Diane Sawyer Named Favorite Current Affairs Personality

Diane Sawyer beat out 26 other television personalities to win Harris Interactive’s Favorite Current Affairs Personality:

Diane Sawyer tops the latest Harris poll of favorite current affairs personalities. Of 26 names, respondents were asked which three are their favorites. Almost a quarter (23%) said ABC’s Diane Sawyer, while one in five each say CNN’sAnderson Cooper (19%) and NBC’s Brian Williams (19%). Bill O’Reilly (15%) andBarbara Walters (15%) rounded out the top 5. The next 5 include ABC’s George Stephanopoulos (14%), NBC’s Matt Lauer(13%), ABC’s Katie Couric (13%), talk radio kingRush Limbaugh (9%) and Fox News’s Sean Hannity (9%).

The study says Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and Nancy Grace were the least favorite amongst viewers. Harris Interactive didn’t provide the study’s demographic, which would be helpful in figuring out respondents’ political allegiances. Interesting that Katie Couric is absent from the study.


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