British Female Journalists

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson
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Famous As: Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
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.

 2 Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour
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Famous As: Journalist
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.

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 3 Lucy Hawking

Lucy Hawking
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Famous As: Journalist, Novelist, Writer
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.

 4 Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour
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Famous As: Journalist
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.
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 5 Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore

 6 Anna Richardson

Anna Richardson
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: September 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington, Telford, United Kingdom
Anna Richardson is best known as a presenter for various Channel 4 shows such as The Sex Education Show and its four subsequent series. She has also appeared on shows such as Secret Eaters, Naked Attraction, and Love Bites. She is openly bisexual and is currently dating comedian Sue Perkins.

 7 Naga Munchetty

Naga Munchetty
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Famous As: Television Presenter
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.
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 8 Jill Wendy Dando

Jill Wendy Dando
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, England
Died: April 26, 1999

 9 Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson
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Famous As: Editor, Journalist
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.

 10 Carol Thatcher

Carol Thatcher
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

 11 Susanna Reid

Susanna Reid
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Famous As: Television Presenter
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.

 12 Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton
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Famous As: Television presenter, Voice actor, Journalist, Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northwood

 13 Kate Garraway

Kate Garraway
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, UK

 14 Kate Silverton

Kate Silverton
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Famous As: Journalist, Television presenter
Birthdate: August 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waltham Abbey

 15 Sara Cox

Sara Cox
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Famous As: Presenter, Disc jockey, Journalist
Birthdate: December 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bolton

 16 Lady Gabriella Windsor

Lady Gabriella Windsor
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Famous As: Journalist
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.

 17 Kirsty Gallacher

Kirsty Gallacher
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Famous As: Presenter, Journalist
Birthdate: January 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh

 18 Sophie Raworth

Sophie Raworth
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Redhill

 19 Anna Soubry

Anna Soubry
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: December 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, England, United Kingdom

 20 Clare Balding

Clare Balding
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Famous As: Television presenter, Journalist, Autobiographer
Birthdate: January 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingsclere

 21 Emily Maitlis

Emily Maitlis
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: 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 Esther McVey

Esther McVey
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

 23 Kate Abdo

Kate Abdo
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manchester

 24 Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK

Maureen Lipman is an English actress, comedian, political activist, and writer. Over the years, Lipman has been a prominent theatre actress; she has performed in some of England's most iconic venues like the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours, Lipman was made a dame for services to entertainment, charity, and the arts.

 25 Melanie Sykes

Melanie Sykes
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: August 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England

 26 Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

 27 Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins
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Famous As: Media Personality
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 Louise Minchin

Louise Minchin
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Famous As: Journalist and News Anchor
Birthdate: September 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 29 Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: November 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Lorraine Kelly is a Scottish journalist and TV presenter. She is also known for her charity work and has been a long-time supporter of the LGBT community. In the 2012 New Year Honours, Lorraine Kelly was appointed OBE for services to charity. In the 2020 Birthday Honours, she was promoted to CBE for services to journalism, broadcasting, and charity.

 30 Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warrington, Lancashire, England
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 31 Paula Yates

Paula Yates
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: April 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Wales
Died: September 17, 2000

 32 Suzi Perry

Suzi Perry
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: May 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cosford, Shropshire, England

 33 Victoria Derbyshire

Victoria Derbyshire
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ramsbottom

 34 Janet Street-Porter

Janet Street-Porter
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Famous As: Journalist, Television presenter
Birthdate: December 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brentford

 35 Esther Rantzen

Esther Rantzen
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

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 Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Music journalist
Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brighton

 37 Zain Asher

Zain Asher
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Famous As: News Anchor, Journalist
Birthdate: August 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth

 38 Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow
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Famous As: Journalist, Editor, Model
Birthdate: November 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marylebone
Died: May 7, 2007

 39 Louise Brealey

Louise Brealey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK

 40 Andrea McLean

Andrea McLean
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

 41 Katty Kay

Katty Kay
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Famous As: Journalist
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.

 42 Kay Burley

Kay Burley
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Famous As: Journalist, Presenter, Novelist
Birthdate: December 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wigan

 43 Lyra McKee

Lyra McKee
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northern Ireland, UK
Died: April 18, 2019

 44 Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte Hawkins
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: May 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chichester, West Sussex, England, UK

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. 

 45 Emma Forrest

Emma Forrest
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: December 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 46 Eve Pollard

Eve Pollard
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Famous As: Novelist, Journalist
Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London

 47 Vanessa Feltz

Vanessa Feltz
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, UK

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.

 48 Katie Derham

Katie Derham
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Famous As: Journalist, Television presenter
Birthdate: June 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canterbury

 49 Mishal Husain

Mishal Husain
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Famous As: News Presenter
Birthdate: February 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Northampton

 50 Susannah Constantine

Susannah Constantine
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Famous As: Journalist, Television presenter, Wardrobe stylist
Birthdate: June 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London