American Female Journalists

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Barbara Walters
(Pioneering U.S. Television Journalist)
Barbara Walters
21
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 30, 2022

Barbara Walters is an American retired television personality and broadcast journalist. Renowned for her popularity with viewers, Walters appeared as the host of several popular TV shows. A pioneer for women in broadcasting, Walters became the first woman to co-host shows like Today and ABC Evening News. In 1996, she was named in TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars list.

 2 
Gloria Steinem
(American Feminist Journalist and Co-Founder of ‘Ms,' Magazine)
Gloria Steinem
9
Birthdate: March 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

Hailing from a humble background, Gloria Steinem went on to become a celebrated journalist and an iconic feminist. Founder of the New York magazine and Ms Magazine, her life has been dedicated to writing, talking and fighting for women’s rights, gender equality, legalisation of abortion, among other things. She brought issues like female genital mutilation to the forefront in America.

 3 
Robin Roberts
(First Woman of Color and First Openly LGBTQ+ Woman to Host the American TV Game Show ‘Jeopardy!')
Robin Roberts
14
Birthdate: November 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States

A former basketball and tennis player, Rubin Roberts began her career as a sports anchor and reporter for a Mississippi channel, WDAM-TV, eventually joining ESPN as sportscaster, concurrently serving as a featured reporter for Good Morning America. In 2005, she left ESPN to become a co-anchor for Good Morning America, currently serving as an anchor for the same program.

 4 
Jenna Bush Hager
(News Personality, Author, and Daughter of Former U.S. President George W. Bush)
Jenna Bush Hager
7
Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former American president George W. Bush, has been a teacher and a journalist. She has written several books, has worked with UNICEF, and has also co-hosted NBC shows such as The Today Show. She has also served as an editor for Southern Living magazine.
 5 
Gretchen Carlson
(Former Host of CBS News Show 'The Early Show' and Fox News Show 'Fox & Friends')
Gretchen Carlson
6
Birthdate: June 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States

Known for her stints on Fox News and CBS News, TV journalist Gretchen Carlson made headlines when she accused Fox CEO Roger Ailes of having sexually harassed her earlier, eventually causing him to resign. The former Miss America is also a skilled classical violinist and a Juilliard alumna.

 6 
Tamron Hall
(Journalist and Host of TV Talk Show ‘NewsNation with Tamron Hall’)
Tamron Hall
13
Birthdate: September 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luling, Texas, United States

Broadcast journalist and television talk show host Tamron Hall is best known for her eponymous award-winning syndicated daytime talk show. She has previously worked for NBC News and MSNBC. An alumnus of Temple University, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is actively involved in anti-domestic violence campaigns.

 7 
Cokie Roberts
(Journalist)
Cokie Roberts
8
Birthdate: December 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: September 17, 2019
 8 
Nellie Bly
(Journalist and Writer Known for Her Record-Breaking Trip Around the World in 72 Days)
Nellie Bly
5
Birthdate: May 5, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cochrans Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 27, 1922

Nellie Bly was an American industrialist, journalist, inventor, and charity worker. She is remembered for her circumnavigation of the world in 72 days. She is also known for pioneering a new kind of investigative journalism as she worked undercover from within a mental institution to report on the institution. Nellie Bly’s life and work have inspired several works of art.

 9 
Kaitlan Collins
(American Journalist and Chief White House Correspondent for 'CNN')
Kaitlan Collins
12
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prattville, Alabama, United States

Kaitlan Collins is one of the most popular and influential American journalists of the current generation. As a White House correspondent for CNN, Collins traveled to at least six different countries with Donald Trump. She made headlines when she questioned Trump about Vladimir Putin, for which she was forbidden from attending a Trump administration press conference in 2018.

