Top 10 Modern News Anchors, Talk Show Hosts, Fashion Icons and Chefs

by jordanhores | created - 23 Jun 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

This list is a list of the best modern news reporters. From NBC, CBS and ABC news. Include modern fashion icons, chefs and top 10 talk show hosts of all time in modern television both day and late night based on their versatility, popularity, awards and sense of humor. ^=Facebook -=Dead -Old Hollywood Actor-Singers AvaGardner BettyGrable LenaHorne MaeWest SusanHayward DorothyDandridge GingerRogers SophiaLoren RitaHayworth JudyGarland MaureenO'Hara MarilynMonroe DebbieReynolds AudreyHepburn DorisDay LucilleBall RitaMoreno RosemaryClooney ShirleyTemple JaneWyman AngelaLansbury DaleEvans EthelWaters RubyDee KittyCarlisle MarleneDietrich FannyBrice BettyHutton MitziGaynor JudyHolliday MaryMartin DeborahKerr EarthaKitt PeggyLee PearlBailey AliceFaye ShirleyBooth DinahShore JaneRussell NatalieWood FrancesLangford DorothyLamour CarmenMiranda DeannaDurbin GloriaSwanson EthelMerman *FrankSinatra *BobHope *PaulRobeson *DeanMartin *DannyKaye *BingCrosby *SammyDavis MickeyRooney ElvisPresley*JimmyDurante *DickPowell *GeneKelly *FredAstaire *AlJolson *MauriceChevalier *HoagyCarmichael *EddieCantor JamesCagney *OscarLevant RobertMitchum YvonneDeCarlo-I'mStillHere JoanCrawford-INeverKnewHeavenCouldSpeak/HowLongWillitLast JayneMansfield-TooHottoHandle/DefinitiveCollection/AsCloudsDriftby TallulahBankhead-WhatdoICare/GivemyRegardstoBroadway RosalindRussell-WonderfulTown LauretteTaylor-PegOmyHeart IreneDunne-LovelytoLookat/SmokeGetsinYourEyes

1. Dan Abrams

Actor | Zoolander 2

Dan Abrams was born on May 20, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Zoolander 2 (2016), Nothing But the Truth (2008) and Trial Story (1991).

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2. Jennifer Ashton

Actress | A Million Little Things

Jennifer Ashton was born on April 23, 1969 in George Air Force Base, Victorville, California, USA as Jennifer Lee Garfein. She is an actress, known for A Million Little Things (2018), Good Morning America (1975) and GMA3: What You Need to Know (2020). She was previously married to Robert C. Ashton,...

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3. Jim Avila

Writer | 20/20

Jim Avila is an actor and writer, known for 20/20 (1978), ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) and ABC News: Your Voice, Your Vote 2014 (2014).

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4. Mona Kosar Abdi

Self | World News Now

Born in San Diego, she also spent time growing up in Doha and London. She is fluent in English, Somali, and Spanish.

5. Christiane Amanpour

Actress | Zoolander 2

Christiane Amanpour was born on January 12, 1958 in London, England. She is a writer and actress, known for Zoolander 2 (2016), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Trash (2014). She was previously married to James Rubin.

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6. Abbie Boudreau

Self | The Situation Room

Abbie Boudreau has been married to Michael Cook since August 8, 2009. They have one child.

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7. Gio Benitez

Self | ABC Evening News

Gio Benitez is an actor, known for ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953), 20/20 (1978) and I Survived a Crime (2021). He has been married to Tommy DiDario since April 16, 2016.

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8. Howard Bragman

Producer | Lead and Copper

Howard Bragman is one of the most recognized public relations professionals in America. He has taken his 30+ years of agency experience, in virtually every area of PR, and become the "go-to" guy on television to explain celebrity misbehavior, corporate crisis and the role of "spin" in our everyday ...

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9. Willow Bay

Self | Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Willow Bay was born on December 28, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA. She has been married to Robert A. Iger since October 7, 1995. They have two children.

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10. John Berman

Actor | House of Cards

John Berman was born on March 21, 1972 in the USA as John S. Berman. He is a writer and actor, known for House of Cards (2013), ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) and Early Start (2012).

