ABC News' David Muir Tops List of Correspondents With Most TV Airtime in 2011
The No. 1 story of the year among the broadcast news programs was the death of Libya's Moammar Ghadafi.
ABC News snagged the top two spots on a list measuring correspondents receiving the most television airtime in 2011 compiled by TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall.
ABC News' David Muir, who was named as the sole anchor of World News Weekend in February last year, received the most screen time, clocking 343 total minutes. Some of the stories he reported on included Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, Regis Philbin's departure from Live! and the tornado in Joplin, Mo.
Muir's counterpart Jake Tapper followed at No. 2 with 383 minutes logged.
Rounding out the top 10 are NBC's Richard Engel (246 minutes), NBC's Chuck Todd (226 minutes), CBS' Nancy Cordes (226 minutes), ABC's Jim Avila (211 minutes), ABC's Jonathan Karl (205 minutes), NBC's Tom Costello (201 minutes), CBS' Anthony Mason (198 minutes) and CBS' David Martin (193 minutes).
The top story of 2011 on the evening broadcast programs was the death of Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi, with 685 total stories among ABC, CBS and NBC. The ouster of Eqypt's ruler Mubarak was a distant second, with 489 reports told.