The Hollywood Reporter reveals the 35 most influential people in media

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Television personality Jon Stewart (C) and writer-producers accept Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series for "The Daily Show" onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Kevin Winter

The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled its list of New York media's 35 biggest power players of 2013. For the third year in a row, the entertainment trade weekly has compiled a list of the most influential people that you're reading, watching, and listening to.

And according to THR, this year was one of the most exciting years to write about media, because the media itself has become the story, saying, "The past several months have brought a turnabout: The television news anchors, late-night impresarios and executives who make up New York's vibrant media news culture themselves have become the story."

The list includes those in front and behind the camera, typing the words you read, or just calling the shots -- from familiar names like Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern, Kelly Rippa and Jon Stewart, to executives such as CBS' own David Rhodes (president of CBS News) and CNN's Jeff Zucker, to the New York Times' Jill Abramson. Also making the cut were "CBS This Morning" anchors Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell and the team at NBC's "Today" show.

Here is a list of who else made the cut this year.

"If Washington, D.C., has politicians, and Hollywood has celebrities, the media power brokers are the personalities who define New York," says THR.

  • Lesley Savage

Comments