American Female Newspaper Columnists

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 1 Jill St. John

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Jill St. John is an American actress best known for portraying the first American Bond girl Tiffany Case in the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever. Jill St. John is also credited with founding the Aunts Club, a group of women who provide financial support for children.

 2 Andrea Tantaros

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Famous As: Political Analyst
Birthdate: December 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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 3 Michelle Malkin

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Famous As: Blogger
Birthdate: October 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Michelle Malkin is an American blogger, author, political commentator, and businesswoman. Her weekly syndicated column gets featured in several websites and newspapers. Apart from writing four books and contributing to TV channels, such as Fox News, Michelle Malkin is also credited with founding the conservative websites Hot Air and Twitchy.

 4 Hedda Hopper

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: February 1, 1966

 5 Kasie Hunt

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Famous As: American Correspondent
Birthdate: May 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wayne, Pennsylvania

Kasie Hunt is an American political correspondent. Over the years, Kasie Hunt has been an important member of NBC News and MSNBC. Apart from being the Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News, Hunt also hosts MSNBC's morning news show Way Too Early with Kasie Hunt, which airs on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m.

 6 Alicia Garza

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: January 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 7 Katie Pavlich

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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: 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.

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 8 Ann Coulter

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Birthdate: December 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Ann Coulter is a political commentator and has written countless bestselling books, including High Crimes and Misdemeanors, which enumerated the reasons why Bill Clinton should have been impeached. She assisted Paula Jones’s attorneys for free. Her columns are featured on various conservative websites. She opposes same-sex marriage and hate-crime laws.

 9 Amy Fisher

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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: August 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

Amy Fisher, who came to be known as The Long Island Lolita, made headlines when in 1992, she shot and injured Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco. After serving her sentence, she released sex tapes and books such as If I Knew Then.

 10 Angela Rye

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Famous As: Political commentator
Birthdate: October 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

 11 Jennifer Mulhern Granholm

Jill St. John
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm is a politician, lawyer, educator, and author. She is currently serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Energy, in office since February 2021. Previously, she was the 47th governor of Michigan, the first woman to serve in this position. She was made a Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star in 2010. 

 12 Marilyn vos Savant

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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: August 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

 13 Sarah Vowell

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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA

Bestselling author and essayist Sarah Vowell is known for her expertise in American history and her books such as Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes. She is also a regular on the radio program This American Life and has voiced Violet in the animated film The Incredibles.

 14 Margaret Hoover

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Famous As: Media Personality, Author, Activist
Birthdate: December 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colorado

Margaret Hoover, the great-granddaughter of former American president Herbert Hoover, is best known as the host of the PBS show Firing Line. The conservative political commentator has also written a book. She supports LGBT rights and is on the boards of several institutions, such as the Hoover Institution.

 15 Kirsten Powers

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Famous As: Newspaper Columnists
Birthdate: December 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

 16 Betsy Woodruff

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Famous As: Reporter
Birthdate: October 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Purcellville, Virginia, United States

 17 Arlene Dahl

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

 18 Donna Rice

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 19 Anna Roosevelt Halsted

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Famous As: Writer, Editor
Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 1, 1975

Anna Roosevelt Halsted was an American writer and newspaper editor. The daughter of Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anna played an important role during World War II, serving as her father's key advisor. After her marriage, Anna moved into the White House and served as First Lady of the USA as per her parents' request.

 20 Jeannette Walls

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

 21 Maureen Dowd

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Famous As: American Columnist
Birthdate: January 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

 22 Marissa Jaret Winokur

Jill St. John.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 23 Margaret Ellen Noonan

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 24 Kelly Killoren

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Famous As: Author, Socialite, Model
Birthdate: May 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois

 25 Amy Goodman

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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: April 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bay Shore, New York, USA

 26 Becky Quick

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States

Becky Quick is an American TV news presenter best known for co-anchoring CNBC's financial news shows On the Money and Squawk Box. Prior to working for CNBC, Quick worked for The Wall Street Journal where she played an important role in launching the publication's website in 1996. As part of her job, Quick has interviewed influential personalities including Bill Gates.

 27 Erma Bombeck

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Famous As: Humorist
Birthdate: February 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
Died: April 22, 1996

 28 Rona Barrett

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.

Rona Barrett is an American businesswoman and gossip columnist. She is credited with founding the Rona Barrett Lavender Company which produces lavender baths, aromatherapy, food, and beauty products. Rona Barrett is also noted for her philanthropic efforts; she founded a non-profit organization called The Rona Barrett Foundation which aims at supporting senior citizens in need.

 29 Denise Austin

Jill St. John
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Pedro, California, USA

 30 Anna Quindlen

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 31 Pauline Phillips

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Famous As: Advice Columnist
Birthdate: July 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sioux City
Died: January 16, 2013

 32 Sally Quinn

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, U.S.

 33 Eppie Lederer

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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: July 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: June 22, 2002

 34 Elsa Maxwell

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 24, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Keokuk, Iowa, United States
Died: November 1, 1963

 35 Mabel Dodge Luhan

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Famous As: Biographer
Birthdate: February 26, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
Died: August 13, 1962

 36 Shana Alexander

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 2005

 37 Kelly Madison

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States

 38 Dorothy Dix

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 18, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States
Died: December 16, 1951

 39 Alice Dunbar Nelson

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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: September 18, 1935

 40 Carolyn Forché

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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 41 Mary McGrory

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: April 20, 2004

 42 Fanny Fern

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 9, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: October 10, 1872

 43 Ida Husted Harper

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 18, 1851
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Franklin County, Indiana, United States
Died: March 14, 1931

 44 Sylvia Porter

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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Patchogue, New York, United States
Died: June 5, 1991

 45 Selena Roberts

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Live Oak, Florida, United States

 46 Winifred Bonfils

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Famous As: Reporter
Birthdate: October 14, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chilton, Wisconsin, United States
Died: May 25, 1936

 47 Jane Swisshelm

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 6, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 22, 1884

 48 Margaret McDonald Bottome

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Famous As: Religious Leader
Birthdate: December 29, 1827
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: November 14, 1906