TV Anchors

Television anchors are the newscasts who present news programs on the television. Also known as newsreaders, newscasters or news presenters, these professionals narrate the day’s news in the format of a cohesive television program. They present the news in a television studio, often in a team of two though it is not uncommon to see a single anchor presenting the news. These anchors work in a high-pressure environment characterized by irregular work hours and demanding work schedules. The anchors are provided with the news material that they have to narrate though they are required to improvise their commentary for live presentation; their involvement may also be required during the process of writing and editing of the news material. Many news anchors start their career as news reporters while gradually working their way up. As news reporters, they strengthen their on-camera skills and develop confidence as a presenter which would help them to further their career. News anchors need to be calm, innovative and resourceful as they may be called up to present breaking news anytime without notice. In such cases they have to narrate the news without a script and have to manage without proper mikes or equipment. Read on to browse through a list of world famous television anchors and read their biographies and timelines.

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 1 Martha Stewart

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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

The founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Martha Stewart has found success with several business ventures. She is also the publisher of a magazine called Martha Stewart Living and has written many bestselling books. Although she was convicted of charges pertaining to the ImClone stock trading case, she made a comeback and became chairwoman of her company.

 2 David Muir

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Multiple Emmy- and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning anchor David Muir is best known as a co-host of 20/20 and ABC's World News. His coverage of the 9/11 attacks earned him a National Headliner Award. One of the most-watched U.S. journalists, he was named to People's 2014 Sexiest Men Alive list. 
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 3 Hoda Kotb

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Famous As: Journalist, Author, TV Anchor
Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Egyptian, American
Egyptian-American TV journalist Hoda Kotb is best known as the co-host of the shows NBC Morning Show, Dateline NBC, Today. Named to Time 100, she has also authored several books, including a bestselling autobiography. A breast cancer survivor, she now also works to raise awareness about the disease.

 4 Cha Eun-woo

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: South Korean

Cha Eun-woo is a South Korean model, actor, and singer. He achieved popularity as part of the famous boy band Astro. His popularity increased after playing Do Kyung-seok in a television series titled Gangnam Beauty, after which he was named in GQ Korea magazine's Men of the Year list in 2018.

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 5 Barbara Walters

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Barbara Walters is an American retired television personality and broadcast journalist. Renowned for her popularity with viewers, Walters appeared as the host of several popular TV shows. A pioneer for women in broadcasting, Walters became the first woman to co-host shows like Today and ABC Evening News. In 1996, she was named in TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars list.

 6 Lauren S├ínchez

Lauren Sanchez
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Famous As: News Anchor
Birthdate: December 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Lauren Sánchez is a news anchor who has won an Emmy Award for her work. Apart from being a news anchor, Sánchez is also an actress, pilot, and entrepreneur. She is credited with founding the first female-owned aerial production company, Black Ops Aviation. Also known for her good looks, Sánchez has been featured in lists like People's 50 Most Beautiful.

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 7 Katie Couric

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Regarded as “America’s Sweetheart”, Katherine Couric has been a familiar face on top US television networks for decades. The journalist and presenter had a long stint with NBC News before she switched over to CBS News and then to ABC News. She is also known for co-hosting programmes on Today. She co-founded multimedia news and production company Katie Couric Media.

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 8 Glenn Beck

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Famous As: CEO of TheBlaze
Birthdate: February 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Glenn Beck is an American radio host, political commentator, and television producer. He hosts the popular talk-radio show, Glenn Beck Radio Program. Also a philanthropist, Glenn Beck founded Mercury One, a non-profit organization designed to sustain itself without the need for donations or grants.

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 9 Wolf Blitzer

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 10 Martha MacCallum

Martha MacCallum
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Famous As: News Anchor
Birthdate: January 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Journalist and anchor Martha MacCallum is best known as the host of The Story with Martha MacCallum on Fox News. The two-time Gracie Award-winner has also been dragged into controversy for suggesting that the gender pay gap may be a myth and for calling COVID-19 the “China Virus.”

 11 Stacey Solomon

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

Stacey Solomon is an English television personality and singer. She won the 10th series of British survival reality television show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and then released her debut single in 2011. Her debut album Shy, which released in 2015, peaked at number 45 on the UK Albums Chart.

 12 Robin Roberts

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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: November 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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 13 Anderson Cooper

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

As one of the leading television journalists for the past 10 years, Anderson Cooper has played a prominent role in influencing several important events in the United States of America. An openly gay man, Anderson Cooper has also served as an inspiration to the entire LGBTQ community.

 14 Kimberly Guilfoyle

Kimberly Guilfoyle
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Famous As: News Anchor
Birthdate: March 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

One of the prominent speakers at the Republican National Convention 2020 and a vocal supporter of American President, Donald Trump, Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle is a senior advisor and top fundraiser at Trump’s re-election campaign. A former deputy district attorney, prosecutor, legal analyst at CNN and TV host at Fox News, Guilfoyle is rumoured to be the Donald Trump Jr.’s partner.  

