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Media Execs Crack Forbes ’400 Richest’ List

Forbes released its annual list of the 400 richest Americans, and a number of media power players made the cut.

Finishing toward the top of the list:

New York City Mayor and Bloomberg LP founder Michael Bloomberg came in at number 12 with a net worth of approximately $19.5 billion, Anne Cox Chambers, who is the primary owner of Cox Enterprises (including Cox Communications) placed 26th with $12 billion. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch placed 37th with $7.4 billion.

Farther down:

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Maria Bartiromo becomes first female journalist inducted into Cable Hall of Fame

CNBC's Maria Bartiromo presented the Cable Hall of Fame award by Larry Satkowiak, CEO of The Cable Center. (Photo: Oscar Einzig)

The Cable Show, the trade show for the National Cable Television Association, is underway this week in Chicago. And last night at the gala event of the week, the Cable Hall of Fame, CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo became the first female journalist inducted into the Hall. (CNN’s Bernard Shaw and trade publisher Paul Maxwell are also members.)

We talked with the Money Honey this morning between panels she’s moderating at the trade show. She’ll also be anchoring “Closing Bell” from Wrigley Field this afternoon, because tonight the Brooklyn native and Yankees fan is throwing out the first pitch as the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers. “I’ve been going to Central Park to practice,” Bartiromo tells TVNewser. “It’s 60 feet! I just want to get it over the plate.”

TVNewser: Congratulations. I know it’s a busy day for you. What an honor. The Hall of Fame is mostly made up of cable innovators and executives. How did a journalist get on that list?

Maria Bartiromo: Thanks Chris. They tell me I’m the first female journalist on the list and I’m in awe of that. When they asked me to join this illustrious group that includes John Malone, Ted Turner, and Jeff Bewkes, I started to think about my career. Where has the time gone? I started my career as an intern at CNN covering live events, producing under Lou Dobbs. That was 20 years ago and now it’s been 19 years at CNBC covering the financial ups and downs. I feel incredibly proud — proud to be part of this industry.

TVNewser: Who are some of the people behind your success?

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Saudi Prince Al Waleed on ‘The Daily Show,’ ‘Fox & Friends’ Segments: ‘I Take These Things Very Lightly’

A few months back “The Daily Show” memorably mocked a segment on “Fox & Friends.” The segment saw the hosts discussing the shady dealings of a Saudi prince who they believed to be giving money to the organization behind the proposed community center and mosque near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.

Jon Stewart‘s take was to point out that the man, Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, is the second largest shareholder in News Corp., which owns Fox News.

Today, The New York Times spoke to Al Waleed, who said he does not believe the Islamic center should be built, citing the feelings of the 9/11 victims families, as well as its proximity to a strip club.

But he also weighed in on the “Fox & Friends” and “Daily Show” segments:

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