British Female Journalists

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Throughout history, there have been many British female journalists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female journalists such as Nigella Lawson, Anna Wintour, Angela Carter, Zeinab Badawi, Louise Minchin.
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Lucy Hawking
(Journalist, Novelist, Writer)
Lucy Hawking
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Birthdate: November 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Lucy Hawking, daughter of legendary physicist Stephen Hawking, has been a journalist with New York Magazine, The Times, and The Telegraph. She has also authored several children's books, such as George's Secret Key to the Universe. She is the VP of National Star College and also works for autism research.
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Nigella Lawson
(Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer)
Nigella Lawson
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Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Daughter of Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigella Lawson has written several bestselling cookbooks and hosted many culinary shows. Winner of the British Book Award and the Guild of Food Writers Award, Nigella has previously worked as an editor and freelance journalist and also owns a cookware range.
 3 
Anna Wintour
(Journalist)
Anna Wintour
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Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist. She has been working as Vogue's Editor-in-Chief since 1988. Known for having an eye for emerging fashion trends, Wintour is credited with reviving Vogue as it was viewed as a stagnating publication when she assumed control in 1988. Nicknamed Nuclear Wintour due to her demanding personality, Wintour inspired the story The Devil Wears Prada.

 4 
Christiane Amanpour
(Journalist, Television Host and Chief International Anchor for CNN)
Christiane Amanpour
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Birthdate: January 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
British-Iranian journalist Christiane Amanpour is best known as the anchor of the CNN interview show Amanpour. She has also hosted PBS’s Amanpour & Company. She was criticized for her biased and pro-Muslim coverage of the Bosnian War. She has also been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression.
 5 
George Eliot
(English Novelist, Poet and One of the Leading Writers of the Victorian Era)
George Eliot
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Birthdate: November 22, 1819
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warwickshire, England
Died: December 22, 1880

Mary Ann Evans, known by her pseudonym George Eliot, was an English poet, novelist, translator, and journalist. One of the most prominent writers of the Victorian era, Eliot's works are known for their psychological insight, realism, and detailed description of the countryside. Her novel Middlemarch was voted one of the greatest literary works in a 2007 poll conducted by Time.

 6 
Fiona Bruce
(Journalist)
Fiona Bruce
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Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore
 7 
Naga Munchetty
(Television Presenter)
Naga Munchetty
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Birthdate: February 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Streatham
Journalist Naga Munchetty is known for hosting shows such as BBC Breakfast, Victoria Derbyshire, and Newsnight. She previously hosted BBC World News and Working Lunch and also won Celebrity Mastermind. She is also a skilled golfer and plays jazz trumpet and the piano. She publicly criticized Trump for his racism.
 8 
Stacey Dooley
(Journalist and Media Personality)
Stacey Dooley
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Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Investigative journalist Stacey Dooley is best known for presenting socially relevant BBC documentaries with themes such as child labor and gender equality. Some of her notable works are Blood, Sweat and T-shirts and the series Stacey Dooley Investigates. The MBE recipient has also won the reality contest Strictly Come Dancing
 9 
Jill Wendy Dando
(Journalist)
Jill Wendy Dando
5
Birthdate: November 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, England
Died: April 26, 1999
 10 
Carol Thatcher
(Journalist)
Carol Thatcher
5
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
 11 
Fearne Cotton
(Television presenter, Voice actor, Journalist, Disc jockey)
Fearne Cotton
5
Birthdate: September 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northwood
 12 
Kate Garraway
(Journalist)
Kate Garraway
5
Birthdate: May 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, UK
 13 
Susanna Reid
(Television Presenter)
Susanna Reid
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Birthdate: December 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

Journalist and anchor Susanna Reid is best known for co-presenting BBC Breakfast. She also ended up as the runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. She has appeared as the main host of shows such as Sunday Morning Live and Good Morning Britain, and is associated with Media Trust.

