Famous TV Anchors - List of Famous TV Anchors

Television anchors are the newscasts who present news programs on the television. Also known as newsreaders, newscasters or news presenters, these professionals narrate the day’s news in the format of a cohesive television program. They present the news in a television studio, often in a team of two though it is not uncommon to see a single anchor presenting the news. These anchors work in a high-pressure environment characterized by irregular work hours and demanding work schedules. The anchors are provided with the news material that they have to narrate though they are required to improvise their commentary for live presentation; their involvement may also be required during the process of writing and editing of the news material. Many news anchors start their career as news reporters while gradually working their way up. As news reporters, they strengthen their on-camera skills and develop confidence as a presenter which would help them to further their career. News anchors need to be calm, innovative and resourceful as they may be called up to present breaking news anytime without notice. In such cases they have to narrate the news without a script and have to manage without proper mikes or equipment. Read on to browse through a list of world famous television anchors and read their biographies and timelines.

The Most Famous TV Anchors

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Chabeli IglesiasSeptember 3, 1971SpanishChábeli Iglesias is a Spanish socialite and a TV host
Isabel PreyslerFebruary 18, 1951FilipinosIsabel Preysler Arrastia is a Filipino-Spanish former model, journalist, socialite and television host
Martha MacCallumJanuary 31, 1964AmericanMartha MacCallum is a well-known news anchor who works for Fox News
Stephanie RuhleDecember 24, 1975AmericanStephanie Leigh Ruhle is an American journalist, writer, politics and business correspondent, and news anchor
David MuirNovember 8, 1973AmericanDavid Muir is an American journalist and anchor, best known for his ABC news program, 'World News Tonight with David Muir'
Harris FaulknerOctober 13, 1965AmericanHarris Faulkner is a new anchor and television presenter for Fox News Channel
Matt LauerDecember 30, 1957AmericanMatt Lauer is an American Television host and reporter best known as a long-running co-host of the TV show ‘Today’
Steve IrwinFebruary 22, 1962AustralianSteve Irwin was a famous Australian naturalist best known for his wildlife show ‘The Crocodile Hunter’
Cenk UrguyMarch 21, 1970Turkish, AmericanCenk Kadir Urguy is a Turkish-American activist, political commentator and a businessman
Anusha DandekarJanuary 9, 1982AustralianAnusha Dandekar is an Indo-Australian TV host, VJ, actress, model and singer
Mel B

Mel B

Mel B (Melanie Brown) is a famous British singer-songwriter and TV show host

BritishMay 29, 1975143 views

Dan Rather

Daniel Rather is a renowned American journalist and news anchor

AmericanOctober 31, 1931104 views

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is a journalist and television personality who anchors the news show ‘Anderson Cooper 360°’

AmericanJune 3, 1967124 views

Eddie McGuire

Eddie McGuire is a renowned television presenter of contemporary times who presently hosts the show ‘Millionaire Hot Seat’

AustralianOctober 29, 1964275 views

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is an adventurer popularly known for his bizarre survival tactics in reality television series Man vs

BritishJune 7, 1974207 views

Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi is a television personality of Canada and presenter of the popular show ‘Real Money with Ali Velshi’

CanadianOctober 29, 1969122 views

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert was an American film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and PBS Network, journalist and screenwriter

AmericanJune 18, 194294 views

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest is an American radio & television host, and producer

AmericanDecember 24, 1974109 views

James Carville

James Carville is a famous American political consultant and strategist who became famous for leading the successful presidential campaign of Bill Clinton.

AmericanOctober 25, 1944126 views

David Brinkley

David Brinkley was a well-known American newscaster and journalist

AmericanJuly 10, 1920119 views