Who can be looked at as a media personality? It could be said that individuals who are involved in presenting shows on TV can be seen as media personalities. These presenters would include people who host shows such as chat shows, news programs, interviews, commentators, TV shows and even reality as well as game shows. Some of the most famous names in this category would be people such as:
- Oprah Winfrey
- Jeremy Clarkson
- Richard Hammond
- James May
However, the profession is not restricted only to these TV presenters. It also includes people such as film actors, radio and DJs and even journalists. With the birth of the internet and the penetration of its many services into our lives even people who run podcasts and are normally quite active on the internet, with the assistance of social media platforms, could be counted as a part of this profession.
After having read so much about this profession, it’s now time to take a deeper look at some of the famous people from this line of work.
Larry King got his initial break on Miami radio station WAHR (now WMBM) in Miami Beach. The name which he was going by at the time, Larry Zeiger, didn’t sit well with the station’s general manager. A couple of minutes before the young King was to go on air, he chose the surname “King” after seeing an advertisement for King’s Wholesale Liquor. King soon became popular in the South Florida radio scene.
In 1971, King was charged with grand larceny which led immediately to the loss of his broadcast job. He was acquitted of all charges and over the next several years he worked to rebuild his career. By the late 1970s, he was rehired by WIOD in 1978, starting a nightly coast-to-coast talk show, The Larry King Show, This work grabbed the attention of media mogul Ted Turner, who took King on to host his own talk show on the budding Cable News Network (CNN) in 1985.
Sir David Attenborough
Widely lauded as a national treasure in the United Kingdom, Sir David Attenborough is the only person to have won BAFTAs for TV shows meant for different television sets, such as black and white, colour, 3D, HD, and 4K. In 2002, he was mentioned on BBC’s 100 Greatest Britons list and he’s still as engaging to listen to as when you play online casino Philippines games.
Lester Holt (whose full name is Lester Don Holt, Jr) is an American broadcast journalist who has been an anchor of NBC Nightly News since 2015 and – in addition – serves as anchor for Dateline NBC.
Holt was the first Black person to anchor a weekday network nightly newscast on his own. He started with the NBC news network in 2000 and before that was with CBS News for 19 years. Known all throughout pop culture, Holt has made cameo appearances in films such as The Fugitive (1993), Primal Fear (1996) as well as episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit