Some well-known television anchors, as of 2014, included Anderson Cooper of CNN, Lara Logan of CBS, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, Diane Sawyer from ABC News and Sean Hannity of Fox News. Others were Kate Bolduan and Piers Morgan from CNN, Bill O'Reilly from Fox News and Brian Williams of NBC.
Based on results from a 2014 survey by The Wrap, Scott Pelley from "CBS Evening News" was the most likable famous news anchor. Anderson Cooper from CNN's "AC 360" came in as a close second in terms of how well the public perceives his personality. Cooper's ranking indicated that he was the most recognizable male anchor, with Diane Sawyer scoring as the most recognizable anchor overall. Although the results indicated that Sawyer was the most recognizable, she came in at number seven in terms of how well viewers liked her, placing her below personalities such as Kate Bolduan of CNN's "New Day," Lara Logan of CBS' "60 Minutes" and Brian Williams, who was anchor of "NBC Nightly News" at the time of the survey.
According to the The Wrap survey, Chris Matthews of MSNBC's "Hardball" was the least-likable anchor in 2014. Alex Wagner of MSNBC's "Now" and Michaela Pereira of CNN's "New Day" appeared to be the least recognizable personalities on the list of 24 television news anchors.