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.

 1 Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek
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Famous As: American-Canadian Television personality
Birthdate: July 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian, American

An eminent television personality, Alex Trebek is best known for hosting the popular game show Jeopardy since it was revived in 1984. He has also hosted many other game shows, both in America and Canada. In February 1991, he became the first person to host three American game shows at the same time. He is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

 2 Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood
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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: March 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
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 3 Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 4 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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 5 Nigella Lawson

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.

 6 Vernon Kay

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!
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 7 Anderson Cooper

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.

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 8 Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw
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Famous As: Former NFL Star & TV Analyst
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970, Terry Bradshaw went on to become a dominant NFL quarterback and led the Steelers to four Super Bowl championships. His career halted after an injury, but Bradshaw soon established himself as a prominent television football analyst for Fox NFL Sunday. Later, he ventured into acting, writing and music.
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 9 Shane Richie

Shane Richie
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 10 Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, Indian
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 11 Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 12 Harvey Cantwell

Harvey Cantwell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
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 13 David Letterman

David Letterman
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: April 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Starting off as a radio weatherman, David Letterman has come a long way. He has been the longest-serving American late-night talk-show host and ranked 45th on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list. He later dabbled in production, with hit sitcoms such as Everybody Loves Raymond.

 14 Chris Wallace

Chris Wallace
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Famous As: Anchor
Birthdate: October 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 15 Prue Leith

Prue Leith
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Famous As: Restaurateur
Birthdate: February 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: South African

 16 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.

 17 Nora Lum

Nora Lum
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 18 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

 19 Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 20 Cha Eun-woo

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.

 21 Caroline Quentin

Caroline Quentin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 22 Oprah Winfrey

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.

 23 Ellen DeGeneres

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.

 24 Mary Berry

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.

 25 Steve Irwin

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.

 26 Jonah Falcon

Jonah Falcon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 27 Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: April 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Conan O’Brien is an American comedian, writer, television host, podcaster, and producer. Over the years, he has played an important role in NBC, hosting the network's successful shows like The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and writing for Saturday Night Live. His work has influenced comedians like Mindy Kaling, Seth Meyers, and Kumail Nanjiani.

 28 Amanda Holden

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.

 29 Pat Sajak

Pat Sajak
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: October 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Pat Sajak went from being a weatherman to the host of the cult game show Wheel of Fortune. His long stint on the show fetched him three Emmy Awards. He has also hosted The Pat Sajak Show and The Price Is Right, and has written columns for Human Events.

 30 Malaika Arora

Malaika Arora
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

The quintessential item girl of Bollywood, Malaika Arora is known for her sultry looks and dance moves. She has the reputation of drawing audiences into theatres despite appearing in just one song in the entire film. Malaika Arora ended her 18 years old marriage to actor Arbaaz Khan in 2017. 

 31 Howard Stern

Howard Stern
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Famous As: Radio & TV Personality
Birthdate: January 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Howard Stern is an American television and radio personality who played a major role in popularizing Transcendental Meditation in the United States. He claimed that the technique cured his mother of depression, helped him quit smoking, and beat obsessive-compulsive disorder. Howard Stern is also a prominent fund raiser for an animal rescue organization called North Shore Animal League America.

 32 Lizzo

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.

 33 Victoria Derbyshire

Victoria Derbyshire
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 34 Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: September 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Jimmy Fallon began as a stand-up comedian and an SNL cast member and then got his own show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He succeeded Jay Leno as the host of The Tonight Show. He has also starred in movies, written a few children’s books, and released two comedy albums.

 35 Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 36 Graham Norton

Graham Norton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish

Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, and actor, Graham Norton, is an eight-time BAFTA TV Award winner. He is best known for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show. His innuendo-laden dialogue and flamboyant presentation style have made him a fan favorite. He is openly gay and is the winner of one Gaytime Award.

 37 Wolf Blitzer

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

 38 Nicolle Wallace

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.

 39 Dick Strawbridge

Dick Strawbridge
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: September 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 40 Rachel Riley

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.

 41 Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan
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Famous As: American Football Player, Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Michael Strahan is a journalist, television personality, and former professional American football player. Strahan helped the New York Giants, where he spent his entire 15-year National Football League (NFL) career, win the Super Bowl XLII. After retiring from football, Michael Strahan co-hosted the talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, for which he received a couple of Daytime Emmy Awards.

 42 Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Television presenter
Birthdate: January 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 43 Jay Leno

James Douglas Muir Leno
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: April 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Emmy-winning stand-up comedian Jay Leno is best known for his shows The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jay Leno Show, both on NBC. The Television Hall of Fame inductee is also an avid car collector and is associated with several charitable initiatives, such as the Love Ride.

 44 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.

 45 Victoria Coren Mitchell

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

 46 Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile
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Famous As: DJ, Television & Radio Personality
Birthdate: October 31, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: October 29, 2011
Jimmy Savile gained fame after hosting BBC’s Jim'll Fix It and Top of the Pops. He initially worked in coal mines and dabbled in wrestling, before establishing himself as a professional DJ. Following his death, countless people accused him of sexual abuse. Subsequently, his was Madame Tussauds statue was melted. 

 47 James May

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.

 48 Ryan Seacrest

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.

 49 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.

 50 Chris Harris

Chris Harris
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Famous As: Journalist, Television Presenter
Birthdate: January 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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