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Available inEnglish
OwnerAbrams Media
Key peopleDan Abrams, Founder/Publisher
Aidan McLaughlin, Managing Editor
Josh Feldman, Senior Editor
Joe DePaolo, Senior Editor
IndustryPolitical news
Alexa rankPositive decrease 5,313 (August 2016)[1]
LaunchedSeptember 2009; 10 years ago (2009-09)[2]
Current statusActive

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, and more.


Mediaite launched in July 2009.[citation needed]

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,[3] Dan Abrams revealed that Mediaite reached 11.86 million unique visitors.

Mediaite's writers have included Noah Rothman, Philip Bump, Joe Concha,[4] and Tina Nguyen.[5]

Digital News Alliance

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",[6] according to Andrew Eisbrouch, COO.

Mediaite’s Most Influential In News Media

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[7]

Mediaite's Most Influential - 2016[8]

Mediaite's Most Influential - 2017[9]

Mediaite's Most Influential - 2018[10]

Mediaite's Most Influential in News Media - 2018
  1. Sean Hannity
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


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  2. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Mediaite Founder Dan Abrams Credits Trump With Traffic 'Explosion'". TheWrap. 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  4. ^ Perks, Ashley (2017-02-22). "Joe Concha". TheHill. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  5. ^ Magazine, Vanity Fair. "Tina Nguyen". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  6. ^ Alpert, Lukas I. "Political-News Sites Forge Ad Group to Compete With Facebook and Google". WSJ. Retrieved 2019-07-01.
  7. ^ "Mediaite's 25 Most Influential in Political News Media 2015". Mediaite. 2015-12-29. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  8. ^ "Mediaite's 2016 Most Influential in News Media". Mediaite. 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  9. ^ "Most Influential In News Media 2017". Mediaite. 2017-12-20. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  10. ^ "Mediaite's Most Influential in News Media 2018". Mediaite. 2018-12-06. Retrieved 2019-05-13.

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