List of famous British journalists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

When asked to define journalism, the prompt reply by mostly all is that it acts as the watchdog of the society. Having said that, the responsibility of the journalists doubles by itself for they are not only supposed to be skilled and proficient in their reporting but righteous and ethical as well. Since times immemorial, the culture and trends in journalism has sharply been changing from being slaves of dictators to fiercely independent, sensational journalism to citizen journalism and much more. In the English world, there have been numerous journalists who have created a niche for themselves due to their prompt and ethical reporting, daring attitude and never-say-die spirit. Amongst them, some that deserve a mention include Robert Fisk, a fearless reporter who covered the Persian Gulf War, Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan, Kate Adie who is still best known for her stint with BBC News as Chief News Correspondent, Louis Sebastian Theroux, an explorer of cultural subjects who gained the top spot with the flagship shows ‘Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends’ and ‘When Louis Met…’. Check out this section to get detailed information regarding the life and works of famous British journalists.
Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens

13 April 1949

15 December 2011

Portsmouth

Aries

George OrwellGeorge Orwell

25 June 1903

21 January 1950

Motihari

Cancer

Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos

18 October 1984

Kent, United Kingdom

Libra

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson

06 January 1960

London, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Anna WintourAnna Wintour

03 November 1949

London

Scorpio

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley

28 January 1841

10 May 1904

Denbigh

Aquarius

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler

05 September 1905

01 March 1983

Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Virgo

Angela CarterAngela Carter

07 May 1940

16 February 1992

Eastbourne, England

Taurus

Zeinab BadawiZeinab Badawi

24 November 1959

Omdurman

Sagittarius

George AlagiahGeorge Alagiah

22 November 1955

Colombo

Scorpio

Malcolm MuggeridgeMalcolm Muggeridge

24 March 1903

14 November 1990

Sanderstead, South Croydon, Surrey, England, UK

Aries

Louise MinchinLouise Minchin

08 September 1968

Hong Kong

Virgo

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell

07 April 1897

20 February 1972

New York City, New York, U.S.

