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.
Mel BMel B

29 May 1975

Harehills, West Yorkshire, England

British

Gemini

Fred RogersFred Rogers

20 March 1928

27 February 2003

Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Pisces

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner

09 April 1926

Chicago

American

Aries

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1956

Metairie

American

Aquarius

Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon

19 September 1974

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens

13 April 1949

15 December 2011

Portsmouth

British,American

Aries

Svetlana AlexievichSvetlana Alexievich

31 May 1948

Ivano-Frankivsk

Belarusian

Gemini

Simon CowellSimon Cowell

07 October 1959

London

British

Libra

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

24 September 1991

Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Pisces

Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

New York City, US

American

Capricorn

George OrwellGeorge Orwell

25 June 1903

21 January 1950

Motihari

British

Cancer

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin

22 February 1962

04 September 2006

Essendon

Australian

Pisces

Paris HiltonParis Hilton

17 February 1981

New York City

American

Aquarius

Jon StewartJon Stewart

28 November 1962

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Alexandre TrudeauAlexandre Trudeau

25 December 1973

Ottawa

Canadian

Capricorn

Bear GryllsBear Grylls

07 June 1974

Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

British

Gemini

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper

03 June 1967

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough

08 May 1926

Isleworth

British

Taurus

Julian AssangeJulian Assange

03 July 1971

Townsville

Australian

Cancer

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer

13 February 1944

Highgate

American

Aquarius

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

20 February 2005

Louisville

American

Cancer

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

New York City, United States

American

Sagittarius

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

18 June 1942

04 April 2013

Urbana, Illinois, U.S.

American

Gemini

R K LaxmanR. K. Laxman

24 October 1921

26 January 2015

Mysore

Indian

Scorpio

Elisabeth HasselbeckElisabeth Hasselbeck

28 May 1977

Cranston

American

Gemini

Martha StewartMartha Stewart

03 August 1941

New Jersey

American

Leo

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

04 September 2014

Brooklyn

American

Gemini

Joe ClarkJoe Clark

05 June 1939

High River, Canada

Canadian

Gemini

Bar RefaeliBar Refaeli

04 June 1985

Hod HaSharon

Israeli

Gemini

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson

06 January 1960

London, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver

27 May 1975

Clavering, U.K.

