Megan McCarthy, Editor – Mediagazer

Megan McCarthy is pretty popular for someone who’s been working out of her apartment in Brooklyn since she moved from San Francisco less than a year ago—a function of the outsize influence of Mediagazer, the media news aggregator of which she is the founding editor, and her West Coast likeability, which betrays her past as a tech gossip for Gawker Media’s relentlessly vicious Valleywag. She’s easy to spot at tech and media parties, if you’re not too intimidated to approach her. She knows literally everyone and seriously rocks high heels. 2010 Best New Media Imports, 9.2.