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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Media

    Eric Lynch: Born: 1975-03-11 - Died: 2014-09-20
    Eric Lynch was better known as Eric the Midget and Eric the Actor. He was a member of The Howard Stern Show’s Wack Pack. He was 3 feet tall and weighed 85 lbs.
    Don Pardo: Born: 1918-02-22 - Died: 2014-08-18
    Don Pardo was a radio and television announcer best known as the guy who said “It’s Saturday Night Live,” and announced the cast on the show for many years. Even after retiring from NBC, he continiued to provide voiceover services for the show. He was a member of the Television Hall of Fame. During his [...]
    Ruby Dee: Born: 1922-10-27 - Died: 2014-06-11
    Ruby Dee was an actress, writer, journalist, and civil rights activist. Among her acting credits were roles in A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster, and Stephen King’s The Stand. Throughout her career, she won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards.
    Peaches Geldof: Born: 1989-03-13 - Died: 2014-04-07
    Peaches Geldof was a journalist, television personality and model. She was the daughter of Bob Geldof.
    Bob Grant: Born: 1929-03-14 - Died: 2013-12-31
    Bob Grant was a radio personality famous for pioneering conservative talk radio. Grant got his start in radio after college at WBBM in Chicago before taking over for Joe Pyne at KABC in Los Angeles and eventually moving to New York where he worked for over forty years, being featured on the stations WMCA, WABC [...]
    Patricia Ryan: Born: N/A - Died: 2013-12-27
    Patricia Ryan was the first woman editor at Time Inc. She began her career with the company as a typist, but made her way up the corporate ladder to become editor of both People and Life.
    Terrie Hall: Born: 1960 - Died: 2013-09-16
    Terrie Hall, 53, was a famous anti-smoking advocate who suffered from cancer after years of tobacco use. Hall began smoking at the age of 17 when she was a high school cheerleader, and the habit continued even after she was diagnosed with cancer. She turned to activism in 2006, however, after she had her voice [...]
    John Hambrick: Born: 1940-06-21 - Died: 2013-09-10
    John Hambrick was a well-known broadcast journalist and voice-over announcer. During his decades-long career, Hambrick worked in TV news stations across the U.S., including in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and Miami.
    David Frost: Born: 1939-04-07 - Died: 2013-08-31
    David Frost was a journalist, writer, comedian and game show host. His biggest claim to fame was interviewing Richard Nixon for a series that would go on to become the basis for the play and film Frost/Nixon.
    Kidd Kraddick: Born: 1959-08-22 - Died: 2013-07-27
    Kidd Kraddick (real name David Peter Cradick) was an American radio host and TV personality who had a nationally-syndicated morning radio show called Kidd Kraddick in the Morning. He also appeared on the nationally-syndicated Dish Nation show. Kraddick’s radio show was based in Irvine, Texas, though he was born in Napoleon, Ohio and grew up [...]
    Helen Thomas: Born: 1920-08-04 - Died: 2013-07-20
    Helen Thomas was a journalist most well-known for her White House reporting as a member of the White House press corps. She worked for the United Press and UPI for 57 years, and was a columnist for Hearst newspapers from 2000-2010. During her career, Thomas covered eleven U.S. presidential administrations from Eisenhower to Obama.
    Michael Hastings: Born: 08-01-1980 - Died: 18-06-2013
    Michael Hastings was an award-winning journalist and war correspondent who was credited with ending Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s career with a Rolling Stone piece about the military’s criticism of President Obama. Hastings was also a political writer for Buzzfeed and authored two books about war.
    Hal McClure: Born: 1921 - Died: 2013-05-26
    Hal McClure, 92, was a famous AP journalist that covered two wars in Israel during the 1960s and 70s. Beyond his war coverage, he was a respected foreign correspondent that worked in numerous foreign countries for 21 years. After retiring as a journalist, McClure became a documentary film maker.
    William Fine: Born: 1926-07-01 - Died: 2013-05-17
    William Fine published magazines with the Hearst Corporation in the 1960s and went on to become the president of Bonwit Teller. He also heavily influenced U.S. drug laws through a report to New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
    Joyce Brothers: Born: 1927-10-20 - Died: 2013-05-13
    Joyce Brothers was a psychologist well known for her TV appearances. She also wrote a daily advice column in newspapers from 1960 to 2013.
    Mario Machado: Born: 1935-04-22 - Died: 2013-05-04
    Mario Machado was a broadcast reporter in the Los Angeles area. He was also known for playing a reporter in movies such as RoboCop, Brian’s Song, Rocky III, and Scarface.
