American Female Media Personalities

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Oprah Winfrey
(Best Known for Her Daytime Syndicated Talk Show 'The Oprah Winfrey Show')
Oprah Winfrey
43
Birthdate: January 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most iconic figures in America who broke many barriers to become one of the most influential women in the country. She is a role model for the black community and is also a fierce feminist. Her path-breaking The Oprah Winfrey Show mostly based on lives of common people catapulted her to unprecedented stardom.

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Barbara Walters
(Pioneering U.S. Television Journalist)
Barbara Walters
13
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.

 3 
Alyson Hannigan
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother' & the 'American Pie' Film Series)
Alyson Hannigan
5
Birthdate: March 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Alyson Hannigan is one of the most recognized celebrities, thanks to her role in the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother and her role in one of the most popular sex comedy film series of all time - American Pie. She has been presenting the television show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, since 2016.

 4 
Khloé Kardashian
(Talk Show Host, Socialite, Model)
Khloé Kardashian
7
Birthdate: June 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Best known for playing a key role in the popular TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian is one of the most popular American celebrities on the internet. Having launched many clothing collections, she is also involved in the fashion industry. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Khloé had a long-term memory loss but has recovered since.

 5 
Martha Stewart
(Businesswoman)
Martha Stewart
12
Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

The founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Martha Stewart has found success with several business ventures. She is also the publisher of a magazine called Martha Stewart Living and has written many bestselling books. Although she was convicted of charges pertaining to the ImClone stock trading case, she made a comeback and became chairwoman of her company.

 6 
Julia Child
(American Chef, Author and Television Personality)
Julia Child
4
Birthdate: August 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: August 13, 2004
Julia Child gained fame with her culinary show The French Chef and her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She also founded The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. She received several Emmys and the Peabody Award for her work, and had a rose named after her.
 7 
Stacey Dash
(Actress)
Stacey Dash
4
Birthdate: January 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Laura Ingraham
(Conservative Television Host of ‘The Ingraham Angle’ on Fox News Channel)
Laura Ingraham
7
Birthdate: June 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States

Laura Ingraham is a well-known American journalist and television host. She holds a conservative position, is called a nationalist and has often generated controversy for her stand on various issues. She is the host of The Ingraham Angle on Fox News television channel, which is a high-rated opinion-based show. She hosted The Laura Ingraham Show on radio from 2001 to 2018.

 9 
Gloria Steinem
(American Feminist Journalist and Co-Founder of ‘Ms,' Magazine)
Gloria Steinem
10
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.

 10 
Carmen Electra
(Actress, Model and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Lani McKenzie’ in the TV Series ‘Baywatch’)
Carmen Electra
6
Birthdate: April 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sharonville, Ohio, United States

Carmen Electra is an actress, TV personality, and singer. One of the leading figures of glamour modeling, Carmen Electra gained popularity as a sex symbol. She is also one of the most popular Playboy models of all time. Apart from being a prominent media personality, Carmen also works with various non-profit organizations, such as Elevate Hope and HollyRod Foundation.

 11 
Candace Owens
(Conservative Author, Political Commentator & Activist)
Candace Owens
8
Birthdate: April 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States

A political activist of color, Candace Owens first gained visibility as an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Having changed her political stance since then, she is now known for her increasingly pro-Trump activism. Her support for Trump and criticism of Black Lives Matter have made her a controversial figure.

 12 
Ida B. Wells
(Women's Rights Activist and Civil Rights Leader)
Ida B. Wells
8
Birthdate: July 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 25, 1931
Civil rights and women's rights activist Ida B. Wells is remembered for speaking up against the lynching of Blacks in the U.S. She was born a slave and freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. She later co-founded the NAACP. She also co-owned and wrote for Memphis Free Speech and Headlight.
 13 
Erin Andrews
(Sportscaster and Co-Host of the Show 'Dancing with the Stars')
Erin Andrews
5
Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States

Erin Andrews is an American television personality and sportscaster. She is the lead sideline reporter for Fox Sports' NFL broadcasting team. Also known for her charitable work, Andrews played a key role in the Huddle to Fight Hunger campaign, which aimed to raise funds for Feeding America, a non-profit organization. She also serves as an inspiration to those fighting cancer.

 14 
Elizabeth Smart
(Child Safety Activist and Commentator for 'ABC News')
Elizabeth Smart
5
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Elizabeth Smart is a child safety activist who gained national attention when she was kidnapped from her home at the age of 14. She was held captive for nine months before she was rescued by the cops. Smart went on to become an activist and works against human trafficking and abduction. In 2011, she became the founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.

