TV Presenters

A television presenter is someone who introduces or hosts programs on television. They are the public faces of television that engage with the unseen audience and present to them live and recorded shows across various genres. These presenters work for various channels on international, national, regional and satellite television and inform the audiences about the programs. Television presenters should have a well-groomed appearance, confident and pleasing personality, and a good voice and pronunciation. Presenting on television is a very demanding and high-pressure job—these professionals have to work irregular hours, constantly be under bright lights and camera, and yet put up a confident and pleasant look whenever they appear on the screen. The actual nature of a presenter’s job depends upon the programs they present, such as news, sports, music, children’s show, etc. However, there are several similarities shared by all presenters irrespective of the program genre. They have to act as a link between the program items and the audience by introducing or hosting a program in an interesting manner. Often celebrities may be roped in by channels to present a show in order to attract viewership. Read on to browse through a list of world famous television presenters and read their biographies and timelines.

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 1 Steve Irwin

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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: February 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian
Died: September 4, 2006

Australian Steve Irwin was a world famous, high-spirited, lively host of The Crocodile Hunter television series. A conservationist, he was also part of other shows and documentaries on wildlife and environment. He was known for close encounters with some of the most dangerous and endangered animals in various jungles. He died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

 2 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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 3 Paul Hollywood

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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: March 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 4 Nigella Lawson

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Famous As: Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Daughter of Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigella Lawson has written several bestselling cookbooks and hosted many culinary shows. Winner of the British Book Award and the Guild of Food Writers Award, Nigella has previously worked as an editor and freelance journalist and also owns a cookware range.
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 5 Meghan McCain

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Famous As: Columnist & TV Host
Birthdate: October 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

The daughter of popular American politician John McCain, Meghan McCain has established herself as a noted columnist and TV personality, working for TV channels like Fox News, ABC News, and MSNBC. As an author, she has had a major impact upon the release of books, such as Dirty Sexy Politics and My Dad, John McCain. She also supports gay rights.

 6 Lizzo

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Three-time Grammy-winning rap and hip-hop sensation Lizzo is also a queer and body-positivity icon. She began singing with groups such as The Chalice and Grrrl Prty, and graced the Billboard 200 with the album Cuz I Love You. Time’s 2019 Entertainer of the Year, Lizzo is also a talented flute-player.
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 7 Mary Berry

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Famous As: Food Writer, TV Presenter
Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

Author of over 75 cookbooks, Mary Berry has also hosted several culinary shows, such as Mary Berry Cooks. The Guardian ranked her the second-best-dressed person over 50. A CBE and DBE recipient, she has also received the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and an honorary degree.

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 8 Amanda Holden

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Amanda Holden is an English actress, TV personality, author, and musician. Her autobiography book No Holding Back was ranked first on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Apart from being a media personality, Amanda Holden is also known for her charity work; in 2018, she posed as a mermaid underwater as part of a PETA awareness campaign against the SeaWorld.

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 9 Rachel Riley

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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: January 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Rachel Riley is best known as a co-host of the puzzle show Countdown and its spin-off, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. An avid mathematician, she also co-hosted The Gadget Show and It's Not Rocket Science. She also participated in the 11th season of Strictly Come Dancing.

 10 Victoria Coren Mitchell

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: August 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Victoria Coren Mitchell is the first woman to win a European Poker Tour contest. She has hosted the BBC game show Only Connect and written several books, including a poker-centered memoir. The Women in Poker Hall of Fame inductee has also written columns for The Guardian and The Observer

 11 Nicolle Wallace

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Famous As: Former White House Communications Director
Birthdate: February 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Nicolle Wallace has been Jeb Bush's press secretary, the White House communications director under George W. Bush, and John McCain’s senior political advisor. She has also hosted Deadline: White House and The View, and written three political novels, including Eighteen Acres. A self-proclaimed “non-practicing Republican,” she supports same-sex marriage.

 12 James May

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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: January 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

James May is an English journalist and television presenter. May is known for co-presenting the popular factual television show Top Gear alongside Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson. James May is credited with co-founding the independent TV production company W. Chump and Sons.

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 13 Ellen DeGeneres

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Comedian, television host and actress Ellen DeGeneres is the first actress to win a Saturn Award for a voice performance, winning the accolade for her role in the film Finding Nemo. She has hosted the Academy Awards and has published four books. She is openly lesbian and supports LGBTQA+ rights. She has been accused of workplace harassment.

 14 Savannah Guthrie

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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 15 Bar Refaeli

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Famous As: Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman
Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Israeli
One of the highest-paid Israeli models, Bar Refaeli topped Maxim’s Hot 100 in 2012 and has worked for GQ and Elle. She has also hosted Germany's Next Top Model, The X Factor Israel, and the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. She faced criticism for avoiding Israel’s mandatory military service recruitment.

 16 Danny Dyer

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 17 Stacey Dooley

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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Investigative journalist Stacey Dooley is best known for presenting socially relevant BBC documentaries with themes such as child labor and gender equality. Some of her notable works are Blood, Sweat and T-shirts and the series Stacey Dooley Investigates. The MBE recipient has also won the reality contest Strictly Come Dancing

 18 Dick Strawbridge

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Famous As: Engineer, TV Presenter
Birthdate: September 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 19 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.

