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.
Alex TrebekAlex Trebek

22 July 1940

Fred RogersFred Rogers

20 March 1928

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

Lauren SanchezLauren Sánchez

19 December 1969

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper

03 June 1967

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb

09 August 1964

Martha StewartMartha Stewart

03 August 1941

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest

24 December 1974

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow

01 April 1973

Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle

09 March 1969

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters

25 September 1929

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

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Roger EbertRoger Ebert

18 June 1942

David MuirDavid Muir

08 November 1973

Matt LauerMatt Lauer

30 December 1957

Ainsley EarhardtAinsley Earhardt

20 September 1976

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer

13 February 1944

Stephanie RuhleStephanie Ruhle

24 December 1975

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Molly QerimMolly Qerim

31 March 1985

Dan RatherDan Rather

31 October 1931

Martha MacCallumMartha MacCallum

31 January 1964

Jedediah BilaJedediah Bila

29 January 1979

Katie CouricKatie Couric

07 January 1957

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck

10 February 1964

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Merv GriffinMerv Griffin

06 July 1925

Brooke BaldwinBrooke Baldwin

12 July 1979

Joy TaylorJoy Taylor

17 January 1987

Jim CramerJim Cramer

10 February 1955

Jillian MichaelsJillian Michaels

18 February 1974

Greta Van SusterenGreta Van Susteren

11 June 1954

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Craig MelvinCraig Melvin

20 May 1979

Ross MathewsRoss Mathews

24 September 1979

Amy RobachAmy Robach

06 February 1973

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings

29 July 1938

James CarvilleJames Carville

25 October 1944

Gloria BorgerGloria Borger

22 September 1952

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Chris MatthewsChris Matthews

17 December 1945

Jane PauleyJane Pauley

31 October 1950

Lindsay CzarniakLindsay Czarniak

07 November 1977

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner

13 October 1965

Howard CosellHoward Cosell

25 March 1918

Jessica SavitchJessica Savitch

01 February 1947

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Katie WagnerKatie Wagner

11 May 1964

Suzy KolberSuzy Kolber

14 May 1964

Kate SnowKate Snow

10 May 1969

Cassidy HubbarthCassidy Hubbarth

19 September 1984

Jessi CombsJessi Combs

27 July 1983

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Julie BanderasJulie Banderas

25 September 1973

David BrinkleyDavid Brinkley

10 July 1920

Jodi HuisentruitJodi Huisentruit

05 May 1968

Dianna RussiniDianna Russini

11 February 1983

Alison VictoriaAlison Victoria

31 October 1981

Diana WilliamsDiana Williams

18 July 1958

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Les BrownLes Brown

17 February 1945

Jaymee SireJaymee Sire

25 August 1980

Shawn KillingerShawn Killinger

02 November 1979

Doreen GentzlerDoreen Gentzler

24 September 1957

Nessa DiabNessa Diab

06 May 1981

Crystal Marie DenhaCrystal Marie Denha

08 February 1984

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Cenk UrguyCenk Urguy

21 March 1970

Chris StirewaltChris Stirewalt

17 November 1975

Michael BufferMichael Buffer

02 November 1944

Al RokerAl Roker

20 August 1954

Clark KelloggClark Kellogg

02 July 1961

Jay BilasJay Bilas

24 December 1963

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Bob CostasBob Costas

22 March 1952

Jim RossJim Ross

03 January 1952

Marv AlbertMarv Albert

12 June 1941

Mike MayockMike Mayock

14 August 1958

Lester HoltLester Holt

08 March 1959

Bruce PrichardBruce Prichard

07 March 1963

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Greg GumbelGreg Gumbel

03 May 1946

Gene OkerlundGene Okerlund

29 November 1942

Bob VilaBob Vila

20 June 1946

Lilian GarciaLilian Garcia

19 August 1966

Joe BuckJoe Buck

25 April 1969

Mike EmrickMike Emrick

01 August 1946

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Chris BermanChris Berman

10 May 1955

Kevin HarlanKevin Harlan

21 June 1960

Verne LundquistVerne Lundquist

17 July 1940