FNC’s Greta Van Susteren Makes Forbes Most Powerful Women List

By Brian Flood 

Forbes released its 12th annual World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list today and only one traditional TV newser makes the cut. Fox News Channel anchor Greta Van Susteren is ranked No. 99, joining women such as Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Melinda Gates, Oprah WinfreySheryl Sandberg and Michelle Obama on the exclusive list.

Members of the 2015 ranking represent women in eight categories – technology, politics, business, finance, media, entertainment, philanthropy and billionaires. To determine the rank within each category, as well as overall rank on the list of 100, Forbes applied four metrics: money, media, impact and spheres of influence.

Other media members to crack the list include Conce Nast artistic director Anna Wintour, NBCU chairwomen Bonnie Hammer, Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington, Fox TV CEO Dana Walden and The Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner.

This year’s Power Women control nearly $1 trillion in annual revenues. There are 15 billionaires with a total net worth in excess of $73.3 billion. The 100 women on the list have a combined social media footprint that includes 474 million Twitter and YouTube followers.

So, will another TV newser join Van Susteren in 2016? Megyn Kelly, Robin Roberts, Rachel Maddow and Robin Meade seem like possible candidates. Let us know who should have made it in the comment section.