Al Jazeera America Among Top 10 Google News Sources in 2013

By Melanie Arter | January 2, 2014 | 4:11 PM EST

This undated publicity image released by Al Jazeera America shows Ehab Al Shihabi. Al Shihabi, executive director for international operations, has been named as an interim chief executive officer of Al Jazeera America. (AP Photo/Al Jazeera America)

( – Al Jazeera America made the 10 top list of Google news sources for 2013, despite only being on the air for four months. Meanwhile, Fox News was the second most searched news source.

The cable channel was originally Current TV and owned by former Vice President Al Gore. Al Jazeera bought Current TV from Gore for $500 million one year ago and launched on Aug. 20 as Al Jazeera America.

Al Jazeera, headquartered in Doha, Qatar and owned by the Qatari government, was initially an Arabic language news channel. Al Jazeera America, which is headquartered in New York City, has 12 news bureaus in major cities across the country and a team of about 800 journalists and staff.

Google’s top 10 news sources are as follows:

#1 CNN

#2 Fox News


#4 Google News

#5 BBC

#6 Yahoo! News

#7 AP

#8 Huffington Post

#9 MSN News

#10 Al Jazeera America Staff Writer Barbara Boland contributed to this report.