Famous TV Presenters - List of Famous TV Presenters

A television presenter is someone who introduces or hosts programs on television. They are the public faces of television that engage with the unseen audience and present to them live and recorded shows across various genres. These presenters work for various channels on international, national, regional and satellite television and inform the audiences about the programs. Television presenters should have a well-groomed appearance, confident and pleasing personality, and a good voice and pronunciation. Presenting on television is a very demanding and high-pressure job—these professionals have to work irregular hours, constantly be under bright lights and camera, and yet put up a confident and pleasant look whenever they appear on the screen. The actual nature of a presenter’s job depends upon the programs they present, such as news, sports, music, children’s show, etc. However, there are several similarities shared by all presenters irrespective of the program genre. They have to act as a link between the program items and the audience by introducing or hosting a program in an interesting manner. Often celebrities may be roped in by channels to present a show in order to attract viewership. Read on to browse through a list of world famous television presenters and read their biographies and timelines.

The Most Famous TV Presenters

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Jimmy SavileOctober 31, 1926BritishSir James Wilson Vincent Savile, popularly known as Jimmy Savile, was an English DJ, radio and television personality
Christine ChubbuckAugust 24, 1944AmericanChristine Chubbuck was an American TV reporter, who committed suicide on live TV
Mark LabbettAugust 15, 1965BritishMark Labbett is a British television personality best known for his role in the game show ‘The Chase.’
Oprah WinfreyJanuary 29, 1954AmericanA famous American talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey is most renowned for ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’
Apryl JonesDecember 15, 1986AmericanApryl Jones is an American television personality and Instagram star
David LettermanApril 12, 1947AmericanDavid Letterman is an American television host
James MayJanuary 16, 1963BritishJames May is an English journalist and television presenter popular for co-presenting the show ‘Top Gear.’
Ros Gold-OnwudeApril 28, 1987AmericanRosalyn 'Ros' Gold-Onwude in an Emmy Award-winning American sports reporter
Andrea EspadaAugust 17, 1986ColombianAndrea Espada is a Colombian television presenter, actress, and Instagrammer
Katie PiperOctober 12, 1983BritishKatie Elizabeth Piper is an English philanthropist, TV presenter, and former model
Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile

Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile, popularly known as Jimmy Savile, was an English DJ, radio and television personality

BritishOctober 31, 19261,391 views

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden is a British actress, singer, and TV presenter

BritishFebruary 16, 1971215 views

Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite was one of America’s most trusted broadcast journalists, best known for anchoring the ‘CBS Evening News.’ Explore more about his childhood, family, personal life, etc.

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth was a British actor, comedian, presenter, dancer, singer, and screenwriter

BritishFebruary 22, 1928151 views

Gene Rayburn

Gene Rayburn was an American radio and TV host known for hosting ‘Match Game’

AmericanDecember 22, 1917146 views

David Letterman

David Letterman is an American television host

AmericanApril 12, 1947395 views

Anderson Cooper

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

AmericanJune 3, 1967124 views

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is an American television personality

AmericanMay 28, 1977114 views

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is an American talk show host, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist

AmericanSeptember 13, 1964122 views

Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna is an American zoo keeper and a passionate wild life expert & conservationist

AmericanJanuary 2, 1947182 views