01/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Meet The Next Generation Of TV News Stars

Drawing up an unassailable list of the next generation of television news stars is a near-impossible and inherently suspect task, if only because the prescribed length of the list forces difficult choices.

It's also a rewarding task because it involves a lot of conversations with a lot of people whose business it is to know star power when they see it--in even its earliest forms--in the context of an increasingly daunting TV news landscape.

TelevisionWeek talked to network talent executives, agents and savvy viewers who are, first and foremost, news junkies. No one was in contention for the list without having been mentioned, unbidden, more than once, or without having provoked easy assent from the news junkies when mentioned as a contender.

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