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11. Aaron Brown

Actor | Swing Vote

Aaron Brown was born on November 10, 1948 in Hopkins, Minnesota, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Swing Vote (2008), ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999) and Wide Angle (2002). He has been married to Charlotte Raynor since 1982. They have one child.

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13. Richard Besser

Self | ABC Evening News

Richard Besser was born on August 28, 1959 in the USA as Richard E. Besser.

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14. JuJu Chang

Actress | Nightcap

JuJu Chang was born on September 17, 1965 in Seoul, Korea as Hyunju Chang. She is an actress and writer, known for Nightcap (2016), The Art of Women's Health (2005) and ABC News Nightline (1980). She has been married to Neal Shapiro since December 2, 1995. They have three children.

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15. Ron Claiborne

Self | ABC News: Inauguration 2009

Graduated from Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1974. He graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a Master of Science degree in Journalism in 1975.

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16. Sam Champion

Self | Good Morning America

Sam Champion was born on August 13, 1961 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Samuel James Champion. He is an actor, known for Good Morning America (1975), Sesame Street (1969) and Dateline NBC (1992). He has been married to Rubem Robierb since December 21, 2012.

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17. Spencer Christian

Self | Good Morning America

Spencer Christian was born on July 23, 1947 in Charles City, Virginia, USA. He has been married to Diane Chambers since June 20, 1970. They have two children.

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18. Anderson Cooper

Actor | Chappie

Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Anderson Hays Cooper. He is a producer and actor, known for Chappie (2015), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Anderson Cooper 360° (2003).

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19. Chris Cuomo

Writer | 20/20

He is an attorney and also serves as an advisor to several non-profit organizations, including The 2030 Center (a generational political think tank) and The Creative Coalition (advocates for a free media and the arts). He received his law degree from the Fordham University School of Law in New York...

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20. Liz Cho

Self | World News Now

Liz Cho has been married to Josh Elliott since July 11, 2015. She was previously married to Evan Gottlieb.

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22. Marysol Castro

Actress | Manifest

Marysol Castro was born on September 29, 1976 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Manifest (2018), Premier Boxing Champions (2015) and PIX 11 Morning News (2000).

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23. Andrea Canning

Writer | Two for the Win

Andrea Canning was born on December 10, 1972 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada as Andrea Mead Canning. She is a writer and actress, known for Two for the Win (2021), Deep Fake and House of Deadly Secrets (2018). She has been married to Tony Bancroft since June 7, 2008. They have six children.

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24. Connie Chung

Actress | House of Cards

Connie Chung was born on August 20, 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Constance Yu-Hwa Chung. She is an actress and producer, known for House of Cards (2013), Murphy Brown (1988) and The Undoing (2020). She has been married to Maury Povich since December 2, 1984. They have one child.

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25. Devin Dwyer

Self | GMA3: What You Need to Know

ABC News correspondent.

27. Sam Donaldson

Self | ABC 2000: The Millennium

Sam Donaldson was born on March 11, 1934 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Samuel Andrew Donaldson. He has been married to Sandra Martorelli since December 22, 2014. He was previously married to Janice Smith, Billie Kay Butler and Patricia Oates.

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28. Hugh Downs

Self | Live from Lincoln Center

Hugh Downs was born on February 14, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Hugh Malcolm Downs. He was an actor, known for Live from Lincoln Center (1976), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and Concentration (1958). He was married to Ruth Shaheen. He died on July 1, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

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29. Josh Elliott

Actor | Iron Man Three

Josh Elliott was born on July 6, 1971 in the USA. He is an actor and director, known for Iron Man 3 (2013) and Side Effects (2013).

30. Jami Floyd

Actress | Raising the Bar

Jami Floyd was born on September 10, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA. She is married to Kurt Flehinger. They have two children.

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32. Charles Gibson

Writer | ABC Evening News

Charles Gibson was born on March 9, 1943 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953), Primetime (1989) and House of Cards (2013). He has been married to Arlene since 1967. They have two children.

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33. Bianna Golodryga

Self | CBS This Morning

Bianna Golodryga is a contributor at CNN.

Golodryga was a correspondent for CBS News where she reported for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, and also previously worked as a News and Finance anchor at Yahoo!, where she led the media company's coverage of all major financial and news stories ...

