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.
Meghan McCainMeghan McCain

23 October 1984

American

Fred RogersFred Rogers

20 March 1928

American

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1958

American

Simon CowellSimon Cowell

07 October 1959

British

Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

American

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin

22 February 1962

Australian

Mel BMel B

29 May 1975

British

John RobertsJohn Roberts

15 November 1956

Canadian

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough

08 May 1926

British

George OrwellGeorge Orwell

25 June 1903

British

Martha StewartMartha Stewart

03 August 1941

American

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner

09 April 1926

American

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper

03 June 1967

American

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw

02 September 1948

American

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver

06 November 1955

American

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel

13 November 1967

American

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek

22 July 1940

Canadian,American

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson

06 January 1960

British

Howard SternHoward Stern

12 January 1954

American

Julian AssangeJulian Assange

03 July 1971

Australian

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

American

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

American

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul

19 June 1962

American

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow

01 April 1973

American

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.

25 November 1960

American

Bear GryllsBear Grylls

07 June 1974

British

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

French,American

Mary BerryMary Berry

24 March 1935

British

Larry KingLarry King

19 November 1933

American

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

American

Bill MaherBill Maher

20 January 1956

American

Pat SajakPat Sajak

26 October 1946

American

Matt GroeningMatt Groening

15 February 1954

American

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne

09 October 1952

British

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk

21 February 1962

American

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens

13 April 1949

British,American

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest

24 December 1974

American

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec

14 September 1962

Canadian

Anna WintourAnna Wintour

03 November 1949

British

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver

27 May 1975

British

David LettermanDavid Letterman

12 April 1947

American

Piers MorganPiers Morgan

30 March 1965

British

James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno

28 April 1950

American

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams

18 July 1964

American

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson

11 April 1960

British

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile

31 October 1926

British

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden

16 February 1971

British

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

18 June 1942

American

Matt LauerMatt Lauer

30 December 1957

American

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

American

Sean HannitySean Hannity

30 December 1961

American

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell

03 September 1963

American

Uri GellerUri Geller

20 December 1946

Israeli

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt

01 November 1942

American

Jon StewartJon Stewart

28 November 1962

American

Allen LuddenAllen Ludden

05 October 1917

American

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh

12 January 1951

American

Kirk HerbstreitKirk Herbstreit

19 August 1969

American

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters

25 September 1929

American

Lara SpencerLara Spencer

19 June 1969

American

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos

10 February 1961

American

Connie ChungConnie Chung

20 August 1946

American

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour

12 January 1958

Bosnian,Iranian,British,American

Allen FuntAllen Funt

16 September 1914

American

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer

13 February 1944

American

Mark LabbettMark Labbett

15 August 1965

British

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem

25 March 1934

American

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera

04 July 1943

American

LaVar BallLaVar Ball

23 October 1967

American

Dan RatherDan Rather

31 October 1931

American

Alton BrownAlton Brown

30 July 1962

American

Bruno TonioliBruno Tonioli

25 November 1955

Italian

Rachael RayRachael Ray

25 August 1968

American

Oliver NorthOliver North

07 October 1943

American

Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum

31 January 1964

American

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein

25 September 1930

American

Casey KasemCasey Kasem

27 April 1932

American

Rosie PerezRosie Perez

06 September 1964

American

Brian WilliamsBrian Williams

05 May 1959

American

Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite

04 November 1916

American

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking

02 November 1970

British