 10 
Julie Chen
(Television personality, News anchor)
Julie Chen
7
Birthdate: January 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 11 
Diane Sawyer
(Broadcast Journalist Known for Anchoring News Shows 'ABC World News Tonight' and 'Good Morning America')
Diane Sawyer
6
Birthdate: December 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
The first female corrrespondant on 60 Minutes, a trailblazer for female journalists, a former co-host of Good Morning America and an aid to President Richard Nixon where she assisted in post-presidency memoirs, Diane Sawyer has many feathers in her cap. She bagged in a Daytime Emmy Award and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
 12 
Connie Chung
(Journalist, Anchor, and TV News Presenter)
Connie Chung
6
Birthdate: August 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
TV journalist Connie Chung is known for her interviews on NBC, CNN, and CBS. She has hosted shows such as Good Morning America, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, and CBS Evening News. Her interview of a fireman during a rescue mission after the Oklahoma City bombing was deemed inappropriate.
 13 
Megyn Kelly
(Journalist and Host of TV Shows 'The Kelly File' and 'American Live')
Megyn Kelly
9
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States

Megyn Kelly is a well-known American journalist and political commentator. She had a successful career at Fox News and NBC News, where she did reporting and anchored many shows. She quit television and launched her media production company in 2020. She hosts the The Megyn Kelly Show podcast. She has also written an autobiography titled Settle for More.

 14 
Maria Bartiromo
(The First TV Journalist to Broadcast from the Floor of the "New York Stock Exchange".)
Maria Bartiromo
7
Birthdate: September 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Maria Bartiromo, who has worked with CNN, CNBC, Fox, is best known as the host of On the Money with Maria Bartiromo and Closing Bell. She is the first journalist to report live from the NY Stock Exchange and has earned two Emmys and an Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award.
 15 
Shannon Bream
(Journalist)
Shannon Bream
5
Birthdate: December 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, USA

Lawyer-turned-TV journalist Shannon Bream had worked with WBTV and WRC-TV, before she began hosting Fox News @ Night. She has also won several beauty pageants earlier, such as the Miss Virginia 1990 and the Miss Florida USA 1995 titles. She has also interned under Florida congressman Bill McCollum.

 16 
Katharine Graham
(American Newspaper Publisher and Heiress Who Led 'The Washington Post' (1963 - 1991))
Katharine Graham
10
Birthdate: June 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 17, 2001

The daughter of American publisher and financier Eugene Meyer, Katharine Graham later carried forward her family’s newspaper, The Washington Post. While the newspaper was initially handed over to her husband, Philip Graham, by her father, she took over as the owner, following Philip’s suicide. She later penned a Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir.

 17 
Dana Loesch
(Political Commentator)
Dana Loesch
4
Birthdate: September 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Missouri
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Katy Tur
(Journalist)
Katy Tur
7
Birthdate: October 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 19 
Savannah Guthrie
(Co-Anchor of the NBC News Morning Show 'Today')
Savannah Guthrie
10
Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

NBC News anchor and broadcast journalist Savannah Guthrie is best known for co-anchoring the show Today. She appeared in the series finale of 30 Rock. She has penned two children’s books, too. She is also a practicing lawyer and has worked with domestic abuse victims.

 20 
Harris Faulkner
(News Anchor)
Harris Faulkner
7
Birthdate: October 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Newscaster and TV host, Harris Faulkner, is currently associated with  Fox News Channel.  She hosts her own prime time political franchise called Town Hall America with Harris Faulkner and also a daily daytime show The Faulkner Focus. A much-respected figure in the TV industry, she is the recipient of six Emmy Awards and the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Lifetime Achievement Award. 

 21 
Erin Burnett
(News Anchor and Host of 'Erin Burnett OutFront' on CNN)
Erin Burnett
11
Birthdate: July 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mardela Springs, Maryland, United States

Erin Burnett is an American news anchor. Dubbed the International Superstar, Burnett has hosted her own show Erin Burnett OutFront from the borders of Afghanistan, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates; she has also worked on a number of documentaries filmed inside India, Nigeria, Russia, and Libya. She has also reported from countries like Pakistan and China.

 22 
Ann Curry
(Journalist)
Ann Curry
9
Birthdate: November 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hagåtña, Guam

Born to a Japanese mother and an American father, journalist Ann Curry is best known for her extensive war reporting and has covered disturbances from areas such as Syria and Afghanistan. The Emmy Award-winning journalist has had a long stint on NBC. She also supports cancer research.

