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Joyce Haber -- b.12/28/1930 d.7/29/1993 (62)
Journalist, Columnist
Misc: Hollywood gossipist; some say 1932

Franz Haberl -- b.4/12/1840 d.9/5/1910 (70)
Publisher, Philanthropist, Musicologist, German
Misc: music publisher, church music school founder

Gottfried Haberler -- b.7/20/1900 d.5/6/1995 (94)
Economist, Austrian

William Hagerty -- b.4/23/1939
Misc: of People Magazine

Sara Haines -- b.9/18/1977 N.S.
Journalist, TV Hostess, Personality
TV Shows: Good Morning America, The View, Today Show (fourth hour)

David Halberstam -- b.4/10/1934 d.4/23/2007 (73)
Author, Journalist, Historian, Sports Journalist
Misc: in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame
Book Titles: The Breaks of the Game (as inside look at Bill Walton and the 1979-80 Portland Trail Blazers basketball team), Playing for Keeps (on Michael Jordan), Summer of '49 (the battle between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox), The Educattion of a Coach (about New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick)

Sarah Josepha Hale -- b.10/24/1788 N.S. d.4/30/1879 N.S. (90)
Poet, Journalist, Political Activist, American
Misc: wrote Mary Had A Little Lamb and claimed it was a true story

Alex Palmer Haley -- b.8/11/1921 d.2/10/1992 (70)
Author, Journalist
Misc: wrote Roots, the story of his ancestors
Book Titles: Roots, Malcolm X, Queen

Tamron Hall -- b.9/16/1970 N.S.
Journalist, TV Hostess

Pete Hamill -- b.6/24/1935
Author, Novelist, Essayist, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, Educator
Misc: New York Post

Vincent T. Hamlin -- b.5/10/1900 d.6/14/1993 (93)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Journalist
Misc: Alley Oop creator

Richard Hammond -- b.12/19/1969 N.S.
Journalist, English

Jack Handley -- b.2/25/1949
Comedy Writer, Journalist
Book Titles: Deep Thoughts (series), Fuzzy Memories (series), My Big Thick Novel
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (Deep Thoughts writer)

W. C. Handy -- b.11/16/1873 d.3/28/1958 (84)
Publisher, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Cornetist, Bandleader, Blues Performer
Names/Places: NN:Father of the Blues; RFMN:William Christopher
Misc: established the popularity of the blues in band music

Alvin Hansen -- b.8/23/1887 d.6/6/1975 (87)

James Hare -- b.10/3/1856 d.6/24/1946 (89)
Correspondent, Photojournalist, British
Misc: the leading photographer during five major wars

Richard Harkness -- b.9/29/1907 d.2/16/1977 (69)
Newscaster, Journalist
Misc: NBC News

Fletcher Harper -- b.1/31/1806 d.5/29/1877 (71)

James Harper -- b.4/13/1795 d.3/27/1869 (73)
Misc: Harper's Monthly, Weekly, & Bazaar

Frank Harris -- b.2/14/1856 d.8/26/1931 (75)
Writer, Journalist, English

Joel Chandler Harris -- b.12/9/1848 d.7/3/1908 (59)
Short Story Writer, Editor
Book Titles: Uncle Remus

Marvin Harris -- b.8/18/1927 d.10/25/2001 (74)
Anthropologist, Historian
Misc: cultural materialism theoretician

Sydney J. Harris -- b.9/14/1917 d.12/8/1986 (69)
Journalist, Canadian

Donald Hugh "Don" Harron -- b.9/19/1924 N.S. d.1/17/2015 N.S. (90)
Author, Playwright, Journalist, Actor, Comedian, Director, Composer, Canadian
TV Shows: Hee Haw (as Charlie)

Joseph C. Harsch -- b.5/25/1905 d.6/3/1998 (93)

John Hart -- b.2/1/1932
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: CBS News, NBC News, World Monitor

Bret Harte -- b.8/25/1836 d.5/5/1902 (65)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Journalist, Printer, Educator, English
Names/Places: RFMN:Francis Brett

