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
Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934
Journalist

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

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967
Journalist

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955
Journalist

Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly
18 November 1970
Journalist
Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow
19 December 1987
Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970
Novelist, Journalist

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937
Journalist and Author
Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949
Author

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress
Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963
Writer, Journalist

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929
Journalist

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

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961
 

Ta-Nehisi CoatesTa-Nehisi Coates
30 September 1975
Author
Kaitlan CollinsKaitlan Collins
07 April 1992
Journalist, Writer, Blogger

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984
Columnist & TV Host

David MuirDavid Muir
08 November 1973
Journalist

Mike WallaceMike Wallace
09 May 1918
Journalist, TV Presenter, Host
Keely Shaye SmithKeely Shaye Smith
25 September 1963
Journalist, Wife of Pierce Brosnan

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943
Journalist
Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager
25 November 1981
Journalist

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961
Journalist

Jesse WattersJesse Watters
09 July 1978
Political Commentator
Chris HansenChris Hansen
13 September 1959
Journalist

Erin BurnettErin Burnett
02 July 1976
News Anchor
Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965
News Anchor

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist

Dana BashDana Bash
15 June 1971
Journalist
Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931
Journalist

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Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor
Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
06 June 1980
Journalist

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876
Author

Ed SullivanEd Sullivan
28 September 1901
Television Personality

Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959
 
Shannon BreamShannon Bream
23 December 1970
Journalist
Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite
04 November 1916
Broadcaster

Amy RobachAmy Robach
06 February 1973
Journalist, TV Anchor

Mika BrzezinskiMika Brzezinski
02 May 1967
Journalist

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour
12 January 1958
Journalist
George WillGeorge Will
04 May 1941
 

Ted AllenTed Allen
20 May 1965
TV Personality

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo
11 September 1967
TV Journalist

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962
Novelist & Journalist

Daniel PearlDaniel Pearl
10 October 1963
Journalist
Brooke BaldwinBrooke Baldwin
12 July 1979
Journalist

Ryan HaddonRyan Haddon
1971 AD
Journalist
Jemele HillJemele Hill
21 December 1975
Journalist

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957
Journalist

Jim CramerJim Cramer
10 February 1955
 
Ari MelberAri Melber
31 March 1980
Attorney

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger
Stephanie RuhleStephanie Ruhle
24 December 1975
Journalist & News Anchor

Judy WoodruffJudy Woodruff
20 November 1946
Journalist

Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885
Actress

Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer
22 December 1945
Journalist

Connie ChungConnie Chung
20 August 1946
Journalist
Dagen McDowellDagen McDowell
07 January 1969
News Anchor

Erin AndrewsErin Andrews
04 May 1978
Journalist

David SimonDavid Simon
09 February 1960
Author

Craig MelvinCraig Melvin
20 May 1979
Journalist, News Anchor
Sunny HostinSunny Hostin
20 October 1968
Lawyer

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945
 
Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Hallie JacksonHallie Jackson
29 April 1984
Political Reporter, Analyst

Tamron HallTamron Hall
16 September 1970
Journalist
Kate BolduanKate Bolduan
28 July 1983
Journalist

Nellie BlyNellie Bly
05 May 1864
Journalist
Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer

Kasie HuntKasie Hunt
24 May 1985
American Correspondent

Dorothy KilgallenDorothy Kilgallen
03 July 1913
Journalist
Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
15 July 1950
American-Greek author

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings
29 July 1938
Journalist
H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
12 September 1880
 

Skip BaylessSkip Bayless
04 December 1951
Sports columnist

Bill HemmerBill Hemmer
14 November 1964
Journalist

Bianna GolodrygaBianna Golodryga
15 June 1978
Journalist
Jane PauleyJane Pauley
31 October 1950
Journalist
Dominick DunneDominick Dunne
29 October 1925
Journalist

Mina KimesMina Kimes
08 September 1985
Journalist

Abby HuntsmanAbby Huntsman
01 May 1986
Journalist, TV Presenter

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908
Journalist & Writer
Ben BradleeBen Bradlee
26 August 1921
Newspaper Editor & Journalist

Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman
20 July 1953
Journalist & Author

Michael PollanMichael Pollan
06 February 1955
Author, Journalist, Activist

Dorothy DayDorothy Day
08 November 1897
 

Lynda LopezLynda Lopez
14 June 1971
Journalist
Ana CabreraAna Cabrera
13 May 1982
Journalist

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
07 April 1897
Journalist, Radio Personality
Mary Pinchot MeyerMary Pinchot Meyer
14 October 1920
Painter & Journalist

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce
24 June 1842
Journalist & Writer, soldier
Trish ReganTrish Regan
13 December 1972
Television Host, Journalist
Dana LoeschDana Loesch
28 September 1978
Political Commentator