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35. Kendis Gibson

Actor | Deception

Kendis Gibson was born on September 6, 1972 in Belize City, Belize. He is an actor, known for Deception (2018), Good Morning America (1975) and ABC News Special Report: The Las Vegas Shooting (2017).

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36. Matt Gutman

Self | 20/20

Matt Gutman was born on December 5, 1977 in Westfield, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for 20/20 (1978), ABC News Specials (2010) and Motherhood Unstressed (2018).

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37. Jeff Greenfield

Writer | Disco Beaver from Outer Space

Jeff Greenfield was born on June 10, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA as Henry Jeffrey Greenfield. He is a writer, known for Disco Beaver from Outer Space (1979), CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) and CNN & Time (1997). He has been married to Diane (Dena) Schloss Sklar since June 21, 2002. He ...

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39. T.J. Holmes

Self | ABC News Specials

T.J. Holmes is an actor, known for ABC News Specials (2010), Good Morning America (1975) and Don't Sleep! Hosted by T. J. Holmes (2012). He has been married to Marlee Fiebig since March 1, 2010. They have one child. He was previously married to Amy Ferson.

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40. Sunny Hostin

Actress | Girls Trip

Sunny Hostin is a producer and writer, known for Girls Trip (2017), Daytime Divas (2017) and The View (1997). She has been married to Emmanuel Hostin since August 8, 1998. They have two children.

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41. Sara Haines

Actress | Pixels

Sara Haines was born on September 18, 1977 in Newton, Iowa, USA as Sara Hilary Haines. She is a writer and producer, known for Pixels (2015), The View (1997) and Daytime Divas (2017). She has been married to Max Shifrin since November 22, 2014. They have three children.

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42. Dan Harris

Self | ABC News Nightline

Dan Harris was born on July 26, 1971 in the USA as Daniel B. Harris. He is an actor, known for ABC News Nightline (1980), ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) and ABC News: Inauguration 2009 (2009). He has been married to Bianca since May 30, 2009. They have one child.

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43. Whit Johnson

Self | CBS News Sunday Morning

Whit Johnson was born on January 25, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Whitney C. Johnson.

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45. Linzie Janis

Self | ABC Evening News

Linzie Janis has been married to John Ferracane since May 21, 2015.

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46. Rebecca Jarvis

Writer | The Dropout

Rebecca Jarvis was born on September 28, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Rebecca Ann Jarvis. She is a writer and producer, known for The Dropout (2021), The Dropout (2019) and ABC News: Your Voice, Your Vote 2014 (2014). She has been married to Matthew Hanson since January 28, 2012. They ...

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47. Timothy Johnson

Self | 20/20

Inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2015.

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48. David Kerley

Self | Good Morning America

David Kerley was born on May 30, 1957 in the USA as Paul David Kerley III.

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49. Jonathan Karl

Self | ABC News: Inauguration 2009

Jonathan Karl was born on January 19, 1968 in the USA.

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51. Dan Kloeffler

Actor | Bull

Dan Kloeffler is an actor, known for Bull (2016), Going Beyond (2020) and Early Today (1999).

52. Dana King

Actress | Martians Go Home

Dana King was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for Martians Go Home (1989), Rock Hudson (1990) and America Tonight (1994).

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53. Christianne Klein

Actress | American Dreamz

Christianne Klein is an actress, known for American Dreamz (2006), KLAS-TV 8 News Now (1953) and ABC World News Now (1992). She is married to Patrick Bergin.

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54. Jeffrey Kofman

Self | ABC Evening News

Jeffrey Kofman is known for his work on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953), Good Morning America (1975) and America.01 (2001).

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56. Joan Lunden

Actress | Thank You for Smoking

Joan Lunden was born on September 19, 1950 in Sacramento, California, USA as Joan Elise Blunden. She is an actress and writer, known for Thank You for Smoking (2005), Conspiracy Theory (1997) and What About Bob? (1991). She has been married to Jeff Konigsberg since April 18, 2000. They have four ...

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57. Tom Llamas

Self | 20/20

Has worked in newsrooms since he was 15 years old.

