List of fictional journalists

List of fictional journalists

Attributing the profession of journalist to a fictional character allows many possibilities for the author: Reporters may travel extensively and face adventures (like Tintin), are among the first to have news of disasters and crimes (like Clark "Superman" Kent and Peter "Spider-Man" Parker), or are supposed to be good at establishing communication.Fact|date=August 2008

This list presents fictional journalists sorted by country:


* Libby Kennedy, from Australian soap "Neighbours"
* Riley Parker, from the above show


* Tintin, from comics.
* Spirou and Fantasio, both from the same comic series.

Hong Kong

* Lily Wong from comic strips.


* Paparazzo, from Federico Fellini's film "La dolce vita", origin of the term "paparazzi".
* Marcello Rubini from the same film above


* "El reporter Tribulete" comics.
* "Periodistas" TV series

United Kingdom

Individual journalists:
* George Cragge in "In the Red" and sequels by Mark Tavener
* Bridget Jones, from Helen Fielding's columns, novels and films.
* Jack Parlabane, from the novels of Christopher Brookmyre.
* Ford Prefect, from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.
* Rita Skeeter, from the "Harry Potter" series.
* Sarah Jane Smith, from the television series "Doctor Who"
* Vivian Rook, from the "Doctor Who" episode "The Sound of Drums"
* Mattie Storin, House of Cards.
* Jasmine Thomas, Emmerdale.
* Polly Becker, "EastEnders"
* Tony Hills, "EastEnders"

Groups of journalists:
* "Ankh-Morpork Times" staff in the "Discworld" novels: William de Worde, Sacharissa Cripslock, Otto Chriek and others.
* Various staff from Broken News; Josh Cashman, Richard Pritchard, Katie Tate, Adam Lockwood, Frances Walsh, Anthony Markovitz and others.
* GlobeLink News staff in "Drop the Dead Donkey"; Gus Hedges, George Dent, Helen Cooper, Sally Smedley, Henry Davenport, Damien Day and others.

United States

* Individual journalists
** Amy Amanda "Triple A" Allen, reporter who covered the A-Team in the TV show.
** Larry Appleton from "Perfect Strangers".
** Tally Atwater, a broadcast journalist in the 1996 film, Up Close & Personal.
** Ted Baxter, talking head from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".
** Kent Brockman from "The Simpsons" TV series.
** Murphy Brown from the show of the same name, along with other FYI staffers Jim Dial, Frank Fontana, Corky Sherwood, and Miles Silverberg.
** Snapper Carr, a television news reporter in the "Justice League" and "Justice League Unlimited" television series.
** Ben Caxton, an investigative journalist in Robert Heinlein's novel, Stranger in a Strange Land.
** Stephen Colbert played by Stephen Colbert in "The Colbert Report"
** Pepper Dennis, in the show of the same name
** Bryan Denton, reporter for the "New York Sun" in Disney's musical "Newsies".
** Kermit the Frog from "Sesame Street" TV series.
** Rory Gilmore from "Gilmore Girls"
** "Lou Grant" TV series of the same name and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
** "'Jim Gardner from the TV series Action News.
** Jackie Harvey, from "The Onion"
** Spider Jerusalem, the Gonzo journalist of the future from the graphic novel "Transmetropolitan".
** Charles Foster Kane in "Citizen Kane"
** Carl Kolchak, from ""
** Jack McGee, reporter for "The National Register" in the TV series The Incredible Hulk.
** Les Nessman, from WKRP in Cincinnati
** Trevor Newsworthy from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" TV series.
** Tyra Nordbo from the "Man-Kzin Wars"
** April O'Neil, an anchorwoman for Channel 6 news in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" universe.
** Sweet Polly Purebred, reporter for "TTV" in the TV series Underdog. Her boss was O.J. Skweez.
** Vic Sage in "The Question" series from the DC Universe superhero comics.
** Brenda Starr, reporter for the Chicago newspaper "The Flash" from the Brenda Starr comic strip and movies.
** Chloe Talbot, "The Simpsons"-- Marge's high school chum who goes on to be a famous journalist.
** Vicki Vale in the "Batman" series from the DC Universe superhero comics, and the 1989 movie.
** Trinity Wells in the television series "Doctor Who" and "The Sarah Jane Adventures"
** Cameron "Buck" Williams, in "Left Behind.
** Jack McEvoy in Michael Connelly's 1996 mystery novel, "The Poet"

* Groups of journalists
** "Daily Planet" and Galaxy Broadcasting staff in the "Superman" series: Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lana Lang, Morgan Edge and others from DC Comics US superhero comics, then passed onto comic-strips, tv series and films.
** 'The Lone Gunmen, a.k.a., Melvin Frohike, Richard "Ringo" Langly and John Fitzgerald Byers, who covered conspiracies in their self-titled magazine and "The Magic Bullet" on The X-Files and their own spinoff series, "The Lone Gunmen".
** "Now" magazine and "Daily Bugle" staff in the "Spider-Man" series: J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker, Betty Brant Leeds, Ned Leeds, Frederick Foswell, Robbie Robertson, Ben Urich, Lance Bannon and others from the Marvel Universe superhero comics, then passed onto comic-strips, TV series and films.
** San Diego Channel Four News Team in the movie ' : Ron Burgundy"', anchorman, alongside co-anchor Veronica Corningstone, weatherman Brick Tamland, sportscaster Champ Kind, and field reporter Brian Fantana. Burgundy's rival from Channel Two is Wes Mantooth.
** Fake newspaper Lush For Life's entire staff.

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