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Some are proper news anchors, and others are commentators with a decided editorial slant. Some have recently left their jobs, and others have only just begun theirs. What unifies the names on this list is that they all belong to people who would spring to most Americans’ minds immediately when talk turns to “nightly news” (well, contemporary – as of June 2011 – nightly news, in any event).
The gentleman topping our list – at 77 years of age, and comfortably outside the prime demographic for such activities – is not an avid social networker. A very recent, and very high profile departure from his longstanding anchor seat is likely what nudged him to first place. Ms. Couric, in second place, in addition to grabbing headlines lately due to her own departure from her anchor seat, is a rather net savvy sort; having in fact tweeted no more than 3 hours prior to our typing this very entry.
Is there a television news source we overlooked, or a nightly host/anchor you’d have preferred to see included? Let us know in the comments.
||Jim Lehrer||The, as of very recently, departed anchor (and co-originator) of PBS Newshour.||9.16 / 10|
||Katie Couric||The very recently departed anchor of CBS Evening News.||9.15 / 10|
||Anderson Cooper||Host of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN.||9.00 / 10|
||Bill O’Reilly||Host of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor.||8.52 / 10|
||Scott Pelley||The brand new anchor of CBS Evening News.||8.15 / 10|
||Diane Sawyer||The anchor of ABC World News.||8.12 / 10|
||Rachel Maddow||The host of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.||8.10 / 10|
||Brian Williams||The anchor of NBC Nightly News.||8.01 / 10|
||Matt Frei||The soon to be departing anchor of BBC World News America||7.01/ 10|