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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.

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TV That’s Not Always on TV

FishbowlLA’s Matthew Fleischer spent his Tuesday at the 2012 TV Summit put on by Variety and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. The event included Hollywood bigs talking about the present and future of TV … which won’t always be on TV. Some of his takeaway:

  • “I do not have CNN’s budget, let’s get that out of the way. But we feel that people are beyond being talked to, they want to be talked with. ” – AOL Studios’ Gabriel Lewis on HuffPost Streaming Network.

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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