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Barbara Walters
(Pioneering U.S. Television Journalist)
Barbara Walters
21
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 30, 2022

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.

 2 
Robin Roberts
(First Woman of Color and First Openly LGBTQ+ Woman to Host the American TV Game Show ‘Jeopardy!')
Robin Roberts
14
Birthdate: November 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States

A former basketball and tennis player, Rubin Roberts began her career as a sports anchor and reporter for a Mississippi channel, WDAM-TV, eventually joining ESPN as sportscaster, concurrently serving as a featured reporter for Good Morning America. In 2005, she left ESPN to become a co-anchor for Good Morning America, currently serving as an anchor for the same program.

 3 
Cokie Roberts
(Journalist)
Cokie Roberts
8
Birthdate: December 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: September 17, 2019
 4 
Fiona Bruce
(Journalist)
Fiona Bruce
10
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
Katharine Graham
(American Newspaper Publisher and Heiress Who Led 'The Washington Post' (1963 - 1991))
Katharine Graham
10
Birthdate: June 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 17, 2001

The daughter of American publisher and financier Eugene Meyer, Katharine Graham later carried forward her family’s newspaper, The Washington Post. While the newspaper was initially handed over to her husband, Philip Graham, by her father, she took over as the owner, following Philip’s suicide. She later penned a Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir.

 6 
Gloria Steinem
(American Feminist Journalist and Co-Founder of ‘Ms,' Magazine)
Gloria Steinem
9
Birthdate: March 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

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.

 7 
Jill Wendy Dando
(Journalist)
Jill Wendy Dando
6
Birthdate: November 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, England
Died: April 26, 1999
 8 
Jenna Bush Hager
(News Personality, Author, and Daughter of Former U.S. President George W. Bush)
Jenna Bush Hager
7
Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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.
 9 
Gretchen Carlson
(Former Host of CBS News Show 'The Early Show' and Fox News Show 'Fox & Friends')
Gretchen Carlson
6
Birthdate: June 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States

Known for her stints on Fox News and CBS News, TV journalist Gretchen Carlson made headlines when she accused Fox CEO Roger Ailes of having sexually harassed her earlier, eventually causing him to resign. The former Miss America is also a skilled classical violinist and a Juilliard alumna.

 10 
Katie Couric
(Journalist and Television Host at All of the ‘Big Three' Television Networks in the United States)
Katie Couric
10
Birthdate: January 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arlington County, Virginia, United States

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.

 11 
Tamron Hall
(Journalist and Host of TV Talk Show ‘NewsNation with Tamron Hall’)
Tamron Hall
13
Birthdate: September 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luling, Texas, United States

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.

 12 
Kaitlan Collins
(American Journalist and Chief White House Correspondent for 'CNN')
Kaitlan Collins
12
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prattville, Alabama, United States

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.

 13 
Nellie Bly
(Journalist and Writer Known for Her Record-Breaking Trip Around the World in 72 Days)
Nellie Bly
5
Birthdate: May 5, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cochrans Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 27, 1922

Nellie Bly was an American industrialist, journalist, inventor, and charity worker. She is remembered for her circumnavigation of the world in 72 days. She is also known for pioneering a new kind of investigative journalism as she worked undercover from within a mental institution to report on the institution. Nellie Bly’s life and work have inspired several works of art.

 14 
Megyn Kelly
(Journalist and Host of TV Shows 'The Kelly File' and 'American Live')
Megyn Kelly
9
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States

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.

 15 
Lara Logan
(South African Television and Radio Journalist and War Correspondent)
Lara Logan
4
Birthdate: March 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Lara Logan is a South African radio and television journalist. She has also worked as a war correspondent; in 2001, she interviewed General Babajan after successfully infiltrating the American-British-backed Northern Alliance at the Bagram Air Base. Over the years Lara Logan has worked for popular news channels like CBS News and Fox Nation. 

