The Hollywood Reporter has released its ninth annual “35 Most Powerful People in Media” list, naming the most influential figures in news and cultural commentary.
Together with The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, THR celebrated the release of the list with a cocktail reception at The Pool, hosted by THR editorial director Matthew Belloni.
The list includes powerful stars, reporters, editors, TV news anchors, media executives, late-night talk show hosts and comedians.
In THR's “New York Issue” released Thursday, Russell Crowe, Sienna Miller and Naomi Watts grace the cover, dressed as their characters in “The Loudest Voice,” a new Showtime show about late Fox News owner Roger Ailes. Crowe plays Ailes, while Miller plays wife Elizabeth Ailes and Watts is former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson.
The series premieres June 30 and is inspired by the 2014 Ailes biography, "The Loudest Voice in the Room," penned by Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman.
Watts and Sherman were two of the attendees at the star-studded party in New York City on Thursday, as were a number of others who had made this year’s “most powerful” list.
Among them are: Samantha Bee (“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”), Sunny Hostin (“The View”), Chris Cuomo (CNN), Sam Dolnick and Michael Barbaro (The New York Times), Brian Kilmeade (“Fox & Friends”), Nancy Dubuc (Vice Media), Jeff Glor (“CBS Evening News”), Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin (“Today”), Lawrence O'Donnell (“The Last Word”), Gayle King (“CBS This Morning”), Trevor Noah (“The Daily Show”), Lydia Polgreen (HuffPost), Noah Shachtman (The Daily Beast), David Remnick and Jane Mayer (New Yorker), Brian Stelter (CNN), Michael Strahan (“Strahan and Sara”) and Susan Zirinsky (CBS News).