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Bernard Kalb -- b.2/4/1922 N.S.
Author, Newscaster, Journalist

Marvin Kalb -- b.6/9/1930
Lecturer, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist, Educator
Misc: Analyst
TV Shows: Meet The Press (moderator 1984-87)

Floyd Kalber -- b.12/23/1924 d.5/13/2004 (79)
Newscaster, Journalist

H. V. Kaltenborn -- b.7/9/1878 d.6/14/1965 (86)
Newscaster, Commentator
Names/Places: NN: The Dean of American Commentators
Misc: Famous & prestigious Dean of Radio Commentators in the 1930s-40s

Joseph Nathan Kane -- b.1/23/1899 d.9/22/2002 (103)
Misc: spanned three centuries

MacKinlay Kantor -- b.2/4/1904 d.10/11/1977 (73)
Novelist, Correspondent, Journalist

David Kaplan -- b.??/??/1947 d.8/13/1992 (45)
Journalist, TV Producer
Misc: killed in Sarajevo Yugoslavia
TV Shows: ABC News

Justin Daniel "Joe" Kaplan -- b.9/5/1925 N.S. d.3/2/2014 N.S. (88)
Writer, Editor
Book Titles: Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Herb Kaplow -- b.2/2/1927 d.7/27/2013 (86)
Misc: a longtime Washington correspondent
TV Shows: NBC News, ABC News

Robert Karlow -- b.10/21/1889 d.11/15/1954 (65)
Journalist, Golfer
Misc: an important figure in the development of professional golf in the USA

Stanley Karnow -- b.2/4/1925 d.1/27/2013 (87)
Misc: Vietnam War historian

Carl Kasell -- b.4/2/1934 N.S. d.4/17/2018 N.S. (84)
Misc: worked as newscaster for National Public Radio

Mathieu Kassovitz -- b.8/3/1967
Screenwriter, Editor, Actor, Producer, Director, French
Movie Titles: Amelie, Munich, La Haine, The Fifth Element

Stanley J. Kauffmann -- b.4/24/1916 d.10/9/2013 (97)
Author, Movie Critic, Stage Critic, Editor

George S. Kaufman -- b.11/16/1889 d.6/2/1961 (71)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Journalist, Editor, Director, Panelist
Misc: New York Times; some say b. Nov 14
Movie Titles: This is Show Business, The Man Who Came To Dinner, You Can't Take It With You

Henry Kaufman -- b.10/20/1927 N.S.
Economist, German

Alfred Kazin -- b.6/5/1915 d.6/5/1998 (83)
Critic, Editor, Teacher

John Keats -- b.10/31/1795 d.2/23/1821 (25)
Poet, Publisher, English

Donald Keene -- b.6/18/1922 N.S. d.2/24/2019 N.S. (96)
Writer, Translator, Literary Critic, Historian, Scholar, Educator, Teacher, American
Misc: Translator of Japanese literature and culture.

Bob Keeshan -- b.6/27/1927 d.1/23/2004 (76)
Author, Commentator, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Lynbrook, NY
TV Shows: Howdy Doody Show (as Clarabell the Clown), Tinker's Workshop, Captain Kangaroo (star), The Stupids (as Mr. Sender)

Kitty Kelley -- b.4/4/1942
Biographer, Actress
Misc: some say b. Aug 4; she wrote unauthorized biographies of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, the British Royal Family, the Bush family, Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Book Titles: The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty (2004), Oprah: A Biography (2010)

Megyn Kelly -- b.11/18/1970

Amos Kendall -- b.8/16/1789 N.S. d.11/12/1869 N.S. (80)

George Frost Kennan -- b.2/16/1904 d.3/17/2005 (101)
Author, Historian, Diplomat
Misc: ex-U.S. Ambassador to USSR

Jayne Kennedy -- b.10/27/1951
Newsperson, Actress, Sportscaster, Model
Names/Places: LN:Overton
TV Shows: You Asked For It (assistant)
Movie Titles: Body and Soul, Scream, Scream 2

William Kennedy -- b.1/16/1928
Author, Novelist, Journalist
Book Titles: Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, Ironweed

