Rachael Ray Among New York's Most Powerful Women

The New York Post published its list of New York City's most powerful women and Rachael Ray was given a spot on the list at number 5.

The other women in the top 10 are (1) Hillary Rodham Clinton, (2) Diane Sawyer, who is Rachael Ray's friend and was the first guest on her talk show, (3) Christine Quinn, who is a speaker with the New York City Council, (4) Beyoncé, (6) Randi Weingarten, president of the United Federation of Teachers, (7) Diana Taylor, managing director of Wolfensohn & Co. and Mayor Bloomberg's girlfriend, (8) Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine and the inspiration for "The Devil Wears Prada," (9) Jane Rosenthal, film producer and co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival, and (10) Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines.

This strikes me as a list by New Yorkers, for New Yorkers. And, it should be, since it's in the New York Post, after all. I just don't know anyone on the list other than the obvious ones (Hillary Rodham Clinton, Diane Sawyer, Beyonce, and Anna Wintour). I wouldn't know who Anna Wintour was if I hadn't read The Devil Wears Prada, so I'm not sure if that one counts or not.

The blurb about Rachael is, well, nothing to write home about:

Rachael Ray, 38, author/TV host. She's the girl in the kitchen next door. And with friends like Oprah Winfrey ("Oprah" appearances put her on the map) and Bill Clinton (they're fighting childhood obesity together), she has launched the highest-rated new syndicated talk show since "Dr. Phil."

It's certainly an honor though. She's included in a list of political, entertainment, and media moguls. Definitely not bad company to be in.


  1. That is quite a feat! Go Rachael!

  2. I think so, too! I ready somewhere that Beyonce doesn't even live in NYC (I'll spare you from hearing what they said about Rachael).

  3. Cool. I like Ivanka Trump too. She's only 25? Wow. Smart girl.

  4. Well, when the Trumpster's your Dad, you have to be able to keep up!


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