From former scientists to former beauty queens, the news is filled with talented ladies who all come from different backgrounds that may surprise you. Below, we’ve covered our favorite female news anchors that are sure to leave you impressed.
1. Lynda Kinkade
Lynda Kinkade got her start in the business early, as she was just a sophomore in college when she became a political researcher for the Seven Network.
After she graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney, she furthered her career and was eventually signed on by CNN executives. Today, you can see her as an anchor on CNN Newsroom, CNN International, Connect The World, and The World Right Now.
2. Hallie Jackson
Hallie Jackson came from humble beginnings in Yardley, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from John Hopkins University and ventured straight into reporting. Jackson has worked at MSNBC for over 5 years and has made a name for herself within the industry.
3. Kate Bolduan
Kate Bolduan may seem like a familiar face, and for good reason. This American broadcast journalist currently hosts At This Hour With Kate Bolduan and has previously hosted The State of America with Kate Bolduan.
Bolduan got her start at George Washington University, where she carried out anchor work for smaller news affiliates after graduation. Eventually, she got her big break once recruited by CNN.
4. Bianca Nobilo
Bianca Nobilio is a British journalist who studied Comparative Politics in grad school at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2013, Nobilo joined CNN as a reporter and producer.
Two years later, she worked as an anchor for CNN Newsroom and CNN Today. From 2018 on, Nobilio has been working as an anchor and chief correspondent for these programs in London.
5. Frances Rivera
Born in the Phillippines, Frances Rivera moved to Austin, Texas at a young age, where she eventually graduated in Journalism from a Filipino university. After graduation, Rivera twenty on the work with NBC and CBS affiliates, where she eventually received the chance to become an anchor on MSNBC.
6. Robin Meade
Robin Meade has earned an impressive title, as she’s the longest-serving anchor at an American national morning news program, Morning Express with Robin Meade. This isn’t the only title she’s received, though, as she was former Miss Ohio. Meade joined HLN in 2011 and has even received an Emmy Award since.
7. Mariana Atencio
Mariana Atencio is a bilingual journalist that’s worked with Univision and Fusion TV and eventually, MSNBC. In 2016, she was the only Latina on the network, meaning she was well known in both American and Latin-American communities. A year later, Atencio took the world by storm when her TEDx talk “What makes YOU special?” went viral.
8. Lilia Luciano
Lilia Luciano is an award-warning investigative journalist that currently works as an anchor and news correspondent for NBC NEWS, NBC News, Nightly News With Brian Williams, The Today Show, and MSNBC.
Her time in the industry has led her to receive many awards including the Walter Cronkite Award For Excellence In Journalism, four Regional Emmys, and an Outstanding Digital Journalism Award from GLAAD.
9. Natalie Morales
Natalie Morales joined MSNBC in March of 2022 as a full-time anchor. Simultaneously, she cohosts and co-anchors programs like Dateline, Today, and NBC News. Morales still works for the network to this day and is a well-known face within the industry.
10. Alisyn Camerota
If you’re an avid watcher of CNN, it’s likely that you recognize Alisyn Camerota, as she’s one of CNN’s most famous faces right now. During her time as a journalist, Camerota has built up a lengthy resume, covering anything from domestic news to foreign affairs.
11. Natasha Bertrand
After graduating with a degree in political science and philosophy, Bertrand dove head-first into the world of journalism. Since the launch of her career, Bertrand has predominantly worked for MSNBC, but she’s also known for her work on The Atlantic.
12. Lisa Myers
Lisa Myers got her start at MSNBC in 1981, and ever since then, she’s earned the title of one of the top journalists worldwide. Myers has received many awards for her work, including the Clarion Award for Excellence in Journalism and the George Polk Award.
13. Fredricka Whitfield
Fredricka Whitfield has been in the business for almost 30 years, meaning she’s a familiar face for those who keep up with the latest news. Whitfield has covered numerous important topics ranging from the Bush-Gore presidential race, Afghani and Iraqi conflicts, and the Cuban-Haitian crisis.
14. Jennifer Westhoven
Jennifer Westhoven was practically born for greatness as she graduated with honors from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in History and Political Science. For almost 30 years after graduation, Westhoven has made a name for herself as she’s covered events such as the financial crisis of ’08 and the events of 9/11.
15. Victoria Defrancesco Soto
Once a legal scholar and a political scientist, Victoria Defrancesco Soto currently works at the LBJ School of Public Relations at the University of Texas as a faculty member. Soto achieved degrees from Duke Univesity and the University of Arizona, setting herself up for a successful future.
16. Kristie Lu Stout
Kristie Lu Stout is an international CNN reporter, where she’s earned universal recognition over her years in the business. Stout is currently based in Hong Kong and still manages to keep us updated on important pieces of news consistently.
