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.
Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928
Television Personality
Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
TV Show Host

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940
American-Canadian Television personality

Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957
 

Molly QerimMolly Qerim
31 March 1985
TV Anchor

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967
Journalist
Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973
American television host

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969
News Anchor
Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974
Television Show Host & Radio Personality

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942
 
Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933
Actress

Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle
09 March 1969
News Anchor

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929
Journalist
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress

Ainsley EarhardtAinsley Earhardt
20 September 1976
TV Anchor
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress

David MuirDavid Muir
08 November 1973
Journalist

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957
Journalist
Jedediah BilaJedediah Bila
29 January 1979
TV Host

David BromstadDavid Bromstad
17 August 1973
TV Personality
Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931
Journalist

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck
10 February 1964
CEO of TheBlaze

Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum
31 January 1964
News Anchor

Devon WerkheiserDevon Werkheiser
08 March 1991
Actor
Kasie HuntKasie Hunt
24 May 1985
American Correspondent
Merv GriffinMerv Griffin
06 July 1925
TV Host

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger

Greta Van SusterenGreta Van Susteren
11 June 1954
News Anchor

Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968
Television Show Host
Jane PauleyJane Pauley
31 October 1950
Journalist

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James CarvilleJames Carville
25 October 1944
Political Consultant

Joy TaylorJoy Taylor
17 January 1987
Radio Jockey, TV Anchor

Jillian MichaelsJillian Michaels
18 February 1974
Personal Trainer

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings
29 July 1938
Journalist
Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist
Jim CramerJim Cramer
10 February 1955
 

Shepard SmithShepard Smith
14 January 1964
TV Anchor

Brooke BaldwinBrooke Baldwin
12 July 1979
Journalist
Stephanie RuhleStephanie Ruhle
24 December 1975
Journalist & News Anchor

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945
 
Amy RobachAmy Robach
06 February 1973
Journalist, TV Anchor

Howard CosellHoward Cosell
25 March 1918
Journalist

Ross MathewsRoss Mathews
24 September 1979
TV Host

Craig MelvinCraig Melvin
20 May 1979
Journalist, News Anchor

Trish ReganTrish Regan
13 December 1972
Television Host, Journalist
Hallie JacksonHallie Jackson
29 April 1984
Political Reporter, Analyst

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Dagen McDowellDagen McDowell
07 January 1969
News Anchor

Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1936
Actress
Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965
News Anchor

Mary Ann MobleyMary Ann Mobley
17 February 1937
Actress
Jodi HuisentruitJodi Huisentruit
05 May 1968
News Anchor

Bill HemmerBill Hemmer
14 November 1964
Journalist

Gloria BorgerGloria Borger
22 September 1952
Political Analyst & Journalist
Lindsay CzarniakLindsay Czarniak
07 November 1977
TV Anchor, Reporter

Sheryl UnderwoodSheryl Underwood
28 October 1963
Comedian
Sam DonaldsonSam Donaldson
1934 AD
Reporter

Marissa Jaret WinokurMarissa Jaret Winokur
02 February 1973
Actress

Suzy KolberSuzy Kolber
14 May 1964
Sportscaster
Catherine HerridgeCatherine Herridge
18 May 1964
News Correspondent

Kate SnowKate Snow
10 May 1969
TV Journalist
Debra WilsonDebra Wilson
26 April 1962
Actress

Jessica SavitchJessica Savitch
01 February 1947
News Anchor

Elle DuncanElle Duncan
1983 AD
TV Reporter

Katie WagnerKatie Wagner
11 May 1964
TV Personality
Kate BolduanKate Bolduan
28 July 1983
Journalist
Julie BanderasJulie Banderas
25 September 1973
News Anchor

David PollackDavid Pollack
 
American Football Linebacker

Phyllis GeorgePhyllis George
25 June 1949
Television Personality

Denny McLainDenny McLain
29 March 1944
Professional Baseball Player
David BrinkleyDavid Brinkley
10 July 1920
American newscaster

Dianna RussiniDianna Russini
11 February 1983
Sports Journalist

Cassidy HubbarthCassidy Hubbarth
19 September 1984
TV Anchor

Jessi CombsJessi Combs
27 July 1980
Race Car Driver

Peter DoocyPeter Doocy
21 July 1987
Reporter
Michael FishmanMichael Fishman
22 October 1981
Actor

Diana WilliamsDiana Williams
18 July 1958
News Anchor, Journalist
Alison VictoriaAlison Victoria
31 October 1981
Interior Designer, TV Anchor

Jaymee SireJaymee Sire
25 August 1980
Television Host, Sportscaster, Blogger

Shawn KillingerShawn Killinger
02 November 1979
TV Anchor
Les BrownLes Brown
17 February 1945
Author

Doreen GentzlerDoreen Gentzler
24 September 1957
News Anchor
Becky QuickBecky Quick
18 July 1972
Journalist

Nessa DiabNessa Diab
06 May 1981
Radio & Television Personality

Crystal Marie DenhaCrystal Marie Denha
08 February 1984
Television Host

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

Chris StirewaltChris Stirewalt
17 November 1975
Journalist
Kennedy MontgomeryKennedy Montgomery
08 September 1972
Commentator

Joe BuckJoe Buck
25 April 1969
Sports commentator
Nicolle WallaceNicolle Wallace
04 February 1972
Political Commentator

Al RokerAl Roker
20 August 1954
Actor, Writer, Blogger, Meteorologist, Journalist
Stuart ScottStuart Scott
19 July 1965
Sportscaster