The NY Observer Rates The City's Eligible Media Elites

by Mara Siegler · August 16, 2011

We're obsessing over The NY Observer list of the hottest bachelors and bachelorettes today and not just because the lists contain 3 people from the GofG family. We always like a little eye candy. Take a look at who made the lists!

The Men

There were plenty of people on the list that you would expect. The dreamy Peter Cashmore, founder and CEO of Mashable; Forbes handsome media reporter Jeff Bercovici; and well known playboy and Men's Health editor Dave Zinczenko; but they also threw in a curve ball with Brian Stelter. The blogger who defied convention by climbing the golden staircase to the New York Times media desk is bald,  but he recently lost a lot of weight and proved he's got star power with a prevalent role in the documentary Page One.

We love that they got the guys covered by including Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Gawker's Nick Denton, WWD's Zeke Turner, Elle's Joe Zee, Newsweek's Jacob Bernstein, and Gawker's Brian Moylan.

The full list:

Brian Stelter, NYT

Anderson Cooper, CNN

Dave Zinczenko, Men's Health

Cameron Winklevoss, GofG

Justin Rocket Silverman, The Daily

Lorin Stein, Paris Review

Tyler Hicks, NYT

Jamin Warren, Kill Screen

Don Lemon, CNN

Lane Brown, Grantland

Andrei Scheinkman, Huffington Post

Carl Swanson, New York Magazine

Ravi Somaiya, NYT

Zeke Turner, WWD

Shepard Smith, Fox

Tim Arango, NYT

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., NYT

Jason Kincaid, TechCrunch

Seth Colter-Walls, Newsweek, The Awl, Slate

Joe Zee, ELLE

Patrice Evans, Grantland

James Del, Gawker

Pete Cashmore, Mashable

Seth Porges, Maxim

Chris Wilson, The Daily

Kerry Lauerman,

Keenan Mayo, Vanity Fair

Anthony "Soup" DeRosa, Reuters

Jon-Jon Goulian, Author

Barrett Sheridan, Bloomberg

Jacob Bernstein, Newsweek/DailyBeast

Joshua Hersh, Huffington Post

Scott Kidder, Gawker

Jeff Bercovici, Forbes

Ken Johnson, NYT

Lachlan Cartwright, NYP

Greg Veis, NYT

Nick Denton, Gawker

Brian Moylan, Gawker

Rex Sorgatz, Sorta Kinda Media

Ben Cohen, WSJ

Cord Jefferson, GOOD

Will Welsh, GQ

Ben Barna, BlackBook

David Pogue, NYT

Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Harper's

Geoffrey Gray, New York Magazine

Kevin Roose, DealBook

Nate Freeman, NYO

Get the details on the guys HERE.

The Women

The women's list also had its safe bets. Media power gals Rachel Sklar (seen at left with Eligible Bachelor Brian Stelter), Jane Pratt, Arianna Huffington are all present and accounted for. While The NYO's Nate Freeman was added to the men's list, we were sad to not see the paper's Elizabeth Spiers on the women's. The rarely photographed Nikki Finke, of Deadline, functions as the curveball and came in at number 50.



The Full List:

Nicole Lapin, CNBC

Jane Pratt, xoJane

Arianna Huffington, AOL Huffington Post Media Group

Jenna Wortham, NYT

Jen Doll, Village Voice

Miss Info (AKA Minya Oh),

Lizzie Widdicombe, New Yorker

Jamie Shupak, NY1

Rina Raphael, NBC's Today

Sheila McClear, New York Post

Edith Zimmerman, The Hairpin

Annie Karni, New York Post

Macy Halford, The New Yorker

Lizzie O'Leary, Bloomberg TV

Paula Froelich, Author/Freelance

Maura Johnston, The Village Voice

Rachel Sklar, Mediaite

Lauren Bans, GQ

Sarah Kunst, Abrams Media

Jessi Hempel, Fortune

Sally Singer, T Magazine

Sloane Crosley, Author

Doree Shafrir, Rolling Stone

Kelly Crow, Wall Street Journal

Megan McCarthy, MediaGazer

Sadie Stein, The Paris Review

Carson Griffith, Gatecrasher

Alyssa Rosenberg, ThinkProgress

Tara Palmeri, Page Six

Devorah Rose, Social Life

Rachel Syme, NPR

Melena Ryzik, NYT

Kelley Hoffman, Elle

Silvia Killingsworth, The New Yorker

Christine Whitney, New York Magazine Weddings

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

Durga Chew-Bose, Interview, N+1

Dana Goldstein, Newsweek, The Daily Beast

Julia Ioffe, The New Yorker

Sarah Kessler, Mashable

Sarah Maslin Nir, NYT

Lauren Leto, Texts From Last Night, Bnter

Alessandra Codinha, WWD

Jada Yuan, NYM

Marisa Meltzer, NYT

Miriam Markowitz, The Nation

Michiko Kakutani, NYT

Fiona Murray, WSJ Magazine

Carolyn Kylstra, Cosmopolitan

Nikki Finke, Deadline Hollywood Daily

Get the details on the women HERE.