 20 Karl Pilkington

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Famous As: Television Presenter, Radio Producer
Birthdate: September 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

Karl Pilkington is an English comedian, television presenter, radio producer, and actor. He achieved popularity as the producer of Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais' radio program on Xfm. Pilkington is credited with co-founding a TV production company called RiSK Productions. Also known for his charity work, Pilkington designed and signed a card to benefit the Thomas Coram Foundation for Children.

 21 Caroline Flack

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: February 15, 2020

A British television personality, Caroline Flack presented many shows ranging from I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!  to The X Factor. Accused of assaulting her boyfriend, she was one of the four participants of the dating reality series Love Island who committed suicide. She stated in her autobiography that he had dated Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.  

 22 Tomi Lahren

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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: August 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Tomi Lahren is an American TV host-turned-conservative political commentator. Tomi Lahren, who currently hosts a talk show on Fox Nation, has made controversial comments in the past, attracting criticisms and support from all over America. She supports women's empowerment, abortion rights, and LGBT rights.

 23 Paula Yates

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: April 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British, Welsh
Died: September 17, 2000

 24 Abby Huntsman

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Famous As: Journalist, TV Presenter
Birthdate: May 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 25 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.

 26 John Barrowman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British, American

 27 Maria Menounos

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Greek, American

 28 Naga Munchetty

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: February 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Journalist Naga Munchetty is known for hosting shows such as BBC Breakfast, Victoria Derbyshire, and Newsnight. She previously hosted BBC World News and Working Lunch and also won Celebrity Mastermind. She is also a skilled golfer and plays jazz trumpet and the piano. She publicly criticized Trump for his racism.

 29 Cat Deeley

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model, Radio personality
Birthdate: October 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 30 Elisabeth Hasselbeck

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Famous As: Talk Show Host
Birthdate: May 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Retired TV personality and talk show host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, first gained fame as a contestant on the American version of the TV show, Survivor, in 2001. In the ensuing years, she became a co-host on the daytime talk show, The View, which further added to her popularity and earned her a  Daytime Emmy Award. She is also a published author.

 31 Lisa Faulkner

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 32 Julie Chen

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Famous As: Presenter, Television producer, Journalist
Birthdate: January 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 33 Lara Spencer

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Famous As: TV Anchor, Journalist
Birthdate: June 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 34 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.

 35 Fiona Bruce

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Famous As: Television producer, Television presenter, Journalist, News presenter
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 36 Ant Middleton

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: September 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 37 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.

 38 Brandi Cyrus

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Brandi Cyrus is the half-sister of singer/actor Miley Cyrus through their mother, actor Tish Cyrus. She appeared in the popular series Hannah Montana and the 2009 movie of the same name, along with Miley. She has also co-hosted Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design and Conquer and the podcast Your Favorite Thing.

 39 Susanna Reid

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: December 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

Journalist and anchor Susanna Reid is best known for co-presenting BBC Breakfast. She also ended up as the runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. She has appeared as the main host of shows such as Sunday Morning Live and Good Morning Britain, and is associated with Media Trust.

 40 Vernon Kay

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: April 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Vernon Kay is best known for hosting shows such as ITV’s All Star Family Fortunes and Beat the Star, and Channel 4's T4. He also presented his own Radio X show and the Formula E live coverage. He also finished third on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

 41 Natasia Demetriou

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Nationality: British

 42 Oprah Winfrey

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Famous As: Media proprietor
Birthdate: January 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most iconic figures in America who broke many barriers to become one of the most influential women in the country. She is a role model for the black community and is also a fierce feminist. Her path-breaking The Oprah Winfrey Show mostly based on lives of common people catapulted her to unprecedented stardom.

 43 Lucy Worsley

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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 44 Steve Harvey

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Comedian, businessman and entertainer Steve Harvey has been active in the entertainment world since 1985. Born to parents who were avid movie lovers, he developed an early love for performing. He began his entertainment career as a stand-up comedian and soon started performing in TV shows and films. Also an entrepreneur, he founded Steve Harvey Global (SHG).

 45 Charissa Thompson

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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: May 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 46 Kenny Everett

Kenny Everett
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: April 4, 1995

 47 Terry Wogan

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: August 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Irish, British
Died: January 31, 2016

Irish radio and TV broadcaster, Terry Wogan, is remembered for his long career with BBC. For over 15 years, his weekday breakfast program, Wake Up to Wogan, drew in millions of listeners. At the peak of his career, he was probably the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.  He was inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame in 2009.

 48 Fearne Cotton

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Famous As: Television presenter, Voice actor, Journalist, Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 49 Konnie Huq

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Konnie Huq is best known for being the longest-serving female host of the children’s show Blue Peter. She has also co-written a Black Mirror episode and published a children’s book. She has been a host on The Xtra Factor, too. She is a British Red Cross ambassador, too.

 50 Alexander Armstrong

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Famous As: Actor, TV Presenter
Birthdate: March 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Alexander Armstrong gained fame as part of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, with Ben Miller. He has also hosted Pointless and voiced Professor M in Tooned and the titular character in the revival of Danger Mouse. A trained singer, he once had his own cover band.
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