Every hero needs a secret identity. The tragic fall has been did the hero create the secret identity or did the secret identity create the hero. There have been a number of heroes and supporting characters who have been journalists. But was that number from the hero’s persistence to remain mild-mannered? Or did the hero derive from the journalist’s frustration with reporting news that could not be acted upon? As potential journalists, we hope we can report the news that will be fixed by itself...news that will not require superpowers to fix, just our own curiosity!

Marvel Journalists

Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man—Photographer, Daily Bugle
J. Jonah Jameson—Editor-in-Chief, Daily Bugle
Joe “Robbie” Robertson—Editor/Reporter, Daily Bugle
Kate Crushing—editor, Daily Bugle
Ben Urich—Reporter, Daily Bugle
Kat Farrell—Reporter, Daily Bugle
Jessica Jones, a.k.a. Jewel—Reporter, Daily Bugle
Terri Kidder—Reporter, Daily Bugle
Ned Leeds, a.k.a. Hobgoblin—Field Reporter, Daily Bugle
Betty Brant Leeds—Investigative Reporter, Daily Bugle
Phil Urich, a.k.a. Green Goblin IV—Intern, Daily Bugle
Lance Bannon—Photographer, Daily Bugle
Frederick Foswell, a.k.a. The Big Man, The Patch—Reporter, Daily Bugle
Eddie Brock, a.k.a. Venom—Reporter, Daily Globe
Neil Conan—real-life NPR reporter appears in the pages of X-Men
Trish Tilby—Television Reporter
Brent Scarsdale—Television Reporter, Channel 7 News
Beth Duncan—Television Reporter, Channel 7 News
Jack McGee—Investigative Reporter, National Register
Pamela Norris—Investigative Reporter, National Register


