With the dawn of television came the rise of the anchorman. Perched behind a desk, intently gazing into the camera and reading the news every evening in a calm and steady voice — he became the face one would eagerly wait to watch every day. Evening after evening, Americans welcome him into their homes to navigate them through the nation’s happenings – both tragedies and triumphs. However, with the advent of Internet, more and more Americans are ditching TV for their daily dose of news. There is a genuine scarcity of real anchormen out there. The once convincing, credible anchorman is fast becoming an endangered species on American television. From Fox News to CNN, the news industry is replacing real anchors with lesser journalists who are more bothered about the appearance of their work than the real job. During this drought, we can look back and learn about some of America’s greatest anchormen who epitomized American television in the past. Read their biographies to explore the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives of some such TV anchors.
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967
Journalist
Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928
Television Personality

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
Businesswoman

Phyllis GeorgePhyllis George
25 June 1949
Television Personality

Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle
09 March 1969
News Anchor

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940
American-Canadian Television personality
Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968
Television Show Host

Ainsley EarhardtAinsley Earhardt
20 September 1976
TV Anchor

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974
Television Show Host & Radio Personality
Brooke BaldwinBrooke Baldwin
12 July 1979
Journalist

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957
 
Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973
American television host

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933
Actress

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942
 

David MuirDavid Muir
08 November 1973
Journalist

David BromstadDavid Bromstad
17 August 1973
TV Personality
Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929
Journalist

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News
Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969
News Anchor

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965
News Anchor
Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum
31 January 1964
News Anchor

Amy RobachAmy Robach
06 February 1973
Journalist, TV Anchor

Stephanie RuhleStephanie Ruhle
24 December 1975
Journalist & News Anchor
Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist

Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931
Journalist
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress

Dagen McDowellDagen McDowell
07 January 1969
News Anchor

James CarvilleJames Carville
25 October 1944
Political Consultant
Jim CramerJim Cramer
10 February 1955
 

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Jessi CombsJessi Combs
27 July 1980
Race Car Driver
Glenn BeckGlenn Beck
10 February 1964
CEO of TheBlaze

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957
Journalist

Bill HemmerBill Hemmer
14 November 1964
Journalist

Trish ReganTrish Regan
13 December 1972
Television Host, Journalist
Katie WagnerKatie Wagner
11 May 1964
TV Personality
Greta Van SusterenGreta Van Susteren
11 June 1954
News Anchor

Merv GriffinMerv Griffin
06 July 1925
TV Host

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger

Shepard SmithShepard Smith
14 January 1964
TV Anchor
Craig MelvinCraig Melvin
20 May 1979
Journalist, News Anchor

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Jedediah BilaJedediah Bila
29 January 1979
TV Host

Joy TaylorJoy Taylor
17 January 1987
Radio Jockey, TV Anchor

Lindsay CzarniakLindsay Czarniak
07 November 1977
TV Anchor, Reporter
Ross MathewsRoss Mathews
24 September 1979
TV Host

Jillian MichaelsJillian Michaels
18 February 1974
Personal Trainer
Molly QerimMolly Qerim
31 March 1985
TV Anchor

Catherine HerridgeCatherine Herridge
18 May 1964
News Correspondent

Hallie JacksonHallie Jackson
29 April 1984
Political Reporter, Analyst
Kate BolduanKate Bolduan
28 July 1983
Journalist

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings
29 July 1938
Journalist
Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945
 

Howard CosellHoward Cosell
25 March 1918
Journalist

Mary Ann MobleyMary Ann Mobley
17 February 1937
Actress

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst

Kasie HuntKasie Hunt
24 May 1985
American Correspondent
Jane PauleyJane Pauley
31 October 1950
Journalist

Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1936
Actress

Kate SnowKate Snow
10 May 1969
TV Journalist

Debra WilsonDebra Wilson
26 April 1962
Actress
Devon WerkheiserDevon Werkheiser
08 March 1991
Actor

Jessica SavitchJessica Savitch
01 February 1947
News Anchor
Gloria BorgerGloria Borger
22 September 1952
Political Analyst & Journalist

Elle DuncanElle Duncan
1983 AD
TV Reporter

Sheryl UnderwoodSheryl Underwood
28 October 1963
Comedian
Suzy KolberSuzy Kolber
14 May 1964
Sportscaster

Jodi HuisentruitJodi Huisentruit
05 May 1968
News Anchor
Michael FishmanMichael Fishman
22 October 1981
Actor

Marissa Jaret WinokurMarissa Jaret Winokur
02 February 1973
Actress

David BrinkleyDavid Brinkley
10 July 1920
American newscaster
Peter DoocyPeter Doocy
21 July 1987
Reporter

Denny McLainDenny McLain
29 March 1944
Professional Baseball Player
Dianna RussiniDianna Russini
11 February 1983
Sports Journalist

Sam DonaldsonSam Donaldson
1934 AD
Reporter

Diana WilliamsDiana Williams
18 July 1958
News Anchor, Journalist

Julie BanderasJulie Banderas
25 September 1973
News Anchor
Cassidy HubbarthCassidy Hubbarth
19 September 1984
TV Anchor
Chris StirewaltChris Stirewalt
17 November 1975
Journalist

Doreen GentzlerDoreen Gentzler
24 September 1957
News Anchor

Becky QuickBecky Quick
18 July 1972
Journalist

Jaymee SireJaymee Sire
25 August 1980
Television Host, Sportscaster, Blogger
Nessa DiabNessa Diab
06 May 1981
Radio & Television Personality

Shawn KillingerShawn Killinger
02 November 1979
TV Anchor

Les BrownLes Brown
17 February 1945
Author

Kennedy MontgomeryKennedy Montgomery
08 September 1972
Commentator

Alison VictoriaAlison Victoria
31 October 1981
Interior Designer, TV Anchor
Crystal Marie DenhaCrystal Marie Denha
08 February 1984
Television Host

Carl AzuzCarl Azuz
14 August 1989
Journalist
Cenk UrguyCenk Urguy
21 March 1970
Political Activist, Show Host

Al RokerAl Roker
20 August 1954
Actor, Writer, Blogger, Meteorologist, Journalist
Howard FinkelHoward Finkel
07 June 1950
Manager (professional wrestling), Journalist
Nicolle WallaceNicolle Wallace
04 February 1972
Political Commentator