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.
Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969
Journalist
Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly
18 November 1970
Journalist

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967
Journalist

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960
Son of John F. Kennedy

David MuirDavid Muir
08 November 1973
Journalist

Chris CuomoChris Cuomo
09 August 1970
Television journalist
Kaitlan CollinsKaitlan Collins
07 April 1992
Journalist, Writer, Blogger

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955
Journalist
Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934
Journalist

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961
Journalist
Glenn GreenwaldGlenn Greenwald
06 March 1967
Journalist

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo
11 September 1967
TV Journalist

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

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984
Columnist & TV Host

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress
Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931
Journalist

Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager
25 November 1981
Journalist

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949
Author

Bill O'ReillyBill O'Reilly
10 September 1949
Talk Show Host & Radio Personality
Erin BurnettErin Burnett
02 July 1976
News Anchor

Mike WallaceMike Wallace
09 May 1918
Journalist, TV Presenter, Host
Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow
19 December 1987
Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943
Journalist

Erin AndrewsErin Andrews
04 May 1978
Journalist
Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961
 

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978
Daughter of Steve Jobs
Mika BrzezinskiMika Brzezinski
02 May 1967
Journalist

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

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929
Journalist
Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959
 

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Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963
Writer, Journalist
Connie ChungConnie Chung
20 August 1946
Journalist

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour
12 January 1958
Journalist

Ari MelberAri Melber
31 March 1980
Attorney

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876
Author
Joan LundenJoan Lunden
19 September 1950
Journalist
Mina KimesMina Kimes
08 September 1985
Journalist

Lester HoltLester Holt
08 March 1959
Journalist

Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria
20 January 1964
Journalist

Jesse WattersJesse Watters
09 July 1978
Political Commentator
Hallie JacksonHallie Jackson
29 April 1984
Political Reporter, Analyst

Brooke BaldwinBrooke Baldwin
12 July 1979
Journalist

Kate BolduanKate Bolduan
28 July 1983
Journalist

Gloria BorgerGloria Borger
22 September 1952
Political Analyst & Journalist

Bill HemmerBill Hemmer
14 November 1964
Journalist
Keely Shaye SmithKeely Shaye Smith
25 September 1963
Journalist, Wife of Pierce Brosnan

Shannon BreamShannon Bream
23 December 1970
Journalist
Kasie HuntKasie Hunt
24 May 1985
American Correspondent

Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite
04 November 1916
Broadcaster

Nancy GraceNancy Grace
23 October 1959
Commentator
Ta-Nehisi CoatesTa-Nehisi Coates
30 September 1975
Author

Stephanie RuhleStephanie Ruhle
24 December 1975
Journalist & News Anchor
Chris HansenChris Hansen
13 September 1959
Journalist

Stephen A. SmithStephen A. Smith
14 October 1967
Television Personality

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957
Journalist

Dagen McDowellDagen McDowell
07 January 1969
News Anchor

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator
Tamron HallTamron Hall
16 September 1970
Journalist

Gayle KingGayle King
28 December 1954
Television Presenter

Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
06 June 1980
Journalist

Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer
22 December 1945
Journalist
Daniel PearlDaniel Pearl
10 October 1963
Journalist

Ben MankiewiczBen Mankiewicz
25 March 1967
Journalist, Film Critic
Ryan HaddonRyan Haddon
1971 AD
Journalist

Amy RobachAmy Robach
06 February 1973
Journalist, TV Anchor

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962
Novelist & Journalist
Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger

Samantha PonderSamantha Ponder
11 December 1985
SportsCaster
Judy WoodruffJudy Woodruff
20 November 1946
Journalist

Bianna GolodrygaBianna Golodryga
15 June 1978
Journalist

Nellie BlyNellie Bly
05 May 1864
Journalist
Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
15 July 1950
American-Greek author

Dorothy KilgallenDorothy Kilgallen
03 July 1913
Journalist
Skip BaylessSkip Bayless
04 December 1951
Sports columnist

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965
News Anchor

Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley
03 February 1811
Journalist

Jim CramerJim Cramer
10 February 1955
 
Michael PollanMichael Pollan
06 February 1955
Author, Journalist, Activist
Ed SullivanEd Sullivan
28 September 1901
Television Personality

Craig MelvinCraig Melvin
20 May 1979
Journalist, News Anchor

Sunny HostinSunny Hostin
20 October 1968
Lawyer

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings
29 July 1938
Journalist
Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman
20 July 1953
Journalist & Author

Sam DonaldsonSam Donaldson
1934 AD
Reporter

Suzy KolberSuzy Kolber
14 May 1964
Sportscaster

Trish ReganTrish Regan
13 December 1972
Television Host, Journalist

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945
 
Laura RutledgeLaura Rutledge
02 October 1988
Reporter

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
07 April 1897
Journalist, Radio Personality
H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
12 September 1880
 

David SimonDavid Simon
09 February 1960
Author
Jemele HillJemele Hill
21 December 1975
Journalist
Abby HuntsmanAbby Huntsman
01 May 1986
Journalist, TV Presenter