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FBDC FaceRace: Washington Anchors

facebook_logo-300x300Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it’s time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC analyzed the Facebook pages of some of DC’s biggest television personalities and the results are revealing. First off, the numbers here are a bit more complicated than with Twitter, since some anchors have well-developed personal pages, while others have clearly spent their time developing their shows’ pages. Our analysts decided the fairest way to provide objective rankings was to combine the followers/likes of anchors’ personal fan pages with those of the shows they host. Below are the rankings of Washington-based anchors based on this combined number.

The takeaway: Chris Matthews is the big winner here. George Stephanopoulos technically bests him, but bear in mind that Stephanopoulos is on network TV nearly every day -a fact which no doubt boosts his personal brand. If you compare their DC-based shows side by side, Matthews is way ahead. Moreover, Stephanopoulos is not actually a full-time DC anchor. He spends most of his time in NYC. 

1.) George Stephanopoulos** – 271,633 (Personal – 229,775 followers; “This Week” – 41,858 likes*)
2.) Chris Matthews - 228,810 (Personal – 22,266 likes*; “Hardball” – 206, 544 likes)
3.) Greta VanSusteren - 208,596 (Personal – 198,662 likes; “On the Record” – 9,934 likes*)
4.) Bret Baier 201,125 (Personal – 196,594 likes; “Special Report” – 4,531 likes*)
5.) David Gregory - 168,495 (Personal – 20,288 likes; Meet The Press – 148,207 likes)
6.) Gwen Ifill - 161,851 (Personal – 4,822 likes*; “News Hour” – 157,029 likes)
7.) Howard Kurtz - 128,427 (Personal – 127,000 followers; “Media Buzz” – 1,427 likes)
8.) Jake Tapper - 95,760 (Personal – 92,310 followers; “The Lead” – 3,450 likes)
9.) Wolf Blitzer - 86,866 (Personal – 9,850 likes*; “Situation Room” – 77,016 likes)
10.) Chris Wallace - 68,871 (Personal – none available; “Fox News Sunday” – 68,871 likes)
11.) Candy Crowley - 54,701 (Personal – 9,637 likes*; “State of the Union” – 45,064 likes)
12.) Andrea Mitchell - 53,828 (Personal – none available; “Andrea Mitchell Reports” – 53,828 likes*)
13.) Chuck Todd - 40,013 (Personal – 654 likes*; “Daily Rundown” – 39,368 likes*)
14.) Bob Schieffer - 36,877 (Personal – 10,669 likes*; “Face the Nation” – 26,208 likes*)
15.) Brian Stelter** – 8,036 (Personal – none available; “Reliable Sources” -8,036 likes)

*These pages are not verified by the anchor or network.

**Brian and George are both married to New York, but cheat with DC on the weekends.

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors

Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it’s time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC’s biggest television personalities, and here’s what we found:

The takeaway: David Gregory is by far the biggest DC anchor on Twitter. He has more than twice as many followers as  Wolf Blitzer, who is on-air five times a week, and almost as many as George Stephanopoulos who hosts the #1 morning show as well as a Sunday show.

1.) George Stephanopoulos** – 1,916,693 (ABC)
2.) David Gregory – 1,644,571 (NBC)
3.) Wolf Blitzer – 685,893 (CNN)
4.) Bret Baier – 434,564 (FOX)
5.) Chuck Todd – 401,637 (MSNBC)
6.) Greta VanSusteren – 384,423 (FOX)
7.) Jake Tapper – 313,717 (CNN)
8.) Chris Matthews – 223,796 (MSNBC)
9.) Brian Stelter** – 213,499 (CNN)
10.) Andrea Mitchell – 206,013 (MSNBC)
11.) Candy Crowley – 200,964 (CNN)
12.) Howard Kurtz – 129,043 (FOX)
13.) Gwen Ifill – 68,919 (PBS)
14.) Bob Schieffer – 51,292 (CBS)
15.) Judy Woodruff – 15,884 (PBS)
16.) Chris Wallace** – 0 (FOX)

**Brian and George are both married to New York, but cheat with DC on the weekends. Also, George is on network TV quite literally every day, which other anchors in this category are not. Chris is based in DC, but does not have a Twitter account. His show, “Fox News Sunday”, does,however, have 74,457 followers.

Weekend Show Preview 12.27 – 12.29

SundayShows12Who’s on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked:

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Guest Host: Major Garrett, Frmr. Dir. of NSA Michael Hayden, WaPo‘s Barton Gellman, NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, Snowden legal advisor Jesselyn Radack, TIME‘s Jefferey Kluger, James Fallows of The Atlantic, NPR’s Laura Sydell, Seth Fletcher of Scientific American

–”Fox News Sunday“: Howard Dean, AEI resident fellow Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Rep Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA); Panel: Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Scott Brown, Joe Lieberman

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Rep Darrel Issa (R-CA), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX); Round table: Jon Huntsman, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Robin Wright and WaPo‘s Eugene Robinson

–ABC’s “This Week“: George Stephanopoulos reviews “2013 Game Changers”

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: Candy Crowley features the top 10 political stories of 2013 with  S.E. Cupp, Donna Brazile, Republican strategist Ana Navarro, and Center for American Progress’ Neera Tanden

–PBS’s “Washington Week“:  Gwen Ifill reviews top stories of 2013 with 16 of her panelists

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Author Michael Novak

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em.  