 16 
Julie Chen
(Television personality, News anchor)
Julie Chen
7
Birthdate: January 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 17 
Diane Sawyer
(Broadcast Journalist Known for Anchoring News Shows 'ABC World News Tonight' and 'Good Morning America')
Diane Sawyer
6
Birthdate: December 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
The first female corrrespondant on 60 Minutes, a trailblazer for female journalists, a former co-host of Good Morning America and an aid to President Richard Nixon where she assisted in post-presidency memoirs, Diane Sawyer has many feathers in her cap. She bagged in a Daytime Emmy Award and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
 18 
Connie Chung
(Journalist, Anchor, and TV News Presenter)
Connie Chung
6
Birthdate: August 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
TV journalist Connie Chung is known for her interviews on NBC, CNN, and CBS. She has hosted shows such as Good Morning America, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, and CBS Evening News. Her interview of a fireman during a rescue mission after the Oklahoma City bombing was deemed inappropriate.
 19 
Maria Bartiromo
(The First TV Journalist to Broadcast from the Floor of the "New York Stock Exchange".)
Maria Bartiromo
7
Birthdate: September 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Maria Bartiromo, who has worked with CNN, CNBC, Fox, is best known as the host of On the Money with Maria Bartiromo and Closing Bell. She is the first journalist to report live from the NY Stock Exchange and has earned two Emmys and an Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award.
 20 
Anna Wintour
(Journalist)
Anna Wintour
13
Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

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.

 21 
Virginia Vallejo
5
Birthdate: August 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cartago, Valle del Cauca

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.

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Shannon Bream
(Journalist)
Shannon Bream
5
Birthdate: December 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, USA

Lawyer-turned-TV journalist Shannon Bream had worked with WBTV and WRC-TV, before she began hosting Fox News @ Night. She has also won several beauty pageants earlier, such as the Miss Virginia 1990 and the Miss Florida USA 1995 titles. She has also interned under Florida congressman Bill McCollum.

 23 
Naga Munchetty
(Television Presenter)
Naga Munchetty
6
Birthdate: February 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Streatham
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.
 24 
Anna Politkovskaya
(Russian Journalist and Human Rights Activist)
Anna Politkovskaya
4
Birthdate: August 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 7, 2006

Anna Politkovskaya was a Russian writer, journalist, and human rights activist. She is best remembered for reporting the Second Chechen War. In spite of various acts of intimidation and violence, Politkovskaya never gave up reporting on the war. Her efforts and work earned her several international awards, such as the IWMF Courage in Journalism Award. Politkovskaya was murdered in 2006.

 25 
Savannah Guthrie
(Co-Anchor of the NBC News Morning Show 'Today')
Savannah Guthrie
10
Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

NBC News anchor and broadcast journalist Savannah Guthrie is best known for co-anchoring the show Today. She appeared in the series finale of 30 Rock. She has penned two children’s books, too. She is also a practicing lawyer and has worked with domestic abuse victims.

 26 
Katy Tur
(Journalist)
Katy Tur
7
Birthdate: October 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Dana Loesch
(Political Commentator)
Dana Loesch
4
Birthdate: September 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Missouri
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Stacey Dooley
(Journalist and Media Personality)
Stacey Dooley
9
Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England
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
 29 
Harris Faulkner
(News Anchor)
Harris Faulkner
7
Birthdate: October 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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. 

 30 
Erin Burnett
(News Anchor and Host of 'Erin Burnett OutFront' on CNN)
Erin Burnett
11
Birthdate: July 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mardela Springs, Maryland, United States

Erin Burnett is an American news anchor. Dubbed the International Superstar, Burnett has hosted her own show Erin Burnett OutFront from the borders of Afghanistan, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates; she has also worked on a number of documentaries filmed inside India, Nigeria, Russia, and Libya. She has also reported from countries like Pakistan and China.

 31 
Nancy Grace
(Commentator)
Nancy Grace
7
Birthdate: October 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States

A popular legal commentator and television journalist, Nancy Grace has hosted many TV shows, including an eponymous nightly celebrity news show. An alumnus of the Walter F. George School of Law and New York University, she worked in a legal career before her stint in broadcasting. She is both praised and criticized for her outspoken style.

 32 
Susanna Reid
(Television Presenter)
Susanna Reid
4
Birthdate: December 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

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.

 33 
Ann Curry
(Journalist)
Ann Curry
9
Birthdate: November 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hagåtña, Guam

Born to a Japanese mother and an American father, journalist Ann Curry is best known for her extensive war reporting and has covered disturbances from areas such as Syria and Afghanistan. The Emmy Award-winning journalist has had a long stint on NBC. She also supports cancer research.

 34 
Carole Radziwill
(Journalist)
Carole Radziwill
5
Birthdate: August 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 35 
Gayle King
(Author and Broadcast Journalist Known for Co-Hosting the Morning Show ‘CBS Mornings’)
Gayle King
12
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States

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.