Aries

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson

27 October 1950

Scorpio

Murray WalkerMurray Walker

10 October 1923

Hall Green, Birmingham, England

Libra

Mark ThomasMark Thomas

11 April 1963

South London

Aries

Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw

30 August 1960

City of Westminster

Virgo

Norman AngellNorman Angell

26 December 1872

07 October 1967

Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England

Capricorn

Robin DayRobin Day

24 October 1923

06 August 2000

London

Scorpio

Chris HarrisChris Harris

20 January 1975

United Kingdom

Capricorn

C.P. ScottC.P. Scott

26 October 1846

01 January 1932

Bath, Somerset

Scorpio

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson

11 April 1960

Doncaster

Aries

Louis TherouxLouis Theroux

20 May 1970

Singapore

Taurus

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells

21 September 1866

13 August 1946

London Borough of Bromley

Virgo

David IckeDavid Icke

29 April 1952

Leicester

Taurus

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett

28 April 1948

12 March 2015

Beaconsfield

Taurus

Piers MorganPiers Morgan

30 March 1965

Guildford

Aries

Katie DerhamKatie Derham

18 June 1970

Canterbury

Gemini

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce

19 October 1954

Dudley

Libra

Victoria Coren MitchellVictoria Coren Mitchell

18 August 1972

Hammersmith

Leo

Richard HammondRichard Hammond

19 December 1969

Solihull

Sagittarius

James MayJames May

16 January 1963

Bristol

Capricorn

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

Glasgow

Aries

Charlie BrookerCharlie Brooker

03 March 1971

Reading

Pisces

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking

02 November 1969

England

Scorpio

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour

12 January 1958

London

Capricorn

Zac GoldsmithZac Goldsmith

20 January 1975

Westminster

Capricorn

Kim PhilbyKim Philby

01 January 1912

11 May 1988

Ambala

Capricorn

Peter HitchensPeter Hitchens

28 October 1951

Sliema

Scorpio

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton

29 May 1874

14 June 1936

Kensington

Gemini

Peaches GeldofPeaches Geldof

13 March 1989

07 April 2014

Westminster

Pisces

Paula YatesPaula Yates

24 April 1959

17 September 2000

Colwyn Bay

Taurus

Jeremy VineJeremy Vine

17 May 1965

Epsom

Taurus

Vera BrittainVera Brittain

29 December 1893

29 March 1970

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Capricorn

Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman

15 January 1972

London

Capricorn

Carl FrochCarl Froch

02 July 1977

Nottingham

Cancer

Edward HeathEdward Heath

09 July 1916

17 July 2005

Broadstairs

Cancer

Frankie BoyleFrankie Boyle

16 August 1972

Pollokshaws

Leo

Edd ChinaEdd China

09 May 1971

London

Taurus

David IrvingDavid Irving

24 March 1938

Brentwood

Aries

Laurie LeeLaurie Lee

26 June 1914

13 May 1997

Stroud

Cancer

Kirsty GallacherKirsty Gallacher

20 January 1976

Edinburgh

Capricorn

Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman

24 December 1960

Bedford

Capricorn

Michael PortilloMichael Portillo

26 May 1953

Hertfordshire

Gemini

Diane AbbottDiane Abbott

27 September 1953

Paddington

Libra

Susannah ConstantineSusannah Constantine

03 June 1962

London

Gemini

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

23 February 1942

Vienna

Sagittarius

Ian HislopIan Hislop

13 July 1960

Swansea

Cancer

John PeelJohn Peel

30 August 1939

25 October 2004

Heswall

Virgo

Katie PiperKatie Piper

12 October 1983

Andover

Libra

Jon SnowJon Snow

28 September 1947

Ardingly

Libra

David FrostDavid Frost

07 April 1939

31 August 2013

Tenterden

Aries

Joey BartonJoey Barton

02 September 1982

Huyton

Virgo

Adam CurtisAdam Curtis

26 May 1955

Kent

Gemini

Anna RichardsonAnna Richardson

27 September 1970

Shropshire

Libra

Zoë BallZoë Ball

23 November 1970

Blackpool

Sagittarius

Danny BakerDanny Baker

22 June 1957

Deptford

Cancer

Fearne CottonFearne Cotton

03 September 1981

Northwood

Virgo

Tess DalyTess Daly

27 April 1969

Derbyshire

Taurus

Stacey DooleyStacey Dooley

09 March 1987

Luton

Pisces

John OliverJohn Oliver

23 April 1977

Birmingham

Taurus

Robert PestonRobert Peston

25 April 1960

United Kingdom

Taurus

Michael WinnerMichael Winner

30 October 1935

21 January 2013

Hampstead

Scorpio

Laura KuenssbergLaura Kuenssberg

1976 AD

Italy

Michael FootMichael Foot

23 July 1913

03 March 2010

Plymouth

Cancer

Konnie HuqKonnie Huq

17 July 1975

Hammersmith

Cancer

Michael GoveMichael Gove

26 August 1967

Edinburgh

Virgo

Nigel LawsonNigel Lawson

11 March 1932

Hampstead

Pisces

Seumas MilneSeumas Milne

1958 AD

Fiona BruceFiona Bruce

25 April 1964

Singapore

Taurus

Jon RonsonJon Ronson

10 May 1967

Cardiff

Taurus

William JoyceWilliam Joyce

24 April 1906

03 January 1946

Brooklyn

Taurus

Will SelfWill Self

26 September 1961

Westminster

Libra

Susanna ReidSusanna Reid

10 December 1970

Croydon

Sagittarius

Caitlin MoranCaitlin Moran

05 April 1975

Brighton

Aries

Suzi PerrySuzi Perry

03 May 1970

Cosford

Taurus

Guy BurgessGuy Burgess

16 April 1911

30 August 1963

Devon

Aries

Anne RobinsonAnne Robinson

26 September 1944

Crosby

Libra

Polly SamsonPolly Samson

29 April 1962

London

Taurus

Robert FiskRobert Fisk

12 July 1946

Maidstone

Cancer

Warren EllisWarren Ellis

16 February 1968

Essex

Aquarius

Anthea TurnerAnthea Turner

25 May 1960

Stoke-on-Trent

Gemini

Zain AsherZain Asher

27 August 1983

Virgo

Jeremy PaxmanJeremy Paxman

11 May 1950

Leeds

Taurus

Mark KermodeMark Kermode

02 July 1963

Chipping Barnet

Cancer

Sara CoxSara Cox

13 December 1974

Bolton

Sagittarius

Ross McWhirterRoss McWhirter

12 August 1925

27 November 1975

Winchmore Hill

Leo

Carol ThatcherCarol Thatcher

15 August 1953

London

Leo

Andrew MarrAndrew Marr

31 July 1959

Glasgow

Leo

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