Famous British Journalists

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George Orwell
(Known for His Novels “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”)
George Orwell
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Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: January 21, 1950

The king of dystopia and satire, George Orwell, the pen name adopted by Eric Arthur Blair, was a well-known novelist and critic of the 20th century. A man with a strong mind of his own, Orwell never backed down from stating his views on the socio-political climate he lived in, which he expressed profusely through his influential essays and novels.

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Louis Theroux
(Documentary Filmmaker, Journalist, Broadcaster and Podcaster)
Louis Theroux
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Birthdate: May 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore

Renowned British-American documentary filmmaker, Louis Theroux began his career as a journalist with Metro Silicon Valley, Spy magazine and TV Nation series. He gained recognition with his documentary series When Louis Met..., and Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends. The two time BAFTA Award winner has also received appreciation for his documentaries The Most Hated Family in America and My Scientology Movie.

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Rudyard Kipling
(Journalist, Poet & Novelist)
Rudyard Kipling
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Birthdate: December 30, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 18, 1936

English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist Rudyard Kipling is best remembered for his fiction work The Jungle Book. He was born in India and many of his works are inspired by his life in the country. He was one of the most popular English writers in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Jeremy Clarkson
(Broadcaster)
Jeremy Clarkson
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Birthdate: April 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire

Jeremy Clarkson has come a long way from being a local journalist to becoming a recognized public personality, thanks to his appearance as a presenter in the popular TV show Top Gear. He is credited with making Top Gear one of the most successful shows in the UK. His tongue-in-cheek presenting style and writing often provoke a public reaction.

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Christopher Hitchens
(British-American Author Who is Known for Excoriating Criticisms of Public Contemporary Figures)
Christopher Hitchens
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Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: December 15, 2011

Christopher Hitchens was an advocate for New Atheism and a harsh critic of religion and of famous personalities such as Bill Clinton and Mother Teresa. He authored and edited many books on socio-political issues. As a journalist, he wrote for well-known publications such as New Statesman and The Weekly Standard.

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Richard Hammond
(Television presenter best known for co-hosting the BBC Two motoring programme Top Gear from 2002 until 2015)
Richard Hammond
6
Birthdate: December 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solihull, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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James May
(TV Presenter)
James May
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Birthdate: January 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

James May is an English journalist and television presenter. May is known for co-presenting the popular factual television show Top Gear alongside Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson. James May is credited with co-founding the independent TV production company W. Chump and Sons.

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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.
 9 
Michael Portillo
(Journalist, Political Leader)
Michael Portillo
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Birthdate: May 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hertfordshire
Former Conservative MP from Enfield Southgate, and Kensington and Chelsea, Michael Portillo, later hosted the BBC documentaries Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys. A Thatcherite and an EU-sceptic, he gave rise to the term "Portillo moment" when he lost the Conservative Enfield Southgate seat in 1997.
 10 
Jay Shetty
(English Motivational Speaker, Journalist and Lifestyle Vlogger)
Jay Shetty
5
Birthdate: September 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Jay Shetty is a British author and former monk who spent three years at a spiritual hermitage in India. Shetty is the host of one of the most popular health podcasts in the world, On Purpose, where he has interviewed personalities like Kobe Bryant and Alicia Keys. In 2017, he was named on Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 Europe list.

 11 
Fiona Bruce
(Journalist)
Fiona Bruce
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Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
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.

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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.

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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.
 15 
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
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David Frost
(Television Host Best Remembered for the show 'Through the Keyhole' and 'That Was the Week That Was')
David Frost
4
Birthdate: April 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tenterden, Kent, England
Died: August 31, 2013

David Frost was an English media personality, journalist, television host, comedian, and writer. One of the most popular television interviewers of all time, Frost interviewed eight British prime ministers and seven American presidents in office. His interview with Richard Nixon was adapted into a play and film. He also played a key role in the establishment of TV-am in 1983.

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Henry Graham Greene
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Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, England
Died: April 3, 1991

English author Henry Graham Greene, better known as Graham Greene, is remembered for his pathbreaking Catholic novels and thrillers. He was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in Literature. His works include The Third Man and The Human Factor, and his Academy Award-nominated script of the film The Fallen Idol.

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Chris Harris
(Journalist, Television Presenter)
Chris Harris
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Birthdate: January 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United Kingdom

TV host and automotive journalist Chris Harris is best known as a primary presenter of Top Gear. He had a successful YouTube series, Chris Harris on Cars, which was later moved to the Top Gear website. Chris is also a major contributor to auto magazines such as Evo and Autocar.

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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.