 15 
Dana Perino
(Political Commentator for Fox News and 26th White House Press Secretary (2007 - 2009))
Dana Perino
5
Birthdate: May 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Evanston, Wyoming, United States
Dana Perino, co-host of the Fox News show The Five, served as the White House Press Secretary, under President George W. Bush, from 2007 to 2009. She was nominated by Barack Obama to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has worked as a publishing executive, and has taught part-time.
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Jenna Bush Hager
(News Personality, Author, and Daughter of Former U.S. President George W. Bush)
Jenna Bush Hager
5
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.
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Rachael Ray
(American Celebrity Chef and Host of the Food Network Show ‘30 Minute Meals’)
Rachael Ray
8
Birthdate: August 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warrensburg, New York, United States
Celebrity chef Rachael Ray is best known for her Food Network show 30 Minute Meals. She also made waves with her talk show Rachael Ray and her culinary shows such as Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels. She has also authored several cookbooks and launched the magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray.
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Kimberly Guilfoyle
(American Television Personality and Advisor to the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump)
Kimberly Guilfoyle
33
Birthdate: March 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States

One of the prominent speakers at the Republican National Convention 2020 and a vocal supporter of American President, Donald Trump, Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle is a senior advisor and top fundraiser at Trump’s re-election campaign. A former deputy district attorney, prosecutor, legal analyst at CNN and TV host at Fox News, Guilfoyle is rumoured to be the Donald Trump Jr.’s partner.  

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Gretchen Carlson
(Former Host of CBS News Show 'The Early Show' and Fox News Show 'Fox & Friends')
Gretchen Carlson
5
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.

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Maria Shriver
(Former First Lady of California (2003 - 2011) and Ex-Wife of Actor 'Arnold Schwarzenegger')
Maria Shriver
9
Birthdate: November 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous American journalist, Maria Shriver, is recognised for her long association with NBC. Her documentary series The Alzheimer’s Project earned rave reviews and she later founded the nonprofit organization, 'The Women's Alzheimer's Movement'. As the former First Lady of California– she was married to Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was the governor of California– she involved herself in numerous charity works.

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Ainsley Earhardt
(Television News Anchor, Journalist and Co-Host of News Show ‘Fox & Friends’)
Ainsley Earhardt
7
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

Ainsley Earhardt is an American journalist and television personality known for her association with Fox News. A co-host of popular daily morning news/talk program Fox & Friends, Ainsley Earhardt has been an important member of Fox News Channel since 2007. She has also had quite an impact as a writer, having published children's books, such as Take Heart, My Child.

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Whoopi Goldberg
(Actress, Comedian and Host; Best Known for Her Role in 'The Color Purple' and 'Ghost')
Whoopi Goldberg
9
Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chelsea, New York, United States

Accomplished American comedian, actress, singer and Broadway star, Whoopi Goldberg is amongst the select few who have won all the four awards—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Moreover, she is also a political activist, author and talk show host. Her notable work include films Ghost, Sister Act and The Color Purple; Broadway show Thoroughly Modern Millie and talk show The View.

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Mia Khalifa
(Media Personality, Former Pornographic Actress & Webcam Model)
Mia Khalifa
3
Birthdate: February 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Laci Peterson
Laci Peterson
4
Birthdate: May 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Modesto
Died: December 24, 2002
 25 
Ree Drummond
(American Blogger, Author and Television Personality)
Ree Drummond
5
Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States

Ree Drummond is an American author, blogger, food writer, television personality, and photographer. In 2010, she was named in Forbes magazine's Top 25 Web Celebrities list. Riding on the success of her blog The Pioneer Woman, which was adjudged Weblog of the Year for three consecutive years at the Weblog Awards, Drummond went on to present her own television program.

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Kathie Lee Gifford
(TV Host Known for Her Talk Show 'Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee')
Kathie Lee Gifford
10
Birthdate: August 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France

Kathie Lee Gifford achieved celebrity status by working as a television presenter. She then became a singer-songwriter and author, cementing her place in the entertainment industry. Also known for her charity work, Kathie serves as an ambassador for Childhelp, a non-profit organization working towards preventing child abuse.

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Joan Didion
(Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist, Writer, Essayist)
Joan Didion
4
Birthdate: December 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
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Brooke Burns
(Known for Her Role in Action Drama Series 'Baywatch' & Host of the NBC Game Show 'Dog Eat Dog')
Brooke Burns
4
Birthdate: March 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Brooke Burns is best known as Jessie Owens from Baywatch and Baywatch: Hawaii. A former ballerina and model, she earned an Emmy nomination for her stint as the host of the quiz show The Chase. After recovering from a serious spinal injury, she now raises awareness about the same.
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Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
(Publicist for 'Calvin Klein')
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
5
Birthdate: January 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: July 16, 1999
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was a Calvin Klein publicist and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr. Her fashion sense was often compared to that of her mother-in-law, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. A plane carrying Carolyn, her husband, and her older sister crashed off Martha's Vineyard in July 1999, killing all three.
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Kaitlan Collins
(American Journalist and Chief White House Correspondent for 'CNN')
Kaitlan Collins
6
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.

