America as a nation is known for the considerable press freedom allowed to its journalists. Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, became one of the nation’s early journalists when he started a successful newspaper in Philadelphia. Another one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Thomas Paine also ventured into journalism in the wake of American independence. The rise of the wire services in the 19th century had a profound effect on American journalism. Prominent personalities like Charles Anderson Dana, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer revolutionized the world of journalism with their innovations. Also in the 19th century, Samuel Cornish and John Brown Russwurm started the first African-American periodical called ‘Freedom's Journal’ to support and uplift the black community. In the 20th century, Bob Woodward revitalized and popularized the concept of investigative journalism while Norman Kingsley Mailer emerged as a proponent of the alternative press movement. The growing impact on the internet in the 21th century has given birth to newer forms of journalism with the likes of Evan Smith co-founding online investigative newsrooms. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous American journalists.
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967
Journalist
Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly
18 November 1970
Journalist

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934
Journalist

Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow
19 December 1987
Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer

Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969
Journalist

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960
Son of John F. Kennedy
MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970
Novelist, Journalist

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955
Journalist

Kaitlan CollinsKaitlan Collins
07 April 1992
Journalist, Writer, Blogger
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937
Journalist and Author

Brooke BaldwinBrooke Baldwin
12 July 1979
Journalist
Trish ReganTrish Regan
13 December 1972
Television Host, Journalist

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978
Daughter of Steve Jobs

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961
Journalist

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945
 
Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
06 June 1980
Journalist

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949
Author

David MuirDavid Muir
08 November 1973
Journalist

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961
 
Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963
Writer, Journalist

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876
Author
Stephanie RuhleStephanie Ruhle
24 December 1975
Journalist & News Anchor

Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959
 

Erin BurnettErin Burnett
02 July 1976
News Anchor
Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager
25 November 1981
Journalist

Keely Shaye SmithKeely Shaye Smith
25 September 1963
Journalist, Wife of Pierce Brosnan
Chris HansenChris Hansen
13 September 1959
Journalist

Dana BashDana Bash
15 June 1971
Journalist

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929
Journalist
Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984
Columnist & TV Host

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Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour
12 January 1958
Journalist
Amy RobachAmy Robach
06 February 1973
Journalist, TV Anchor

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo
11 September 1967
TV Journalist

Daniel PearlDaniel Pearl
10 October 1963
Journalist

Jim CramerJim Cramer
10 February 1955
 
Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist
Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943
Journalist

Dagen McDowellDagen McDowell
07 January 1969
News Anchor

Shannon BreamShannon Bream
23 December 1970
Journalist

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965
News Anchor
Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931
Journalist

Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite
04 November 1916
Broadcaster

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
07 April 1897
Journalist, Radio Personality

David SimonDavid Simon
09 February 1960
Author

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress
Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962
Novelist & Journalist

Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer
22 December 1945
Journalist
Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957
Journalist

Tamron HallTamron Hall
16 September 1970
Journalist

Bill HemmerBill Hemmer
14 November 1964
Journalist
Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885
Actress

Connie ChungConnie Chung
20 August 1946
Journalist
Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
15 July 1950
American-Greek author

Sunny HostinSunny Hostin
20 October 1968
Lawyer

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

Dorothy KilgallenDorothy Kilgallen
03 July 1913
Journalist

Nellie BlyNellie Bly
05 May 1864
Journalist
Craig MelvinCraig Melvin
20 May 1979
Journalist, News Anchor

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Willow BayWillow Bay
28 December 1963
Journalist

Judy WoodruffJudy Woodruff
20 November 1946
Journalist
Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger

Ana CabreraAna Cabrera
13 May 1982
Journalist
Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman
20 July 1953
Journalist & Author

Joan LundenJoan Lunden
19 September 1950
Journalist

Lynda LopezLynda Lopez
14 June 1971
Journalist
Ben BradleeBen Bradlee
26 August 1921
Newspaper Editor & Journalist

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings
29 July 1938
Journalist
Erin AndrewsErin Andrews
04 May 1978
Journalist

Deborah NorvilleDeborah Norville
08 August 1958
Journalist

Catherine HerridgeCatherine Herridge
18 May 1964
News Correspondent
Skip BaylessSkip Bayless
04 December 1951
Sports columnist

Hallie JacksonHallie Jackson
29 April 1984
Political Reporter, Analyst
Kate BolduanKate Bolduan
28 July 1983
Journalist

Ed SullivanEd Sullivan
28 September 1901
Television Personality

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst

Ben MankiewiczBen Mankiewicz
25 March 1967
Journalist, Film Critic
Dorothy DayDorothy Day
08 November 1897
 
Michael PollanMichael Pollan
06 February 1955
Author, Journalist, Activist

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
12 September 1880
 

Lisa BootheLisa Boothe
26 October 1977
Journalist

Abby HuntsmanAbby Huntsman
01 May 1986
Journalist, TV Presenter
Jillian MeleJillian Mele
17 September 1982
Journalists

Ryan HaddonRyan Haddon
1971 AD
Journalist

Kasie HuntKasie Hunt
24 May 1985
American Correspondent

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce
24 June 1842
Journalist & Writer, soldier

Ted AllenTed Allen
20 May 1965
TV Personality
Jane PauleyJane Pauley
31 October 1950
Journalist

Dominick DunneDominick Dunne
29 October 1925
Journalist
Edward R. MurrowEdward R. Murrow
25 April 1908
Broadcaster

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908
Journalist & Writer
Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer
Marie ColvinMarie Colvin
12 January 1956
Journalist