Mariette Hartley -- b.6/21/1940
Newsperson, Actress, Commercial Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: she's not Mrs. James Garner in Polaroid TV ads
TV Shows: Peyton Place, Goodnight Beantown (as Jennifer Barnes), WIOU (as Liz)
Movie Titles: Ride the High Country, Marnie, Encino Man

Jim Hartz -- b.2/3/1940
Newscaster, Columnist, Personality

Paul Harvey -- b.9/4/1918 d.2/28/2009 (90)
Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Tulsa, OK; LN:Aurandt
Misc: Gives you "The R-R-R-R-Rest of the Story"

Joan Haslip -- b.2/27/1912 d.6/19/1994 (82)
Novelist, Historian

Tom Hatten -- b.11/14/1926 N.S. d.3/16/2019 N.S. (92)
Newscaster, Actor, TV Host, Announcer, Personality
Misc: KNX 1070 Los Angeles entertainment reporter
TV Shows: "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (as Captain Murdock), Family Film Festival (KTLA host), The Popeye Show (formerly The Pier 5 Club, KTLA host)
Movie Titles: Spies Like Us

John Milton Hay -- b.10/8/1838 d.7/1/1905 (66)
Author, Journalist, Statesman, Presidential Aide, Diplomat

Naura Hayden -- b.9/29/1930 d.8/10/2013 N.S. (82)
Writer, Editor, Actress
Names/Places: aka Nora Hayden (as an actress) or Norah Helene Hayden; uses Naura Hayden as an author

Tom Hayden -- b.12/11/1939 N.S. d.10/23/2016 N.S. (76)
Journalist, Politician, Political Activist
Names/Places: Jane Fonda's ex-
Misc: some say b. 1940; 1960s anti-war activist

Friedrich Hayek -- b.5/8/1899 d.3/23/1992 (92)

Harold Hayes -- b.4/18/1926 d.4/5/1989 (62)
Misc: Esquire, fostered 60s New Journalism
TV Shows: 20/20

Henry Hazlitt -- b.11/28/1894 d.7/9/1993 (98)
Author, Journalist, Economist

Lafcadio Hearn -- b.6/27/1850 d.9/26/1904 (54)
Author, Journalist, Greek

David Hearst -- b.12/2/1916 d.5/12/1986 (69)
Names/Places: W.R.'s son

William Randolph Hearst III -- b.6/18/1949
Publisher, Editor

William Randolph Hearst Jr. -- b.1/27/1908 d.5/14/1993 (85)
Publisher, Editor
Misc: Newspapers

William Randolph Hearst Sr. -- b.4/29/1863 d.8/14/1951 (88)
Journalist, Publisher, Editor
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco; a twin; d. in Beverly Hills
Misc: newspaper publisher (SF Examiner/Seattle P-I)

Gabriel Heatter -- b.9/17/1890 d.3/30/1972 (81)
Journalist, Commentator

Chris Hedges -- b.9/18/1956
Author, Journalist

Christie Ann Hefner -- b.11/8/1952
Publisher, Executive
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; Hugh's daughter
Misc: Playboy CEO

Hugh Hefner -- b.4/9/1926 d.9/27/2017 N.S. (91)
Publisher, Editor, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; MN:Marston
Misc: Founded The Playboy magazine empire

Konrad Heiden -- b.8/7/1901 d.6/18/1966 (64)
Historian, German
Misc: coined the term NAZI

Cynthia Heimel -- b.7/13/1947 N.S. d.2/25/2018 N.S. (70)
Author, Screenwriter, Humorist, Satirist, Playwright, Columnist

Wilfred Charles Heinz -- b.1/11/1915 N.S. d.2/27/2008 N.S. (93)
Author, Journalist, Sports Writer
Names/Places: aka W.C. Heinz

Walter Heller -- b.8/27/1915 d.6/15/1987 (71)
Book Titles: Old Myths and New Realities

