Who are some famous former reporters?


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Some famous former broadcast reporters include Edward R. Murrow, Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite. Famous former print reporters include Bob Woodward and Hunter S. Thompson.

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Many famous former reporters rose to fame through radio and television broadcasting. Edward R. Murrow became famous in the 1950s for his radio work, then moved to even greater fame on television. Broadcast reporters such as Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite gained fame for their investigative journalism. Other reporters, such as Bob Woodward and Hunter S. Thompson, gained fame through print journalism, writing stories for newspapers and magazines. Woodward came to national attention for his role in covering the Watergate scandal, and Thompson became famous for promoting "gonzo journalism," which involves participating in news events instead of watching them unfold naturally.

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