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.