The Most Powerful Women in Media

by Teresa Lu

In their latest New-York-themed issue, The Hollywood Reporter released a list of 35 Most Powerful People in Media. Of course, we just had to know – Where ‘dem girls at? To my surprise, Oprah was not on the list. There were, however, fifteen female contenders of equal caliber.

Let’s take a moment to reminisce: It was 1974 when Barbara Walters became the first female co-host in network news. (Barb, by the way, is still on the list.) Today, seeing celebrated women executives, anchors, and chairs makes us want to jump up and down in our seats. But for the sake of polite society, we express a succinct “Fuck yeah” and sip our coffees.

So without further ado, here are the women who tell you what to know:

(in alphabetical order)

Jill Abramson
Executive editor, “The New York Times”

Mika Brzezinski
Co-host, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”

Katie Couric
Host and executive producer, ABC’s “Katie”

Pat Fili-Krushel
Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group

Savannah Guthrie
co-anchor, NBC’s “Today”

Megyn Kelly
Anchor, Fox News’ “America Live”

Lara Logan
Correspondant, CBS’ “60 Minutes”

Rachel Maddow
Host, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”

Kelly Ripa
co-host, “Live With Kelly and Michael”

Robin Roberts
Co-anchor, ABC’s “Good Morning America”

Diane Sawyer
Anchor, ABC’s “World News”

Lesley Stahl
Correspondant, CBS’ “60 Minutes”

Barbara Walters
Contributor, ABC News; co-host and executive producer, “The View”

Wendy Williams
Host, “The Wendy Williams Show”

Anna Wintour
Artistic director, Conde Nast Publications; editor in chief, “Vogue”

via The Hollywood Reporter
images via The Hollywood Reporter, Marie Claire, Celebrity Net Worth, ExtraTV, Star Pulse, Zimbio



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