Tom Costello Got the Most Evening News Airtime in 2014

By Chris Ariens 

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TomCostelloAndrew Tyndall has added it up, and he’s out with his annual top news stories report. “Never have midterm elections been treated with such disdain. And never have federal domestic policy debates made such little news. Not a single White House nor Capitol Hill correspondent qualified for the Top 20 ranking of reporters,” Tyndall writes.

Transportation had its heaviest year on record, as star-crossed Malaysian Airlines lost jetliners over the Indian Ocean and in Ukraine.

Here are the top 20 most heavily-used reporters (excluding anchors) and the number of minutes they were given on their respective network evening newscasts in 2014:

NBC’s Tom Costello Transportation (DC) 333
NBC’s Richard Engel Foreign 235
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell State Department 207
NBC’s Kate Snow Domestic 203
CBS’s Holly Williams Foreign 182
ABC’s Gio Benitez Domestic (New York) 181
NBC’s Stephanie Gosk Domestic (New York) 170
ABC’s Steve Osunsami Domestic (Atlanta) 168
CBS’s Jon LaPook Medicine 168
ABC’s David Kerley Transportation (DC) 164
ABC’s Brian Ross Investigative Unit 160
ABC’s Ginger Zee Weather 160
NBC’s Nancy Snyderman Medicine 160
CBS’s Bob Orr Justice 151
NBC’s Miguel Almaguer Domestic (Los Angeles) 150
ABC’s Martha Raddatz Pentagon 149
CBS’s Steve Hartman Human Interest 148
ABC’s Rebecca Jarvis Economy 146
CBS’s David Martin Pentagon 142
ABC’s Cecilia Vega Domestic (Los Angeles) 141

Full report after the jump…

TV News Year in Review 2014