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.
Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933, American
American Television and Radio Host
Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former

Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969, American
Journalist

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
03 July 1971, Australian, Ecuadorian
Computer programmer

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926, British
Broadcaster

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968, American
Actor
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American
Journalist

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

Roger AilesRoger Ailes
15 May 1940, American
Former CEO of Fox News Channel
Sarah FergusonSarah Ferguson
15 October 1959, British
Writer

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron
John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960, American
Son of John F. Kennedy

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
22 February 1962, Australian
Television Personality

Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928, American
Television Personality

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

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist
Larry FlyntLarry Flynt
01 November 1942, American
 

Caroline FlackCaroline Flack
09 November 1979, British
Television Presenter

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962, American
Singer-songwriter

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980, American
Actor
Monica LewinskyMonica Lewinsky
23 July 1973, American
American Television Personality

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author

Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963, Irish
Actor
Dan BonginoDan Bongino
04 December 1974, American
Commentator

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948, American
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst
Deion SandersDeion Sanders
09 August 1967, American
Athlete

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
11 April 1960, British
Broadcaster

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian
Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941, American
Businesswoman

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Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946, American
Television Personality
Randy JacksonRandy Jackson
23 June 1956, American
Bassist

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967, American
 

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

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955, American
Journalist
Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter
Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974, British
Food Writer

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973, American, Serbian
Actress

Malaika AroraMalaika Arora
23 October 1973, Indian
Actress

Conan O’BrienConan O’Brien
18 April 1963, American
Television Host
Mark LabbettMark Labbett
15 August 1965, British
Television Personality

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974, American
Radio Personality

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host

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

Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955, American
Television Presenter
Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982, British
Actress
Bar RefaeliBar Refaeli
04 June 1985, Israeli
Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman

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

Cris CollinsworthCris Collinsworth
27 January 1959, American
Sportscaster, American Football Players
Richard C ArmitageRichard C Armitage
22 August 1971, British
Actor

Joe ScarboroughJoe Scarborough
09 April 1963, American
Former United States Representative
Dana BashDana Bash
15 June 1971, American
Journalist

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden
16 February 1971, British
Actress

Dr. Phil McGrawDr. Phil McGraw
01 September 1950, American
Television Host

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

Richard OsmanRichard Osman
28 November 1970, British
Television Presenter
Mel BMel B
29 May 1975, British
Singer

Bear GryllsBear Grylls
07 June 1974, British
Adventurer

Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963, British
Footballer

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

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949, British, American
Author
Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
05 October 1917, American
Game Show Host

Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965, British
Journalist

James MayJames May
16 January 1963, British
TV Presenter
Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
27 May 1975, British
Chef and Restaurateur

Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman
15 January 1972, British
Television presenter
Mark LevinMark Levin
21 September 1957, American
Lawyer

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo
11 September 1967, American
TV Journalist
James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950, American
Television Host

Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956, American
Talk Show Host
Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957, American
 

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

Vernon KayVernon Kay
28 April 1974, British
Television Presenter

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American
 
Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson
03 September 1965, British
Editor, Journalist
Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American
Journalist

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954, American
Cartoonist, Animator

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

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969, American
News Anchor
Bill O'ReillyBill O'Reilly
10 September 1949, American
Talk Show Host & Radio Personality

Mel GiedroycMel Giedroyc
15 June 1968, British
Television Presenter

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929, American
Journalist

Denise van OutenDenise van Outen
27 May 1974, British
Actress

Dean CainDean Cain
31 July 1966, American
Actor
Shepard SmithShepard Smith
14 January 1964, American
TV Anchor

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress
Richard ThomasRichard Thomas
03 July 1951, American
Actor

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957, American
Journalist
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress
George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961, American
Journalist