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14 Media Women Comprise Forbes’ List of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List

When Forbes releases their annual rankings, people listen so their latest list is no different.

Their World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list was released and out of the 100 names, 14 women are in media. Congrats to the power women!

Jill Abramson (No. 5) – Executive Editor, The New York Times, U.S.

Anne Sweeney (No. 22) -  Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, U.S.

Diane Sawyer (No. 23) – News Anchor, ABC News, U.S.

Arianna Huffington (No. 29) – Editor-in-Chief, AOL Huffington Post, U.S.

Amy Pascal (No. 36) – Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, U.S.

Laura Lang (No. 44) – CEO, Time Inc., U.S.

Sue Naegle (No. 46) – President,  HBO Entertainment, U.S.

Anna Wintour (No. 51) – Editor-in-Chief, Vogue, U.S.

Christiane Amanpour (No. 53) – News Anchor, CNN and ABC News, U.S.

Bonnie Hammer (No. 73) – Chairman, Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios, NBCUniversal, Comcast, U.S.

Tina Brown (No. 77) – Editor-in-Chief, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, U.S.

Marjorie Scardino (No. 86) – CEO, Pearson, U.K.

Greta Van Susteren (No. 94) – Anchor, FOX News

Mindy Grossman (No. 96) – CEO, Home Shopping Network, U.S.

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Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters

Here’s an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV’s “Cubes,” David Muir, weekend anchor of “World News,” gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the ABC News headquarters.

The ABC complex on Manhattan’s upper west side is home to ABC News, “Live! with Kelly,” and local New York station WABC. Diane Sawyer also makes a cameo in the video (as do her dozens of Emmys).

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Royal Wedding Overload!

CNN might not be sending 400 reporters to cover the royal wedding but media definitely are not skimping on royal wedding coverage, the LAT reports.

BBC America will air a 51 1/2 hour, commercial free wedding special. Katie Couric will be there, as will NBC’s Brian Williams and ABC’s Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer. Anderson Cooper will be covering it.

Starting Monday, Al Roker will be hosting his show from London.

Aren’t there other news events going on in the world?

“The world is looking for unifying events, happy occasions where we can celebrate together,” Perry Simon, general manager of BBC Worldwide America, told the LAT. “These opportunities don’t come along very often.”

This despite polls showing that 65 percent of Americans don’t care about the royal wedding.

“If 35% of Americans tune in, that’s still a pretty darn substantial event,” an NBC news exec told the LAT. NBC will have more than a dozen staff in London next week.

The LAT even reached a couple of Anglophile Americans who had been contestants on a BBC America show called “Royally Mad.” One, Rich Lorich, a flight attendant, said: “People who don’t care about this wedding are just bitter and hateful and jaded.”

Oh really.

By the way, the final staff count for CNN: 125.

Media People On The Move

Leading the media people news today is the news that Good Morning America’s Diane Sawyer will be joining ‘World News’ to replace Charles Gibson, who’s retiring at the end of the year. FishbowlNY has more.

But in other news…

Jennifer Byrd, formerly the Public Relations Director at The Salvation Army’s Golden State Division based in San Francisco, CA, has been named the new National Public Relations Director.

Kent Erdahl, who’d been working for KSFY (Sioux Falls) for four years, is moving to Fox 59 in Indianapolis. Erdahl will be joining the new 4 o’clock newscast starting in mid-September. (Examiner)

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named Chris Chamberlain general manager and executive vice president. (@Jobspage)