 14 
Rachel Johnson
(Editor, Journalist)
Rachel Johnson
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Birthdate: September 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Rachel Johnson is a British television presenter, journalist, and author. She is known for appearing in panel discussion programs and debate programs, such as The Pledge and Question Time. A well-known novelist, Johnson served as a judge of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the UK.

 15 
Sara Cox
(Presenter, Disc jockey, Journalist)
Sara Cox
4
Birthdate: December 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bolton
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Clare Balding
(Television presenter, Journalist, Autobiographer)
Clare Balding
4
Birthdate: January 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingsclere
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Lady Gabriella Windsor
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Birthdate: April 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Mary's Hospital

Lady Gabriella Windsor is an English writer and one of the members of the British royal family. A freelance journalist, Lady Gabriella contributes immensely to several publications, including The London Magazine. A humanist, she also works closely with the nonprofit organization Playing for Change Foundation where she is a board director.

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Sophie Raworth
(Journalist)
Sophie Raworth
4
Birthdate: May 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Redhill
 19 
Kate Silverton
(Journalist)
Kate Silverton
4
Birthdate: August 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waltham Abbey, Essex, England
 20 
Melanie Sykes
(TV Presenter)
Melanie Sykes
4
Birthdate: August 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England
 21 
Emily Maitlis
(British Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker and Lead Anchor of the BBC Two News and Current Affairs Programme ‘Newsnight’)
Emily Maitlis
6
Birthdate: September 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

British journalist, documentary filmmaker, and newsreader Emily Maitlis is currently the lead anchor of BBC Two's news and current affairs program Newsnight. An alumnus of the Queens' College, Cambridge, she began her career as a documentary filmmaker before moving to broadcast journalism. She built a successful career, becoming one of the highest-paid BBC news and current affairs staff.

 22 
Trinny Woodall
(TV Presenter)
Trinny Woodall
4
Birthdate: February 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Fashion and makeover expert Trinny Woodall, founder of the makeup brand Trinny London, began her career as a marketing expert and then wrote fashion columns for The Daily Telegraph. She has co-hosted What Not to Wear with Susannah Constantine, has co-written several bestselling fashion books, and launched a sleepwear line.
 23 
Kirsty Gallacher
(TV Presenter who has co-presented The Great British Breakfast on GB News since June 2021)
Kirsty Gallacher
4
Birthdate: January 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
 24 
Anna Soubry
(British Barrister, Journalist and Member of Parliament for Broxtowe (2010 - 2019))
Anna Soubry
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Birthdate: December 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

Anna Soubry is a British journalist, barrister, and former politician. A vocal critic of Brexit, Soubry left the Conservative Party in February 2019 in order to join the Independent Group for Change (Change UK). Subsequently, Anna Soubry was appointed as the party's leader before the disbandment of Change UK following the party's failure at the December 2019 general election.

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Victoria Derbyshire
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Birthdate: October 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ramsbottom
 26 
Jojo Moyes
(Journalist)
Jojo Moyes
3
Birthdate: August 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
 27 
Katie Hopkins
(Media Personality)
Katie Hopkins
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Birthdate: February 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barnstaple
Reality star Katie Hopkins is known for her far-right and controversial opinions, which have led her into quite a few legal hassles. She soared to fame with her appearance on The Apprentice (UK). She later hosted Katie Hopkins Ruled the World and finished as the runner-up on Celebrity Big Brother.
 28 
Paula Yates
(Television presenter)
Paula Yates
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Birthdate: April 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Wales
Died: September 17, 2000
 29 
Katty Kay
(Journalist)
Katty Kay
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Birthdate: November 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wallingford

Katty Kay is a British broadcaster, journalist, and author. Apart from being an important anchor for BBC, Katty Kay has also been a prominent board member of the International Women's Media Foundation, an organization working towards the betterment of women in the media. She has also written a couple of books, namely The Confidence Code and Womenomics.

