Famous Newspaper Columnists - List of Famous Newspaper Columnists - page 2

Newspaper columnists write the columns that appear in newspapers. A column is a recurring piece of writing that contains a commentary, opinion or point of view of the author. Columns add character to a particular publication like newspapers or magazine, and there are readers who prefer a certain newspaper mainly because of the columns that appear there. There are specific columnists who write on certain topics like travel, health and wellness, spirituality, relationships, food and drinks, etc. Columns may appear daily or on a weekly basis, and a columnist may write exclusively for one newspaper at a time, or have his columns published in several newspapers simultaneously. Unlike news stories and reports that are meant to be objective and unbiased, columns carry the personal opinions of the writers which impart to them a unique characteristic. Columnists have to be aware of the current trends in their respective fields, and should constantly be on the lookout for topics of interest to the readers. They have to research and gather information on relevant issues and give their own commentary or interpretation. Browse through these biographies and timelines to know about the life and works of various famous newspaper columnists from all over the world.

The Most Famous Newspaper Columnists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Anna Roosevelt HalstedMay 3, 1906AmericanAnna Roosevelt Halsted was a distinguished American writer and the oldest daughter of U.S
P. J. O'RourkeNovember 14, 1947AmericanP
Robert BenchleyOctober 15, 1889AmericanRobert Benchley was a writer and actor famous for his humor which influenced generations of humorists to come
Rush LimbaughJanuary 12, 1951AmericanRush Limbaugh is an American radio talk show host, political commentator and author
H. L. MenckenSeptember 12, 1880AmericanH
Thomas FriedmanJuly 20, 1953AmericanThomas Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, columnist and writer
Margaret HooverDecember 11, 1977AmericanMargaret Hoover is a well-known American political commentator and media personality
David BrooksAugust 11, 1961Canadian, AmericanDavid Brooks is a Canadian born American journalist, social analyst and leading political commentator
Kelly KillorenMay 1, 1968AmericanKelly Killoren is an American author, socialite, and former model
Franklin Pierce AdamsNovember 15, 1881AmericanFranklin Pierce Adams was a well-known American newspaper columnist
Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens

Author of around 12 books and numerous essays on topics of political, religious and literary importance, Christopher Hitchens was a British-American writer and journalist.

BritishApril 13, 1949121 views

Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover is a well-known American political commentator and media personality

AmericanDecember 11, 1977145 views

Anna Roosevelt Halsted

Anna Roosevelt Halsted was a distinguished American writer and the oldest daughter of U.S

AmericanMay 3, 1906397 views

Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, columnist and writer

AmericanJuly 20, 1953148 views

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh is an American radio talk show host, political commentator and author

AmericanJanuary 12, 1951208 views

Robert Benchley

Robert Benchley was a writer and actor famous for his humor which influenced generations of humorists to come

AmericanOctober 15, 1889246 views

Franklin Pierce Adams

Franklin Pierce Adams was a well-known American newspaper columnist

AmericanNovember 15, 1881135 views