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.