DC Journalists

Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman—Foreign Affairs Reporter, Daily Planet, Novelist
Lois Lane—Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter, Daily Planet
Perry White—Editor-in-Chief, Daily Planet
Jimmy Olsen—Photographer and Reporter, Daily Planet, Freelancer, Newstime, Reporter, WGBS-TV
Dirk Armstrong—Conservative Reporter/Columnist, Daily Planet
Catherine Grant—Celebrity Columnist, Daily Planet
Sam Foswell—Editor, Daily Planet
Franklin Stern—Publisher, Daily Planet
Ronald Troupe—Reporter, Daily Planet
Ty Duffy — Reporter, Daily Planet Harry Dobbs — Copy Editor, Daily Planet
Catherine “Cat” Grant—Gossip Columnist, Daily Planet, Television Correspondent, WGBS-TV
Lana Lang-Ross—Television Reporter
Chloe Sullivan—Editor, Smallville High Torch
Simone D'Neige—Reporter, Le Journal Du Monde, Marketing Consultant, Daily Planet
Vic Sage, a.k.a. The Question—Investigative Reporter, KBEL-TV
Myra Connelly—Television Reporter, KBEL-TV
Finch—Station Manager, KBEL-TV
Mickey—Weatherman, KBEL-TV
Petey "The Pitchman" Peters—Weatherman, KBEL-TV
Jerry Thatcher—Reporter, KBEL-TV
Moe Fredericks—Former Reporter, Hub City
Jack Ryder, a.k.a. The Creeper—Televsion Personality, Reporter, Daily Star and Daily Planet
George Taylor Sr.—Publisher, Daily Star
George Taylor Jr.—Publisher, Star City News
Jeb Friedman—Pressmen’s Union Organizer
Morgan Edge—CEO, Galaxy Communications and Broadcasting Co.
Kyle Rayner, a.k.a. Green Lantern—Cartoonist
Vesper Fairchild—Journalist and Radio Personality
Linda Jasmine Park West (wife of Wally West, a.ka. the Flash) —Television Reporter, WKEY-TV
Billy Batson a.k.a. Captain Marvel (SHAZAM!)—Broadcaster, WHIZ radio
Tana Moon—Journalist, WGBS-TV and Kona TV
Vinnie Edge—Manager, WGBS-TV
Quentin Fairacre — Reporter, WGBS
Dan Whether — Reporter, WGBS News
Matt Olsen — Reporter, WGBS News
Denise Young — Reporter, WGBS
Emma Bradshaw — Reporter, WGBS
Wes Lesman — Reporter, WGBS
Walter Lewis — Reporter, WGBS
Jack Hayes — Reporter, WGBS
Gina Scovall — Reporter, WGTV-EYE News
Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman — Reporter (Pre-Crisis, one-shot)
Vicki Vale—Photo-journalist and Television Reporter
Sachmo Hawkins—Reporter, XS Magazine
Charlie Meyerson—Reporter, WNUA News
Jorge Lopez — Reporter, News Center 7
Lyle Richards — Reporter, WLEX News
Scott Harris — Reporter, WLEX News
Ed Wilson — Reporter Jerry Sears — Reporter, CFCN
Ace Atchison — Reporter, CFCN
Dan Jenkins — Anchor, PTX
Bill — Reporter, PTX
Lance Armstrong — Reporter, WMET News
Madeline Wade — Reporter, WMETV
Dave Thimble — Reporter, Channel 11 News
Peewee Nichol — Cameraman, Channel 11 News
Bill Brane — Producer, WHAM-TV
Tippi McCall — Reporter, Action 7
Pat Calhoun — Reporter, Channel 4 Action News
Chauncey Stark — Reporter, TV35
Matt Walker — Reporter, Eyewitness Eight
Bob Nenno — Reporter, CBS
Skip Andrews — Managing Editor, Blaze Comics
Mr. Griswald — Editor, Warner Books
Rena Stone — Editor, Feast Magazine
Ellen Fisher — Editor, Tinsel Town Press
Paul McCannis — Feature Editor, The Revealer
Christine Delgado — Chief Editor, Newsedge Magazine
Ed Claudia Finley — Alternative Culture Editor, Newsedge Magazine
Joe Markowitz — Political Reporter, Newsedge Magazine
Jenny Green — Intern, Newsedge Magazine
Foster Whitcomb — Reporter, Philadelphia Express
Spender — Reporter, New York Chronicle
Toby Raynes — Reporter, Metropolis Star
Clarisse — Society Editor, Gotham Gazette
Miss Lincoln — Reporter, Gotham Gazette
Mike Mayko — Reporter, Fawcett Post
Red Logan — Reporter, Times Courier
J’onn J’onzz, a.k.a Martian Manhunter as Goldie Johnston — Reporter
Vanity Toredo — Syndicated Gossip Columnist
Rick Kessler — Reporter
Kate Wilson — Reporter
Sylvia Duani — Reporter
Wally Tortoloni — Reporter
“Click” Allen — Reporter
Tovah Hernandez-Carlson — Reporter
Dave Trimble — Reporter
Arturo Jaeger — Television Reporter
Branstein — Reporter, Evening Standard
Matt Finley — Reporter, CNN
Gina Greer — Reporter, Newscenter Phoenix
Billy Barnes—Editor
Britt Reid, a.k.a. The Green Hornet—Publisher, Daily Sentinel


Image Journalists

Jack Baxter, a.k.a. Phantom Jack—Reporter, The Clarion


Mirage Journalists

April O'Neil—Television Reporter, Channel 3


New England Comics

Ned Neville, a.k.a. The Tick—Crossword Editor, Weekly World Planet
Clark Oppenheimer, a.k.a. The Caped Wonder—Reporter, Weekly World Planet


Brenda Starr Strip

Brenda Starr—Star Reporter, The Flash
Daphne Dimples—Reporter, The Flash
Mr. Livwright—Owner, The Flash


Doonesbury Strip

Zonker Harris—One-time Journalist
Mark Slackmeyer—NPR Host
Chase Talbot III—NPR Host
Roland Burton Hedley III—National and International Reporter
Rick Redfern—reporter
Raoul Duke—Gonzo reporter


Tintin—Reporter, Le Petit Vingtieme




Tobey McGwire as Peter Parker
J. Jonah Jameson
Clark Kent
Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, and Jackie Cooper as Perry White
Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale with one of the various Batman's
Vic Sage, The Question
Van Williams as the Green Hornet, with Bruce Lee as Kato
April O'Neill
Brenda Starr
Roland Burton Hedley

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