Seacrest, Hannity Among 35 Most Powerful in NY Media

Premiere Networks personalities Ryan Seacrest and Sean Hannity have been named among the 35 most powerful people in New York media by The Hollywood Reporter. Sean Hannity, who also appeared on last year’s list, regularly reaches millions on his national radio show as well as through FNC. “He also has the ear (and the eyes) of the president… and has the power to make or break Republican political candidates,” according to the publication.

Since Kelly Ripa tapped Seacrest as her co-host in May, The Hollywood Reporter notes viewership of ABC’s “Live with Kelly & Ryan” has risen nearly 15 percent to 3.2 million viewers each day and “Seacrest continues to front a suite of radio shows, too, as well as emcee red carpets, oversee a clothing line and a skin-care brand and host ABC’s revival of American Idol.”