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58. Lauren Lyster

Writer | Capital Account with Lauren Lyster

Lauren Lyster was born as Lauren Shelley Lyster. She is a writer and producer, known for Capital Account with Lauren Lyster (2011), Film 2018 (1971) and The Alyona Show (2009). She has been married to Carter Evans since August 2018.

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59. Cynthia McFadden

Actress | State v.

Cynthia McFadden was born on May 27, 1956 in Lewiston, Maine, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for State v. (2002), A Question of Justice: The Trial of Jean Harris (1992) and ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999).

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60. David Muir

Actor | Life

David Muir was born on November 8, 1973 in the USA as David J. Muir. He is an actor and writer, known for Life (2017), ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) and 20/20 (1978).

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61. Diane Macedo

Self | Good Morning America

Diane Macedo was born on February 28, 1982 in Mineola, New York, USA as Diane Reis Macedo. She has been married to Thomas Morgan since September 4, 2013.

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62. Terry Moran

Actor | The Heartbreak Kid

Terry Moran was born on December 9, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Terence Patrick Moran. He is an actor, known for The Heartbreak Kid (2007), ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) and ABC News Nightline (1980).

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63. Rob Marciano

Self | Entertainment Tonight

Rob Marciano was born on June 25, 1968 in Glenville, Connecticut, USA.

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64. Ben Mulroney

Actor | Fantastic Four

Born in Montreal Quebec, Ben Mulroney is the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Mulroney has a law degree from Laval University and a history degree from Duke University.

Ben Mulroney began his career as an entertainment reporter as the Quebec City Correspondent for The Chatroom ...

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65. Michel Martin

Self | Armed in America: Police & Guns

Won a scholarship to attend high school at the St. Paul's boarding school in New Hampshire. She graduated a year early.

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66. Lisa McRee

Actress | Terminator Genisys

Lisa McRee was born on November 9, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Lisa Annette McRee. She is an actress and producer, known for Terminator Genisys (2015), The Comey Rule (2020) and Lifetime Magazine (1994). She has been married to Don Granger since 1996. They have one child.

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69. Steve Osunsami

Self | ABC 2000: The Millennium

Steve Osunsami was born on February 6, 1971 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as Stephen A. Osunsami.

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70. Ryan Owens

Self | ABC Evening News

Ryan Owens was born on February 10, 1973 in the USA as Ryan Brady Owens.

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71. Indra Petersons

Self | Today

Indra Petersons was born on June 22, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for her work on Today (1952), New Day (2013) and Good Morning America (1975).

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73. Byron Pitts

Self | CBS News Sunday Morning

Byron Pitts was born on October 21, 1960 in the USA as Byron Aubrey Pitts.

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74. Tara Palmeri

Self | Panorama

Tara Palmeri was born on September 1, 1987 in New York, New York, USA.

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75. John Quiñones

Producer | Homeward.

John Quiñones was born on May 23, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Homeward. (2014), ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999) and Primetime (1989). He has been married to Deanna White since October 18, 2012. He was previously married to Nancy Loftus.

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76. Bill Ritter

Writer | America.01

Bill Ritter is a writer, known for America.01 (2001), Primetime (1989) and 20/20 on ID (2011).

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77. Amy Robach

Actress | Ocean's Eight

Amy Robach was born on February 6, 1973 in St. Joseph, Michigan, USA as Amy Joanne Robach. She is an actress, known for Ocean's Eight (2018), Sesame Street (1969) and Castle (2009). She has been married to Andrew Shue since February 6, 2010. She was previously married to Tim McIntosh.

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78. Robin Roberts

Actress | Pitch Perfect 2

Robin Roberts was born on November 23, 1960 in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA as Robin Rene Roberts. She is a producer and actress, known for Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) and He Got Game (1998).

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79. Brian Ross

Self | ABC Evening News

Brian Ross was born on October 23, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He has been married to Lucinda Sanman since May 18, 1985. They have two children.

80. Deborah Roberts

Actress | Nashville

Deborah Roberts was born on September 20, 1960 in Perry, Georgia, USA as Deborah Ann Roberts. She is an actress, known for Nashville (2012), 20/20 (1978) and The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special (1967). She has been married to Al Roker since September 16, 1995. They have two children.

