Vanity Fair has released its Vanity Fair 100 list, which purports to count down the 100 most influential people of the information age. Not surprisingly, plenty of boldface media names make the cut.
#4: News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, who oversees Fox News Channel.
#7 Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City and the founder of Bloomberg LP, which owns the Bloomberg business network.
#13: Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, who oversees CNN.
#14: Disney CEO Bob Iger, who oversees ABC News
#21: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, who is in the process of acquiring NBC Universal, which includes NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC.
#62: PBS host Charlie Rose.
More names, as well as a pair of notable non-inclusions, are after the jump:
#64: CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, who oversees CBS News.
#65: Discovery CEO David Zaslav, who oversees news-heavy Investigation Discovery, among other networks.
Some notable people left off of the list:
NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker, who actually oversees NBC News, CNBC and MSNBC.
Fox News president Roger Ailes, whose influence cannot be understated.
What do you think, are there any other people that should have been included? If Charlie Rose is on the list, shouldn’t one the big three evening news anchors made the cut as well? What about cable news hosts?
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