DC Journos Gather For Discussion; Almost Certainly No Yelling Involved, Maybe

Reasonable PersonAre you a reasonable person? Do you prefer level-headed and subdued discussions about things like “politics” and “news” and “America’s place in the world”? In other words, are you BOOOOOOORRRRIIIIING/a responsible member of society? If so, then you will love this event. Virtually no yelling guaranteed! It doesn’t get much more reasonable than this:

EVENT:         
The News Literacy Project and George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs will present a discussion with prominent members of the media on America’s changing role in the world and how the press covers it.

WHO: 
Panelists:

Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist, The New York Times
Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent, NBC News; host, MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports”
Michael Gerson, columnist, the Washington Post

Moderator:
Gwen Ifill, co-anchor, “PBS NewsHour”; moderator, “Washington Week”

Okay sure, there is a chance that Friedman will yell about something in his charmingly avuncular way -”The world is flat, I tells ya!”, “Someone get me a ginger ale!” -that sort of thing. Aaaaand, it’s possible that Gerson might say something incendiary/warmongery. And you’re right,  it’s likely that Friedman will be unable to resist taking whatever bait Gerson puts out there, but Mitchell and Ifill will probably keep a lid on things…

Okay, there might be yelling.

Show starts at 7:30 tonight at the Lisner Auditorium at GW, 30 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Media types who wanna go should contact Nicole Carlotto at 202-994-6466 or nfcarlotto@gwu.edu. And if you get any funny pictures, send them in! fishbowldc@mediabistro.com

Media Critic’s Cancer is in Remission

images-1Journalists in Washington and elsewhere may want media critic Richard Grenell to go away — in the polite sense — just get the hell out of their faces sort of thing.

But he’s not going anywhere. In fact, Grenell’s cancer is in remission.

He told FishbowlDC… Read more

Weiner’s Finger Farewell: Who Said it, Wrote it Best?

As everyone knows by now, New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner bid adieu to reporters last night by giving at least one of them the middle finger. But how did the Fourth Estate report it and who said it best?

Here we lay it all out for you. Read more

Mark Halperin Searches for Inner Journo Children

TIME Editor-at-Large Mark Halperin is nothing if not deep. Maybe it’s his relatively new fully grown facial hair that’s making him so introspective?

Halperin’s Inner Children

We like that he included a woman on here as well as a guy who tweets like a 13-year-old girl.

Andrea Mitchell: NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Jonathan Martin: political reporter, NYT

Mike Allen: Politico‘s Chief White House Correspondent

Sasha Issenberg, reporter, Monocle, Slate

Journos React to ‘This Town’ in Good and Cozy Ways

Mark Leibovich‘s new book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital, has caused quite a stir inside the beltway.

As an inside look into Washington’s culture, many politicians, journalists and anyone remotely involved in politics has been nervous and excited to see how — or worse, if — they are portrayed in the book. Many Washington journalists, as well as some outside the Beltway, have taken a look at the book, and we’ve compiled those reviews that stand out, for better or for worse.

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

BuzzFeed reporter likes onesies

“When I launch my presidential twitter feed, I will of course advertise myself as a ‘adult onesie aficionado.’” — BuzzFeed‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

Mitchell gives Oliver nod of approval

“The summer run is going to be ok! @iamjohnoliver hilarious in @TheDailyShow debut.” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

The Philosopher 

“Love him or hate him, [Edward] Snowden is exposing as protectors of the status quo an awful lot of folks who claimed to be constitutional scholars.” — Ken Bazinet, Associate Government and Politics Editor, Kiplinger.

Memo to Wendy’s: Free advertising alert!

“Having my 4th @Wendys apple pecan chicken salad of the week. Best fast salad out there. They’re not paying me to say this, fyi.” — Conservative radio host Dana Loesch. It’s Monday (at the time she wrote this). So four apple pecan chicken salads since Sunday? Come on Wendy’s — this kind of advertising deserves something. Free salad for a year?

Confessional.

“My main reaction to Snowden is to miss being an IT guy.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Antle.

AnonymASS to FishbowlDC: “You reached out to David Gregory to see if he had a comment….about being at Neiman Marcus??? Younare [sic] just a born newshound.” Here’s the deal, ASS. When we don’t seek comment, no matter how absurd the topic, people tend to go ballistic. But you didn’t ask me for comment! That’s Journalism 101. Don’t you know anything you $%&#* ? In case anyone missed the sighting, read here.

Blogger calls it quits with drycleaner

“I think I have to break up with my 6-year drycleaner. Any recommendations in Dupont Circle, Farragut Square, or West End vicinities?” — Samantha Sault, who writes “Samantha on Style,” a blog about the intersection of fashion and politics.

Still off the reservation

“Great to be in San Francisco talking veteran hydro-organic farming!” — former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan.

 

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report. Photoshop brilliance by Austin Price.

Four Journos Gain Entrance Into Hall of Fame

Four journalists will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the D.C. Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists on June 11 at the National Press Club. Inductees include NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell, WaPo sports columnist Thomas Boswell, author and political journalist Haynes Johnson and NYT, CBS News and PBS correspondent Terence Smith.

The dinner ceremony will also include the Distinguished Service Award for Local Journalism, which will go to Steve Geimann, deputy team leader for Bloomberg News’ Washington bureau. Dateline Awards for Excellence in Local Journalism will also be presented.

Find out how attend…

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