    Al Neuharth: Born: 1924-03-22 - Died: 2013-04-19
    Al Neuharth was the founder of USA Today, and former chairman of Gannett. He was also a columnist From South Dakota, Neuharth started out co-founding SoDak Sports, a local newspaper covering the sports scene in South Dakota. It went bankrupt within a year, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a hugely successful publisher, obviously.
    Storm Thorgerson: Born: 1944-02-28 - Died: 2013-04-18
    Storm Thorgerson was a graphic designer, best known for his work with various high-profile rock bands including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Muse, and Scorpions. That Dark Side of the Moon cover? Yeah, that was Storm Thorgerson.
    Anthony Lewis: Born: 1927-03-27 - Died: 2013-03-25
    Anthony Lewis, 85, is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times columnist. He was most well known for his column, “Abroad at Home,” which tackled subjects like free speech, human rights and constitutional law. He won Pulitzers in 1955 and 1963. The latter was for a book called, “Gideon’s Trumpet” that followed a [...]
    Stanley Karnow: Born: 1925-02-04 - Died: 2013-01-27
    Stanley Karnow was a well-respected American Journalist and Historian whose book “In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines” won him the coveted Pulitzer Prize for History. Karnow was a World War II veteran who graduated from Harvard and began his journalism career in the early 1950s. He is probably best known for his coverage [...]
    Richard Ben Cramer: Born: 1950-06-12 - Died: 2012-01-07
    Richard Ben Cramer was a journalist, and a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a New York Times bestselling author who even wrote a documentary that was nominated for an Academy Award. As a journalist, Cramer wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Esquire Magazine, and Rolling Stone. He won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting [...]
    Ada Louise Huxtable: Born: 1921-03-14 - Died: 2013-01-07
    Ada Louise Huxtable was an influential architecture critic who wrote for the New York Times from the ’60s to the ’80s. She was a lover of cities and spaces which held history, and was involved with the Landmarks Preservation Commission on a mission to keep some places sacred rather than have a city where everything [...]
    Helen Gurley Brown: Born: 1922-02-18 - Died: 2012-08-13
    Helen Gurley Brown was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years. She was also an author. Her book Sex and the Single Girl was published in 1962, and became a best-seller. She became editor-in-chief at Cosmo in 1965, saving the magazine from failing. She held the role until 1997, when she was ousted, and [...]
    Horst Faas: Born: 1933-04-28 - Died: 2012-05-10
    Faas was a photo-journalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He is best known for his work during the Vietnam War. He joined the Associated Press (AP) in 1956, where he got the reputation of being a hard-news war photographe, covering Laos, Vietnam, Congo, and Algeria. In 1962 he became the AP’s chief photographer of Southeast [...]
    Mike Wallace: Born: 1918-05-09 - Died: 2012-04-07
    Mike Wallace was a journalist, and was most well-known for his work on CBS’ 60 Minutes. He was one of the original reporters, when the program began in 1968. He retired from the show in 2006, though he appeared occasionally for the following couple of years. Wallace was also a game show host, having hosted [...]
    Andrew Breitbart: Born: 1969-02-01 - Died: 2012-03-01
    Breitbart was an author, Washington Times commentator, and publisher. He is also known for his various appearances on various programs and being an editor for the Drudge Report website. Also in the realm of the Internet he was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, and helped launch, The Huffington Post. Breitbart also ran his own sites: [...]
    Marie Colvin: Born: 1956-01-12 - Died: 2012-02-22
    Marie Colvin was an American-born Journalist who wrote for the British Newspaper The Sunday Times. Colvin was the Middle East Correspondent and Foreign Affairs Correspondent for The Sun Times, actively reporting on the front lines of Middle Eastern battles. Colvin was also known for her eye patch due to the loss of her eye in [...]
    Lynn Samuels: Born: 1942-09-02 - Died: 2011-12-24
    Lynn Samuels was a political radio host. She hosted a show on SiriusXM, also made available in podcast form. From Queens, New York, she worked in radio since 1979. From 2003 to 2011, she hosted The Lynn Samuels Show from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET on the Sirius Satellite Radio channel SIRIUS Left. This [...]
    Stan Case: Born: 1952-11-01 - Died: 2011-11-22
    Case was a lawyer and broadcast journalist who was probably best known as the news anchor of CNN Radio from 1985 – 2011.
    Andy Rooney: Born: 1919-01-14 - Died: 2011-11-04
    Andy Rooney was a radio and television personality known mainly for his segments at the end of 60 Minutes from CBS News. His commentary on the things he didn’t like became a staple of Sunday night television for many people. He appeared on the program from 1978 until 2011, when he had to step away [...]