Who do you think are the most influential people in the world? No, not a ruthless tyrant, a wealthy tycoon, a movie hero or a statesman. Despite the infinite number of high-powered lot, the only people who hold the power to drive a national conversation and influence general opinion are media persons. Love them or hate them, there is no way you can turn a deaf ear to anything they say. In addition to their primary role of keeping viewers informed and entertained, they yield unparalleled influence on their audience’s lives. America has produced a steady stream of media persons — good, bad and ugly. Some of them we love to listen and follow others we clearly love to hate. Let us explore the biographies, timelines, trivia and facts on the lives of the newsmen, anchors, and media moguls who run the news cycle, drive the entertainment business, ferry us into the lives of all famous and infamous men and keep us abreast of the happenings in the world around us.
Alex TrebekAlex Trebek

22 July 1940

Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

Fred RogersFred Rogers

20 March 1928

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1958

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey

29 January 1954

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

Alex JonesAlex Jones

11 February 1974

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez

19 December 1969

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos

07 April 1970

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

Ricki LakeRicki Lake

21 September 1968

Pat SajakPat Sajak

26 October 1946

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Jared KushnerJared Kushner

10 January 1981

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams

18 July 1964

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch

11 March 1931

Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass

01 February 1818

Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon

19 September 1974

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver

06 November 1955

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Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper

03 June 1967

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb

09 August 1964

Martha StewartMartha Stewart

03 August 1941

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest

24 December 1974

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

25 November 1960

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Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow

01 April 1973

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain

23 October 1984

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

Howard SternHoward Stern

12 January 1954

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw

02 September 1948

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David LettermanDavid Letterman

12 April 1947

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel

13 November 1967

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner

09 April 1926

Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle

09 March 1969

Bill MaherBill Maher

20 January 1956

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Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow

19 December 1987

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul

19 June 1962

Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager

25 November 1981

James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno

28 April 1950

Larry KingLarry King

19 November 1933

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters

25 September 1929

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Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney

14 August 1941

Abby HuntsmanAbby Huntsman

01 May 1986

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel

04 November 1970

Oliver NorthOliver North

07 October 1943

Rachael RayRachael Ray

25 August 1968

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Roger EbertRoger Ebert

18 June 1942

Sean HannitySean Hannity

30 December 1961

LaVar BallLaVar Ball

23 October 1967

Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly

18 November 1970

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem

25 March 1934

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander

17 May 1973

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Ree DrummondRee Drummond

06 January 1969

Frank GiffordFrank Gifford

16 August 1930

David MuirDavid Muir

08 November 1973

Jon StewartJon Stewart

28 November 1962

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Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh

12 January 1951

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell

03 September 1963

Tamron HallTamron Hall

16 September 1970

Rosie PerezRosie Perez

06 September 1964

Matt LauerMatt Lauer

30 December 1957

Nellie BlyNellie Bly

05 May 1864

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Jack LondonJack London

12 January 1876

Joy BeharJoy Behar

07 October 1942

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein

25 September 1930

Casey KasemCasey Kasem

27 April 1932

Ainsley EarhardtAinsley Earhardt

20 September 1976

Zak BagansZak Bagans

05 April 1977

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Jerry SpringerJerry Springer

13 February 1944

Stephanie RuhleStephanie Ruhle

24 December 1975

Matt GroeningMatt Groening

15 February 1954

Lynda LopezLynda Lopez

14 June 1971

Keely Shaye SmithKeely Shaye Smith

25 September 1963

Molly QerimMolly Qerim

31 March 1985

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George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos

10 February 1961

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour

12 January 1958

Dan RatherDan Rather

31 October 1931