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
American-Canadian Television personality
Kayleigh McEnanyKayleigh McEnany
18 April 1988
Political Commentator

Jared KushnerJared Kushner
10 January 1981
Senior Advisor to the President of the United

Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931
Media Mogul

Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969
Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968

Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly
18 November 1970

Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle
09 March 1969
News Anchor
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst
Roger AilesRoger Ailes
15 May 1940
Former CEO of Fox News Channel

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

Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928
Television Personality

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973
American television host
David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947
TV Presenter

David MuirDavid Muir
08 November 1973

Chris CuomoChris Cuomo
09 August 1970
Television journalist

Alex JonesAlex Jones
11 February 1974
Radio Personality
Kaitlan CollinsKaitlan Collins
07 April 1992
Journalist, Writer, Blogger

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Nora LumNora Lum
14 December 1988

Dan BonginoDan Bongino
04 December 1974

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961
Talk Show Host
Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
29 January 1954
Media proprietor
Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass
01 February 1818
American orator

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904

Monica LewinskyMonica Lewinsky
23 July 1973
American Television Personality
Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958

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LaVar BallLaVar Ball
23 October 1967
Media Personality
Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941

Conan O’BrienConan O’Brien
18 April 1963
Television Host

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863
Newspaper Baron
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926
Founder of Playboy Magazine
Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967

Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946
Television Personality

Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
19 July 1978

Howard SternHoward Stern
12 January 1954
Radio & TV Personality
Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934

27 April 1988

Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon
19 September 1974
Television Host

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961

Nicolle WallaceNicolle Wallace
04 February 1972
Former White House Communications Director
Nev SchulmanNev Schulman
26 September 1984
Show Host & Producer

Glenn GreenwaldGlenn Greenwald
06 March 1967
Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo
11 September 1967
TV Journalist

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

Michael StrahanMichael Strahan
21 November 1971
American Football Player, Television Presenter
Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973

James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950
Television Host
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984
Columnist & TV Host

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress

Shepard SmithShepard Smith
14 January 1964
TV Anchor

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964
Film Actress & Show Host

Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager
25 November 1981

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949
Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974
Radio Personality

Dr. Phil McGrawDr. Phil McGraw
01 September 1950
Television Host
James CarvilleJames Carville
25 October 1944
Political Consultant

Bill O'ReillyBill O'Reilly
10 September 1949
Talk Show Host & Radio Personality

Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955
Television Presenter
Mark LevinMark Levin
21 September 1957

Cris CollinsworthCris Collinsworth
27 January 1959
Sportscaster, American Football Players
Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956
Talk Show Host

Erin BurnettErin Burnett
02 July 1976
News Anchor

Steven CrowderSteven Crowder
07 July 1987
Actor, Political Commentator
Mike WallaceMike Wallace
09 May 1918
Journalist, TV Presenter, Host

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957
Tomi LahrenTomi Lahren
11 August 1992

Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933
American Television and Radio Host

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

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943
Joe ScarboroughJoe Scarborough
09 April 1963
Former United States Representative
Erin AndrewsErin Andrews
04 May 1978

Dean CainDean Cain
31 July 1966

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942
Lamorne MorrisLamorne Morris
14 August 1983

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969
News Anchor

Richard ThomasRichard Thomas
03 July 1951

Joe BuckJoe Buck
25 April 1969

Ainsley EarhardtAinsley Earhardt
20 September 1976
TV Anchor
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978
Daughter of Steve Jobs
Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933

Mika BrzezinskiMika Brzezinski
02 May 1967
Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum
31 January 1964
News Anchor
Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor