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
Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle
09 March 1969
News Anchor

Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931
Media Mogul
Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928
Television Personality

Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass
01 February 1818
American orator

Jared KushnerJared Kushner
10 January 1981
Senior Advisor to the President of the United
Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
29 January 1954
Media proprietor

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934
Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962

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

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940
American-Canadian Television personality
Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961
Talk Show Host

Monica LewinskyMonica Lewinsky
23 July 1973
American Television Personality

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
06 November 1955
Roger AilesRoger Ailes
15 May 1940
Former CEO of Fox News Channel

Megyn KellyMegyn Kelly
18 November 1970
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926
Founder of Playboy Magazine

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

Larry KingLarry King
19 November 1933
American Television and Radio Host
MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970
Novelist, Journalist

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Alex JonesAlex Jones
11 February 1974
Radio Personality

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

Dan BonginoDan Bongino
04 December 1974
Ainsley EarhardtAinsley Earhardt
20 September 1976
TV Anchor

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Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
02 September 1948
Former NFL Star & TV Analyst
Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962
American comedian

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949

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

Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955
Television Presenter
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904
Howard SternHoward Stern
12 January 1954
Radio & TV Personality

Lamorne MorrisLamorne Morris
14 August 1983

27 April 1988

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963
Writer, Journalist
Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel
13 November 1967

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929

Jessi CombsJessi Combs
27 July 1980
Race Car Driver

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978
Daughter of Steve Jobs
Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel
04 November 1970
Television Personality

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933
Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon
19 September 1974
Television Host

James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950
Television Host

Tomi LahrenTomi Lahren
11 August 1992
Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973
American television host

Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968
Television Show Host
Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961

Ta-Nehisi CoatesTa-Nehisi Coates
30 September 1975

Elizabeth SmartElizabeth Smart
03 November 1987

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957
William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863
Newspaper Baron

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942

Casey KasemCasey Kasem
27 April 1932
Radio Jockey, Voice Actor

Kaitlan CollinsKaitlan Collins
07 April 1992
Journalist, Writer, Blogger
Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974
Radio Personality

Adam SavageAdam Savage
15 July 1967
Industrial designer
Pat SajakPat Sajak
26 October 1946
Television Personality

David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947
TV Presenter

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969
News Anchor
Steven CrowderSteven Crowder
07 July 1987
Actor, Political Commentator

Meghan McCainMeghan McCain
23 October 1984
Columnist & TV Host
Bill MaherBill Maher
20 January 1956
Talk Show Host

James CarvilleJames Carville
25 October 1944
Political Consultant

David MuirDavid Muir
08 November 1973
Mike RoweMike Rowe
18 March 1962
Television Presenter

Mike WallaceMike Wallace
09 May 1918
Journalist, TV Presenter, Host
Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964
Film Actress & Show Host

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954
Cartoonist, Animator

David BromstadDavid Bromstad
17 August 1973
TV Personality

Keely Shaye SmithKeely Shaye Smith
25 September 1963
Journalist, Wife of Pierce Brosnan
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera
04 July 1943

Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager
25 November 1981

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Dick Cavett Dick Cavett
11 November 1936
Television Personality
George StephanopoulosGeorge Stephanopoulos
10 February 1961

Jesse WattersJesse Watters
09 July 1978
Political Commentator

Christine ChubbuckChristine Chubbuck
24 August 1944
TV Reporter

Chris HansenChris Hansen
13 September 1959

Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author
Erin BurnettErin Burnett
02 July 1976
News Anchor

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965
News Anchor
Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck
10 February 1964
CEO of TheBlaze
Dana BashDana Bash
15 June 1971
Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931