These 30 TV Newsers Fueled the Industry’s Incredible Evolution Over the Past 15 Years

From broadcast to cable, morning to prime time, they’ve led the way

On Jan. 1, 2004, a Towson University college freshman named Brian Stelter (now chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of Reliable Sources) launched a potent little blog about the TV news business. First called CableNewser, then renamed TVNewser that July when it joined the Mediabistro Blog Network, it quickly became the go-to industry site for all things broadcast and cable news. Fifteen years later, the blog, which is now part of the Adweek Network, is as influential as ever. To mark this milestone, Adweek is honoring the 30 most impactful TV newsers during that time frame: spotlighting the personalities and execs who were instrumental in the industry’s incredible decade-and-a-half evolution.

This story first appeared in the Jan. 14, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.