You can probably get through life without ever learning how to knot a tie or solve a Rubik cube or storm up a decent meal. You can make a decent living without ever understanding the specifics of finance or developing most of the skills you lack. But how would you get through your day without getting your daily dose of opinion, entertainment and information from those addictive newspaper columns. That is the extent of influence that newspaper columnists hold on their audience. From painting conservative opinions to tickling our funny bones with their wit, columnists know how to strike a chord with their audience and make their say. America has produced some famous columnists who have redefined the world of journalism. So what are you waiting for? Check out this section to acquaint yourselves with the inspiring biography, fun trivia and exciting facts on some of America’s most famous newspaper columnists.
Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker
Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949
Author

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

Oliver NorthOliver North
07 October 1943
Political Commentator and Television Host

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress

Kasie HuntKasie Hunt
24 May 1985
American Correspondent
Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist

Matt McGorryMatt McGorry
12 April 1986
Actor
Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman
20 July 1953
Journalist & Author

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
12 September 1880
 
Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
11 December 1977
Media Personality, Author, Activist

Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885
Actress
Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945
 

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee
26 August 1921
Newspaper Editor & Journalist
Marissa Jaret WinokurMarissa Jaret Winokur
02 February 1973
Actress

Maureen DowdMaureen Dowd
14 January 1952
American Columnist

Anna Roosevelt HalstedAnna Roosevelt Halsted
03 May 1906
Writer, Editor
John StaglianoJohn Stagliano
29 November 1951
Entrepreneur

P. J. O'RourkeP. J. O'Rourke
14 November 1947
Political Satirist & Author
Pauline PhillipsPauline Phillips
04 July 1918
Advice Columnist

Norman CousinsNorman Cousins
24 June 1915
Journalist & Author

Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley
15 October 1889
Humorist

Donna RiceDonna Rice
07 January 1958
Author
David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961
Journalist
Franklin Pierce AdamsFranklin Pierce Adams
15 November 1881
Journalist

Becky QuickBecky Quick
18 July 1972
Journalist

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

Jeff CohenJeff Cohen
25 June 1974
Attorney
Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
01 May 1968
Author, Socialite, Model

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Ben ShattuckBen Shattuck
1984 AD
Story Writer

Betsy WoodruffBetsy Woodruff
31 October 1989
Reporter

Carl AzuzCarl Azuz
14 August 1989
Journalist

Shaun SoShaun So
1980 AD
Anna Chlumsky's Husband
Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969
Talk show host

Bret HartBret Hart
02 July 1957
WWE Wrestlers
Amy FisherAmy Fisher
21 August 1974
Actress

Skip BaylessSkip Bayless
04 December 1951
Sports columnist

Joe ScarboroughJoe Scarborough
09 April 1963
Politician
Andrew BreitbartAndrew Breitbart
01 February 1969
Publisher

Mark HalperinMark Halperin
11 January 1965
Journalists
Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer
13 March 1950
Columnist

Curt SmithCurt Smith
20 March 1951
Writer

Arlene DahlArlene Dahl
11 August 1925
Actress

Kelly MadisonKelly Madison
26 August 1967
Actress

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969
Historian
Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
24 October 1959
Journalist

David FrumDavid Frum
30 June 1960
Journalist

Denise AustinDenise Austin
13 February 1957
Writer