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

Famous People From United Kingdom
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

21 January 1950

Motihari

Cancer

Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos

18 October 1984

Kent, United Kingdom

Libra

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson

11 April 1960

Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire

Aries

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens

13 April 1949

15 December 2011

Portsmouth

Aries

Anna WintourAnna Wintour

03 November 1949

London

Scorpio

James MayJames May

16 January 1963

Bristol, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson

06 January 1960

London, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley

28 January 1841

10 May 1904

Denbigh

Aquarius

George AlagiahGeorge Alagiah

22 November 1955

Colombo

Scorpio

Louise MinchinLouise Minchin

08 September 1968

Hong Kong

Virgo

Chris HarrisChris Harris

20 January 1975

United Kingdom

Capricorn

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

Malcolm MuggeridgeMalcolm Muggeridge

24 March 1903

14 November 1990

Sanderstead, South Croydon, Surrey, England, UK

Aries

Murray WalkerMurray Walker

10 October 1923

Hall Green, Birmingham, England

Libra

Zeinab BadawiZeinab Badawi

24 November 1959

Omdurman

Sagittarius

Robin DayRobin Day

24 October 1923

06 August 2000

London

Scorpio

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson

27 October 1950

Scorpio

Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw

30 August 1960

City of Westminster

Virgo

Mark ThomasMark Thomas

11 April 1963

South London

Aries

Norman AngellNorman Angell

26 December 1872

07 October 1967

Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England

Capricorn

C.P. ScottC.P. Scott

26 October 1846

01 January 1932

Bath, Somerset

Scorpio

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking

02 November 1969

England

Scorpio

Charlie BrookerCharlie Brooker

03 March 1971

Reading

Pisces

John OliverJohn Oliver

23 April 1977

Birmingham

Taurus

Piers MorganPiers Morgan

30 March 1965

Guildford

Aries

Michael PortilloMichael Portillo

26 May 1953

Hertfordshire

Gemini

Richard HammondRichard Hammond

19 December 1969

Solihull

Sagittarius

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells

21 September 1866

13 August 1946

Bromley

Virgo

Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson

03 September 1965

Virgo

Louis TherouxLouis Theroux

20 May 1970

Singapore

Taurus

Zoë BallZoë Ball

23 November 1970

Blackpool

Sagittarius

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour

12 January 1958

London

Capricorn

Stacey DooleyStacey Dooley

09 March 1987

Luton

Pisces

Toby YoungToby Young

17 October 1963

Buckinghamshire

Libra

Victoria Coren MitchellVictoria Coren Mitchell

18 August 1972

Hammersmith

Leo

Konnie HuqKonnie Huq

17 July 1975

Hammersmith

Cancer

David IckeDavid Icke

29 April 1952

Leicester

Taurus

Edd ChinaEdd China

09 May 1971

London

Taurus

Cathy NewmanCathy Newman

14 July 1974

Guildford

Cancer

Katie PiperKatie Piper

12 October 1983

Andover

Libra

Peaches GeldofPeaches Geldof

13 March 1989

07 April 2014

Westminster

Pisces

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett

28 April 1948

12 March 2015

Beaconsfield

Taurus

Anna RichardsonAnna Richardson

27 September 1970

Shropshire

Libra

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

Glasgow

Aries

David FrostDavid Frost

07 April 1939

31 August 2013

Tenterden

Aries

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton

29 May 1874

14 June 1936

Kensington

Gemini

Melanie SykesMelanie Sykes

07 August 1970

Lancashire

Leo

David IrvingDavid Irving

24 March 1938

Brentwood

Aries

Bill TurnbullBill Turnbull

25 January 1956

Guildford

Aquarius

Edward HeathEdward Heath

09 July 1916

17 July 2005

Broadstairs

Cancer

Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman

24 December 1960

Bedford

Capricorn

Susanna ReidSusanna Reid

10 December 1970

Croydon

Sagittarius

Kim PhilbyKim Philby

01 January 1912

11 May 1988

Ambala

Capricorn

Clare BaldingClare Balding

29 January 1971

Kingsclere

Aquarius

Paula YatesPaula Yates

24 April 1959

17 September 2000

Colwyn Bay

Taurus

Johann HariJohann Hari

21 January 1979

Glasgow

Aquarius

Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman

15 January 1972

London

Capricorn

Giles CorenGiles Coren

29 July 1969

Paddington

Leo

Joey BartonJoey Barton

02 September 1982

Huyton

Virgo

Carl FrochCarl Froch

02 July 1977

Nottingham

Cancer

Kirsty GallacherKirsty Gallacher

20 January 1976

Edinburgh

Capricorn

Fearne CottonFearne Cotton

03 September 1981

Northwood

Virgo

Laura KuenssbergLaura Kuenssberg

1976 AD

Italy

Peter HitchensPeter Hitchens

28 October 1951

Sliema

Scorpio

John PeelJohn Peel

30 August 1939

25 October 2004

Heswall

Virgo

Kirstie AllsoppKirstie Allsopp

31 August 1971

Hampstead

Virgo

Fiona BruceFiona Bruce

25 April 1964

Singapore

Taurus

Sara CoxSara Cox

13 December 1974

Bolton

Sagittarius

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

23 February 1942

Vienna

Sagittarius

Diane AbbottDiane Abbott

27 September 1953

Paddington

Libra

Ben ShephardBen Shephard

11 December 1974

Epping

Sagittarius

Michael GoveMichael Gove

26 August 1967

Edinburgh

Virgo

Jeremy PaxmanJeremy Paxman

11 May 1950

Leeds

Taurus

Jon RonsonJon Ronson

10 May 1967

Cardiff

Taurus

Frankie BoyleFrankie Boyle

16 August 1972

Pollokshaws

Leo

Adam CurtisAdam Curtis

26 May 1955

Kent

Gemini

William JoyceWilliam Joyce

24 April 1906

03 January 1946

Brooklyn

Taurus

Jill DandoJill Dando

09 November 1961

26 April 1999

Weston-super-Mare

Scorpio

Michael ParkinsonMichael Parkinson

28 March 1935

Cudworth, South Yorkshire

Aries

William Rees-MoggWilliam Rees-Mogg

14 July 1928

29 December 2012

Bristol

Cancer