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Why Samantha Bee Is One of the World's Greatest Leaders

Tom Huddleston, Jr.
Why Samantha Bee Is One of the World's Greatest Leaders

The staff of Fortune and a panel of experts recently assembled our annual list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. Here’s a profile of one of them.

Samantha Bee (No. 19 on World’s Greatest Leaders list) became an essential voice in late-night television in 2016 with the debut of her TBS show, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. The presidential election provided plenty of fodder for comedians, and the Canadian-born Bee used her show as a weekly platform for dispensing incisive and often provocative political commentary while standing out as a rare female voice in an overwhelmingly male late-night landscape.

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Thanks to a stream of viral clips that has earned Full Frontal’s YouTube channel more than 168 million views-from Bee’s interviewing President Obama to her ferociously tackling subjects like the Women’s March-Bee’s show has regularly beaten her former employer, The Daily Show, in the ratings.

This article is part of the 2017 World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list, our annual directory of world-changing leaders in business, government, philanthropy and beyond. Click here to see the entire package.

This article was originally published on FORTUNE.com