 36 
Katie Pavlich
(Conservative Commentator Known for Her Work at ‘Townhall.com’, ‘Townhall Magazine', and ‘Fox News’)
Katie Pavlich
7
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Katie Pavlich is an American author, podcaster, blogger, and conservative commentator. A Fox News contributor, Pavlich has been an alternate co-host for shows like The Five and has appeared on local and national radio shows on channels, such as CNN, CNBC, and Fox News. In 2014, she was named Woman of the Year by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

 37 
Sunny Hostin
(Lawyer, Journalist and Co-Host on ABC's Morning Talk Show 'The View')
Sunny Hostin
8
Birthdate: October 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Sunny Hostin is an American journalist, lawyer, and television host. She is best known for co-hosting the popular talk show, The View, for which she has received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations so far. Before appearing on TV, Sunny Hostin served as a federal prosecutor; for successfully prosecuting sex offenders, Hostin was honored with a Special Achievement Award.

 38 
Gloria Borger
(Political Analyst & Journalist)
Gloria Borger
9
Birthdate: September 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York
Emmy-nominated journalist Gloria Borger serves as the CNN chief political analyst and is best known for appearing on The Situation Room. She has previously worked as a national political correspondent for CBS News and been part of the CBS shows 60 Minutes II and Face the Nation.
 39 
Sara Haines
(Television host)
Sara Haines
6
Birthdate: September 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newton, Iowa, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Hedda Hopper
(Gossip columnist)
Hedda Hopper
5
Birthdate: May 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 1, 1966
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
Dorothy Kilgallen
(American Journalist and Panelist on the TV Game Show ‘What's My Line?’)
Dorothy Kilgallen
5
Birthdate: July 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 8, 1965

Dorothy Kilgallen was an American television game show panelist and journalist. After starting her career as a reporter for the New York Evening Journal, Kilgallen began writing The Voice of Broadway, a newspaper column that became popular over a period of time. She also wrote articles on controversial and sensitive subjects like John F. Kennedy's assassination.

 42 
Carol Thatcher
(Journalist)
Carol Thatcher
6
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
 43 
Ana Kasparian
(Political Commentator, Journalist and Host of the Online News Show ‘The Young Turks’)
Ana Kasparian
5
Birthdate: July 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ana Kasparian is an American media host, progressive political commentator, journalist, and university instructor. She achieved popularity after becoming the main host of the popular news and opinion show, The Young Turks. A multi-talented personality, Ana Kasparian is also a ballerina and performed professionally throughout her teenage years.

 44 
Norah O'Donnell
(Anchor of the News Show 'CBS Evening News' and Correspondent for the News Show '60 Minutes')
Norah O'Donnell
9
Birthdate: January 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Emmy-winning TV journalist and CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell is best known to audiences for her shows such as CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes. Born to Irish-American parents, she spent a few years in Korea, as a child, where she gave videotaped English lessons. She is a skin cancer survivor

 45 
Meredith Vieira
(Journalist, Television presenter, Writer)
Meredith Vieira
7
Birthdate: December 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: East Providence
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Jane Pauley
(TV Host)
Jane Pauley
6
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 47 
Lyse Doucet
(Canadian Journalist, BBC’s Chief International Correspondent and Senior Presenter)
Lyse Doucet
5
Birthdate: December 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bathurst, Canada

Lyse Doucet is a Canadian journalist who works with the popular broadcaster British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). She is BBC's current Chief International correspondent. One of the most respected and decorated Canadian journalists of all time Lyse Doucet has received several prestigious awards, such as the Royal Television Society Award, Peabody Award, David Bloom Award, and a Silver Sony Award. 

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Lisa Ling
(Host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN)
Lisa Ling
7
Birthdate: August 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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S. E. Cupp
(Television presenter)
S. E. Cupp
6
Birthdate: February 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oceanside, California, U.S.

S. E. Cupp is an American TV host, writer, and political commentator. As a writer, Cupp has contributed to several popular publications like The Washington Post, Maxim, and New York Daily News. A regular guest host on Fox News' talk show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, Cupp has also hosted other talk shows like The Cycle.

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Andrea Mitchell
(News anchor)
Andrea Mitchell
8
Birthdate: October 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA