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

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

Kasie HuntKasie Hunt
24 May 1985
American Correspondent
Matt McGorryMatt McGorry
12 April 1986

Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman
20 July 1953
Journalist & Author

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945

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

Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
11 December 1977
Media Personality, Author, Activist
Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee
26 August 1921
Newspaper Editor & Journalist

Maureen DowdMaureen Dowd
14 January 1952
American Columnist
Anna Roosevelt HalstedAnna Roosevelt Halsted
03 May 1906
Writer, Editor

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
David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961

Becky QuickBecky Quick
18 July 1972
Bill O'ReillyBill O'Reilly
10 September 1949
Talk Show Host & Radio Personality

Franklin Pierce AdamsFranklin Pierce Adams
15 November 1881

Jeff CohenJeff Cohen
25 June 1974

Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
01 May 1968
Author, Socialite, Model
Betsy WoodruffBetsy Woodruff
31 October 1989
Carl AzuzCarl Azuz
14 August 1989

Shaun SoShaun So
1980 AD
Anna Chlumsky's Husband

Arlene DahlArlene Dahl
11 August 1925

Denise AustinDenise Austin
13 February 1957