David Hume Kennerly -- b.3/9/1947
Photographer, Photojournalist

Douglas Kenney -- b.12/10/1946 d.8/27/1980 (33)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor
Misc: co-founded National Lampoon; d. suicide in 1980's

Nick Kenny -- b.2/3/1895 d.12/1/1975 (80)
Columnist, Songwriter
TV Shows: Nick Kenny Show

Arthur Kent -- b.12/27/1953
Correspondent, Journalist, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The Scud Stud

André Kertész -- b.7/2/1894 d.9/28/1985 (91)
Photographer, Journalist
Misc: 35mm camera use pioneer

Armen Keteyian -- b.3/6/1953
Author, Correspondent, Sports Journalist

Frances Parkinson Keyes -- b.7/21/1885 d.7/3/1970 (84)
Novelist, Children's Author, Biographer
Misc: cookbooks, travel

John Maynard Keynes -- b.6/5/1883 d.4/21/1946 (62)
Mathematician, Journalist, Economist, English, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Cambridge; 1st Baron of Tilton

John Neville Keynes -- b.8/31/1852 d.11/15/1949 (97)
Philosopher, Economist, British

John Kieran -- b.8/2/1892 d.12/10/1981 (89)
Author, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, Radio Actor, TV Host, Panelist, Sports Writer
Misc: an intellectual with an encyclopediac knowledge; in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame
Book Titles: Information Please Almanac
TV Shows: Kieran's Kaleidoscope

Walter Kiernan -- b.1/24/1902 d.1/8/1978 (75)
Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Kiernan's corner, What's the Story?, Who Said That?, That Reminds Me

Douglas Kiker -- b.1/7/1930 N.S. d.8/14/1991 N.S. (61)
Novelist, Newsperson, Correspondent, Journalist
Misc: NBC News

Dorothy Kilgallen -- b.7/3/1913 d.11/8/1965 (52)
Journalist, Columnist, Panelist
TV Shows: What's My Line

Bernard Kilgore -- b.11/9/1908 d.11/14/1967 (59)
Journalist, Publisher, Businessperson
Names/Places: NN:Barney
Misc: widely respected

James Jackson Kilpatrick -- b.11/1/1920 d.8/15/2010 (89)
Journalist, Commentator, Columnist
TV Shows: 60 Minutes (Point-Counterpoint Conservative debater 1971-79)

Fiske Kimball -- b.12/8/1888 d.8/14/1955 (66)
Architect, Historian
Misc: of Art

Alexander King -- b.??/??/1899 d.11/16/1965 (66)
Writer, Editor
Names/Places: RLN:Koenig
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show

John Reed King -- b.10/25/1914 d.7/8/1979 (64)
Newscaster, Radio Actor, Game Show Host
Misc: 1940-50s game shows
TV Shows: Sky King (radio voice)

Michael Kinsley -- b.3/9/1951
Writer, Journalist, Commentator, Editor, Columnist
TV Shows: Crossfire

W. M. Kiplinger -- b.1/8/1891 d.8/6/1967 (76)

John Kirk -- b.7/27/1955
Author, Journalist
Misc: Broadcaster, international authority on unknown aquatic animals or "lake monsters" as they are known.

Russell Kirk -- b.10/19/1918 d.4/29/1994 (75)
Author, Journalist, Columnist

Sally Kirkland Sr. -- b.7/1/1912 d.5/1/1989 (76)
Names/Places: Sally's mother
Misc: Life's fashion editor

Don Kirshner -- b.4/17/1933 d.1/17/2011 (77)
Publisher, TV Host, Music Producer
Names/Places: b. in Bronx, N.Y.
Misc: Music Promoter; TV/radio bubblegum music creator
Group Names: The Monkees (supervisor)
TV Shows: Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, The Archies (TV show creator), The Monkees (producer)

Herbert Klein -- b.4/1/1918 d.7/2/2009 (91)
Newscaster, Editor

Lawrence Klein -- b.9/14/1920 d.10/20/2013 (93)
Misc: work in developing macro-econometric models for national, regional, and world economies

Robert J. Klein -- b.4/9/1927 d.6/3/1993 (66)
Editor, Businessperson
Misc: Money magazine founder

Donald Klopfer -- b.1/23/1902 d.5/30/1986 (84)
Misc: founded Random House publishing co.

