37-year-old CBS News President David Rhodes and 35-year-old CNN anchor Erin Burnett have made Fortune’s annual “40 Under 40″ list. Rhodes comes in at #17. And here’s a tip: if you want to get on his good-side, have a sense of humor.
Pet peeve: Humorlessness. “All day long you meet people who take themselves too seriously. Humor is how reasonable people cope.”
Burnett, the former CNBC anchor, comes in at #33 (CNN and Fortune are both owned by TimeWarner):
She still has her eye on the markets but plans to also cover global stories. “I think America has a higher tolerance for international news than the industry has assumed,” she says.
The list is topped by the obvious names: 28-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at #1 and Google co-founder Larry Page, 38, comes in at #2. Google’s other co-founder, 38-year-old Sergey Brin comes in at #11.
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