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.
Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928
Television Personality
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967

27 April 1988

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron
Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968

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

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
29 January 1954
Media proprietor
MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970
Novelist, Journalist

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931
Media Mogul
Howard SternHoward Stern
12 January 1954
Radio & TV Personality

David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947
TV Presenter

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955
Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962
American comedian

Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly
18 November 1970
Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940
American-Canadian Television personality

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

Molly QerimMolly Qerim
31 March 1985
TV Anchor
Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon
19 September 1974
Television Host

Jared KushnerJared Kushner
10 January 1981
Senior Advisor to the President of the United
Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933
American Television and Radio Host

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
TV Show Host

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Alex JonesAlex Jones
11 February 1974
Radio Personality
James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950
Television Host
Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967

Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956
Talk Show Host

13 June 1974

Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946
Television Personality
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904
Writer, Cartoonist

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

Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass
01 February 1818
American orator

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973
American television host

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863
Newspaper Baron
Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978
Daughter of Steve Jobs

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969
News Anchor
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Dancer,

LaVar BallLaVar Ball
23 October 1967
Media Personality

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974
Television Show Host & Radio Personality
Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager
25 November 1981

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961
Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963
Writer, Journalist

Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle
09 March 1969
News Anchor

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961
Talk Show Host
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942

Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel
04 November 1970
Television Personality

Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite
04 November 1916
Katelyn OhashiKatelyn Ohashi
12 April 1997
Artistic Gymnast

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984
Columnist & TV Host
Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929

Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941
Author, Former Show Host

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961
Casey KasemCasey Kasem
27 April 1932
Radio Jockey, Voice Actor

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969
Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor
Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow
19 December 1987
Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964
Film Actress & Show Host

David MuirDavid Muir
08 November 1973

Ainsley EarhardtAinsley Earhardt
20 September 1976
TV Anchor
Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former
Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954
Cartoonist, Animator

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957

Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959

Shannon BreamShannon Bream
23 December 1970
Keely Shaye SmithKeely Shaye Smith
25 September 1963
Journalist, Wife of Pierce Brosnan

Tamron HallTamron Hall
16 September 1970

Adam SavageAdam Savage
15 July 1967
Industrial designer

Jedediah BilaJedediah Bila
29 January 1979
TV Host

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst
Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
06 June 1980

David BromstadDavid Bromstad
17 August 1973
TV Personality
Brandi CyrusBrandi Cyrus
26 May 1987

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934
Zak BagansZak Bagans
05 April 1977
Television Personality

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876
Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
05 October 1917
Game Show Host

Oliver NorthOliver North
07 October 1943
Political Commentator and Television Host

Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931

Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author
Katherine TimpfKatherine Timpf
29 October 1988
TV Presenter

Diane SawyerDiane Sawyer
22 December 1945
Nev SchulmanNev Schulman
26 September 1984
Show Host & Producer

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930
Marie ColvinMarie Colvin
12 January 1956

Alton BrownAlton Brown
30 July 1962
TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, Author
Max HandelmanMax Handelman
03 May 1973