

Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Taurus

Alton BrownAlton Brown

30 July 1962

Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Leo

Oliver NorthOliver North

07 October 1943

San Antonio

American

Libra

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden

16 February 1971

Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire

British

Aquarius

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein

25 September 1930

08 May 1999

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Matt GroeningMatt Groening

15 February 1954

Portland

American

Aquarius

Connie ChungConnie Chung

20 August 1946

Washington, D.C., United States

American

Leo

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer

13 February 1944

Highgate

American

Aquarius

Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley

13 September 1964

Gulfport

American

Virgo

John RobertsJohn Roberts

15 November 1956

Toronto, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

Bar RefaeliBar Refaeli

04 June 1985

Hod HaSharon

Israeli

Gemini

Lara SpencerLara Spencer

19 June 1969

Garden City, New York, United States

American

Gemini

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell

03 September 1963

Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

American

Virgo

Ali VelshiAli Velshi

29 October 1969

Nairobi

Canadian

Scorpio

Adam SavageAdam Savage

15 July 1967

New York City

American

Cancer

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters

25 September 1929

Boston

American

Libra

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh

12 January 1951

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, U.S

American

Capricorn

Louis WalshLouis Walsh

05 August 1952

Kiltimagh

Irish

Leo

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews

17 December 1945

Philadelphia

American

Sagittarius

Casey KasemCasey Kasem

27 April 1932

15 June 2014

Detroit

American

Taurus

Allen LuddenAllen Ludden

05 October 1917

09 June 1981

Mineral Point, Wisconsin

American

Libra

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt

01 November 1942

Magoffin County, Kentucky, USA

American

Scorpio

Rolf HarrisRolf Harris

30 March 1930

Bassendean

Australian

Aries

Frank GiffordFrank Gifford

16 August 1930

09 August 2015

Santa Monica

American

Leo

Elisabeth HasselbeckElisabeth Hasselbeck

28 May 1977

Cranston

American

Gemini

Holly MadisonHolly Madison

23 December 1979

Astoria, Oregon, United States

American

Capricorn

Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum

31 January 1964

Buffalo, New York, United States

American

Aquarius

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington

15 July 1950

Athens, Greece

American

Cancer

Gene RayburnGene Rayburn

22 December 1917

29 November 1999

Christopher, Illinois

American

Sagittarius

Jonathan RossJonathan Ross

17 November 1960

London

British

Scorpio

Isabel PreyslerIsabel Preysler

18 February 1951

Manila, Philippines

Filipino

Aquarius

Greta Van SusterenGreta Van Susteren

11 June 1954

Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

American

Gemini

Brooke BurkeBrooke Burke

08 September 1971

Hartford

American

Virgo

Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer

22 December 1945

Glasgow, Kentucky, United States

American

Sagittarius

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck

10 February 1964

Everett

American

Aquarius

Dana BashDana Bash

15 June 1971

New York City, New York, USA

American

Gemini

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo

11 September 1967

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk

21 February 1962

Pasco, Washington

American

Pisces

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson

15 August 1954

09 November 2004

Skelleftehamn, Sweden

Leo

Don ImusDon Imus

23 July 1940

Riverside

American

Cancer

Uri GellerUri Geller

20 December 1946

Tel Aviv

Israeli

Sagittarius

Vin ScullyVin Scully

29 November 1927

The Bronx, New York, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Bill WattersonBill Watterson

05 July 1958

Washington, D.C.

American

Cancer

Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman

20 July 1953

Minneapolis, MN

American

Cancer

Dorothy KilgallenDorothy Kilgallen

03 July 1913

08 November 1965

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Cancer

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh

02 February 1915

20 March 1999

Hadali, British India (now in Khushab District, Punjab, Pakistan)

Indian

Aquarius

David SimonDavid Simon

09 February 1960

Washington D.C.

American

Aquarius

Jim CramerJim Cramer

10 February 1955

Wyndmoor

American

Aquarius

Mario Vargas LlosaMario Vargas Llosa

28 March 1936

Arequipa

Peruvian

Aries

Howard CosellHoward Cosell

25 March 1918

23 April 1995

Winston-Salem

American

Aries

Gracie AllenGracie Allen

26 July 1895

27 August 1964

San Francisco, California, USA

American

Leo

Joey EssexJoey Essex

29 July 1990

Southwark, United Kingdom

British

Leo

James CarvilleJames Carville

25 October 1944

Fort Benning

American

Scorpio

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs

04 May 1916

25 April 2006

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Canadian

Taurus

Andrew SullivanAndrew Sullivan

10 August 1963

Godstone

British

Leo

Dave EggersDave Eggers

12 March 1970

Chicago

American

Pisces

Quote Of The Day