A new poll about how much viewers trust TV news anchors gives the highest marks to NBC’s Lester Holt. The poll by The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult found that Holt was trusted “a lot” by 32% of respondents and “some” by another 30% — better results than any of the other broadcast or cable news anchors in the survey.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper was close behind with 29% indicating “a lot” of trust and 27% saying “some” — placing Cooper well ahead of his cable competition.
ABC’s David Muir and Robin Roberts also fared well, both scoring 28% in the “a lot” category.
At the other end of the spectrum, “the 10 least-trusted television news personalities all work for cable networks: Fox News host Sean Hannity leads the way (30 percent say they don’t trust him ‘at all’) followed by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (26 percent), CNN’s Don Lemon (25 percent) and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski (23 percent),” THR reports.
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