Outstanding Women in the Journalistic World

Outstanding Women in the Journalistic World

Some women have stood out in the profession of journalism over the years. We tell you who are the most important ones.

Some women have stood out in the profession of journalism over the years. We tell you who are the most important ones.

In general, the world of journalism has good gender parity. There are still some fields in which women have yet to enter (such as sports journalism). However, in journalism in general many have made a great career. Whether in traditional media or even in social networks, they are women with a lot of influence.

In this case, we decided to list all those women journalists who honor the profession every day. In one way or another, they have positioned themselves as absolute stars within their field, to the point of being a reference for other women seeking to study this career. Meet the most outstanding ones.

Oprah Winfrey

We can't help but start this list with one of the most influential women in global journalism in recent years. She is a producer, TV presenter, producer, actress, entrepreneur, and literary critic from the United States. According to Forbes magazine, she was the richest African-American person of the 20th century and the only woman with black skin to have more than a billion dollars for three years in a row.

She has won numerous awards over the years. For example, she is a multiple Emmy Award winner for "The Oprah Winfrey Show," the most-watched talk show in American history. In addition, Life magazine called her the most influential woman of her generation, among other accolades.

Without a doubt, Oprah Winfrey has achieved a spectacular career. She is the living proof that women can be recognized in the media.

Lucy Hawking

Here is a very good story of self-improvement. She is a British journalist and novelist, who was initially known for being the daughter of the famous physicist, Stephen Hawking. Although she never denied her origins, the truth is that she wanted to have her career and not just be the daughter of a celebrity in the world of science.

For this reason, she studied different languages and dedicated herself to journalism. She worked for some important media, such as the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, or The Times, but she also wrote several children's fiction together with her father. She also managed to popularize science, for which she won the Sapio Prize in 2008.

Undoubtedly, Hawking proved that family origins do not have to be a burden. They can be an impetus to fulfill dreams.  


Patricia Janiot

Here we have a Colombian woman, who had quite a different career. She started in modeling, to the point of being Colombia's representative in the 1984 Miss World, although she didn't win. However, by 1987 she would start her journalistic career in some media, among them, CNN.

From that moment on, she became one of the most visible faces of the company. For more than 20 years, she hosted different programs, such as "Panorama Mundial," nominated for an Emmy Award. However, in 2017 she decided to renew and leave that channel to move to Univision, where she hosts the program "Aquí y Ahora."

She was named in the Hispanic Media 100, a recognition of the most influential Hispanic news journalists in the U.S. Janiot proves that Latinos can be popular in this country!

Barbara Walters

Finally, we have the "queen" of interviews. She is a journalist and author from the United States, who had different jobs. However, she was specially recognized by the Today news show on NBC. Particularly, she has achieved great interviews throughout its history.

For example, she was able to talk to Margaret Thatcher, Fidel Castro, Indira Gandhi, Hugo Chávez, Michael Jackson, and Ricky Martin. She even holds an incredible record: In 1999, 74,000,000 viewers watched her conversation with Monica Lewinsky, which revealed details about different scandals in the country's political sphere.

Undoubtedly, she is another of those who have made history through a very rich format, which is television interviews.

We hope you liked this list of the most relevant women journalists in the world!

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