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Profiles of Media Pros

It takes people to drive the media. These are the people who shape the way we get information today and who will advance communication in the future.
  1. Profiles of Media Companies (11)
  2. Profiles of Media Websites (14)

Glenn Beck Bio
Glenn Beck took his radio career to television and became an author, businessman and political rally organizer.

Tina Brown Bio
Tina Brown has built a magazine career on turning around struggling publications. Now she has the huge task of merging Newsweek with online news provider The Daily Beast.

Warren Buffett Bio
Warren Buffett is best known as one of the world's richest men. Find out why he's now seen as a possible savior of the newspaper industry, as media pros watch to see what he does with his newly-bought newspaper assets.

Katie Couric Bio
Katie Couric has worked for three broadcast TV networks in vastly different roles, which demonstrate her range of communication skills.

Anderson Cooper Bio
Anderson Cooper took an unusual path to become the most well-known face on CNN. He personifies a new style of news reporting, which shows him emotionally involved in the stories he's covering.

Nancy Grace Bio
Nancy Grace has helped CNN's HLN cable channel re-invent itself through opinionated, yet topical programming. See how she took her courtroom experience to become one of the most well-known legal analysts in the country, and why her views have created controversy.

Savannah Guthrie Bio
Savannah Guthrie has made a quick rise through television to become the co-anchor of NBC's Today show, using her law degree to help with high-profile legal assignments.

Sean Hannity Bio
Sean Hannity has used his conservative political viewpoint to become a powerful TV and radio host and bestselling author. His prime time show on Fox News Channel is one of the most-watched programs in cable news.

Megyn Kelly Bio
Megyn Kelly has quickly become one of the most powerful anchors on Fox News Channel. Learn more about Megyn Kelly's career, which started in the legal profession before she made the switch to TV.

Matt Lauer Biography
Matt Lauer is arguably the best-known anchor on morning television after taking his seat on NBC's Today show in 1997. Now his popularity is threatened by Ann Curry's tearful removal from the program and whether he played a role in her departure.

Rush Limbaugh Biography
Rush Limbaugh launched his national radio show shortly after the Fairness Doctrine was repealed, which meant stations airing his program didn't also have to provide opposing viewpoints. Since then, he's become the most popular person on radio and a national political force.

Lara Logan 60 Minutes Bio
Lara Logan of CBS News is one of the best-known and most highly awarded foreign news correspondents in the world. But what she says and does off-camera also generates headlines, and has critics raising eyebrows.

Rachel Maddow Bio
Rachel Maddow has become a breakthrough personality on MSNBC. Her knowledge of politics and government policy gives her expertise in presenting what the network calls its "progressive" brand of news.

Marissa Mayer Bio
Marissa Mayer will help shape the future of online media as CEO of Yahoo. Find out how Marissa Mayer became one of the youngest women ever to take such a powerful position at an Internet giant.

Piers Morgan Bio
Piers Morgan is a media star in both the U.K. and the U.S., facing controversy as he builds his career in print and television, including as the host of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.

Rupert Murdoch Bio
Rupert Murdoch took the family newspaper business and turned it into one of the most powerful media companies on the planet.

Norah O'Donnell Bio
Norah O'Donnell joins CBS This Morning with the most difficult assignment of her career -- boost the ratings of this perennial last-place network morning newscast.

Bill O'Reilly Biography
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly went from investigative reporting at local TV news stations to host the most-watched cable news channel program in the country. His political views don't always follow the usual conservative viewpoint of Fox News Channel.

CBS News Anchor Scott Pelley Bio
Scott Pelley rose through the ranks of television news before being named the weeknight anchor at CBS.

Robin Roberts Bio
Robin Roberts went from being a standout women's basketball player to climb the ranks of local TV before taking her seat at ABC's Good Morning America. The toughest opponent she's ever faced hasn't been on the basketball court or on a competing network, but breast cancer.

Diane Sawyer Bio
Diane Sawyer shifted her career from media to politics, back to media. It's a very difficult transition to make, but it gives her added experience and credibility as anchor of ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.

Ryan Seacrest Bio
Ryan Seacrest is building a behind-the-scenes media empire while staying on camera and at the radio microphone. Find out how Ryan Seacrest got such an early start launching his media career that shows no sign of slowing down.

Shepard Smith Bio
Shepard Smith has taken his unique style of news reporting to become one of the most recognized faces on Fox News Channel. Unlike many of his politically conservative colleagues, his reporting is seen as independent-minded.

Brian Williams Bio
Brian Williams is the most-watched network TV news anchor in the U.S. and has earned much recognition for his work through his career.

Oprah Winfrey Bio
Oprah Winfrey is unmatched in her ability to use television to connect with viewers and to bring positive change to society.

Jeff Zucker Profile
Jeff Zucker is president of CNN worldwide, making him one of the most powerful people in TV news. Learn about Jeff Zucker and the challenges he faces in making CNN competitive with its cable news rivals.

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