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Tamron Hall
(Journalist and Host of TV Talk Show ‘NewsNation with Tamron Hall’)
Tamron Hall
6
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.

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Michelle Visage
(Singer)
Michelle Visage
4
Birthdate: September 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
 33 
Savannah Guthrie
(Co-Anchor of the NBC News Morning Show 'Today')
Savannah Guthrie
12
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.

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Marilu Henner
(Actress Best Known for Her Role in the Sitcom 'Taxi')
Marilu Henner
4
Birthdate: April 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Marilu Henner is best known as Elaine Nardo from the sitcom Taxi, a role that fetched her five Golden Globe nominations. She also appeared in movies such as Hammett and shows such as The Celebrity Apprentice. She has total recall memory and has spoken about it on various shows.
 35 
Camille Kostek
(American Model and Television Host Known for Her Shows: ‘Wipeout’ and ‘Dancing with Myself’)
Camille Kostek
4
Birthdate: February 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Killingworth, Connecticut, United States
Model Camille Kostek gained fame with her campaigns with Reebok and also graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She will be appearing in the 2021 revival of Wipeout and the upcoming film Free Guy. She has also collaborated with Dune Jewelry to release her line of jewelry.
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Bethenny Frankel
(American Television Personality, Entrepreneur and Author)
Bethenny Frankel
4
Birthdate: November 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, United Stated
Bethenny Frankel shot to fame with the reality series The Real Housewives of New York City. She has also appeared on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart and her own shows Bethenny Ever After, Bethenny & Fredrik, and Bethenny. She has written several self-help books and owns a lifestyle brand named Skinnygirl.
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Molly Qerim
(Sports Anchor and Host of ESPN's ‘First Take’)
Molly Qerim
4
Birthdate: March 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Sports anchor Molly Qerim is best known for her stint on ESPN's First Take. Her work inclues on-site reporting from multiple Super Bowls and other events. She had preciously hosted NFL Network shows NFL AM and NFL Fantasy Live. She is married to NBA player and ESPN host Jalen Rose. 
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Keely Shaye Smith
(Journalist, Wife of Pierce Brosnan)
Keely Shaye Smith
4
Birthdate: September 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vallejo, California
Keely Shaye Smith, wife of Pierce Brosnan, was initially an NBC correspondent for Unsolved Mysteries. She also co-created the gardening show Home Green Home. She has, along with her husband, testified before the Environmental Protection Agency, supporting the new Climate Change Bill, and has co-directed the award-winning documentary Poisoning Paradise.
 39 
Nellie Bly
(Journalist and Writer Known for Her Record-Breaking Trip Around the World in 72 Days)
Nellie Bly
4
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.

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Lorenza Izzo
(Chilean Model and Actress)
Lorenza Izzo
4
Birthdate: September 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Eva Amurri
(American Lifestyle Blogger and Actress)
Eva Amurri
4
Birthdate: March 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Eva Amurri, daughter of American actor Susan Sarandon and Italian director Franco Amurri, is best known for her performances in films such as The Banger Sisters, Saved!, and Middle of Nowhere, co-starring with her mother in many projects. She has also appeared in series such as Californication and Undateable.

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Julie Chen
(Television personality, News anchor)
Julie Chen
4
Birthdate: January 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Katharine Graham
(American Newspaper Publisher and Heiress Who Led 'The Washington Post' (1963 - 1991))
Katharine Graham
7
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.

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Erin Burnett
(News Anchor and Host of 'Erin Burnett OutFront' on CNN)
Erin Burnett
10
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.

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Jeannie Mai
(Reality TV Personality)
Jeannie Mai
6
Birthdate: January 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Robin Roberts
(First Woman of Color and First Openly LGBTQ+ Woman to Host the American TV Game Show ‘Jeopardy!')
Robin Roberts
13
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.

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Martha MacCallum
(News Anchor)
Martha MacCallum
5
Birthdate: January 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
Journalist and anchor Martha MacCallum is best known as the host of The Story with Martha MacCallum on Fox News. The two-time Gracie Award-winner has also been dragged into controversy for suggesting that the gender pay gap may be a myth and for calling COVID-19 the “China Virus.”
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Megyn Kelly
(Journalist and Host of TV Shows 'The Kelly File' and 'American Live')
Megyn Kelly
12
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.

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Diane Sawyer
(Broadcast Journalist Known for Anchoring News Shows 'ABC World News Tonight' and 'Good Morning America')
Diane Sawyer
5
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.
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Riki Lindhome
(Actress)
Riki Lindhome
4
Birthdate: March 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coudersport, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)