Famous American Editors

Editors are basically masters of correction. An error or flaw cannot go past an editor without being either revised or completely erased. Skilled at the art of rectification, editors primarily work in the field of media, including print and publication, visual media and audio media. While in print, they revise an article or story for publication, in visual media, they edit shoots and footage to form a particular scene. In audio, editors mostly edit musical tapes and dialogues. And then there are photo editors who edit photos to give them the refined look that we crave for. In America, there have been numerous editors who have earned a name for themselves for exceling in chopping, an art they best do. Right from Stan Lee to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Oliver Stone to Hugh Hefner, Kathy Ireland to Rosie O’Donnell, America has given the world some of the most notable editors of all time. Rebekha Brooks, Maxwell Perkins and Chapman Pincher, Horace Greeley and Piers Morgan are some other names who have gained worldwide recognition. With this section, explore in details the life and works of famous American editors.

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 1 Brian Williams

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Birthdate: May 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Brian Williams is best known for his 10-year stint as the host of NBC Nightly News. In 2015, he was suspended for his controversial coverage of the Iraq War back in 2003. The Walter Cronkite Award-winning jorunalist was later demoted and worked as a breaking news anchor on MSNBC.

 2 Bari Weiss

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 3 Victoria Woodhull

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 23, 1838
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Homer, Ohio, United States
Died: June 9, 1927

 4 Ben Domenech

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charleston

 5 Julie Nixon Eisenhower

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Youngest daughter of the 37th President of United States, Richard Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower is an author who wrote Pat Nixon: The Untold Story, which became a New York Times best-seller. She is also one of the board of directors of the Richard Nixon Foundation. 

 6 Ben Bradlee

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Famous As: Newspaper Editor & Journalist
Birthdate: August 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: October 21, 2014

 7 Ed Sullivan

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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: September 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: October 13, 1974
Sports reporter and TV personality Ed Sullivan is best remembered as the host and creator of the variety show named The Toast of the Town, later renamed The Ed Sullivan Show. One of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time, he was also a skilled columnist.
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 8 Lou Dobbs

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Famous As: News Anchor
Birthdate: September 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Childress County, Texas, United States

 9 Katie Pavlich

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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arizona, United States

Katie Pavlich is an American author, podcaster, blogger, and conservative commentator. A Fox News contributor, Pavlich has been an alternate co-host for shows like The Five and has appeared on local and national radio shows on channels, such as CNN, CNBC, and Fox News. In 2014, she was named Woman of the Year by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

 10 L. Frank Baum

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chittenango, New York, United States
Died: May 6, 1919

 11 H. L. Mencken

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Birthdate: September 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died: January 29, 1956

 12 Dan Savage

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 13 Stan Lee

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Famous As: Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men
Birthdate: December 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, US
Died: November 12, 2018

Stan Lee was one of the most popular comic book writers, thanks to his appearances in several Marvel movies. He is well-known as the co-creator of many famous superheroes, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Hulk. He pioneered a naturalistic method to writing superhero comics and challenged the Comics Code Authority, which ultimately led to changes in its policies.

 14 Robert Kirkman

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

 15 Ben Shapiro

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Famous As: Political Commentator, Public Speaker
Birthdate: January 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

A strong conservative political commentator, author, media host and lawyer, Ben Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US at the age of seventeen and at twenty published his first book. The host of a daily political podcast ,The Ben Shapiro Show, he has frequently invited criticism for his views on various issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.

 16 Mark Halperin

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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: January 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, USA

 17 Ethan Coen

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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States

 18 Roxane Gay

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

 19 Matt Drudge

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Famous As: Political commentator
Birthdate: October 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 20 Jared Taylor

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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: September 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kobe, Japan

 21 Lee Strobel

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arlington Heights, Illinois, U.S.

 22 Dave Eggers

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Birthdate: March 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 23 Alison Tyler

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, USA

 24 iO Tillett Wright

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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: September 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York

 25 Rob Liefeld

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Famous As: Editor, Comics writer, Draughtsperson, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anaheim

 26 Bret Stephens

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 27 Anna Roosevelt Halsted

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Famous As: Writer, Editor
Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 1, 1975

 28 Annie Sprinkle

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Famous As: Sexologist
Birthdate: July 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 29 Walter Isaacson

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana,

 30 Willow Bay

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 31 Tavi Gevinson

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 32 Lucien Carr

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 28, 2005

 33 Henry Beard

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

 34 André Leon Talley

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Famous As: Journalist, Autobiographer
Birthdate: October 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

 35 Phil Bronstein

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

 36 John Avlon

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: United States of America

 37 Matt Ross

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

 38 Jeff Vandermeer

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, United States

 39 Carl Sandburg

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Famous As: Writer & Editor
Birthdate: January 6, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Died: July 22, 1967

 40 Charles Van Doren

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: April 9, 2019

 41 Dwayne Glenn McDuffie

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Famous As: American writer
Birthdate: February 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 21, 2011

 42 Diana Vreeland

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Famous As: Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special consultant
Birthdate: July 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 22, 1989

 43 Art Spiegelman

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Famous As: Cartoonist, Writer, Editor, Educator
Birthdate: February 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm

 44 Daniel Mallory Ortberg

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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: November 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: U S

 45 Charlaine Harris

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tunica, Mississippi, USA

 46 Jann Wenner

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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: January 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, United States

 47 Noah Webster

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Famous As: Lexicographer
Birthdate: October 16, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 28, 1843

 48 Becky Quick

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States

 49 Mark Hyman

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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: November 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: America

 50 Wayne Allwine

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Famous As: Actor, Dub actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glendale
Died: May 18, 2009