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 15 Denise van Outen

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

Denise van Outen is an English actress, dancer, singer, and presenter. She is known for presenting the TV show, The Big Breakfast, and for competing in the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing where she finished as runner-up. Also known for her humanitarian work, Denise supports charity organizations, such as Breast Cancer Care and Comic Relief.

 16 Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford
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Famous As: TV Host, Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French, American

Kathie Lee Gifford achieved celebrity status by working as a television presenter. She then became a singer-songwriter and author, cementing her place in the entertainment industry. Also known for her charity work, Kathie serves as an ambassador for Childhelp, a non-profit organization working towards preventing child abuse.

 17 Ryan Seacrest

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Famous As: Radio Personality
Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Ryan Seacrest is an American television host, radio personality, and producer. He gained national recognition after hosting the popular singing competition TV series, American Idol. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Seacrest established the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in 2010. He is also credited with producing a men's skincare line called Polished.

 18 Norah O'Donnell

Norah O'Donnell
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 19 Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: October 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, Sharon Osbourne is a music manager. She rejuvenated Ozzy’s career by organizing the Ozzfest tour. She was the star of the reality show The Osbournes, wrote several books, was a panelist on Loose Women, and judged America's Got Talent and The X Factor.

 20 Amy Robach

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Famous As: Journalist, TV Anchor
Birthdate: February 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
ABC News presenter Amy Robach is known for hosting shows such as 20/20Good Morning America, the Saturday edition of NBC's Today. She has also hosted shows on MSNBC. She is a breast cancer survivor. She once claimed her story on Jeffrey Epstein was deliberately blocked by ABC.

 21 Billy Bush

Billy Bush
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Famous As: Television Personality, Radio Host
Birthdate: October 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra

 22 Roger Ebert

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Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 4, 2013

Roger Ebert was an American journalist, author, screenwriter, film historian, and film critic. While working as a film critic for the daily newspaper Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, becoming the first film critic to be honored with the prestigious award. He was often described as America's most influential and prominent film critic of all time.

 23 Bruno Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: November 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Italian choreographer Bruno Tonioli gained fame as a Latin and ball dancer. He was a judge on the dance reality shows Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars and also appeared on DanceX and Dance War. He is gay and has often spoken of the homophobia he has faced.

 24 Mika Brzezinski

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Mika Brzezinski, daughter of diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski, is best known as a co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. She worked as a "Ground Zero" reporter for CBS during 9/11. She has also been on shows such as Up to the Minute and HomePage, and has authored three books, including a memoir.

 25 John Torode

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Famous As: Celebrity chef
Birthdate: July 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian, British
Australian celebrity chef and restaurateur John Torode initially worked at the U.K.-based Conran Group's restaurants. He is also known for his appearances on shows such as This Morning and the revival of MasterChef in 2005. He owned the Luxe and Smiths of Smithfield and has also authored several cookbooks.

 26 Dan Rather

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 31, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Dan Rather shot to fame when he saved thousands of people during Hurricane Carla through the first radar weather report. Subsequently, he had a 24-year stint on CBS Evening News. He was fired following the Killian documents controversy and then joined AXS TV, hosting shows such as Dan Rather Reports

 27 Mel B

Mel B
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

Mel B is an English television personality and singer-songwriter. She gained international recognition as part of the popular pop girl group Spice Girls, which has sold more than 85 million records. Over the years, Mel B has been an important TV personality, appearing in several reality series as a participant as well as a judge.

 28 Isabel Preysler

Isabel Preysler
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: February 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Filipino

Isabel Preysler is a  Filipina socialite and TV host. As a teenager, she participated in beauty pageants and worked as a model. She later started working as a journalist. An elegant woman, she is considered a fashion icon. Her first husband was Julio Iglesias, a Spanish singer.  Enrique Iglesias and Julio Iglesias Jr. are her sons.

 29 Jerry Springer

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Famous As: Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News Anchor
Birthdate: February 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British, American

English-born American television presenter, actor, politician, and musician Jerry Springer is a multifaceted man. A qualified lawyer, he shifted to politics from law as a young man. After a few years, he moved to journalism and found considerable success. As a TV presenter, he is best known for the tabloid talk show, The Jerry Springer Show. 

 30 Bear Grylls

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Famous As: Adventurer
Birthdate: June 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

A former Special Air Service serviceman and honorary lieutenant-colonel, Bear Grylls is best known as an adventurer who does interesting things—from eating goat testicles to drinking elephant dung juice—in the TV series Man vs. Wild. Also known for his charity and humanitarian efforts, Bear was appointed OBE in 2019 for services to charity, young people, and the media.