British

Gemini

Matt GroeningMatt Groening

15 February 1954

Portland

American

Aquarius

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul

19 June 1962

San Fernando

American

Gemini

Larry KingLarry King

19 November 1933

Brooklyn

American

Scorpio

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow

01 April 1973

Castro Valley

American

Aries

Isabel PreyslerIsabel Preysler

18 February 1951

Manila, Philippines

Filipino

Aquarius

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec

14 September 1962

Varaždin, Croatia

Canadian

Virgo

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell

03 September 1963

Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

American

Virgo

Anna WintourAnna Wintour

03 November 1949

London

British

Scorpio

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck

10 February 1964

Everett

American

Aquarius

John RobertsJohn Roberts

15 November 1956

Toronto, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

Frank GiffordFrank Gifford

16 August 1930

09 August 2015

Santa Monica

American

Leo

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh

12 January 1951

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, U.S

American

Capricorn

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest

24 December 1974

Dunwoody, Georgia

American

Capricorn

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw

02 September 1948

Shreveport

American

Virgo

Casey KasemCasey Kasem

27 April 1932

15 June 2014

Detroit

American

Taurus

Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum

31 January 1964

Buffalo, New York, United States

American

Aquarius

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein

25 September 1930

08 May 1999

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Adam SavageAdam Savage

15 July 1967

New York City

American

Cancer

Holly MadisonHolly Madison

23 December 1979

Astoria, Oregon, United States

American

Capricorn

Rolf HarrisRolf Harris

30 March 1930

Bassendean

Australian

Aries

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne

09 October 1952

Brixton, South London, England

British

Libra

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

Paris, France

French,American

Leo

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk

21 February 1962

Pasco, Washington

American

Pisces

Gary LarsonGary Larson

14 August 1950

Tacoma, Washington

American

Leo

Oliver NorthOliver North

07 October 1943

San Antonio

American

Libra

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters

25 September 1929

Boston

American

Libra

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington

15 July 1950

Athens, Greece

American

Cancer

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson

15 August 1954

09 November 2004

Skelleftehamn, Sweden

Leo

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo

11 September 1967

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

Rachael RayRachael Ray

25 August 1968

Glens Falls, New York, U.S.

American

Virgo

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek

22 July 1940

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Canadian,American

Cancer

Brian WilliamsBrian Williams

05 May 1959

Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Taurus

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh

02 February 1915

20 March 1999

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

Indian

Aquarius

Dave EggersDave Eggers

12 March 1970

Chicago

American

Pisces

Bill WattersonBill Watterson

05 July 1958

Washington, D.C.

American

Cancer

Katie CouricKatie Couric

07 January 1957

Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt

01 November 1942

Magoffin County, Kentucky, USA

American

Scorpio

Alton BrownAlton Brown

30 July 1962

Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Leo

Michael PollanMichael Pollan

06 February 1955

Long Island

American

Aquarius

Jim CramerJim Cramer

10 February 1955

Wyndmoor

American

Aquarius

Jonathan RossJonathan Ross

17 November 1960

London

British

Scorpio

Louis WalshLouis Walsh

05 August 1952

Kiltimagh

Irish

Leo

George WillGeorge Will

04 May 1941

Champaign, Illinois

American

Taurus

Matt LauerMatt Lauer

30 December 1957

New York City

American

Capricorn

Mario Vargas LlosaMario Vargas Llosa

28 March 1936

Arequipa

Peruvian

Aries

Uri GellerUri Geller

20 December 1946

Tel Aviv

Israeli

Sagittarius

Sean HannitySean Hannity

30 December 1961

New York City

American

Capricorn

Robert CapaRobert Capa

22 October 1913

25 May 1954

Budapest

Hungarian

Libra

Brooke BurkeBrooke Burke

08 September 1971

Hartford

American

Virgo

Andrew SullivanAndrew Sullivan

10 August 1963

Godstone

British

Leo

David SimonDavid Simon

13 May 1905

Washington D.C.

American

Taurus

James CarvilleJames Carville

25 October 1944

Fort Benning

American

Scorpio

Greta Van SusterenGreta Van Susteren

11 June 1954

Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

American

Gemini

Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean

06 September 1957

Port-au-Prince

Canadian

Virgo

Howard CosellHoward Cosell

25 March 1918

23 April 1995

Winston-Salem

American

Aries

Anna Roosevelt HalstedAnna Roosevelt Halsted

03 May 1906

01 December 1975

New York City

American

Taurus

Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman

20 July 1953

Minneapolis, MN

American

Cancer

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn

08 November 1908

15 February 1998

St. Louis

American

Scorpio

Vin ScullyVin Scully

29 November 1927

The Bronx, New York, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews

17 December 1945

Philadelphia

American

Sagittarius

Don ImusDon Imus

23 July 1940

Riverside

American

Cancer

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs

04 May 1916

25 April 2006

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Canadian

Taurus

Andy RooneyAndy Rooney

14 January 1919

04 November 2011

Albany, New York

American

Capricorn

Aaron McGruderAaron McGruder

29 May 1974

Chicago

American

Gemini

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler

05 September 1905

01 March 1983

Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Hungarian,British

Virgo

Angela CarterAngela Carter

07 May 1940

16 February 1992

Eastbourne, England

British

Taurus

Paul HarveyPaul Harvey

04 September 1918

28 February 2009

Tulsa

American

Virgo

Zeinab BadawiZeinab Badawi

24 November 1959

Omdurman

British

Sagittarius

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