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

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress

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

Ed SullivanEd Sullivan
28 September 1901
Television Personality

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist
Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885
Actress

Oliver NorthOliver North
07 October 1943
Political Commentator and Television Host

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger
Matt McGorryMatt McGorry
12 April 1986
Actor

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945
 
Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Kasie HuntKasie Hunt
24 May 1985
American Correspondent

Anna Roosevelt HalstedAnna Roosevelt Halsted
03 May 1906
Writer, Editor

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee
26 August 1921
Newspaper Editor & Journalist

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
12 September 1880
 
Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman
20 July 1953
Journalist & Author

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst

Marissa Jaret WinokurMarissa Jaret Winokur
02 February 1973
Actress

Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
11 December 1977
Media Personality, Author, Activist
Maureen DowdMaureen Dowd
14 January 1952
American Columnist

John StaglianoJohn Stagliano
29 November 1951
Entrepreneur
P. J. O'RourkeP. J. O'Rourke
14 November 1947
Political Satirist & Author

Norman CousinsNorman Cousins
24 June 1915
Journalist & Author

Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley
15 October 1889
Humorist
Shaun SoShaun So
1980 AD
Anna Chlumsky's Husband

Pauline PhillipsPauline Phillips
04 July 1918
Advice Columnist
Becky QuickBecky Quick
18 July 1972
Journalist

Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
01 May 1968
Author, Socialite, Model

Donna RiceDonna Rice
07 January 1958
Author
David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961
Journalist

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Franklin Pierce AdamsFranklin Pierce Adams
15 November 1881
Journalist
Bill O'ReillyBill O'Reilly
10 September 1949
Talk Show Host & Radio Personality

Betsy WoodruffBetsy Woodruff
31 October 1989
Reporter

Jeff CohenJeff Cohen
25 June 1974
Attorney

Ben ShattuckBen Shattuck
1984 AD
Story Writer
Carl AzuzCarl Azuz
14 August 1989
Journalist
Alicia GarzaAlicia Garza
04 January 1981
Activist

Bret HartBret Hart
02 July 1957
WWE Wrestlers

Kurt LoderKurt Loder
05 May 1945
Film critic

Curt SmithCurt Smith
20 March 1951
Writer
Amy FisherAmy Fisher
21 August 1974
Actress

Andrew Ross SorkinAndrew Ross Sorkin
19 February 1977
Journalist

Joseph AlsopJoseph Alsop
10 October 1910
Journalist

Marilyn vos SavantMarilyn vos Savant
11 August 1946
Columnist

Andrew BreitbartAndrew Breitbart
01 February 1969
Publisher
Juan WilliamsJuan Williams
10 April 1954
Journalist

Ezra KleinEzra Klein
09 May 1984
Journalist
Dan SavageDan Savage
07 October 1964
Author

Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer
13 March 1950
Columnist

Kelly MadisonKelly Madison
26 August 1967
Actress
Angela RyeAngela Rye
26 October 1979
Political commentator

Bret StephensBret Stephens
21 November 1973
Journalist
Mitchel David AlbomMitch Albom
23 May 1958
Writer

Arlene DahlArlene Dahl
11 August 1925
Actress

Jeannette WallsJeannette Walls
21 April 1960
Writer

Ryan HolidayRyan Holiday
16 June 1987
Writer

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

Amy GoodmanAmy Goodman
13 April 1957
Broadcaster

Michael WilbonMichael Wilbon
19 November 1958
Sports Commentator

Jonah GoldbergJonah Goldberg
21 March 1969
Journalists
Denise AustinDenise Austin
13 February 1957
Writer

Mark ShieldsMark Shields
25 May 1937
Political analyst
Sally QuinnSally Quinn
01 July 1941
Writer

Mark HalperinMark Halperin
11 January 1965
Journalists

Erma Louise BombeckErma Bombeck
21 February 1927
Humorist
Rona BarrettRona Barrett
08 October 1936
Journalist

Richard RoeperRichard Roeper
17 October 1959
Journalist
Nicholas KristofNicholas Kristof
27 April 1959
Journalist

Robert NovakRobert Novak
26 February 1931
Columnist

John AvlonJohn Avlon
19 July 1973
Journalist
Edgar Bronfman Sr.Edgar Bronfman Sr.
20 June 1929
Businessman

Jeff GlorJeff Glor
12 July 1975
Journalist
Caleb CarrCaleb Carr
02 August 1955
Historian

Kirsten PowersKirsten Powers
14 December 1967
Newspaper Columnists

Irving KristolIrving Kristol
22 January 1920
Journalist

Mike BarnicleMike Barnicle
15 October 1943
Journalist
William SafireWilliam Safire
17 December 1929
American journalist
Jimmy BreslinJimmy Breslin
17 October 1928
Journalist

Anna QuindlenAnna Quindlen
08 July 1953
Novelist

Art BuchwaldArt Buchwald
20 October 1925
Humorist

Ring LardnerRing Lardner
06 March 1885
Columnist
Herb CaenHerb Caen
03 April 1916
Journalist

Clarence PageClarence Page
02 June 1947
Journalist

Shirley PovichShirley Povich
15 July 1905
Coulumnist

John Peter ZengerJohn Peter Zenger
26 October 1697
Journalist

Louis RukeyserLouis Rukeyser
30 January 1933
Journalist
Mike RoykoMike Royko
19 September 1932
Columnist

John PodhoretzJohn Podhoretz
18 April 1961
Writer
George V. HigginsGeorge V. Higgins
13 November 1939
Author

Stanley MarcusStanley Marcus
20 April 1905
Author
Elsa MaxwellElsa Maxwell
24 May 1883
Writer
Bud CollinsBud Collins
17 June 1929
Sports journalist