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.
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
Actor
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author

Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965, British
Journalist

Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969, American
Journalist

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926, British
Broadcaster

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980, American
Actor
Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
22 February 1962, Australian
Television Personality

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

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian
Sarah FergusonSarah Ferguson
15 October 1959, British
Writer

Caroline FlackCaroline Flack
09 November 1979, British
Television Presenter
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968, American
Actor

Conan O’BrienConan O’Brien
18 April 1963, American
Television Host

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940, Canadian, American
American-Canadian Television personality
Bear GryllsBear Grylls
07 June 1974, British
Adventurer

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969, American
News Anchor

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960, American
Son of John F. Kennedy

Monica LewinskyMonica Lewinsky
23 July 1973, American
American Television Personality
Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928, American
Television Personality

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962, American
Singer-songwriter
Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956, American
Talk Show Host

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941, American
Businesswoman
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American
Journalist

Malaika AroraMalaika Arora
23 October 1973, Indian
Actress
Deion SandersDeion Sanders
09 August 1967, American
Athlete

Murray WalkerMurray Walker
10 October 1923, British
Formula One Commentator & Journalist

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955, American
Journalist
Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
11 April 1960, British
Broadcaster

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Mel BMel B
29 May 1975, British
Singer
Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982, British
Actress

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957, American
Journalist

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

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973, American, Serbian
Actress
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author
James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950, American
Television Host

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

Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963, British
Footballer

Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933, American
American Television and Radio Host
Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967, American
 

Richard C ArmitageRichard C Armitage
22 August 1971, British
Actor

Dan BonginoDan Bongino
04 December 1974, American
Commentator

Dick StrawbridgeDick Strawbridge
03 September 1959, British
Engineer, TV Presenter

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden
16 February 1971, British
Actress
Holly MadisonHolly Madison
23 December 1979, American
Author, Model, Reality TV Star

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former
Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926, British
DJ, Television & Radio Personality

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974, American
Radio Personality
Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964, American
Film Actress & Show Host

Howard SternHoward Stern
12 January 1954, American
Radio & TV Personality
Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American
Journalist

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949, British, American
Author

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

David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947, American
TV Presenter
Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955, American
Television Presenter

Bar RefaeliBar Refaeli
04 June 1985, Israeli
Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman

Roger AilesRoger Ailes
15 May 1940, American
Former CEO of Fox News Channel

Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946, American
Television Personality
Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960, British
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer

Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963, Irish
Actor
Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924
Author

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American
 

Louis TherouxLouis Theroux
20 May 1970
Filmmaker & Journalist
CepillinCepillin
07 February 1946, Mexican
Actor, Singer

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963, American
Writer, Journalist
Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host

Cybill Lynne ShepherdCybill Lynne Shepherd
18 February 1950, American
Actress

Glenn GreenwaldGlenn Greenwald
06 March 1967, American
Journalist
Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter

Chris HansenChris Hansen
13 September 1959, American
Journalist
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Michael BarrymoreMichael Barrymore
04 May 1952, British
Actor

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

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943, American
Journalist
James MayJames May
16 January 1963, British
TV Presenter
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Anna WintourAnna Wintour
03 November 1949, British
Journalist

Dean CainDean Cain
31 July 1966, American
Actor

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957, American
 
Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
27 May 1975, British
Chef and Restaurateur

Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974, British
Food Writer

Jack HannaJack Hanna
02 January 1947, American
Zookeeper, T.V. Presenter

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929, American
Journalist
Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954, American
Cartoonist, Animator

Michael PortilloMichael Portillo
26 May 1953, British
Journalist, Political Leader
Richard OsmanRichard Osman
28 November 1970, British
Television Presenter

Mark LabbettMark Labbett
15 August 1965, British
Television Personality
Randy JacksonRandy Jackson
23 June 1956, American
Bassist
Chris HarrisonChris Harrison
26 July 1971, American
Game Show Host