Women Journalists

Throughout history, there have been many women journalists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female journalists such as Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Svetlana Alexievich, Ann Coulter, Dorothy Day, Nigella Lawson.The women journalists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Megyn Kelly

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Megyn Kelly is a well-known American journalist and political commentator. She had a successful career at Fox News and NBC News, where she did reporting and anchored many shows. She quit television and launched her media production company in 2020. She hosts the The Megyn Kelly Show podcast. She has also written an autobiography titled Settle for More.

 2 Gloria Steinem

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Hailing from a humble background, Gloria Steinem went on to become a celebrated journalist and an iconic feminist. Founder of the New York magazine and Ms Magazine, her life has been dedicated to writing, talking and fighting for women’s rights, gender equality, legalisation of abortion, among other things. She brought issues like female genital mutilation to the forefront in America.

 3 Preity Zinta

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Famous As: Actor, Model, Journalist
Birthdate: January 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 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.

 5 Virginia Vallejo

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Colombian

Virginia Vallejo is a Colombian journalist and author. After Vallejo claimed that many Colombian politicians and presidents were benefiting from the leading cocaine cartels, she was granted asylum in the USA in order to help the DEA and the Justice Department in cases pertaining to the Colombian drug cartels. Her book, Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar, was made into a film.

 6 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.

 7 Kaitlan Collins

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Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Blogger
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Kaitlan Collins is one of the most popular and influential American journalists of the current generation. As a White House correspondent for CNN, Collins traveled to at least six different countries with Donald Trump. She made headlines when she questioned Trump about Vladimir Putin, for which she was forbidden from attending a Trump administration press conference in 2018.

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 8 Tamron Hall

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Broadcast journalist and television talk show host Tamron Hall is best known for her eponymous award-winning syndicated daytime talk show. She has previously worked for NBC News and MSNBC. An alumnus of Temple University, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is actively involved in anti-domestic violence campaigns.

 9 Gayle King

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Gayle King is an American author and TV personality. Since 2012, King has been co-hosting CBS News' popular program, CBS This Morning. She has also been serving as CBS News' broadcast journalist. Also an editor-at-large for the famous O, The Oprah Magazine, King was included in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in 2019.

 10 Ann Curry

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Guamanian, American

 11 Gwen Ifill

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: November 14, 2016

 12 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. 

 13 Jane Pauley

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

 14 Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 15 Anthea Turner

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 16 Lorraine Kelly

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: November 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British, Scottish

 17 Maureen Lipman

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

 18 Joy Reid

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 19 Deborah Roberts

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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: September 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 20 Vanessa Feltz

Vanessa Feltz
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 21 Zoë Ball

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 22 Esther Rantzen

Esther Rantzen
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 23 Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte Hawkins
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: May 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 24 April Ryan

April Ryan
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 25 Mary Ann Shadd

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: June 5, 1893

 26 Carole Simpson

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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: December 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 27 Ann Petry

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: April 28, 1997

 28 Eunice W. Johnson

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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: April 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: January 3, 2010

 29 Pauline Hopkins

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 1859 AD
Nationality: American
Died: August 13, 1930

 30 Maria Shriver

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Famous American journalist, Maria Shriver, is recognised for her long association with NBC. Her documentary series The Alzheimer’s Project earned rave reviews and she later founded the nonprofit organization, 'The Women's Alzheimer's Movement'. As the former First Lady of California– she was married to Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was the governor of California– she involved herself in numerous charity works.

 31 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.

 32 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.

 33 Anna Wintour

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist. She has been working as Vogue's Editor-in-Chief since 1988. Known for having an eye for emerging fashion trends, Wintour is credited with reviving Vogue as it was viewed as a stagnating publication when she assumed control in 1988. Nicknamed Nuclear Wintour due to her demanding personality, Wintour inspired the story The Devil Wears Prada.

 34 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.

 35 Gretchen Carlson

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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: June 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 36 Jenna Bush Hager

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former American president George W. Bush, has been a teacher and a journalist. She has written several books, has worked with UNICEF, and has also co-hosted NBC shows such as The Today Show. She has also served as an editor for Southern Living magazine.

 37 Lucy Hawking

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Famous As: Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Birthdate: November 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Lucy Hawking, daughter of legendary physicist Stephen Hawking, has been a journalist with New York Magazine, The Times, and The Telegraph. She has also authored several children's books, such as George's Secret Key to the Universe. She is the VP of National Star College and also works for autism research.

 38 Erin Andrews

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Erin Andrews is an American television personality and sportscaster. She is the lead sideline reporter for Fox Sports' NFL broadcasting team. Also known for her charitable work, Andrews played a key role in the Huddle to Fight Hunger campaign, which aimed to raise funds for Feeding America, a non-profit organization. She also serves as an inspiration to those fighting cancer.

 39 Katie Hopkins

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Famous As: Media Personality
Birthdate: February 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Reality star Katie Hopkins is known for her far-right and controversial opinions, which have led her into quite a few legal hassles. She soared to fame with her appearance on The Apprentice (UK). She later hosted Katie Hopkins Ruled the World and finished as the runner-up on Celebrity Big Brother.

 40 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.

 41 Savannah Guthrie

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

 42 Maria Menounos

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

 43 Laura Kuenssberg

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian

Laura Kuenssberg is a journalist. In 2015, she succeeded Nick Robinson to become the first woman to take up the position of a political editor at BBC News. Over the years, she has played an influential role in BBC, having previously worked as the broadcaster's chief political correspondent. In 2019, she was mentioned in Evening Standard's most influential Londoners list.

 44 Phyllis Schlafly

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Famous As: Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist, Journalist
Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: September 5, 2016

 45 Julie Chen

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

 46 Fran Lebowitz

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 47 Katy Tur

Katy Tur
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 48 Lorenza Izzo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chilean, American

 49 Bari Weiss

Bari Weiss
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 50 Dana Bash

Dana Bash
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Dana Bash is an American journalist. Currently working as a chief political correspondent for CNN, Dana Bash has played a major role in the success of the TV channel. She became one of the few women to be honored in a 2014 event called Women in Washington Power List, which was organized by Elle magazine.