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

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
22 February 1962, Australian
Television Personality

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968, American
Actor

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

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959, British
Reality TV Celebrity

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941, American
TV Show Host

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926, British
Broadcaster
Bear GryllsBear Grylls
07 June 1974, British
Adventurer

Howard SternHoward Stern
12 January 1954, American
Radio & TV Personality
Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955, American
Journalist

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975, British
Singer

Anna WintourAnna Wintour
03 November 1949, British
Magazine Editor, Fashion Journalist
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American
Journalist

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940, Canadian, American
American-Canadian Television personality
Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host

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

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Writer
Julian AssangeJulian Assange
03 July 1971, Australian, Ecuadorian
Computer programmer

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948, American
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst
Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963, American
Writer, Journalist

Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933, American
American Television and Radio Host

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

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982, British
Actress
James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950, American
Television Host
David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947, American
TV Presenter

Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974, Irish
Film Director

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
11 April 1960, British
Broadcaster

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden
16 February 1971, British
Actress
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Writer, Cartoonist

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Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946, American
Television Personality

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962, American
Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Dancer,

Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson
03 September 1965, British
Editor, Journalist

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 
Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956, American
Talk Show Host

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967, American
 
Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965, British
Journalist

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944, British, American
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News
Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
27 May 1975, British
Chef and Restaurateur

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926, British
DJ, Television & Radio Personality
Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969, American
News Anchor

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

LaVar BallLaVar Ball
23 October 1967, American
Media Personality

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949, British, American
Author
Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962, American
American comedian

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

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929, American
Journalist

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960, British
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host

Mychal ThompsonMychal Thompson
30 January 1955, Bahamian
Basketball Player
Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American
 

Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963, Irish
Actor

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984, American
Columnist & TV Host
Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite
04 November 1916, American
Broadcaster

Naga MunchettyNaga Munchetty
25 February 1975, British
Television Presenter
Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941, American
Author, Former Show Host

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962, Canadian
Business People

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host
Casey KasemCasey Kasem
27 April 1932, American
Radio Jockey, Voice Actor

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954, American
Cartoonist, Animator
George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961, American
Journalist

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973, American, Serbian
Actress

John RobertsJohn Roberts
15 November 1956, Canadian
Journalist
Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957, American
 
Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

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

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former
Charlie DimmockCharlie Dimmock
10 August 1966, British
TV Presenter, Gardener

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943, American
Journalist

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957, American
Journalist

James MayJames May
16 January 1963, British
TV Presenter

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930, American
Poet
Bar RefaeliBar Refaeli
04 June 1985, Israeli
Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman

Alton BrownAlton Brown
30 July 1962, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, Author
Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Charlie BrookerCharlie Brooker
03 March 1971, British
Critic, Humourist, Screenwriter

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American
Journalist
Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
05 October 1917, American
Game Show Host

Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972, British
Television Presenter, Radio Producer
Ricki LakeRicki Lake
21 September 1968, American
Actress

Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author

Mark LabbettMark Labbett
15 August 1965, British
Television Personality

Oliver NorthOliver North
07 October 1943, American
Political Commentator and Television Host
Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959, American
 

Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931, American
Journalist
Adam SavageAdam Savage
15 July 1967, American
Industrial designer

Mel GiedroycMel Giedroyc
15 June 1968, British
Television Presenter
Rolf HarrisRolf Harris
30 March 1930, Australian
Entertainer

Perdita WeeksPerdita Weeks
25 December 1985, Welsh
Actress
Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer
22 December 1945, American
Journalist