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.
Kayleigh McEnanyKayleigh McEnany
18 April 1988
Political Commentator
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967

Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928
Television Personality

Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly
18 November 1970

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

Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon
19 September 1974
Television Host
Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
29 January 1954
Media proprietor

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934
Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931
Media Mogul

Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow
19 December 1987
Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer
Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969

Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Monica LewinskyMonica Lewinsky
23 July 1973
American Television Personality

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

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle
09 March 1969
News Anchor

Phyllis GeorgePhyllis George
25 June 1949
Television Personality

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960
Son of John F. Kennedy
MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970
Novelist, Journalist

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904
Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955

Alex JonesAlex Jones
11 February 1974
Radio Personality

27 April 1988
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967
Joe ScarboroughJoe Scarborough
09 April 1963
Former United States Representative

Kaitlan CollinsKaitlan Collins
07 April 1992
Journalist, Writer, Blogger

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940
American-Canadian Television personality
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937
Journalist and Author

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Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974
Television Show Host & Radio Personality
Howard SternHoward Stern
12 January 1954
Radio & TV Personality

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973
American television host

Brooke BaldwinBrooke Baldwin
12 July 1979

Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968
Television Show Host
Trish ReganTrish Regan
13 December 1972
Television Host, Journalist
Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961
Talk Show Host

James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950
Television Host

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957

Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956
Talk Show Host
Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955
Television Presenter

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962

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

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961
Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945

Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946
Television Personality
Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
06 June 1980

Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass
01 February 1818
American orator

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former
Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949

David MuirDavid Muir
08 November 1973
Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973

Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933
American Television and Radio Host

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961
Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964
Film Actress & Show Host

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963
Writer, Journalist

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst
David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947
TV Presenter

Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962
American comedian
David BromstadDavid Bromstad
17 August 1973
TV Personality

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954
Cartoonist, Animator
Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum
31 January 1964
News Anchor

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Stephanie RuhleStephanie Ruhle
24 December 1975
Journalist & News Anchor

Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel
04 November 1970
Television Personality

Ainsley EarhardtAinsley Earhardt
20 September 1976
TV Anchor
Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
05 May 1959

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Erin BurnettErin Burnett
02 July 1976
News Anchor

Dick Cavett Dick Cavett
11 November 1936
Television Personality

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863
Newspaper Baron
Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969
News Anchor
Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager
25 November 1981

Keely Shaye SmithKeely Shaye Smith
25 September 1963
Journalist, Wife of Pierce Brosnan

James CarvilleJames Carville
25 October 1944
Political Consultant

Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author
Alton BrownAlton Brown
30 July 1962
TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, Author

Chris HarrisonChris Harrison
26 July 1971
Game Show Host

Mike RoweMike Rowe
18 March 1962
Television Presenter

Casey KasemCasey Kasem
27 April 1932
Radio Jockey, Voice Actor

Chris HansenChris Hansen
13 September 1959
Dana BashDana Bash
15 June 1971

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

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour
12 January 1958
Amy RobachAmy Robach
06 February 1973
Journalist, TV Anchor
Lamorne MorrisLamorne Morris
14 August 1983