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.
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos

07 April 1970

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver

06 November 1955

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper

03 June 1967

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb

09 August 1964

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

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

25 November 1960

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain

23 October 1984

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow

19 December 1987

Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager

25 November 1981

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Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters

25 September 1929

Abby HuntsmanAbby Huntsman

01 May 1986

Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly

18 November 1970

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem

25 March 1934

David MuirDavid Muir

08 November 1973

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Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell

03 September 1963

Tamron HallTamron Hall

16 September 1970

Nellie BlyNellie Bly

05 May 1864

Jack LondonJack London

12 January 1876

Stephanie RuhleStephanie Ruhle

24 December 1975

Lynda LopezLynda Lopez

14 June 1971

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Keely Shaye SmithKeely Shaye Smith

25 September 1963

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos

10 February 1961

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour

12 January 1958

Dan RatherDan Rather

31 October 1931

Brian WilliamsBrian Williams

05 May 1959

Pete HegsethPete Hegseth

06 June 1980

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Erin BurnettErin Burnett

02 July 1976

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera

04 July 1943

Katie CouricKatie Couric

07 January 1957

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk

21 February 1962

Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite

04 November 1916

Sunny HostinSunny Hostin

20 October 1968

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Heather NauertHeather Nauert

27 January 1970

Brooke BaldwinBrooke Baldwin

12 July 1979

Deborah NorvilleDeborah Norville

08 August 1958

Bianna GolodrygaBianna Golodryga

15 June 1978

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo

11 September 1967

Paula ZahnPaula Zahn

24 February 1956

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Jim CramerJim Cramer

10 February 1955

Shannon BreamShannon Bream

23 December 1970

Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer

22 December 1945

Dorothy KilgallenDorothy Kilgallen

03 July 1913

Connie ChungConnie Chung

20 August 1946

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington

15 July 1950

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Craig MelvinCraig Melvin

20 May 1979

Dana BashDana Bash

15 June 1971

Amy RobachAmy Robach

06 February 1973

Dana LoeschDana Loesch

28 September 1978

Michael PollanMichael Pollan

06 February 1955

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Peter JenningsPeter Jennings

29 July 1938

Joan LundenJoan Lunden

19 September 1950

Gloria BorgerGloria Borger

22 September 1952

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee

26 August 1921

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews

17 December 1945

Jane PauleyJane Pauley

31 October 1950

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Erin AndrewsErin Andrews

04 May 1978

Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman

20 July 1953

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken

12 September 1880

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce

24 June 1842

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner

13 October 1965

Judy WoodruffJudy Woodruff

20 November 1946

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Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn

08 November 1908

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley

28 January 1841

Ben MankiewiczBen Mankiewicz

25 March 1967

David SimonDavid Simon

09 February 1960

Dorothy DayDorothy Day

08 November 1897

Jemele HillJemele Hill

21 December 1975

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Laura RutledgeLaura Rutledge

02 October 1988

Kaitlan CollinsKaitlan Collins

07 April 1992

Ana CabreraAna Cabrera

13 May 1982

Jessica SavitchJessica Savitch

01 February 1947

Suzy KolberSuzy Kolber

14 May 1964

Mary Pinchot MeyerMary Pinchot Meyer

14 October 1920

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Kate SnowKate Snow

10 May 1969

George WillGeorge Will

04 May 1941

Phil BronsteinPhil Bronstein

04 October 1950