Famous English Majors

  • John D. Skipper, president of ESPN
  • Amy Tan, author
  • Anne Mulcahy, former CEO, Xerox
  • Rachel Carson, biologist, conservationist, and author
  • Harold Varmus, Nobel laureate in medicine
  • Judy McGrath, former CEO, MTV
  • Chris Hondros, photojournalist
  • Sally Ride, physicist and astronaut
  • Andrea Jung, former CEO, Avon
  • Conan O'Brien, comedian and TV host
  • Matt Damon, actor and screenwriter
  • Kathryn Fuller, former CEO, World Wildlife Fund
  • Stephen King, novelist
  • Alvin Hansen, former president of the American Economics Association
  • Diane Sawyer, journalist and news anchor
  • Grant Tinker, former CEO, NBC
  • Gretchen Morgenson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
  • Toni Morrison, author
  • John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court justice