Female Newspaper Columnists

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 1 Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author, businesswoman, and syndicated columnist. She is credited with co-founding the popular news aggregator and blog, The Huffington Post. She is also the founder of Thrive Global, for which she also serves as the CEO. She has been featured on lists, such as Time magazine's 100 most influential people and Forbes magazine's Most Powerful Women.

 2 Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Nadiya Hussain is a British TV chef, television presenter, and author. She is best known for winning the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. Over the years Nadiya Hussain has become a household name in the UK by hosting shows like Nadiya's Family Favourites. In 2017, she was mentioned in Debrett's' 500 most influential people in the UK list.

 3 Andrea Tantaros

Andrea Tantaros
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Famous As: Political Analyst
Birthdate: December 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

 4 Hedda Hopper

Hedda Hopper
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Famous As: Gossip columnist
Birthdate: May 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 1, 1966

 5 Kasie Hunt

Kasie Hunt
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Famous As: American Correspondent
Birthdate: May 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wayne, Pennsylvania

Kasie Hunt is an American political correspondent. Over the years, Kasie Hunt has been an important member of NBC News and MSNBC. Apart from being the Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News, Hunt also hosts MSNBC's morning news show Way Too Early with Kasie Hunt, which airs on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m.

 6 Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: January 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 7 Karren Brady

Karren Brady
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Famous As: Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: April 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England

One of the UK’s best-known businesswomen, Baroness Karren Brady had begun her career in advertising sales. She has been a judge on BBC1’s The Apprentice and an MD at Birmingham City FC. She is a Barclays LifeSkills ambassador, too, and has been part of the House of Lords.

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 8 Jennifer Mulhern Granholm

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm is a politician, lawyer, educator, and author. She is currently serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Energy, in office since February 2021. Previously, she was the 47th governor of Michigan, the first woman to serve in this position. She was made a Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star in 2010. 

 9 Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover
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Famous As: Political commentator
Birthdate: December 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colorado, United States

Margaret Hoover, the great-granddaughter of former American president Herbert Hoover, is best known as the host of the PBS show Firing Line. The conservative political commentator has also written a book. She supports LGBT rights and is on the boards of several institutions, such as the Hoover Institution.

 10 Angela Rye

Angela Rye
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Famous As: Political commentator
Birthdate: October 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

 11 Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter
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Famous As: Media pundit
Birthdate: December 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Ann Coulter is a political commentator and has written countless bestselling books, including High Crimes and Misdemeanors, which enumerated the reasons why Bill Clinton should have been impeached. She assisted Paula Jones’s attorneys for free. Her columns are featured on various conservative websites. She opposes same-sex marriage and hate-crime laws.

 12 Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn vos Savant
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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: August 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

 13 Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA

Bestselling author and essayist Sarah Vowell is known for her expertise in American history and her books such as Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes. She is also a regular on the radio program This American Life and has voiced Violet in the animated film The Incredibles.

 14 Arlene Dahl

Arlene Dahl
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

 15 Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK

Maureen Lipman is an English actress, comedian, political activist, and writer. Over the years, Lipman has been a prominent theatre actress; she has performed in some of England's most iconic venues like the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours, Lipman was made a dame for services to entertainment, charity, and the arts.

 16 Anna Roosevelt Halsted

Anna Roosevelt Halsted
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Famous As: Writer, Editor
Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 1, 1975

Anna Roosevelt Halsted was an American writer and newspaper editor. The daughter of Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anna played an important role during World War II, serving as her father's key advisor. After her marriage, Anna moved into the White House and served as First Lady of the USA as per her parents' request.

 17 Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

 18 Margaret Ellen Noonan

Margaret Ellen Noonan
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 19 Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: April 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bay Shore, New York, USA

 20 Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd
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Famous As: American Columnist
Birthdate: January 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

 21 Kirsten Powers

Kirsten Powers
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Famous As: Newspaper Columnists
Birthdate: December 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

 22 Alex Wagner

Alex Wagner
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Famous As: Television host and author
Birthdate: November 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 23 Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer
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Famous As: Radio presenter, journalist, columnist
Birthdate: May 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

 24 Angela Scanlon

Angela Scanlon
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: December 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ratoath, Ireland

Irish presenter Angela Scanlon started her career as a journalist and fashion expert, working for publications such as Grazia and Tatler. She later switched to TV with the documentary Oi Ginger! She later co-hosted The One Show, filling in for Alex Jones, who was on maternity leave.

