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.
David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926, British
Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948, American
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American

John RobertsJohn Roberts
15 November 1956, Canadian

Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969, American

Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928, American
Television Personality
Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
22 February 1962, Australian
Television Personality

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968, American

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron
Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960, American
Son of John F. Kennedy
Dan BonginoDan Bongino
04 December 1974, American

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941, American

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

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

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955, American

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden
16 February 1971, British

David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947, American
TV Presenter
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American

Malaika AroraMalaika Arora
23 October 1973, Indian
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Bear GryllsBear Grylls
07 June 1974, British

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962, American
Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933, American
American Television and Radio Host

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
11 April 1960, British
Monica LewinskyMonica Lewinsky
23 July 1973, American
American Television Personality

Mike WallaceMike Wallace
09 May 1918, American
Journalist, TV Presenter, Host

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960, British
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former

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

Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter

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

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author
Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982, British

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

Shepard SmithShepard Smith
14 January 1964, American
TV Anchor

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949, British, American
Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973, American, Serbian

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967, American

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961, American

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984, American
Columnist & TV Host
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress

Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968, Canadian
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
Bar RefaeliBar Refaeli
04 June 1985, Israeli
Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American

Dana BashDana Bash
15 June 1971, American
Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956, American
Talk Show Host

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931, American

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975, British

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
27 May 1975, British
Chef and Restaurateur

Lamorne MorrisLamorne Morris
14 August 1983, American

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926, British
DJ, Television & Radio Personality
Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963, American
Writer, Journalist

Dean CainDean Cain
31 July 1966, American

Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965, British

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957, American
Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American

Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963, Irish
Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American

Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955, American
Television Presenter

Michael PortilloMichael Portillo
26 May 1953, British
Journalist, Political Leader
James MayJames May
16 January 1963, British
TV Presenter

Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962, American
American comedian
James CarvilleJames Carville
25 October 1944, American
Political Consultant

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943, American

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974, American
Radio Personality
Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963, British

Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum
31 January 1964, American
News Anchor

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929, American

Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946, American
Television Personality
Anna WintourAnna Wintour
03 November 1949, British
Mark LevinMark Levin
21 September 1957, American

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt
01 November 1942, American

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo
11 September 1967, American
TV Journalist

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969, American
News Anchor
Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964, American
Film Actress & Show Host

Richard OsmanRichard Osman
28 November 1970, British
Television Presenter

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954, American
Cartoonist, Animator

Mark LabbettMark Labbett
15 August 1965, British
Television Personality

Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author
Cris CollinsworthCris Collinsworth
27 January 1959, American
Sportscaster, American Football Players

Casey KasemCasey Kasem
27 April 1932, American
Radio Jockey, Voice Actor
Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944, British, American
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Rolf HarrisRolf Harris
30 March 1930, Australian
Charlie DimmockCharlie Dimmock
10 August 1966, British
TV Presenter, Gardener
Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959, American