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.
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903
Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965

Anna WintourAnna Wintour
03 November 1949
Magazine Editor, Fashion Journalist

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
11 April 1960

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949

Michael PortilloMichael Portillo
26 May 1953
Journalist, Political Leader
James MayJames May
16 January 1963
TV Presenter

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer

Katie HopkinsKatie Hopkins
13 February 1975
Media Personality
Naga MunchettyNaga Munchetty
25 February 1975
Television Presenter

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour
12 January 1958

Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos
18 October 1984

Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson
03 September 1965
Editor, Journalist

Emily MaitlisEmily Maitlis
06 September 1970

Sophie RaworthSophie Raworth
15 May 1968
Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903

George AlagiahGeorge Alagiah
22 November 1955

Esther RantzenEsther Rantzen
22 June 1940

Louise MinchinLouise Minchin
08 September 1968
Journalist and News Anchor
Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841

Murray WalkerMurray Walker
10 October 1923
Formula One Commentator & Journalist
Mishal HusainMishal Husain
11 February 1973
News Presenter

Zeinab BadawiZeinab Badawi
24 November 1959

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905
Walter DurantyWalter Duranty
25 May 1884

Zain AsherZain Asher
27 August 1983
News Anchor, Journalist
Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940

Malcolm MuggeridgeMalcolm Muggeridge
24 March 1903
Journalist and Author

Lucy WatsonLucy Watson
20 February 1991
Reporter, Reality Star, Entrepreneur
Suzi PerrySuzi Perry
03 May 1970
Television Presenter

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Natalie SawyerNatalie Sawyer
23 October 1979
Television Presenter
Seumas MilneSeumas Milne
1958 AD

Kate AbdoKate Abdo
08 September 1981

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist

Robin DayRobin Day
24 October 1923
Broadcaster, Journalist
Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw
30 August 1960
Chris HarrisChris Harris
20 January 1975
Journalist, Television Presenter

Mark ThomasMark Thomas
11 April 1963

Norman AngellNorman Angell
26 December 1872
British Journalist & Author

Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870
C.P. ScottC.P. Scott
26 October 1846
Former Editor of 'The Guardian'

Laura KuenssbergLaura Kuenssberg
1976 AD

Michael GoveMichael Gove
26 August 1967
Journalist, Politician, Judge

Kim PhilbyKim Philby
01 January 1912
Spy, Journalist

Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman
24 December 1960
Television presenter, Journalist, Engineer
Richard HammondRichard Hammond
19 December 1969
Television presenter, Writer, Journalist,

Paula YatesPaula Yates
24 April 1959
Television presenter
Peaches GeldofPeaches Geldof
13 March 1989
Journalist, Television presenter, Model,

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
28 April 1948
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter,

Fiona BruceFiona Bruce
25 April 1964
Television producer, Television presenter,
Kate GarrawayKate Garraway
04 May 1967

Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman
15 January 1972
Journalist, Writer, Television presenter
Anthea TurnerAnthea Turner
25 May 1960

Kirstie AllsoppKirstie Allsopp
31 August 1971
Businessperson, Journalist, Television presenter

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
18 April 1964
Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University

Richard ColesRichard Coles
26 March 1962
Journalist, Radio personality

Jon RonsonJon Ronson
10 May 1967
Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Documentary
Anna RichardsonAnna Richardson
27 September 1970

Diane AbbottDiane Abbott
27 September 1953
Politician, Journalist

Andi PetersAndi Peters
29 July 1970
Television presenter

Robert PestonRobert Peston
25 April 1960
Susanna ReidSusanna Reid
10 December 1970
Journalist, Television presenter

Alastair CampbellAlastair Campbell
25 May 1957
Eamonn HolmesEamonn Holmes
03 December 1959

Joey BartonJoey Barton
02 September 1982
Association football player, Journalist

Peter HitchensPeter Hitchens
28 October 1951
Journalist, Writer
Melanie SykesMelanie Sykes
07 August 1970
Presenter, Model, Journalist

Ben ShephardBen Shephard
11 December 1974
Journalist, Television presenter
Ian HislopIan Hislop
13 July 1960
Screenwriter, Journalist, Editor, Writer

Trinny WoodallTrinny Woodall
08 February 1964
Journalist, Television presenter, Wardrobe stylist

Fearne CottonFearne Cotton
03 September 1981
Television presenter, Voice actor, Journalist,
Richard QuestRichard Quest
09 March 1962
Journalist, Television presenter

Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892
Michael ParkinsonMichael Parkinson
28 March 1935
Television presenter, Journalist, Writer,

Adrian ChilesAdrian Chiles
21 March 1967
Television presenter

Lorraine KellyLorraine Kelly
30 November 1959
Television presenter

Adam CurtisAdam Curtis
26 May 1955
Television director, Journalist, Writer, Director
Neil TennantNeil Tennant
10 July 1954
Warren EllisWarren Ellis
16 February 1968
Journalist, Writer, Science fiction writer

Karren BradyKarren Brady
04 April 1969
Business Women

Maureen LipmanMaureen Lipman
10 May 1946

Andrew MarrAndrew Marr
31 July 1959
Emma ForrestEmma Forrest
26 December 1976

Cathy NewmanCathy Newman
14 July 1974

Richard MadeleyRichard Madeley
13 May 1956
TV Presenters

Bill TurnbullBill Turnbull
25 January 1956
Journalist, Presenter

Nigel SlaterNigel Slater
09 April 1958
Food Writer
John PeelJohn Peel
30 August 1939
Journalist, Radio personality, Disc jockey,

Ted KoppelTed Koppel
08 February 1940
Sara CoxSara Cox
13 December 1974
Presenter, Disc jockey, Journalist

Rick EdwardsRick Edwards
20 May 1979
Jill DandoJill Dando
09 November 1961
Television presenter, News presenter, Journalist
Frankie BoyleFrankie Boyle
16 August 1972
Comedian, Autobiographer, Journalist, Writer