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.
Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle
09 March 1969
News Anchor
Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928
Television Personality

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
Businesswoman

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940
American-Canadian Television personality

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967
Journalist

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress
Chris CuomoChris Cuomo
09 August 1970
Television journalist

Tomi LahrenTomi Lahren
11 August 1992
Commentator

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973
American television host
Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933
Actress

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters
25 September 1929
Journalist
Matt LauerMatt Lauer
30 December 1957
 

Shepard SmithShepard Smith
14 January 1964
TV Anchor

Jessi CombsJessi Combs
27 July 1980
Race Car Driver

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942
 

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez
19 December 1969
News Anchor
Ainsley EarhardtAinsley Earhardt
20 September 1976
TV Anchor

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
24 December 1974
Radio Personality

David MuirDavid Muir
08 November 1973
Journalist

James CarvilleJames Carville
25 October 1944
Political Consultant
Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist
Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968
Television Show Host

Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum
31 January 1964
News Anchor

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck
10 February 1964
CEO of TheBlaze
Dan RatherDan Rather
31 October 1931
Journalist

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

Amy RobachAmy Robach
06 February 1973
Journalist, TV Anchor

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress
Mika BrzezinskiMika Brzezinski
02 May 1967
Journalist

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Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
19 July 1978
Chef
Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965
News Anchor

Katie CouricKatie Couric
07 January 1957
Journalist

Jim CramerJim Cramer
10 February 1955
 

Lester HoltLester Holt
08 March 1959
Journalist
Joy TaylorJoy Taylor
17 January 1987
Radio Jockey, TV Anchor
Hallie JacksonHallie Jackson
29 April 1984
Political Reporter, Analyst

Stephanie RuhleStephanie Ruhle
24 December 1975
Journalist & News Anchor

Molly QerimMolly Qerim
31 March 1985
TV Anchor

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger
Merv GriffinMerv Griffin
06 July 1925
TV Host

Brooke BaldwinBrooke Baldwin
12 July 1979
Journalist

Greta Van SusterenGreta Van Susteren
11 June 1954
News Anchor

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews
17 December 1945
 

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator
Jillian MichaelsJillian Michaels
18 February 1974
Personal Trainer

Jedediah BilaJedediah Bila
29 January 1979
TV Host
Kasie HuntKasie Hunt
24 May 1985
American Correspondent

Phyllis GeorgePhyllis George
25 June 1949
Television Personality

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings
29 July 1938
Journalist
Dagen McDowellDagen McDowell
07 January 1969
News Anchor

Kate BolduanKate Bolduan
28 July 1983
Journalist
Eddie HuangEddie Huang
01 March 1982
Author

Bill HemmerBill Hemmer
14 November 1964
Journalist

Ross MathewsRoss Mathews
24 September 1979
TV Host

Craig MelvinCraig Melvin
20 May 1979
Journalist, News Anchor

Jane PauleyJane Pauley
31 October 1950
Journalist
Howard CosellHoward Cosell
25 March 1918
Journalist

Mary Ann MobleyMary Ann Mobley
17 February 1937
Actress

Katie WagnerKatie Wagner
11 May 1964
TV Personality

Gloria BorgerGloria Borger
22 September 1952
Political Analyst & Journalist
Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1936
Actress

Trish ReganTrish Regan
13 December 1972
Television Host, Journalist
Lindsay CzarniakLindsay Czarniak
07 November 1977
TV Anchor, Reporter

Jodi HuisentruitJodi Huisentruit
05 May 1968
News Anchor

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst
Cassidy HubbarthCassidy Hubbarth
19 September 1984
TV Anchor

Elle DuncanElle Duncan
1983 AD
TV Reporter
Marissa Jaret WinokurMarissa Jaret Winokur
02 February 1973
Actress

Debra WilsonDebra Wilson
26 April 1962
Actress

Suzy KolberSuzy Kolber
14 May 1964
Sportscaster
Peter DoocyPeter Doocy
21 July 1987
Reporter

Sam DonaldsonSam Donaldson
1934 AD
Reporter
Jessica SavitchJessica Savitch
01 February 1947
News Anchor

Devon WerkheiserDevon Werkheiser
08 March 1991
Actor

Catherine HerridgeCatherine Herridge
18 May 1964
News Correspondent

Sheryl UnderwoodSheryl Underwood
28 October 1963
Comedian
Kate SnowKate Snow
10 May 1969
TV Journalist
Michael FishmanMichael Fishman
22 October 1981
Actor

Denny McLainDenny McLain
29 March 1944
Professional Baseball Player

Julie BanderasJulie Banderas
25 September 1973
News Anchor

Dianna RussiniDianna Russini
11 February 1983
Sports Journalist
David BrinkleyDavid Brinkley
10 July 1920
American newscaster

Diana WilliamsDiana Williams
18 July 1958
News Anchor, Journalist

Chris StirewaltChris Stirewalt
17 November 1975
Journalist

Doreen GentzlerDoreen Gentzler
24 September 1957
News Anchor

Jaymee SireJaymee Sire
25 August 1980
Television Host, Sportscaster, Blogger
Becky QuickBecky Quick
18 July 1972
Journalist

Les BrownLes Brown
17 February 1945
Author
Kennedy MontgomeryKennedy Montgomery
08 September 1972
Commentator

Alison VictoriaAlison Victoria
31 October 1981
Interior Designer, TV Anchor
Carl AzuzCarl Azuz
14 August 1989
Journalist
Nessa DiabNessa Diab
06 May 1981
Radio & Television Personality