Steve Kmetko -- b.2/16/1953
Newsperson, Actor, Gay
TV Shows: E! News Daily

Fletcher Knebel -- b.10/1/1911 d.2/26/1993 (81)
Novelist, Journalist, Columnist

Cholly Knickerbocker -- b.9/15/1915 d.1/5/2002 (86)
Names/Places: RN:Igor Loiewski-Cassini
Misc: gossip columnist for the Hearst newspaper chain.

John S. Knight -- b.10/26/1894 d.6/16/1981 (86)
Misc: assembled Knight-Ridder newspaper chain

Alfred A. Knopf -- b.9/12/1892 d.8/11/1984 (91)

Thomas Wallace Knox -- b.6/26/1835 d.1/6/1896 (60)
Author, Explorer, Journalist

Tjalling Koopmans -- b.8/28/1910 d.2/26/1985 (74)
Economist, Dutch (Netherlands)

Ted Koppel -- b.2/8/1940
Jewish, Newscaster, Journalist, English
Names/Places: b. in Lancashire
TV Shows: ABC News, Nightline

Michael Korda -- b.10/8/1933
Writer, Novelist, Editor, English
Book Titles: Charmed Lives, Queenie

John Korty -- b.7/22/1936
Photographer, Animator, Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Director
Movie Titles: The Ewok Adventure (TV movie), The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Twice Upon a Time

Paul Krassner -- b.4/9/1932
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Journalist, Editor, Comedian
Misc: wrote MAD Magazine, co-founded the Yippies

Charles Krauthammer -- b.3/13/1950 N.S. d.6/21/2018 N.S. (68)
Author, Physician, Commentator, Columnist

Seymour Krim -- b.5/11/1922 d.8/30/1989 (67)
Author, Literary Critic, Editor

Irving Kristol -- b.1/22/1920 d.9/18/2009 (89)
Misc: Neoconservative

Arthur Krock -- b.11/16/1886 d.4/12/1974 (87)
Misc: New York Times

Steve Kroft -- b.8/22/1945
Correspondent, Journalist
TV Shows: 60 Minutes

Louis Kronenberger -- b.12/9/1904 d.4/30/1980 (75)
Author, Critic, Journalist, Biographer

Alan Krueger -- b.9/17/1960 N.S. d.3/16/2019 N.S. (58)
Economist, American

Paul Krugman -- b.2/28/1953

Nancy Kulp -- b.8/28/1921 d.2/3/1991 (69)
Journalist, Columnist, TV/Movie Actress, Lesbian
Names/Places: b. in Harrisburg, PA
TV Shows: Bob Cummings Show (as Pamela Livingston), The Beverly Hillbillies (as Jane Hathaway), Brian Keith Show

Stanley Kunitz -- b.7/29/1905 d.5/14/2006 (100)
Author, Poet, Editor

Irv Kupcinet -- b.7/31/1912 d.11/10/2003 (91)
Columnist, TV Talk Show Host
Misc: Chicago's Kup, Chicago Sunday Times

Naphtali "Tuli" Kupferberg -- b.9/28/1923 N.S. d.7/12/2010 N.S. (86)
Cartoonist, Author, Poet, Publisher, Singer
Misc: some say b. 1923
Group Names: The Fugs (founder), soloist

Charles Bishop Kuralt -- b.9/10/1934 d.7/4/1997 (62)
Author, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Wilmington, NC
TV Shows: CBS News, Sunday Morning

Bill Kurtis -- b.9/21/1940
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist, Producer, Narrator

Harvey Kurtzman -- b.10/3/1924 d.2/21/1993 (68)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Editor, Businessperson
Misc: pop culture historian; helped found MAD magazine

Simon Kuznets -- b.4/30/1901 d.7/8/1985 (84)

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