Famous female journalist include Barbara Walters, Dorothy Thompson and Ida B. Wells. These women go back to the 1800s either writing in newspapers, speaking on the radio or appearing on television.
Walters is one of the most recognizable news faces on television. She does interviews with all of the top politicians, celebrities and other people who have left a lingering mark on the modern world.
Wells was a civil rights activist that lived in and wrote in the late 1800s and rose to popularity after writing about the lynching of three black men in 1892.
Thompson wrote about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Her reports led to her being forced out of Germany a few years before the start of World War II, but she came to the United States and became one of the most influential women in the country.