Newspaper Columnists

Newspaper columnists write the columns that appear in newspapers. A column is a recurring piece of writing that contains a commentary, opinion or point of view of the author. Columns add character to a particular publication like newspapers or magazine, and there are readers who prefer a certain newspaper mainly because of the columns that appear there. There are specific columnists who write on certain topics like travel, health and wellness, spirituality, relationships, food and drinks, etc. Columns may appear daily or on a weekly basis, and a columnist may write exclusively for one newspaper at a time, or have his columns published in several newspapers simultaneously. Unlike news stories and reports that are meant to be objective and unbiased, columns carry the personal opinions of the writers which impart to them a unique characteristic. Columnists have to be aware of the current trends in their respective fields, and should constantly be on the lookout for topics of interest to the readers. They have to research and gather information on relevant issues and give their own commentary or interpretation. Browse through these biographies and timelines to know about the life and works of various famous newspaper columnists from all over the world.
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 1 Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro
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Famous As: Political Commentator, Public Speaker
Birthdate: January 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

A strong conservative political commentator, author, media host and lawyer, Ben Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US at the age of seventeen and at twenty published his first book. The host of a daily political podcast ,The Ben Shapiro Show, he has frequently invited criticism for his views on various issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.

 2 Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Jake Tapper is an American author, cartoonist, and journalist. Over the years, Jake Tapper's work as a journalist, which includes the coverage of President Barack Obama's inauguration, has been praised by many critics. As the Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN, Jake Tapper plays a vital role in the TV channel's coverage of political matters.

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 3 Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh
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Famous As: Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former Television Host
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Mostly known for his controversial comments on the LGBT community, sexual consent, and climate change, Rush Limbaugh has hosted The Rush Limbaugh Show, one of the highest-rated in the U.S. He has also hosted a TV show, written several books, including two bestsellers, and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom

 4 Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British, American
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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 5 Bill O'Reilly

Bill O'Reilly
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Famous As: Talk Show Host & Radio Personality
Birthdate: September 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Bill O'Reilly is an American author, journalist, and former TV host. The host of Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly played a major role in the success of Fox News Channel during his time at the channel. He is also credited with founding the No Spin News podcast, which he has been hosting since 2017.

 6 Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn vos Savant
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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: August 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 7 Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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 8 Jennifer Mulhern Granholm

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian, American
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 9 Jill St. John

Jill St. John
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Jill St. John is an American actress best known for portraying the first American Bond girl Tiffany Case in the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever. Jill St. John is also credited with founding the Aunts Club, a group of women who provide financial support for children.

 10 Bret Hart

Bret Hart
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Famous As: WWE Wrestlers
Birthdate: July 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian, American
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 11 Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: January 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 12 Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: April 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

Phillip Schofield is an English TV presenter. Over the years, Schofield has been playing an important role in the success of ITV's This Morning and Dancing on Ice. He is also a humanitarian as he has been serving as a patron of Shooting Star Children's Hospices, which aids families of children with terminal illnesses.

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 13 Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Died: October 2, 2018

 14 Amy Fisher

Amy Fisher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 15 Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover
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Famous As: Media Personality, Author, Activist
Birthdate: December 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 16 Kasie Hunt

Kasie Hunt
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Famous As: American Correspondent
Birthdate: May 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Kasie Hunt is an American political correspondent. Over the years, Kasie Hunt has been an important member of NBC News and MSNBC. Apart from being the Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News, Hunt also hosts MSNBC's morning news show Way Too Early with Kasie Hunt, which airs on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m.

 17 Oliver North

Oliver North
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Famous As: Political Commentator and Television Host
Birthdate: October 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 18 Peter Ustinov

Peter Ustinov
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: March 28, 2004

 19 Juan Williams

Juan Williams
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Panamanian, American

 20 Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich
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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 21 John Avlon

John Avlon
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 22 Mark Shields

Mark Shields
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Famous As: Political analyst
Birthdate: May 25, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 23 Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin
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Famous As: Blogger
Birthdate: October 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 24 Margaret Ellen Noonan

Margaret Ellen Noonan
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 25 Mark Halperin

Mark Halperin
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: January 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 26 Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: September 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: October 13, 1974

 27 Shelby Steele

Shelby Steele
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 28 Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman
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Famous As: Journalist & Author
Birthdate: July 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 29 Giles Coren

Giles Coren
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Famous As: Food Writer
Birthdate: July 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 30 Karren Brady

Karren Brady
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Famous As: Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: April 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 31 Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 32 Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 33 Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews
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Birthdate: December 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 34 Matt McGorry

Matt McGorry
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 35 Anna Roosevelt Halsted

Anna Roosevelt Halsted
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Famous As: Writer, Editor
Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 1, 1975

 36 Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 37 Andrew Ross Sorkin

Andrew Ross Sorkin
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 38 H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken
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Birthdate: September 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 29, 1956

 39 Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer
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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: March 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: June 21, 2018

 40 Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte Casiraghi
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Famous As: Editor-at-large, Equestrian Sports Ambassador
Birthdate: August 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Monacan

 41 Edgar Bronfman Sr.

Edgar Bronfman Sr.
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: December 21, 2013

 42 Bob Beckel

Bob Beckel
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Famous As: Political analyst
Birthdate: November 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 43 Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen
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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: June 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 44 Hedda Hopper

Hedda Hopper
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: February 1, 1966

 45 Kirsten Powers

Kirsten Powers
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Famous As: Newspaper Columnists
Birthdate: December 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 46 Corey Graves

Corey Graves
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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: February 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 47 Andrea Tantaros

Andrea Tantaros
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Famous As: Political Analyst
Birthdate: December 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 48 Conor Woodman

Conor Woodman
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: March 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish

 49 Sonali Kulkarni

Sonali Kulkarni
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 50 Arlene Dahl

Arlene Dahl
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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