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Jill Wendy Dando
(Journalist)
Jill Wendy Dando
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Birthdate: November 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, England
Died: April 26, 1999
 21 
Carol Thatcher
(Journalist)
Carol Thatcher
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Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
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Douglas Murray
(British Author and Political Commentator)
Douglas Murray
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Birthdate: July 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
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Richard Coles
(Journalist, Radio personality)
Richard Coles
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Birthdate: March 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northampton
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Kate Garraway
(Journalist)
Kate Garraway
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Birthdate: May 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Graham Hancock
(Writer)
Graham Hancock
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Birthdate: August 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish author Graham Hancock spent his initial years in India, where his father was a surgeon. He later moved back to the UK and worked as a journalist for publications such as The Guardian and The Times. He is known to propagate pseudo-scientific theories through his books such as Underworld and Supernatural.

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Peter Hitchens
(English Conservative Author, Broadcaster, Journalist and Commentator)
Peter Hitchens
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Birthdate: October 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sliema, Malta
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Michael Aspel
(Television Presenter)
Michael Aspel
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Birthdate: January 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
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Lady Gabriella Windsor
(British Writer and Contributing Editor)
Lady Gabriella Windsor
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Birthdate: April 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Mary's Hospital, London, England

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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Trinny Woodall
(TV Presenter)
Trinny Woodall
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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.
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Sophie Raworth
(Journalist)
Sophie Raworth
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Birthdate: May 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Redhill
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Emily Maitlis
(British Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker and Lead Anchor of the BBC Two News and Current Affairs Programme ‘Newsnight’)
Emily Maitlis
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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.

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Adrian Chiles
(Television presenter)
Adrian Chiles
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Birthdate: March 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hagley, Worcestershire, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Jon Snow
(journalist, television presenter)
Jon Snow
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Birthdate: September 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ardingly
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Alfred Douglas
(British Poet, Journalist and Lover of Irish Poet Oscar Wilde)
Alfred Douglas
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Birthdate: October 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Powick, Worcestershire, England
Died: March 20, 1945

Alfred Douglas was an English journalist and poet best remembered as one of the lovers of famous Irish poet Oscar Wilde. Douglas played an important role in Wilde's imprisonment for homosexuality. Alfred Douglas' father John Sholto Douglas abhorred his son's relationship with the Irish poet and publicly accused the latter of homosexuality, which was illegal at that time.

 35 
Kate Silverton
(Journalist)
Kate Silverton
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Birthdate: August 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waltham Abbey, Essex, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Melanie Sykes
(TV Presenter)
Melanie Sykes
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Birthdate: August 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 37 
Ian Hislop
(British Journalist, Editor and Writer)
Ian Hislop
5
Birthdate: July 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mumbles, Swansea, Wales

Ian Hislop is a satirist, journalist, broadcaster, writer, and editor of a magazine called Private Eye. A popular figure, Hislop has appeared in many television and radio shows over the years. Hislop is renowned for his work in the TV show Have I Got News for You where he has been a team captain since the show's inception in 1990.

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Jon Ronson
(Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Documentary filmmaker, Radio personality)
Jon Ronson
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Birthdate: May 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cardiff
 39 
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.
 40 
John Peel
(Journalist, Radio personality, Disc jockey, Author, Record producer)
John Peel
4
Birthdate: August 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heswall
Died: October 25, 2004
 41 
Neil Tennant
(Musician)
Neil Tennant
4
Birthdate: July 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: North Shields, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 42 
Sara Cox
(Presenter, Disc jockey, Journalist)
Sara Cox
4
Birthdate: December 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bolton
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Clare Balding
(Television presenter, Journalist, Autobiographer)
Clare Balding
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Birthdate: January 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingsclere, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Victoria Derbyshire
(Journalist)
Victoria Derbyshire
4
Birthdate: October 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ramsbottom
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Jeremy Vine
(English Television and Radio Presenter and Journalist)
Jeremy Vine
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Birthdate: May 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cheam, London, England

Jeremy Vine is an English journalist, broadcaster, and presenter. Since 2003, he has been hosting and contributing to the success of BBC Radio 2's lunchtime program. In 2005 and 2011, he was adjudged Speech Broadcaster of the Year at the Sony Awards.

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Rick Edwards
(Journalist)
Rick Edwards
3
Birthdate: May 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jojo Moyes
(Journalist)
Jojo Moyes
3
Birthdate: August 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
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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.
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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
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Suzi Perry
(Television Presenter)
Suzi Perry
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Birthdate: May 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cosford, Shropshire, England
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)