 25 Betsy Woodruff

Betsy Woodruff
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Famous As: Reporter
Birthdate: October 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Purcellville, Virginia, United States

 26 Kelly Killoren

Kelly Killoren
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Famous As: Author, Socialite, Model
Birthdate: May 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois

 27 Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck
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Famous As: Humorist
Birthdate: February 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
Died: April 22, 1996

 28 Suleika Jaouad

Suleika Jaouad
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Famous As: Writer, advocate, and motivational speaker
Birthdate: July 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 29 Sonali Kulkarni

Sonali Kulkarni
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra, India

 30 Denise Austin

Denise Austin
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Pedro, California, USA

 31 Amy Fisher

Amy Fisher
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: August 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

Amy Fisher, who came to be known as The Long Island Lolita, made headlines when in 1992, she shot and injured Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco. After serving her sentence, she released sex tapes and books such as If I Knew Then.

 32 Becky Quick

Becky Quick
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States

Becky Quick is an American TV news presenter best known for co-anchoring CNBC's financial news shows On the Money and Squawk Box. Prior to working for CNBC, Quick worked for The Wall Street Journal where she played an important role in launching the publication's website in 1996. As part of her job, Quick has interviewed influential personalities including Bill Gates.

 33 Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, U.S.

 34 Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 35 Clodagh McKenna

Clodagh McKenna
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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: May 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackrock, Ireland

Irish celebrity chef, cookbook author, and presenter Clodagh McKenna is best known for her appearances on shows such as This Morning. She is married to the Queen’s godson, British aristocrat Harry Herbert. Known for popularizing Irish recipes in the US, she has also written culinary columns.

 36 Denise Ho

Denise Ho
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Famous As: Singer, actress pro-democracy and Hong Kong human rights activist
Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

Denise Ho is a singer and actress best known for advocating LGBT rights in Asia. In 2012, she became the first popular female singer from Hong Kong to come out as a lesbian. Also a human rights activist, Denise Ho took part in the 2014 Umbrella Movement for which she was blacklisted by the Chinese government.

 37 Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Died: April 10, 2014

Best known for creating the protagonist Adrian Mole, Sue Townsend was a legendary comic writer from Britain. Apart from the Adrian Mole series, she had also penned other novels and plays. A chain-smoker as a teenager, she had her first marriage at 18 and was a mother of three by 22.

 38 Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Anna Quindlen is an American journalist, author, and opinion columnist. In 1992, her column, Public and Private, earned her the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. In 1994, she published her novel, One True Thing, which was adapted into a film of the same name in 1998. In 2016, Quindlen was made an inductee of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

 39 Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
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Famous As: Ugandan-born British journalist and author
Birthdate: December 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda

 40 Pauline Phillips

Pauline Phillips
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Famous As: Newspaper columnist
Birthdate: July 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: January 16, 2013

 41 Rona Barrett

Rona Barrett
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.

Rona Barrett is an American businesswoman and gossip columnist. She is credited with founding the Rona Barrett Lavender Company which produces lavender baths, aromatherapy, food, and beauty products. Rona Barrett is also noted for her philanthropic efforts; she founded a non-profit organization called The Rona Barrett Foundation which aims at supporting senior citizens in need.

 42 Marina Mahathir

Marina Mahathir
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: May 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaya (now Malaysia)

 43 Eppie Lederer

Eppie Lederer
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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: July 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: June 22, 2002

 44 Rita Panahi

Rita Panahi
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Famous As: She works for The Herald and Weekly Times (HWT)
Birthdate: March 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States

 45 Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams
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Famous As: Journalist, columnist, author
Birthdate: August 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hounslow, West London, England, United Kingdom

Zoe Williams is a Welsh journalist, columnist, and author. She is best known for her association with the popular newspaper The Guardian, where she contributes as a political, lifestyle, and wellness journalist. Zoe Williams has also contributed to publications like the Evening Standard and NOW Magazine. At the 2010 WorkWorld Media Awards, Zoe Williams was adjudged Columnist of the Year.

 46 Elsa Maxwell

Elsa Maxwell
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 24, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Keokuk, Iowa, United States
Died: November 1, 1963

 47 Mabel Dodge Luhan

Mabel Dodge Luhan
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Famous As: Biographer
Birthdate: February 26, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
Died: August 13, 1962

 48 Christie Blatchford

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Famous As: Columnist, Writer
Birthdate: May 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
Died: February 12, 2020

Canadian journalist and author Christie Blatchford had created history as her country’s first sports columnist. Also known for her award-winning book Fifteen Days, which was based on her experiences in Afghanistan, she was associated with publications such as National Post. She unfortunately died of lung cancer at age 68.

 49 Shana Alexander

Shana Alexander
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 2005

 50 Dorothy Dix

Dorothy Dix
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 18, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States
Died: December 16, 1951