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

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress
Kasie HuntKasie Hunt
24 May 1985
American Correspondent

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945
 

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist

Matt McGorryMatt McGorry
12 April 1986
Actor
Ed SullivanEd Sullivan
28 September 1901
Television Personality

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

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst
Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
11 December 1977
Media Personality, Author, Activist

Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885
Actress
Marissa Jaret WinokurMarissa Jaret Winokur
02 February 1973
Actress

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee
26 August 1921
Newspaper Editor & Journalist

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

Maureen DowdMaureen Dowd
14 January 1952
American Columnist
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

Pauline PhillipsPauline Phillips
04 July 1918
Advice Columnist
Donna RiceDonna Rice
07 January 1958
Author
Becky QuickBecky Quick
18 July 1972
Journalist

David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961
Journalist

Franklin Pierce AdamsFranklin Pierce Adams
15 November 1881
Journalist

Bill O'ReillyBill O'Reilly
10 September 1949
Talk Show Host & Radio Personality
Jeff CohenJeff Cohen
25 June 1974
Attorney

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Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
01 May 1968
Author, Socialite, Model

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

Bret StephensBret Stephens
21 November 1973
Journalist

Barbara CorcoranBarbara Corcoran
10 March 1949
Business Women
Amy FisherAmy Fisher
21 August 1974
Actress

Skip BaylessSkip Bayless
04 December 1951
Sports columnist
Candy SpellingCandy Spelling
20 September 1945
Author

Joe ScarboroughJoe Scarborough
09 April 1963
Politician

Michael J. KnowlesMichael J. Knowles
18 March 1990
Political commentator

Andrew BreitbartAndrew Breitbart
01 February 1969
Publisher

Mark HalperinMark Halperin
11 January 1965
Journalists
Juan WilliamsJuan Williams
10 April 1954
Journalist

Jeannette WallsJeannette Walls
01 January 1960
Writer

Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer
13 March 1950
Columnist

Dan SavageDan Savage
07 October 1964
Author
Curt SmithCurt Smith
20 March 1951
Writer

Arlene DahlArlene Dahl
11 August 1925
Actress
Ezra KleinEzra Klein
09 May 1984
Journalist

Angela RyeAngela Rye
26 October 1979
Political commentator

Kelly MadisonKelly Madison
26 August 1967
Actress
Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969
Historian

Andrew Ross SorkinAndrew Ross Sorkin
19 February 1977
Journalist
Kirsten PowersKirsten Powers
14 December 1967
Newspaper Columnists

Ryan HolidayRyan Holiday
16 June 1987
Writer

Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
24 October 1959
Journalist
David FrumDavid Frum
30 June 1960
Journalist

Jeff GlorJeff Glor
12 July 1975
Journalist
Denise AustinDenise Austin
13 February 1957
Writer

Amy GoodmanAmy Goodman
13 April 1957
Broadcaster

Kurt LoderKurt Loder
05 May 1945
Film critic

John AvlonJohn Avlon
19 January 1973
Journalists
Jonah GoldbergJonah Goldberg
21 March 1969
Journalists
Robert NovakRobert Novak
26 February 1931
Columnist

Richard RoeperRichard Roeper
17 October 1959
Journalist

Nicholas KristofNicholas Kristof
27 April 1959
Journalist

Michael WilbonMichael Wilbon
19 November 1958
Sports Commentator
Daniel Mallory OrtbergDaniel Mallory Ortberg
28 November 1986
Columnist

Mark ShieldsMark Shields
25 May 1937
Political analyst

Mike BarnicleMike Barnicle
15 October 1943
Journalist

Alicia GarzaAlicia Garza
04 January 1981
Activist

Rona BarrettRona Barrett
08 October 1936
Journalist
Caleb CarrCaleb Carr
02 August 1955
Historian

Irving KristolIrving Kristol
22 January 1920
Journalist
John PodhoretzJohn Podhoretz
18 April 1961
Writer

Sally QuinnSally Quinn
01 July 1941
Writer

Mark HymanMark Hyman
22 November 1959
Physician
Andrew James BreitbartAndrew James Breitbart
01 February 1969
American publisher