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ABC’s Jake Tapper, David Muir Top List Of 2010’s Most-Seen Reporters

ABC’s Jake Tapper just edged out his World News colleague David Muir to take the top two spots in an annual roundup of the network correspondents who got the most face time in 2010.

According to the figures compiled by the Tyndall Report, Tapper led all others with a where-does-he-find-time-to-sleep 335 minutes of airtime–fueled by his coverage of the White House and the midterm elections.

By comparison, CBS’s White House correspondent Chip Reid ranked fourth with 235 minutes, and NBC’s Chuck Todd ranked ninth with 213 minutes.

Right on Tapper’s heels was globetrotting ABC correspondent David Muir, who took second place with 334 minutes (just one more story would’ve given him the win!) according to Tyndall.

Coverage of the Gulf oil spill led to tons of airtime for NBC’s Anne Thompson (5th place, 234 minutes) and CBS’s Mark Strassmann (6th place, 223 minutes).

Overall, ABC had four of the top ten most-utilized correspondents, compared to three each for NBC and CBS.

In terms of coverage, the Gulf oil spill got the most air time, with a combined total of 1,410 minutes, followed by the earthquake in Haiti (426 minutes) and the war in Afghanistan (416 minutes).

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