Megyn Kelly, Jeff Zucker, Sean Hannity Mingle at THR's Star-Studded New York Media Party
"I've been getting whiplash from headlines," Charlie Rose said at the event that welcomed Don Lemon, Julia Stiles, Arianna Huffington, James Lipton, Anna Wintour and Andrew Ross Sorkin, among numerous others of the New York media elite.
The stars shined at night in the city that never sleeps.
The media elite gathered at The Pool on Thursday night to salute the 2017 honorees of The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People in Media list.
This year's honorees — including Savannah Guthrie, Megyn Kelly, Charlie Rose, Lester Holt, Don Lemon, Sean Hannity, Anna Wintour and CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker — celebrated in The Pool’s private dining room, the Upper East Side venue formally known as The Four Seasons Restaurant and set to officially open this fall. The venue was lined with large posters of the power list honorees as well as Stephen Colbert, who covers THR's current issue.
Lemon gave his best Billy Joel impression on the red carpet as he sang his favorite NYC-themed song, "New York State of Mind." Inside, he showed off his poster to his fellow honorees.
Julia Stiles, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Homeland's Hill Harper, Arianna Huffington, James Lipton, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Robin Taylor, Harvey Weinstein, NBC News chief Andy Lack, Fox News chiefs Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy, MSNBC chief Phil Griffin, CBS News head David Rhodes and 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager (with correspondent Bill Whitaker), AMC's Charlie Collier, NBCUniversal's Bonnie Hammer, and CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter and wife Jamie also hit the seventh annual bash, sponsored by American Airlines and One West End.
When asked what headline he'd like to see tomorrow morning, director Paul Feig had only one in mind: "Trump impeached." CBS' Alex Wagner, however, wished simply to see "World peace." Stiles split the difference, saying she'd "like to see World Peace" but impeachment is "more realistic."
Though enjoying the evening of revelry, Kelly stressed her eagerness to get back to work on her new gig with NBC. "I've spent enough time staring at the refrigerator, it's time to do some news," she said.
Also seen amidst the soiree were New Yorker editor David Remnick, HBO's Sheila Nevins, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit, CBS Sports' Sean McManus, This Is Us' Susan Kelechi Watson, Dionne Warwick, ABC News contributor Dan Abrams, Empire co-creator Danny Strong, Bravo's Frances Berwick, movie theater mogul Charles Cohen and Fox and Friends' Ainsley Earnhardt.
As expected at an event hosting New York's media elite, President Trump was a hot topic of conversation. "I've been getting whiplash from headlines," legendary journalist Rose said on the red carpet.
Guthrie hasn't been as surprised by the president's behavior throughout his first hundred days in office. "He doesn't seem like someone who's gone to Washington and changed a bunch," said the Today host. "He seems like the same Candidate Trump we knew, so far."
"They really haven't let up in terms of how they've gone after the news media," said CNN's Jim Acosta. "We're just here to hold these guys accountable, whether it's a politician here in New York City or the president of the United States."
Click here to see The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People in Media 2017.