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
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

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

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968, American
Actor

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926, British
Broadcaster
Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
22 February 1962, Australian
Television Personality

Monica LewinskyMonica Lewinsky
23 July 1973, American
American Television Personality

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946, American
Television Personality
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Writer, Cartoonist

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957, American
 
Howard SternHoward Stern
12 January 1954, American
Radio & TV Personality

Don ImusDon Imus
23 July 1940, American
Radio Talk Show Host

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955, American
Journalist
Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948, American
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941, American
TV Show Host
Julian AssangeJulian Assange
03 July 1971, Australian, Ecuadorian
Computer programmer

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Writer

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959, British
Reality TV Celebrity
Mel BMel B
29 May 1975, British
Singer

Bear GryllsBear Grylls
07 June 1974, British
Adventurer
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963, American
Writer, Journalist

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967, American
 
Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host
David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947, American
TV Presenter

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American
Journalist

Ricki LakeRicki Lake
21 September 1968, American
Actress

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960, American
Son of John F. Kennedy
Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974, Irish
Film Director

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

Anna WintourAnna Wintour
03 November 1949, British
Magazine Editor, Fashion Journalist

Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965, British
Journalist

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
11 April 1960, British
Broadcaster
John RobertsJohn Roberts
15 November 1956, Canadian
Journalist

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926, British
DJ, Television & Radio Personality
Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963, Irish
Actor

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962, American
Singer-songwriter

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982, British
Actress
Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944, British, American
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American
 
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969, American
News Anchor

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

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949, British, American
Author

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress
Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974, American
Television Show Host & Radio Personality

LaVar BallLaVar Ball
23 October 1967, American
Media Personality

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
27 May 1975, British
Chef and Restaurateur

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960, British
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 
Mychal ThompsonMychal Thompson
30 January 1955, Bahamian
Basketball Player

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929, American
Journalist

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984, American
Columnist & TV Host
Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956, American
Talk Show Host

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American
Journalist
Perdita WeeksPerdita Weeks
25 December 1985, Welsh
Actress

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden
16 February 1971, British
Actress

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host
Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941, American
Author, Former Show Host

Casey KasemCasey Kasem
27 April 1932, American
Radio Jockey, Voice Actor
Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933, American
American Television and Radio Host

Bruno TonioliBruno Tonioli
25 November 1955, Italian
Choreographer

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961, American
Journalist

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954, American
Cartoonist, Animator
Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author
Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973, American, Serbian
Actress

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962, Canadian
Business People

Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968, American
Television Show Host
Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter

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

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson
03 September 1965, British
Editor, Journalist

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964, American
Film Actress & Show Host
Naga MunchettyNaga Munchetty
25 February 1975, British
Television Presenter

Charlie DimmockCharlie Dimmock
10 August 1966, British
TV Presenter, Gardener
Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962, American
American comedian

Mike RoweMike Rowe
18 March 1962, American
Television Presenter

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930, American
Poet
James MayJames May
16 January 1963, British
TV Presenter

Rolf HarrisRolf Harris
30 March 1930, Australian
Entertainer
Oliver NorthOliver North
07 October 1943, American
Political Commentator and Television Host

Gerald DurrellGerald Durrell
07 January 1925, British
Naturalist, Conservationist

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

Mel GiedroycMel Giedroyc
15 June 1968, British
Television Presenter
Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931, American
Journalist

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957, American
Journalist
Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959, American
 

Joy BeharJoy Behar
07 October 1942, American
Comedian
Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth
22 February 1928, British
Television presenter, Actor, Comedian, Singer

Louis WalshLouis Walsh
05 August 1952, Irish
Entertainment Manager & TV Personality
Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962, British
Television Presenter