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.
Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928, American
Television Personality
Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

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

Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962, British
Television Presenter

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
22 February 1962, Australian
Television Personality
Monica LewinskyMonica Lewinsky
23 July 1973, American
American Television Personality

John RobertsJohn Roberts
15 November 1956, Canadian
Journalist

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926, British
Broadcaster
Don ImusDon Imus
23 July 1940, American
Radio Talk Show Host

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron
Julian AssangeJulian Assange
03 July 1971, Australian, Ecuadorian
Computer programmer

Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946, American
Television Personality

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

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955, American
Journalist

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968, American
Actor
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962, American
Singer-songwriter

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941, American
TV Show Host

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

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American
Journalist

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Writer
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Writer, Cartoonist

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969, American
News Anchor

Bear GryllsBear Grylls
07 June 1974, British
Adventurer
Mel BMel B
29 May 1975, British
Singer

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine
Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967, American
 

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974, American
Television Show Host & Radio Personality

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929, American
Journalist

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John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960, American
Son of John F. Kennedy
Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963, American
Writer, Journalist

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
11 April 1960, British
Broadcaster

Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter
Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957, American
 
Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965, British
Journalist

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

James CarvilleJames Carville
25 October 1944, American
Political Consultant

James MayJames May
16 January 1963, British
TV Presenter
Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963, Irish
Actor

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

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982, British
Actress

Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968, American
Television Show Host

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
27 May 1975, British
Chef and Restaurateur
Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
05 October 1917, American
Game Show Host

LaVar BallLaVar Ball
23 October 1967, American
Media Personality
Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933, American
American Television and Radio Host
Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949, British, American
Author

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American
 
Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926, British
DJ, Television & Radio Personality

Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956, American
Talk Show Host

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host

David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947, American
TV Presenter

Anna WintourAnna Wintour
03 November 1949, British
Magazine Editor, Fashion Journalist
James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950, American
Television Host

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

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943, British
Singer

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 
Perdita WeeksPerdita Weeks
25 December 1985, Welsh
Actress

Oliver NorthOliver North
07 October 1943, American
Political Commentator and Television Host
Ricki LakeRicki Lake
21 September 1968, American
Actress

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954, American
Cartoonist, Animator

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961, American
Journalist
Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984, American
Columnist & TV Host

Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962, American
American comedian
Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973, American, Serbian
Actress

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden
16 February 1971, British
Actress

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American
Journalist
Bar RefaeliBar Refaeli
04 June 1985, Israeli
Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964, American
Film Actress & Show Host
Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger

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

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943, American
Journalist

Bill HemmerBill Hemmer
14 November 1964, American
Journalist
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress
Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930, American
Poet

Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972, British
Television Presenter, Radio Producer

Rolf HarrisRolf Harris
30 March 1930, Australian
Entertainer

Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974, British
Food Writer
Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962, Canadian
Business People

Alton BrownAlton Brown
30 July 1962, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, Author

Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974, Irish
Film Director

Merv GriffinMerv Griffin
06 July 1925, American
TV Host

Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Mike RoweMike Rowe
18 March 1962, American
Television Presenter
Trish ReganTrish Regan
13 December 1972, American
Television Host, Journalist

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour
12 January 1958, Bosnian, Iranian, British, American
Journalist
Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957, American
Journalist
Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959, American