Mark Hellinger -- b.3/21/1903 d.12/21/1947 (44)
Journalist, Stage Producer

Heloise I -- b.5/14/1919 d.12/28/1977 (58)
Author, Journalist
Names/Places: MLN:Bowles Reese
Misc: some say b. May 4
Book Titles: Hints from Heloise

Heloise II -- b.4/15/1951
Author, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Waco, TX; NN:America's Most Trusted Household Hints Adviser; Helpful Hints; LN:Cruse Evans
Misc: some say b. 1952

Mark Helprin -- b.6/28/1947
Novelist, Journalist

Mary Hemingway -- b.4/5/1908 d.11/26/1986 (78)
Names/Places: Ernest's 4th wife

Bill Hemmer -- b.11/14/1964
Newsperson, Journalist

William E. Henley -- b.8/23/1849 d.7/11/1903 (53)
Poet, Editor, British

Bill Henry -- b.8/21/1890 d.4/4/1970 (79)

Nat Hentoff -- b.6/10/1925 d.1/7/2017 N.S. (91)
Novelist, Music Critic, Journalist, Columnist, Historian
Misc: of Jazz

Johann G. Herder -- b.8/25/1744 d.12/18/1803 (59)
Philosopher, Historian

George Herman -- b.1/14/1920 d.2/8/2005 (85)
Newsperson, Journalist
TV Shows: Face the Nation (moderator)

Herodotus -- b.??/??/484BC d.??/??/425BC
Historian, Greek

Carolina Herrera -- b.1/8/1939 N.S.
Fashion Editor, Venezuelan

John Hersey -- b.6/17/1914 d.3/24/1993 (78)
Author, Novelist, Journalist, Chinese
Misc: WW2 writings
Book Titles: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Seymour Hersh -- b.4/8/1937
Misc: investigative reporter; some say b. Apr 7

Lenore Hershey -- b.3/20/1920 d.2/27/1997 (76)
Misc: Ladies' Home Journal

Carl Hiaasen -- b.3/12/1953
Author, Novelist, Journalist, Columnist
Book Titles: Double Whammy, Native Tongue, Sick Puppy

Ben Hibbs -- b.7/23/1901 d.3/30/1975 (73)
Author, Journalist
Misc: Saturday Evening Post

Sir John Hicks -- b.4/8/1904 d.5/20/1989 (85)
Economist, British

Marquerite Higgins -- b.9/3/1920 d.1/3/1966 (45)
Journalist, Chinese

Jim Hightower -- b.1/11/1943
Author, Columnist

Larry Himmel -- b.6/13/1946 d.11/5/2014 (68)

Christopher Hitchens -- b.4/13/1949 d.12/15/2011 (62)
Author, Journalist

John Hobart Hobart -- b.9/14/1775 d.9/12/1830 (54)
Author, Publisher, Educator

Oveta Culp Hobby -- b.1/19/1905 d.8/16/1995 (90)
Misc: first Secretary of H.E.W., led the Women's Army Corp (WAAC) during WW II; Army WACS dir.; Newspapers

Richard Hofstadter -- b.8/6/1916 d.10/24/1970 (54)

Thomas Holcroft -- b.12/10/1745 d.3/23/1809 (63)
Novelist, Poet, Translator, Dramatist, Journalist, Actor, English

Ashley Holden Sr. -- b.9/13/1894 d.1/11/1994 (99)

John Hollander -- b.10/28/1929 d.8/17/2013 (83)
Writer, Poet, Editor

Don Hollenbeck -- b.3/30/1905 d.6/22/1954 (49)
TV Shows: CBS News, You Are There, See It Now

John Holliman -- b.10/23/1948 d.9/12/1998 (49)
Misc: one of CNN's original Bad Boys of Baghdad

Emory Holloway -- b.3/16/1885 d.7/30/1977 (92)
Author, Biographer

Pierre Holmes -- b.??/??/1912 d.12/7/1993 (81)
Newsperson, British

Henry Holt -- b.1/3/1840 d.2/13/1926 (86)
Author, Publisher

Lester Holt -- b.3/8/1959
Newscaster, Journalist, TV Producer

Arthur Hoppe -- b.4/23/1925 d.2/1/2000 (74)

