TV Newsers Flock to The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful In New York Media Party

By A.J. Katz 

The Hollywood Reporter’s 9th annual most powerful people in New York media party took place last night, and a good number of TV newsers showed up.

As we guessed in a post about the show yesterday, cast members from Showtime’s forthcoming drama about the fall of Roger Ailes chatted with real-life TV hosts and actors/actresses.

Here’s Naomi Watts, who portrays Gretchen Carlson in the show:


A cross-country trip from NAB – Las Vegas back to New York precluded TVNewser from stopping by the festivities, but CNN’s Brian Stelter and Politico’s Michael Calderone produced a pretty substantive lists of who showed up:

In addition to Stelter, and there was Hollywood Reporter editorial chief Matthew Belloni and deputy editorial chief Alison Brower, along with:

  • David Nevins (Showtime CEO and chairman, chief creative officer of CBS Corp.)
  • Brooke Shields (actress)
  • Susan Zirinsky (CBS News president and senior executive producer)
  • Chris Cuomo (CNN Cuomo Prime Time host)
  • Risa Heller (comms director of New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio)
  • Michael Barbaro (host of New York Times podcast, The Daily)
  • Brian Kilmeade (Fox News host, Fox & Friends)
  • Juan Williams (Fox News co-host, The Five)
  • Liz Claman (host of Countdown with Liz Claman, FBN)
  • Kate Bolduan (CNN Newsroom with Kate Bolduan)
  • Trevor Noah (host, The Daily Show, Coemdy Central)
  • Sara Haines (co-host, Strahan & Sara, ABC)
  • Michael Strahan (co-host, Strahan & Sara / co-host, GMA, ABC)
  • Gayle King (co-host, CBS This Morning)
  • Bill Owens (executive producer, CBS’ 60 Minutes)
  • Tanya Simon (executive editor, CBS’ 60 Minutes

NBC News had a solid showing, including NBC News chairman Andy Lack, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, the Today on-air team of Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Carson and Siri Daly, Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer. MSNBC’s Katy Tur and Fox Sports host Lindsay Czarniak (married to Melvin).

Here’s a photo of NBC News’ eps:
Liz Cole, Dateline ep
Tammy Filler, Today w/ Hoda & Jenna ep
Libby Leist, Today ep
Rashida Jones, svp of specials, NBC News
Jenn Suozzo, Nightly News w/ Lester Holt ep
Jaclyn Levin, 3rd Hour of Today ep

Other NBC Newsers who were there: Tom Mazzarelli, co-executive producer, Today, 7-9; Matt Carluccio, executive producer, Weekend Today; David Corvo, senior executive producer, Dateline; Mark Kornblau, svp, communications, News Group; Ali Zelenko, svp, NBC News Communications.


  • Phil Griffin, president, MSNBC
  • Jonathan Wald, svp, MSNBC programming and development, MSNBC Prime
  • Lawrence O’Donnell, host, The Last Word
  • Ari Melber, host, The Beat
  • Stephanie Ruhle, anchor, MSNBC Live
  • Steve Kornacki, NBC News and MSNBC national correspondent
  • Cory Gnazzo, executive producer, The Rachel Maddow Show
  • Jacob Soboroff, MSNBC correspondent
  • Trymaine Lee, MSNBC correspondent
  • Errol Cockfield, svp, MSNBC communications


Chances are you’ll recognize at least three of these folks in the photo above.

If you have any more names, send them my way.