All My Children star-turned-talk show host Kelly Ripa is among The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media. She is joined by her Live! co-host Michael Strahan.
WHY THEY MATTER Morning standard Live is more relevant than ever in its third season pairing Ripa with Strahan. The syndicated talker, one of the few that doesn’t tape in L.A., is on a ratings hot streak — it most recently averaged 4.4 million viewers and hit seven-year highs in the targeted demographic of women 25-to-54 — and nabbed Daytime Emmy nominations for both the show and hosts. Perhaps most important, Live remains a booking must for anyone whose promotional tour heads to the East Coast. Recent guests include Oprah Winfrey, Amy Adams and Channing Tatum.
The recognition isn't the only thing Ripa and Strahan have to celebrate. Live! With Kelly and Michael is the No. 1 syndicated talk show among Women 25-54 and households.
Other daytime movers and shakers included on The Hollywood Reporter's power ranking include Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Laura Spencer, Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, Today's Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Hota Kotb and former daytime talk show host Anderson Cooper.