17. Betsy Woodruff Swan
Starting out at the National Review, Betsy Woodruff Swan developed her career overtime to end up covering political news at Capitol Hill. Today, she works as a contributor for MSNBC, where she carries out her passion for reporting and politics.
18. Isa Soares
Throughout her entire career in the industry, Isa Soares has covered topics in world affairs such as the 2017 Barcelona terrorist attacks. Currently, Soares is based in the London bureau of CNN, where she continues to cover news of high importance.
19. Faith Jenkins
If you were to look up “success” in the dictionary, you’d likely find a picture of Faith Jenkins. This political science and legal justice guru is well known in the world of media. But wait, there’s more. Jenkins is a highly-regarded legal researcher as well as a prosecutor, which is what she did previously before her career in media.
20. Lynn Smith
Lynn Smith set herself up for success in the business when she graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in mass media. After graduation, Smith migrated to the East Coast and took on a career in broadcasting. Today, Smith is a media consultant and former news anchor.
21. Nancy Snyderman
While Nancy Snyderman went to college to study science, she ended up pursuing a career in media later on. Snyderman first received a degree in microbiology and medicine, eventually working as a medical practitioner prior to working in media. Snyderman’s journey to her dream career shows she’s more than just your average journalist.
22. Christine Romans
If there’s one thing you should know about Christine Romans, it’s that she keeps herself busy. Not only is she a chief business reporter for CNN, but she also produces the Show Early Launch, where the state of the financial market and economy in the U.S. is discussed.
23. Andrea Mitchell
An American television journalist, anchor, and commentator for NBC News, Andrea Mitchell is a triple threat. Mitchell has been with NBC since 2008, where she has hosted a commentary channel titled “Andrea Mitchell Reports”. You can add author to the list as well, as she published a book back in 2005, titled “Talking Back”.
24. Christi Paul
Christi Paul is another triple threat on our list, as she’s a talented reporter, author, and artist. Every weekend morning, you’ll find Paul anchoring “CNN New Day” as well as anchoring and reporting for HLN during the week.
25. Ali Vitali
It wasn’t long after Ali Vitali received her degree from Tulane University that she entered the world of political campaigns. In 2016, Vitali covered one of the most talked-about presidential races between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. Today, she’s a Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC.
26. Erica Orden
After graduating with her political science degree from Barnard College, Erica Orden went on to receive her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, meaning she’s equipped with everything she needs for success in the industry. Orden started off working as a reporter for The New York Sun, eventually moving up to The Wall Street Journal afterward.
27. Susan Filan
Not every journalist starts off in journalism, as proven by Susan Filan as she began her successful career as a criminal defense attorney. Today, Filan is a Senior Legal Analyst for MSNB, where she puts all of her well-developed skills to use on a daily basis.
28. Milissa Rehberger
After graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1993, Milissa Rehberger took on a role as a station co-anchor in Orland and Oklahoma City. 10 years later, Rehberger joined MSNBC as a reporter, editor, and anchor across several shows on the popular network.
29. Joy-Ann Reid
Joy-Ann Reid is an American cable television host, MSNBC national correspondent, and a liberal political commentator.
While she is successful today, she overcame a lot of obstacles during her upbringing, but she was determined to pursue her passion anyways. Reid was orphaned at the age of 17 and decided to move to the East Coast and begin her education at Harvard University.
30. Aishah Hasnie
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Aishah Hasnie was raised in Indiana, where she graduated from Indiana University with her bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
During her time at the university, she interned at a local affiliate in Springfield, Illinois. Today, Hasnie is an Emmy-nominated American television journalist for Fox News as well as a daytime news correspondent.
31. Jennifer Griffin
Starting off her career as a newspaper reporter in South Africa, Jennifer Griffin has been everywhere and anywhere in her career. Griffin has covered crucial events such as Nelson Mandela’s release from prison as well as covering events in the Middle East.
32. Lauren Green
A graduate of the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University, Lauren Green skyrocketed into success when she decided to start her career in Journalism. Green is currently Fox News’ lea religion correspondent, a headline anchor for the weekly “Fox & Friends” updates, as well as a regular guest panelist on “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld”.
33. Janice Dean
As you can tell from her picture, Janice Dean is a prominent weather anchor as well as a co-host for “Fox & Friends”. Dean has achieved a lot of success throughout her career, as she received the American Society Seal of Approval in 2009 for her weather reporting. Plus, she’s a published author for “Freddy the Frogcaster”. She’s even published an autobiography titled
34. Amy Kellogg
Amy Kellogg has had a lengthy career in media, as she’s been with Fox since 1999. During her time at the network, Kellogg has covered foreign issues in Moscow, Russia. Now, she’s based in Milan, Italy, where she serves as a news correspondent. Kellogg has covered events of high importance, such as Prince William and Princess Kate’s Royal Wedding and the 2021 London Olympics.
