Time Magazine Reveals 10 Finalists for 2019 Person of the Year

By A.J. Katz 

For the 13th year in a row, Time magazine is announcing its annual Person of the Year on NBC’s Today.

The countdown began today, with the top 10 having been announced on this morning’s broadcast.

Previous lists have featured a mix of celebrities, athletes, humanitarians, politicians, heads of state. But this year’s list is predominately political: Pres. Trump, House speaker Nancy Pelosi, the infamous Whistleblower, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, Chinese president Xi Jinping, climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden, the Hong Kong protesters. Even Pres. Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani made it onto the list, a bit of a surprise inclusion.


Others include Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, and U.S. Women’s Soccer World Cup star Megan Rapinoe.


The late Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was named the 2018 Time Person of the Year. The American journalist was brutally murdered in October 2018 at the Saudi Consulate in Turkey.

The top 5 will be announced Tuesday morning on Today, and the winner will be announced on the program on Wednesday.