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The 25 Most Influential People In American News Media For 2016

Megyn Kelly

CNN boss Jeff Zucker was named most influential person in American news media for 2016 by Mediaite, ahead of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. New York Times political editor Carolyn Ryan came in third, followed by Matt Drudge (#4), Fox News’ rising star Sean Hannity (#5), and NBC News chairman Andy Lack at No. 6.

It should not come as a surprise that only 7 woman, made it to the top in a traditionally male dominated media landscape. Megyn Kelly and Carolyn Ryany were the highest-ranked women at second and third on the list of the the top 25 most influential people in American news media for 2016 rankings.

The 25 Most Influential People In American News Media For 2016

1Jeff ZuckerCNN President
2Megyn KellyFox News Host
3Carolyn RyanThe New York Times
4Matt DrudgeThe Drudge Report
5Sean HannityFox News Host
6Andy LackChairman NBC/MSNBC
7Mika Brzezinski MSNBC Host
8Chris WallaceFox Host
9George StephanopoulosABC Host
10Chris CuomoCNN Anchor
11Joe ScarboroughMSNBC Host
12Chuck ToddMSNBC/NBC Host
13Jake TapperCNN Anchor
14David FahrentholdWashington Post Reporter
15Katy TurMSNBC Reporter
16Murdoch FamilyNews Corp
17Rachel MaddowMSNBC Anchor
18Jesse AngeloCEO and Publisher New York Post
19Jack Abernethy and Bill ShineCo-Presidents of Fox News
20Robin RobertsABC Anchor
21Tucker CarlsonFox Anchor
22Don LemonCNN Anchor
23Jorge RamosSenior news anchor for Univision
24Martha RaddatzABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent
25John OliverHBO comedian and host

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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