We are almost at the top of the list as we move to No. 2 on the Top 8 people in TV news for 2014.
FTVLive Readers - All over the World
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I'm also shocked at how many people read FTVLive that are not in the business at all. Viewers seem to enjoy this site as much as people inside the TV game.
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You guys really are the best and that's why you deserve to be on this list.
Thanks for everything.
Don Lemon - CNN
I know that many of you were betting the house that Don Lemon would come in at the top of the list and he almost did. But, Lemon lands in the No. 2 spot.....but there is no question No. 1 when it comes to bad reporting.
Don Lemon gives TV reporting a bad name and it trickles down to every TV Reporter working in news Today. When Lemon pulls off one of his bone headed stunts it makes him look bad, but gives the entire industry a black eye.
CNN's Jeff Zucker loves the fact that Lemon creates controversy and doesn't seem to care that people are laughing at him. If Don Lemon pulls these antics anywhere else but CNN, he would clearly be fired.
Log on next hour to see who tops the list of the best and worst for 2014.