Hedda Hopper -- b.5/2/1885 d.2/1/1966 (80)
Journalist, Columnist, Movie Actress
Names/Places: RN:Elda Furry
Misc: Hollywood gossipist with the weird hats; she later lied about both her day and year, switching to 1890 for youth and June 2 for what she thought was a better astrological year, according to Movie Time

Pamela Horton -- b.5/4/1988
Commentator, Actress, Playmate
Misc: October 2012

A. E. Hotchner -- b.6/28/1920
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Editor, Biographer
Names/Places: RFMN:Aaron Edward

Richard C. Hottelet -- b.9/22/1917 d.12/17/2014 (97)
TV Shows: CBS News

Henry O. Houghton -- b.4/30/1823 d.8/25/1895 (72)

Albert Habib Hourani -- b.3/31/1915 d.1/17/1993 (77)

Thomas Hoving -- b.1/15/1931 d.12/10/2009 (78)
Correspondent, Executive
Misc: New York Metropolitian Museum of Art director 1967-77
TV Shows: 20/20

Barbara Howar -- b.9/27/1934
Writer, Newscaster, Journalist, Actress, TV Hostess
Misc: Washington Post

Bronson "Crocker" Howard -- b.10/7/1842 N.S. d.8/4/1908 N.S. (65)
Author, Journalist

Ronald Howard -- b.4/7/1918 N.S. d.12/19/1996 N.S. (78)
Journalist, Actor, English
Names/Places: Leslie's son
TV Shows: Sherlock Holmes (star 1950s), Cowboy in Africa (as Wing Comdr. Howard Hayes)

Roy W. Howard -- b.1/1/1883 d.11/20/1964 (81)
Journalist, Publisher

Mark Anthony Howe -- b.8/28/1864 d.12/6/1960 (96)
Author, Editor, Biographer

Quincy Howe -- b.8/17/1900 d.2/17/1977 (76)
Writer, Newscaster, Commentator, Editor
TV Shows: CBS News, People's Platform, It's News to Me

William Dean Howells -- b.3/1/1837 N.S. d.5/11/1920 N.S. (83)
Novelist, Critic, Editor

Elbert Green Hubbard -- b.6/19/1856 d.5/7/1915 (58)
Author, Publisher, Editor, Biographer, American

Arianna Huffington -- b.7/15/1950
Author, Columnist

Nathan I. Huggins -- b.1/14/1927 d.12/5/1989 (62)
Author, Historian, Scholar, Educator

Emmet Hughes -- b.12/26/1920 d.9/18/1982 (61)
Misc: speechwriter

Langston Hughes -- b.2/1/1902 d.5/22/1967 (65)
Poet, Playwright, Journalist, Lyricist
Names/Places: FN:James
Misc: poet laureate

William Huie -- b.11/13/1910 d.11/20/1986 (76)
Writer, Journalist, Publisher, Educator

Brit Hume -- b.6/22/1943
Correspondent, Journalist, Commentator
TV Shows: ABC News, Fox News

David Hume -- b.4/26/1711 Ju-1 or 5/7/1711 N.S. d.8/25/1776 N.S. (65)
Philosopher, Historian, Scotish
Misc: of skepticism

Kimberly Hunt-Smith -- b.8/18/????
Misc: of channel 10 news in San Diego

Dard Hunter -- b.11/29/1883 d.2/20/1966 (82)
Writer, Printer
Misc: an American authority on printing, paper, and papermaking, especially by hand, using the tools and craft of four centuries prior.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault -- b.2/27/1942
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Misc: for NPR and PBS

Chet Huntley -- b.12/10/1911 d.3/20/1974 (62)
Newscaster, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Cardwell, MT; a descendant of John Adams & John Quincy Adams
TV Shows: The Huntley-Brinkey Report, NBC News

Peter Hyams -- b.7/26/1943
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Producer/Director, Cinematographer
Misc: primarily a movie director
Movie Titles: 2010: The Year We Make Contact, End of Days, TimeCop, Outland, Capricorn 1, Hanover Street

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