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Suzi Perry
(Television Presenter)
Suzi Perry
3
Birthdate: May 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cosford, Shropshire, England
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Louise Brealey
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Birthdate: March 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK
 32 
Zain Asher
(News Anchor, Journalist)
Zain Asher
3
Birthdate: August 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth
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Zoë Ball
(Journalist)
Zoë Ball
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Birthdate: November 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Zoë Ball is a British radio and television personality. She was the first woman to host BBC's popular radio shows, Radio 1 Breakfast and Radio 2 Breakfast Show. Zoe Ball is also known for her charity work; she cycled from Blackpool to Brighton as part of the Hardest Ride Home challenge to raise money for mental health awareness and Sport Relief.

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Kay Burley
(Presenter on Sky News)
Kay Burley
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Birthdate: December 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
 35 
Esther Rantzen
(Journalist Who Presented the BBC TV Series ‘That's Life!’)
Esther Rantzen
3
Birthdate: June 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Esther Rantzen is an English television presenter and journalist. She contributed immensely to the success of BBC's popular magazine-style television series That's Life, working as its presenter from 1973 to 1994. Also a humanitarian, Esther Rantzen helped found two charity organizations, namely ChildLine and The Silver Line. She was made a Dame in the 2015 New Year Honours.

 36 
Eve Pollard
(Novelist, Journalist)
Eve Pollard
3
Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
 37 
Janet Street-Porter
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Janet Street-Porter
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Birthdate: December 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brentford
 38 
Rebekah Brooks
(British Journalist and CEO of 'News UK')
Rebekah Brooks
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Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warrington, Lancashire, England

Rebekah Brooks is a British former newspaper editor and journalist. She currently works as a media executive and has been serving as News UK's CEO since 2015. In 2003, she started working as the editor of The Sun, becoming the first female editor of the tabloid. From 2009 to 2011, she served as the chief executive officer of News International.

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Caitlin Moran
(New York Times Bestselling Author of ‘How to be a Woman’)
Caitlin Moran
3
Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brighton, England
 40 
Charlotte Hawkins
(British News and Television Presenter and Former Host of 'Sky News Sunrise')
Charlotte Hawkins
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Birthdate: May 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chichester, West Sussex, England

Charlotte Hawkins is an English journalist, newsreader, and television & radio presenter. Apart from her work on radio and TV, Hawkins is also known for her charity work. She supports many charity organizations, such as the Motor Neurone Disease Association. She has also been serving as an ambassador for the research and awareness charity, Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens. 

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Vanessa Feltz
(British Journalist and Television Personality Who Became Known for Her Radio Show on ‘BBC Radio 2')
Vanessa Feltz
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Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

Vanessa Feltz is an English broadcaster, journalist, and TV personality. Over the years, she has appeared on several popular shows, such as Vanessa, The Big Breakfast, The Wright Stuff, Celebrity Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing, and This Morning.

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Emma Forrest
(Journalists)
Emma Forrest
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Birthdate: December 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, UK
 43 
Mishal Husain
(News Presenter)
Mishal Husain
3
Birthdate: February 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Northampton
 44 
Isabella Blow
(Former magazine editor who once served as the muse for millioner Philip Treacy)
Isabella Blow
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Birthdate: November 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 7, 2007

Isabella Blow was an English editor who edited magazines like Vogue. As the muse of Philip Treacy, Blow is credited with discovering models like Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant. Isabella Blow is also credited with supporting and enriching the career of English fashion designer and couturier Alexander McQueen. Isabella Blow committed suicide at the age of 48.

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Esther McVey
(Politician)
Esther McVey
5
Birthdate: October 24, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
 46 
Louise Minchin
(Journalist and News Anchor)
Louise Minchin
4
Birthdate: September 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hong Kong
 47 
Anne Robinson
(Television presenter, Journalist)
Anne Robinson
5
Birthdate: September 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Crosby, Lancashire, England
 48 
Kirstie Allsopp
(Businessperson, Journalist, Television presenter)
Kirstie Allsopp
4
Birthdate: August 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead
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Susannah Constantine
(Journalist, Television presenter, Wardrobe stylist)
Susannah Constantine
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Birthdate: June 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
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Katie Derham
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Katie Derham
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Birthdate: June 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canterbury