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Diane Sawyer, Greta Van Susteren Make Forbes Most Powerful Women List

Diane Sawyer and Greta Van Susteren have made Forbes’ 2013 list of the World’s Most Powerful Women. Sawyer comes in at #73 and Van Susteren is #97. Forbes features Van Susteren for being “the most-watched woman on cable news” while Sawyer is singled out for being “a trailblazer for female journalists and one of the most recognized and respected faces in news.” Greta has nice words for Sawyer on her blog: “She has stayed on top of the news business for a long time and she continues to set goals for the rest of us to try to meet.”

And while it’s nice to see a couple TV news names on the list, it seems to us Forbes overlooked one female tvnewser: ABC’s Robin Roberts. Not only is she the most-watched woman in morning news but during her highly-publicized battle with MDS she was able to muster more than 50,000 people to sign up for a bone marrow registry. Seems pretty powerful to us. But, then, getting a Peabody is a far higher honor than making a Forbes list.

Other notable TV names on the list: Oprah Winfrey is #13, Disney/ABC TV group president Anne Sweeney is #24, and NBCU Cable Entertainment chairwoman Bonnie Hammer is #61.

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Disney-ABC Television President Anne Sweeney Tops THR‘s Women in Entertainment Power 100 List

The Hollywood Reporter is out with its annual Women in Entertainment Power 100. For the third straight year, Anne Sweeney, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television, tops the list.

Sweeney says her proudest moment this year was ABC’s Day of Giving across all the network and syndicated programming. The network raised $19 million for the Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Sandy. “She has a unique combination of professionalism and warmth,” Katie Couric — who also makes the list this year — says of Sweeney.

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler, OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey and PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger also made the list.

Other fun facts from the THR list: Tina Fey gets starstruck by local New York City anchors and Couric’s ringtone is “I’m Sexy and I Know It,” by LMFAO. “It’s a joke,” the “Katie” host says.

Oprah, NBC News Group Chief Fili-Krushel Crack Fortune ‘Most Powerful Women’ List

Fortune magazine released its annual list of the 50 most powerful women in business, and a number of media executives are present.

Disney/ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney was number 12 overall, while USA and Syfy chief Bonnie Hammer was number 33. NBCUniversal News Group chairman Patricia Fili-Krushel was number 41, while Oprah Winfrey barely stayed on the list at number 50. Oprah appeared on “CBS This Morning,” today, where she discussed her drop in the rankings.

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Other media execs on the list: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was number eight, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer was number 14, A&E Networks CEO Abbe Raven was number 37, Gannet CEO Gracia Martore was number 45, Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang was 46 and NBCUniversal Bravo and Telemundo chief Lauren Zalaznick was number 48.

The full list is here.

Snowpocalypse? Snowmaggeden? How about Brrrricane?

The traditional day-after Christmas retail stories are taking a back seat today to the blizzard now bearing down on the Northeast. 2,000 flights are canceled, train and bus service on the busy I-95 corridor is halted, a blizzard warning is in effect through Monday. Local national TV news reporters, camera crews, producers and production crews will be working overtime, and because the blizzard is falling at the end of a holiday weekend, several newsies are finding themselves stranded. FBN’s Liz Claman tweeted that she’ll anchor her show from Los Angeles tomorrow and return to New York Tuesday. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta thinks “Snowpocalypse and Snowmaggeden” are dated. He Tweets “Brrrricane” is more fitting. With 60 MPH wind gusts, he’s on to something. And Fox News’ Andy Levy Twetted a message for the media: “Please make sure to refer to today’s snowfall as ‘vast and predominantly white.’”

Not only is tonight’s Philadelphia Eagles – Minnesota Vikings game postponed until Tuesday (left, snowbound Lincoln Financial Field during tonight’s NBC Nightly News), the New York Giants are stuck in Green Bay after their loss to the Packers this evening. The team plane will not be able to get back to New York until tomorrow.

In addition to the horizontal blowing and blinding snow, this storm has also packed thunder and lightning. CNN meteorologist Bonnie Schneider explains the phenomenon…
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TV Execs Sweep the ’100 Most Powerful Women in the Entertainment Industry 2010′ List

CBS News anchor Katie Couric was the keynote address speaker yesterday in Beverly Hills at the 19th annual event honoring the 100 most powerful women in the entertainment industry, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter and presented by Lifetime Television.

Couric joked yesterday that she loves the smell of estrogen in the morning. She then, switching tones, paid tribute to her sister Emily, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2001.

Disney/ABC Television Group President and Disney Media Networks Co-Chair Anne Sweeney made it to the #1 spot on the list for the second consecutive year. She shared the honor in 2009 with Sony’s Amy Pascal.

Other notable women in TV on the list were Oprah Winfrey, President of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler, president of NBC Universal Cable Bonnie Hammer, chairman of Twentieth Century Fox Television Dana Walden, president and CEO of A&E Television Networks Abbe Raven, and chairman and CEO of MTV Networks Judy McGrath.

Dame Helen Mirren received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, presented by Halle Berry.

Video from the event with Mirren and Couric is after the jump…
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Why Was MSNBC President Phil Griffin Not Included in the Comcast/NBCU Executive Memo?

After Comcast announced its new senior executive structure for NBC Universal, some inside NBC News and MSNBC have been asking why MSNBC president Phil Griffin wasn’t mentioned. Does Comcast plan to keep him on board once the deal is complete?

Of course, the company says. “Phil’s done a great job at MSNBC and he’ll continue to be President after the close,” a Comcast spokesperson tells TVNewser.

So what happened?

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