What do Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Robert Mueller, Ryan Coogler, Christine Blasey Ford, Jamal Khashoggi, Moon Jae-in, Meghan Markle, Separated Families, and the March For Our Lives activists all have in common? They have all made the shortlist for TIME magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year.
— NBC News PR (@NBCNewsPR) December 10, 2018
The publication made the announcement on NBC’s Today show by sharing a list of the 10 finalists compiled by TIME editors.
Since 1927 TIME has identified a Person of the Year, which recognizes an individual – or group of individuals – “who have most influenced the news and the world, for better or worse, during the past year.”
TIME announces the 2018 Person of the Year shortlist on 'Today' show https://t.co/3TR98NGa82
— TIME (@TIME) December 10, 2018
Last year’s Person of the Year went to the “Silence Breakers” – which recognized the #MeToo movement by honoring women who have spoken out about sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace. Previously, Donald Trump was named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year for 2016.
TIME magazine’s Person of the Year will be announced on the Today show tomorrow.