 23 
Nancy Grace
(Commentator)
Nancy Grace
7
Birthdate: October 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States

A popular legal commentator and television journalist, Nancy Grace has hosted many TV shows, including an eponymous nightly celebrity news show. An alumnus of the Walter F. George School of Law and New York University, she worked in a legal career before her stint in broadcasting. She is both praised and criticized for her outspoken style.

 24 
Katie Pavlich
(Conservative Commentator Known for Her Work at ‘Townhall.com’, ‘Townhall Magazine', and ‘Fox News’)
Katie Pavlich
7
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Katie Pavlich is an American author, podcaster, blogger, and conservative commentator. A Fox News contributor, Pavlich has been an alternate co-host for shows like The Five and has appeared on local and national radio shows on channels, such as CNN, CNBC, and Fox News. In 2014, she was named Woman of the Year by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

 25 
Carole Radziwill
(Journalist)
Carole Radziwill
5
Birthdate: August 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Sunny Hostin
(Lawyer, Journalist and Co-Host on ABC's Morning Talk Show 'The View')
Sunny Hostin
8
Birthdate: October 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Sunny Hostin is an American journalist, lawyer, and television host. She is best known for co-hosting the popular talk show, The View, for which she has received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations so far. Before appearing on TV, Sunny Hostin served as a federal prosecutor; for successfully prosecuting sex offenders, Hostin was honored with a Special Achievement Award.

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Katie Couric
(Journalist and Television Host at All of the ‘Big Three' Television Networks in the United States)
Katie Couric
10
Birthdate: January 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arlington County, Virginia, United States

Regarded as “America’s Sweetheart”, Katherine Couric has been a familiar face on top US television networks for decades. The journalist and presenter had a long stint with NBC News before she switched over to CBS News and then to ABC News. She is also known for co-hosting programmes on Today. She co-founded multimedia news and production company Katie Couric Media.

 28 
Sara Haines
(Television host)
Sara Haines
6
Birthdate: September 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newton, Iowa, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 29 
Hedda Hopper
(Gossip columnist)
Hedda Hopper
5
Birthdate: May 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 1, 1966
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 30 
Gayle King
(Author and Broadcast Journalist Known for Co-Hosting the Morning Show ‘CBS Mornings’)
Gayle King
12
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States

Gayle King is an American author and TV personality. Since 2012, King has been co-hosting CBS News' popular program, CBS This Morning. She has also been serving as CBS News' broadcast journalist. Also an editor-at-large for the famous O, The Oprah Magazine, King was included in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in 2019.

 31 
Dorothy Kilgallen
(American Journalist and Panelist on the TV Game Show ‘What's My Line?’)
Dorothy Kilgallen
5
Birthdate: July 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 8, 1965

Dorothy Kilgallen was an American television game show panelist and journalist. After starting her career as a reporter for the New York Evening Journal, Kilgallen began writing The Voice of Broadway, a newspaper column that became popular over a period of time. She also wrote articles on controversial and sensitive subjects like John F. Kennedy's assassination.

 32 
Ana Kasparian
(Political Commentator, Journalist and Host of the Online News Show ‘The Young Turks’)
Ana Kasparian
5
Birthdate: July 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ana Kasparian is an American media host, progressive political commentator, journalist, and university instructor. She achieved popularity after becoming the main host of the popular news and opinion show, The Young Turks. A multi-talented personality, Ana Kasparian is also a ballerina and performed professionally throughout her teenage years.

 33 
Norah O'Donnell
(Anchor of the News Show 'CBS Evening News' and Correspondent for the News Show '60 Minutes')
Norah O'Donnell
9
Birthdate: January 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Emmy-winning TV journalist and CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell is best known to audiences for her shows such as CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes. Born to Irish-American parents, she spent a few years in Korea, as a child, where she gave videotaped English lessons. She is a skin cancer survivor

 34 
Meredith Vieira
(Journalist, Television presenter, Writer)
Meredith Vieira
7
Birthdate: December 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: East Providence
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 35 
Jane Pauley
(TV Host)
Jane Pauley
6
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 36 
Lisa Ling
(Host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN)
Lisa Ling
7
Birthdate: August 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 37 
S. E. Cupp
(Television presenter)
S. E. Cupp
6
Birthdate: February 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oceanside, California, U.S.

