Power List 2014: RACHEL MADDOW
News Anchor/Political Commentator, 41
Rachel Maddow’s climb up the cable news food chain has recently kicked into overdrive. Already reigning queen of MSNBC—The Rachel Maddow Show is the network’s most watched program—Maddow has been rising in the ratings with the all-important 25-40 demographic and gaining ground on Fox’s bottle blonde du jour, Megyn Kelly. Maddow’s show got a huge boost from her coverage of the Chris Christie Bridgegate scandal, a story her colleague Steve Kornacki played a role in breaking.