|Key people||Dan Abrams, Founder/Publisher|
Aidan McLaughlin, Managing Editor
Josh Feldman, Senior Editor
Joe DePaolo, Senior Editor
|Alexa rank||5,313 (August 2016)|
Mediaite is a digital news site that covers political news through the eyes of mainstream media. Part of the Abrams Media Network and founded by Dan Abrams, Mediaite covers breaking news, offers opinions, and analysis across the political spectrum including reporting on top media moments from cable news channels like CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CNBC, & more.
Mediaite launched in July 2009 with Founding Editor Colby Hall alongside an editorial staff that included Rachel Sklar, Glynnis MacNicol and Steve Krakauer. At launch, Mediaite's 'Power Grid' drew attention for weekly rankings of various media figures across various platforms based on data-driven metrics such as Google News mentions, Twitter followers, TV ratings, Circulation and mentions on TV transcripts.
By early 2010, Mediaite launched a more aggressive strategy for covering cable news segments, which became the progenitor for many media and political websites today.
For the month of January 2017, Dan Abrams revealed that Mediaite reached 11.86 million unique visitors.
In June 2019, Mediaite, along with sister site Law&Crime, left leaning RawStory and AlterNet, and conservative sites The Daily Caller and Washington Free Beacon announced that they formed a coalition of political news sites to offer marketers custom advertising packages that are aimed at readers interested in politics. The Alliance aims to "bring some of the ad dollars now being directed at the tech behemoths back to midsized political publishers", according to Andrew Eisbrouch, COO.
Every December, Mediaite publishes a list of the 75 most influential people in news media--compiled by all of the Mediaite editors. The publication of the list culminates in a party hosted by the site and attended by many top cable anchors and correspondents. The list is in its 4th year.
Mediaite's Most Influential - 2015
Mediaite's Most Influential - 2016
Mediaite's Most Influential - 2017
Mediaite's Most Influential - 2018
|2. Jeff Zucker||3. Matt Drudge||4. Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade & Steve Doocy of Fox & Friends||5. Chris Cuomo||6. Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski|
|7.Jim Acosta||8. George Stephanopoulos||9. Suzanne Scott & Jay Wallace||10. Don Lemon||11. Chris Wallace||12. Ronan Farrow & Jane Mayer|
|13. Rachel Maddow||14. Shepard Smith||15. Tucker Carlson||16. Chuck Todd||17. Maggie Haberman||18. Jeanine Pirro|
|19. Dean Baquet||20. Brian Stelter||21. Abby Huntsman, Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin & Whoopi Goldberg of The View||22. Alisyn Camerota & John Berman||23. Andy Lack||24. Andrew Napolitano|
|25. Megyn Kelly||26. Anderson Cooper||27. Martha MacCallum||28. Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei & Jonathan Swan||29. Jake Tapper||30. Dana Perino, Greg Gutfeld, Juan Williams & Jesse Watters of The Five|
|31. Jeffrey Toobin||32. Hallie Jackson, Kristen Welker & Peter Alexander||33. Cecilia Vega & Jonathan Karl||34. Stephen Colbert||35. Cenk Uygur||36. Laura Ingraham|
|37. Matt Belloni||38. Robin Roberts & Michael Strahan||39. Maria Bartiromo||40. Savannah Guthrie & Hoda Kotb||41. Josh Dawsey, Robert Costa, Ashley Parker & Phil Rucker||42. Chris Hayes|
|43. Lou Dobbs||44. Lawrence O'Donnell||45. David Muir||46. Michael Schmidt||47. Willie Geist||48. Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell & John Dickerson|
|49. Bret Baier||50. Kaitlan Collins||51. Emily Smith & Richard Johnson||52. Lester Holt||53. Ari Melber||54. Trevor Noah|
|55. Jay Sures||56. Nicolle Wallace||57. April Ryan||58. Van Jones||59. Natasha Bertrand||60. Bianna Golodryga|
|61. Noah Kotch||62. Margaret Brennan||63. Ali Velshi & Stephanie Ruhle||64. Preet Bharara||65. Harvey Levin||66. Brooke Baldwin|
|67. Mark Levin||68. Radhika Jones||69. Bill Maher||70. Harris Faulkner||71. James Goldston||72. John Oliver|
|73. Joy Reid||74. Daniel Dale||75. Bill Hemmer|