35. Heather Childers
Heather Childers began her career in the industry in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she became a producer and news anchor at a local station in 1992. Today, she works as a co-anchor for “American Agenda” on Newsmax TV.
36. Tammy Bruce
Tammy Bruce is a radio host, author, and political commentator. Bruce currently contributes on-air to Fox News and hosts “Get Tammy Bruce” on Fox Nation. Tammy started off her career with a bachelor’s degree in political science and hosted a talk radio show in the early 2000s before joining Fox.
37. Jane Skinner
Jane Skinner started off on the right foot in her career when she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Northwestern University. Soon after, she took on the role of a general reporter for Fox’s local station in New York, called WNBC-TV. Skinner is now retired from television, as she wanted to spend more time with family.
38. Alisyn Camerota
Before joining NBC, Alisyn Camerota spent many years at Fox. While at Fox, she co-hosted the weekend edition of the “Fox & Friends” franchise. Camerota has covered many national and international stories of high importance including Hurricane Harvey and the Paris terrorist attacks.
39. Anna Kooiman
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Anna Kooiman started her career after she attended Wilmington’s University of North Carolina. She began as an anchor for Fox from 2011 to 2016, eventually co-hosting “Fox & Friends” and being hired by News Corp as a panelist and anchor in Australia. Currently, she works for Network Ten, an Australian television network, but you may still see her on Fox as a contributing anchor.
40. Juliet Huddy
Juliet Huddy knows how to keep busy, as she co-hosts the mid-day show on 770 WABC, broadcasts a podcast called “Juliet: UNEXPECTED”, and previously worked as a co-anchor on Fox News. Previously, Huddy hosted “The Morning Show on Fox News with Mike and Juliet” and worked as the news and entertainment anchor for the “Bernie and Sid Show’s Morning Drive”.
41. Amy Holmes
Amy Holmes is a Zambian-born American journalist and political commentator. Fox viewers may recognize her, as she once was an anchor of Glenn Beck’s Show “TheBlaze TV”. Currently, she cohosts a PBC conversation show, “In Principle”. Throughout her career, she has been a guest on several NBC news programs, where she continued to make a name for herself in the business.
42. Dr. Wendy Walsh
As her name suggests, Dr. Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, as well as a BA in journalism and her master’s in psychology. That’s not all, though, as Walsh is a therapist, lecturer, and writer, as she’s the author of “The 30-Day Love Detox”, where she guides people in “cleansing” toxic relationships. Currently, she hosts “The Doctor Wendy Walsh Show” on an AM radio station in Los Angeles.
43. Carley Shimkus
Carley Shimkus started her career after she graduated from Quinnipiac University with her BA in broadcast journalism. She started strong in her senior year when she interned at Fox in Washington, D.C., and was hired by Fox as a news producer during that time. After graduation, she quickly moved up in the world as she currently serves as the headline reporter for “Fox & Friends First”. Shimkus also co-hosts alongside Rob Schmitt on “Fox Nation”.
44. Patti Ann Browne
From becoming a broadcaster for a local Long Island station to a co-host on “Fox & Friends”, Patti Ann Browne has certainly made many strides in her career. Brown launched her career after graduating from Fordham University and NYIT, giving herself the right foundation for success.
45. Katie Pavlich
Since 2013, Katie Pavlich has been with Fox as an alternate anchor on “The Five”. That’s not all she’s been on, though, as she has also made appearances on “Fox Business”, CNBC, and CNN. Pavlich ventured into the media industry after earning a BA from the University of Arizona.
46. Uma Pemmaraju
Uma Pemmaraju is an Emmy award-winning journalist who first joined Fox’s first network staff in 1996. Pemmaraju played a big part in Fox News’ success and put the station on the right track to becoming the industry leader that it is today. Today, she is now the host of her own “Pemmaraju” show.
47. Hollie McKay
Australian-born journalist Hollie McKay has built a reputation for herself as an intelligent investigative reporter throughout her career. McKay has reported from many dangerous locations like Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri during the time of protest.
48. Molly Line
From her time covering Neil Entwistle’s arrest to Richard Reid’s imprisonment, Molly Line has truly seen it all. This reporter began working at a local Boston Station and later joined Fox News in 2006.
49. Julie Banderas
After earning her BA from Emerson College, Julie Banderas worked at ABC, CBS, and eventually Fox in 2008. Banderas joined the network to replace Laurie Dhue on “Fox Report Weekend”, but later quit to serve as a weekday anchor for other Fox News programs.
50. Jeanine Pirro
Former judge and prosecutor Jeanine Pirro earned her undergraduate degree from Buffalo and her law degree from Albany Law School. Pirro was the first female judge to be elected in Westchester County in New York and moved on to do great things with NBC News and “The Today Show”. Currently, she hosts her own show, “Justice with Jeanine”.