LISTS

50 Top News Anchors of All Time

As most of us would agree, one of the first things we do on returning home from work is switching on the TV to watch our favorite news program, to learn what’s all been going around the world. Ever wondered what exactly is it that makes your favorite news program so fascinating to watch? We bet it’s the news anchor! Some people just have the knack to deliver news in such a concise, interesting, and entertaining way that it’s a joy to watch them. Check out the 50 top news anchors of all time!
Walter Cronkite
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Birthday: 04 November 1916
Born In: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died On: 17 July 2009

The only non-NASA honoree of the prestigious 'Ambassador of Exploration' award, Walter Cronkite reported several important events, such as 'Project Mercury' and bombings in World War II. He is the recipient of many awards, including four 'Peabody Awards.'

Peter Jennings
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Birthday: 29 July 1938
Born In: Toronto, Canada
Sun Sign: Leo
Died On: 07 August 2005
Throughout his career, which lasted for 58 years, Peter Jennings won several awards, including 16 Emmy Awards. The 'Washington Journalism Review' named him the 'Best Anchor' on four occasions.

3. Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel
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Birthday: 08 February 1940
Born In: Nelson, Lancashire, England
Sun Sign: Aquarius
One of the most decorated broadcast journalists of all time, Ted Koppel has won 25 Emmy Awards, including the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' in 2007. He is also the recipient of nine 'Overseas Press Club Awards,' three 'George Foster Peabody Awards,' and a 'Paul White Award'.

4. Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw
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Birthday: 06 February 1940
Born In: Webster, South Dakota, United States
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Tom Brokaw is the only person to have hosted NBC's three major news programs: 'Meet the Press,' 'NBC Nightly News,' and 'The Today Show.' In 2014, he was honored with the 'Presidential Medal of Freedom' by Barack Obama.

Diane Sawyer
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Birthday: 22 December 1945
Born In: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Thanks to her achievements as a television journalist, Diane Sawyer was inducted into the 'Television Hall of Fame' in 1997. In 2000, she was honored with a 'Daytime Emmy Award'. She has also won other prestigious awards, such as a 'Peabody Award,' 'Walter Cronkite Award,' and 'Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award'.