Regular viewers of the three big broadcast news shows — ABC World News, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News — have probably come to admire some of the reporters and correspondents featured on air each night. But have you ever stopped to wonder which reporter has logged the most airtime?
Andrew Tyndall, the man behind The Tyndall Report, a site that monitors the weekday nightly newscasts of the three American broadcast television networks, has released his list of the most-used reporters, by air-time. And the winner is… ABC’s David Muir, who was used for 343 minutes in 2011. In second was ABC’s Jake Tapper (283 minutes), NBC’s Richard Engel (246), NBC’s Chuck Todd (226), and CBS’ Nancy Cordes (226).
The win ends Tapper’s two-year reign atop the list, and was likely extra-satisfying for Muir, as Tapper had beaten him out by just one minute (335 to 334) on Tyndall’s 2010 report.
You can view the full list of the 20 most-used reporters at The Tyndall Report.
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