Sean Hannity Tops Mediaite's 2018 List of Most Influential in News Media

LOS ANGELES, December 6, 2018 – Mediaite announced today their 2018 list of the most influential figures in news media, and Premiere Networks-syndicated host Sean Hannity is ranked #1.  Hannity, who recently celebrated an affiliate milestone of 600 stations, topped a list of 75 anchors, pundits, reporters, editors, executives, late-night comedians and others.  

Mediaite highlighted Hannity’s status as a “veritable media empire in and of himself,” with a national radio show reaching 18 million monthly listeners and a FOX News program that consistently bests rivals on all three networks with a nightly audience of 3 million viewers.  Mediaite says, “…he’s emerged as the king of cable news — after playing the long game over two decades at Fox. Pair that with a direct line to the White House, and there’s simply no one more influential.”    

Check out Hannity’s profile here, and view the full list of the most influential here.  

About Sean Hannity
Sean Hannity is a multimedia superstar, spending four hours a day every day reaching millions of Americans on radio, television and internet. As host of The Sean Hannity Show, his provocative, free-wheeling, passionate commentary on politics and the American agenda has made him the second-most-listened-to talk radio host in the U.S. The program is heard on 600 radio stations nationwide by more than 18 million monthly listeners. For his work in radio, Hannity has received two Marconi Awards for "Nationally Syndicated Radio Host of the Year" and is a three-time consecutive winner of the Radio & Records "National Talk Show Host of The Year Award." He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2017.  Hannity has also authored three New York Times bestsellers, "Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism," "Deliver Us From Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism" and "Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda." Hannity currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's Hannity, which airs weeknights from 9 to 10 p.m. ET. Hannity, who joined the network in 1996, is one of the most prominent and influential conservative voices in the country, and his program offers a mix of news, commentary, guest interviews and more.  Please visit for more information.
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