Famous Scottish Journalists

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Lorraine Kelly
(Journalist and Television Presenter Known for Presenting the Television Programme on 'Gmtv', Lorraine)
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Birthdate: November 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Lorraine Kelly is a Scottish journalist and TV presenter. She is also known for her charity work and has been a long-time supporter of the LGBT community. In the 2012 New Year Honours, Lorraine Kelly was appointed OBE for services to charity. In the 2020 Birthday Honours, she was promoted to CBE for services to journalism, broadcasting, and charity.

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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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Andrea McLean
(Scottish Journalist and Television Presenter Best Known for Her Television Work with 'ITV')
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Birthdate: October 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Born in Scotland, Andrea McLean was raised in the Caribbean. She later established herself as an award-winning journalist and broadcaster, known for her 13-year stint on Loose Women. She is also the bestselling author of books such as This Girl Is on Fire and Confessions of a Good Girl.

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Andrew Neil
(Journalist)
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Birthdate: May 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scottish journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil is the chairman of the TV news channel GB News. An alumnus of the University of Glasgow, he began his journalistic career while still a student. He worked for the BBC for 25 years and has also been the editor-in-chief of Press Holdings Media Group and the editor of The Sunday Times.

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Nicky Campbell
(Journalist and Television Host Known for Hosting the Scottish Version of 'Wheel of Fortune')
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Birthdate: April 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish presenter Nicky Campbell was adopted as a toddler. While he initially wished to become an actor, he later focused on hosting radio and TV shows. Known for hosting Wheel of Fortune, Watchdog, and several BBC radio shows, Campbell is also a skilled musician, who plays the ukulele, guitar, and piano.

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Ali Smith
(Scottish Author, Playwright, Academic and Journalist)
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Birthdate: August 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland

Born to working-class parents in Scotland, Ali Smith grew up to earn a PhD from the University of Cambridge. While teaching at the University of Strathclyde, she developed chronic fatigue and took a break to write. Known for books such as Autumn, she often collaborates with her partner Sarah Wood.

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Carrie Gracie
(Journalist, Television producer, Presenter)
Carrie Gracie
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Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Bahrain

Scottish journalist Carrie Gracie, who gained fame as the BBC News China editor, made headlines when she quit BBC after 33 years over gender-based pay inequalities. Though she returned to BBC in 2020, she quit again shortly. She was married to Chinese musician Cheng Jin and is a mother of two.

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Gavin Esler
(Journalist)
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Birthdate: February 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Award-winning Scottish journalist and broadcaster Gavin Esler is best known for presenting BBC programs such as Dateline London, The Film Review, and Hardtalk. He has also penned novels such as The Blood Brother and non-fiction works such as Brexit Without the Bullshit. He also contested as election as a Change UK candidate.

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Bertie Charles Forbes
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Birthdate: May 14, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: May 6, 1954

Born to working-class parents in Scotland, Bertie Charles Forbes initially worked as a journalist in Scotland and South Africa, before moving to the US. He launched Forbes magazine, which focused on finance and business and was later taken over by his two sons. Following his death, his body was buried in Scotland.

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John Claudius Loudon
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Birthdate: April 8, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambuslang, Scotland
Died: December 14, 1843

Scottish gardener and landscape artist John Claudius Loudon was also an influential horticultural journalist who wrote extensively on gardens, parks, and home architecture. Known for introducing the Gardenesque style of décor and popularizing the concept of arboretum, he also penned the widely popular The Suburban Gardener and Villa Companion.

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Alexander Chalmers
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Birthdate: March 29, 1759
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Died: December 29, 1834
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Jack Webster
(Journalist)
Jack Webster
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Birthdate: April 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: March 2, 1999

Jack Webster was a journalist and television and radio personality. Nicknamed the king of the Vancouver airwaves, Webster was an influential journalist from the 1950s until his retirement in 1988. Webster's work inspired the establishment of the Jack Webster Foundation which gives away the prestigious Jack Webster Award every year to honor and promote excellence in journalism.

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Charles Maclaren
(Journalist)
Charles Maclaren
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Birthdate: October 7, 1782
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ormiston, Scotland
Died: September 10, 1866
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Edmund Yates
(Journalist)
Edmund Yates
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Birthdate: July 3, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: May 20, 1894
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George Douglas Brown
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Birthdate: January 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ochiltree, Scotland
Died: August 28, 1902
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Alastair Dunnett
(Journalist)
Alastair Dunnett
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Birthdate: December 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kilmacolm, Scotland
Died: September 2, 1998
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Norman Macleod
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Birthdate: June 3, 1812
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Campbeltown, Scotland
Died: June 16, 1872