S. E. Cupp is an American TV host, writer, and political commentator. As a writer, Cupp has contributed to several popular publications like The Washington Post, Maxim, and New York Daily News. A regular guest host on Fox News' talk show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, Cupp has also hosted other talk shows like The Cycle.

 38 
Andrea Mitchell
(News anchor)
Andrea Mitchell
8
Birthdate: October 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 39 
Ryan Haddon
(Journalist and News Presenter Known for Her Shows: ‘The Roseanne Show’, ‘Chronicles from California’ and ‘Hollywood Heat’)
Ryan Haddon
6
Birthdate: April 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: United States

Ryan Haddon is a seasoned journalist having worked for various publications and television networks. The daughter of a Vietnamese-Canadian actress, Ryan is popular for her the shows like NewsHour and Good Morning America. Her reporting focused on the entertainment domain. Haddon is married twice, first to actor, Christian Slater, and then to Marc Blucas. She has two children from each marriage.

 40 
Dagen McDowell
(News Anchor & Analyst for 'Fox Business' and 'Fox News')
Dagen McDowell
5
Birthdate: January 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brookneal, Virginia, United States
Dagen McDowell has served as an anchor for various Fox shows and a business correspondent for Fox News. She was initially a financial journalist. She is best known for hosting Mornings with Maria and has also appeared on The Five and Outnumbered. She was also a panelist on Cashin' In
 41 
Hallie Jackson
(Political Reporter, Analyst)
Hallie Jackson
8
Birthdate: April 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States
TV journalist Hallie Jackson is known for her association with NBC News and now serves as their chief White House correspondent and an anchor for MSNBC. She also fills in as an anchor on the talk show Today. She has previously worked for WBOC-TV, WFSB, and Hearst Corporation.
 42 
Samantha Ponder
(American Sportscaster and Host of ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ on ESPN)
Samantha Ponder
5
Birthdate: December 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Samantha Ponder is an American sportscaster. From 2012 to 2014, she was one of the most trusted sideline reporters for ESPN, reporting on Thursday Night College Football and basketball. Her hard work paid off when she was made the host of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown.

 43 
Brooke Baldwin
(Journalist and Television Host of 'CNN Newsroom')
Brooke Baldwin
9
Birthdate: July 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Brooke Baldwin is an American television host and journalist. Since 2008, Brooke Baldwin has been an important member of CNN. She has been hosting CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, which has gained popularity over the years. Also a public speaker, Brooke Baldwin speaks at important events and venues.

 44 
Trish Regan
(Television Host, Journalist)
Trish Regan
6
Birthdate: December 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampton, New Hampshire, U.S.
 45 
Judy Woodruff
(American Broadcast Journalist Anchor and Managing Editor of ‘PBS NewsHour’)
Judy Woodruff
8
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is the managing editor and anchor of PBS NewsHour. She is known for her dedicated coverage of presidential elections and has also worked with CNN, where she hosted shows such as Inside Politics and CNN WorldView. She also supports women’s rights and spina bifida-affected children.
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Rachel Nichols
(Journalist)
Rachel Nichols
4
Birthdate: October 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Potomac, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Soledad O'Brien
(Journalist)
Soledad O'Brien
9
Birthdate: September 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. James, New York St. James, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Stephanie Ruhle
(Journalist & News Anchor)
Stephanie Ruhle
7
Birthdate: December 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Park Ridge, New Jersey, United States

Stephanie Ruhle is an American TV anchor known for her work with the popular TV network, NBC. Often represented as an ideal working woman, Stephanie Ruhle has been featured on magazines, such as Working Mother and Fit Pregnancy. She also works towards helping women advance in fields, such as media, business, and politics.

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Elizabeth Vargas
(Television journalist)
Elizabeth Vargas
4
Birthdate: September 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, USA
 50 
Abby Huntsman
(Journalist, TV Presenter)
Abby Huntsman
9
Birthdate: May 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Daughter of Jon Huntsman Jr., former governor of Utah, Abby Huntsman is an Emmy-winning broadcast journalist who rose to fame with her shows on MSNBC and NBC News. She has also co-hosted Fox & Friends Weekend and The View. She was listed on Forbes 30 under 30, too.