 31 Michelle Malkin

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

Michelle Malkin is an American blogger, author, political commentator, and businesswoman. Her weekly syndicated column gets featured in several websites and newspapers. Apart from writing four books and contributing to TV channels, such as Fox News, Michelle Malkin is also credited with founding the conservative websites Hot Air and Twitchy.

 32 Joey Fatone

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Joey Fatone soared to fame with the boyband NSYNC. He was the runner-up in the 2007 version of Dancing with the Stars. He also hosted The Singing Bee and Family Feud, and performed as “Rabbit” in The Masked Singer. He also appeared in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

 33 Ainsley Earhardt

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Famous As: TV Anchor
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Ainsley Earhardt is an American journalist and television personality known for her association with Fox News. A co-host of popular daily morning news/talk program Fox & Friends, Ainsley Earhardt has been an important member of Fox News Channel since 2007. She has also had quite an impact as a writer, having published children's books, such as Take Heart, My Child.

 34 Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: August 7, 2005

Canadian-American journalist Peter Jennings is best remembered for his stint on ABC World News Tonight, as its sole anchor. A high-school drop-out, Jennings became one of the U.S.’s Big Three news anchors, along with Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather. He was known for his meticulous coverage of breaking news stories.

 35 Robert Rinder

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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: May 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Criminal barrister Robert Rinder had a 12-year stint at the 2 Hare Court law firm before appearing as Judge Rinder on the reality courtroom show Judge Rinder. He has also written columns for the London Evening Standard and released a book. He has been part of The London Marathon, too.

 36 Trish Regan

Trish Regan
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Famous As: Television Host, Journalist
Birthdate: December 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 37 Eddie Huang

Eddie Huang
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Chef and food expert Eddie Huang co-owns the gua bao restaurant BaoHaus in Lower Manhattan. He has hosted shows such as Snack Off and Huang's World. His bestselling memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, was made into a sitcom of the same name. He has also been a food blogger.

 38 Harris Faulkner

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Famous As: News Anchor
Birthdate: October 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Newscaster and TV host, Harris Faulkner, is currently associated with  Fox News Channel.  She hosts her own prime time political franchise called Town Hall America with Harris Faulkner and also a daily daytime show The Faulkner Focus. A much-respected figure in the TV industry, she is the recipient of six Emmy Awards and the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Lifetime Achievement Award. 

 39 Molly Qerim

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Famous As: TV Anchor
Birthdate: March 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Sports anchor Molly Qerim is best known for her stint on ESPN's First Take. Her work inclues on-site reporting from multiple Super Bowls and other events. She had preciously hosted NFL Network shows NFL AM and NFL Fantasy Live. She is married to NBA player and ESPN host Jalen Rose. 

 40 Renee Paquette

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Famous As: Sports Broadcaster
Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian

Renee Paquette is a Canadian television personality and host. She is best known for appearing in WWE, where she worked as an interviewer, presenter, and commentator from 2012 to 2020. In 2013, Renee Paquette received the Slammy Award for her work in The JBL and Cole Show. In 2020, she started hosting Oral Sessions, her own podcast.

 41 Jim Cramer

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Birthdate: February 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
TV host Jim Cramer is best known for presenting the CNBC show Mad Money. He previously owned a hedge fund and was an editor for SmartMoney magazine. He has also launched TheStreet.com, authored several books, and appeared in movies such as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

 42 Rachel Nichols

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 43 Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Debi Mazar is known for films such as Goodfellas and Little Man Tate and series such as L.A. Law and Civil Wars. She has also appeared in several videos by Madonna. She is married to Italian celebrity chef Gabriele Corcos and co-hosts the show Extra Virgin with him.

 44 Lesley Stahl

Lesley Stahl
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 45 Ross Mathews

Ross Mathews
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Famous As: TV Host
Birthdate: September 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 46 Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren
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Famous As: News Anchor
Birthdate: June 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Lawyer Greta Van Susteren gained fame as an anchor for CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. She is best known for her 14-year stint on Fox News's On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren and for MSNBC’s For the Record with Greta. She was named one of Forbes's most powerful women.

 47 Lester Holt

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Lester Holt is an American journalist who is the face of 'NBC News' since 2000. He hosts and co-hosts some of NBC's important programs, such as Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News. In 1990, he was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his work. In 2015, he was made an inductee of the California Hall of Fame.

 48 Carson Daly

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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: June 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 49 Mario Batali

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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: September 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Mario Batali is an American chef, restaurateur, writer, and media personality. He started hogging the limelight after appearing on some of Food Network's shows, such as Iron Chef America and Molto Mario. Also a well-known philanthropist and social activist, Batali established the Mario Batali Foundation in 2008, which funds pediatric disease research and various children's educational programs.

 50 Jane Pauley

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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