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81. Martha Raddatz

Actress | Homeland

Martha Raddatz was born on February 14, 1953 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA as Martha Jean Raddatz. She is a writer and actress, known for Homeland (2011), House of Cards (2013) and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953). She was previously married to Julius Genachowski.

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82. Cokie Roberts

Self | ABC 2000: The Millennium

Cokie Roberts was born on December 27, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs. She was married to Steve Roberts. She died on September 17, 2019 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

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83. Tanya Rivero

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Tanya Rivero was born in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Daredevil (2015) and The Blacklist (2013).

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84. Lara Spencer

Actress | Gary Unmarried

Lara Spencer was born on June 19, 1969 in Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA as Lara Christine von Seelen. She is an actress and writer, known for Gary Unmarried (2008), It's Worth What? (2011) and Good Morning America (1975). She has been married to Rick McVey since September 1, 2018. She was...

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85. Diane Sawyer

Self | ABC Evening News

Diane Sawyer was born on December 22, 1945 in Glasgow, Kentucky, USA as Lila Diana Sawyer. She was previously married to Mike Nichols.

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86. George Stephanopoulos

Actor | House of Cards

George Stephanopoulos was born on February 10, 1961 in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA as George Robert Stephanopoulos. He is known for his work on House of Cards (2013), Spin City (1996) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013). He has been married to Alexandra Wentworth since November 20, 2001. They have...

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87. Michael Strahan

Actor | Charlie's Angels

Michael Strahan was born on November 21, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Michael Anthony Strahan. He is a producer and actor, known for Charlie's Angels (2019), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) and Magic Mike XXL (2015). He was previously married to Jean Marie Muggli and Wanda Nicole Hutchins.

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88. Mara Schiavocampo

Self | Good Morning America

Mara Schiavocampo has been married to Tommy Porter since 2005. They have two children.

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89. Claire Shipman

Actress | Contact

Claire Shipman was born in 1962 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Contact (1997), CNN: The 1992 State of the Union Address (1992) and ABC News: Inauguration 2009 (2009). She has been married to Jay Carney since September 1998. They have two children. She was ...

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90. Clayton Sandell

Self | ABC News Specials

Clayton Sandell is an ABC News Correspondent based in Denver. He files stories for "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline," ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com.

Sandell covers a wide range of breaking news across the West, in addition to stories on climate change, space ...

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93. Jay Schadler

Self | Primetime Live

Jay Schadler is a writer, known for Primetime (1989), 20/20 (1978) and America.01 (2001).

94. Bernard Shaw

Actor | Contact

CNN's main anchor in Washington, D.C., Shaw, who co-anchored "The International Hour" and The World Today (1992), made a name for himself in the 1988 U.S. presidential debates when he shocked candidate Michael Dukakis with his opening question asking if Dukakis would drop his opposition to the ...

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95. Hari Sreenivasan

Self | The Robert MacNeil Report

Hari Sreenivasan is an actor, known for PBS NewsHour (1975), Frontline (1983) and CNET News.com (1997).

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96. Alison Stewart

Producer | Choose or Lose: Facing the Future with Bill Clinton

Before coming to ABCNEWS, Stewart was a correspondent for CBS News' Sunday Morning, since 1998. While reporting for Sunday Morning, Stewart also contributed to other CBS News broadcasts, including This Morning, the Evening News, and 48 Hours. She first joined CBS as a general assignment ...

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97. Forrest Sawyer

Actor | The Manchurian Candidate

Forrest Sawyer was born on April 19, 1949 in Lakeland, Florida, USA as Forrest DeWitt Sawyer. He is an actor and writer, known for The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Sharky's Machine (1981) and For Sale by Owner (2009). He is married to Amy Atkins. They have one child.

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98. Jim Sciutto

Self | ABC Evening News

Jim Sciutto was born on March 10, 1970 in the USA as James Ernest Sciutto. He has been married to Gloria Riviera since October 27, 2006.

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99. Carole Simpson

Producer | Smash

Carole Simpson was born on December 7, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a producer, known for Smash (2012), ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999) and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1951). She has been married to Jim Marshall since September 3, 1966. They have two children.

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100. Stephanie Sy

Actress | Seance

Stephanie Sy is an actress and costume designer, known for Seance, Nikola Tesla and the End of the World (2015) and Welcome to Sudden Death (2020).

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