Since Philadelphia magazine only named one media award in this year’s Best of Philly issue (Best reason to watch CSN- Amy Fadool!?), I will take it upon myself to give my own awards:
Best thing to happen to Channels 3 and 10 in 25 years – Oprah goes off the air
Worst Trend – Those ridiculously early 4:30 a.m. newscasts
Best Makeover – Petite anchor Sheinelle’s Jones’ longer hair
Channel 10 East – Fox29, with anchors Lauren Cohn, Karen Hepp and news director Steve Schwaid
The Worst Thing To Happen To Miami Since Jersey Shore – Fox29 John Bolaris’ escapades
Best website – 6abc.com with photo galleries ranging from Action News dads to Jamie Apody’s wedding
Best Blast From The Past – The Dancin’ On Air marathon on Channel 17. How about Al Alberts next, Channel 6?
Best Farm System – NBC10, which brought on NBC10’s Kristen Welker and Aditi Roy
Best Job Switch – NBC10’s Lori Wilson from the 10 Show to straight news, Lesley Van Arsdall to weekend sports anchor on CBS3
You’re Fired – Never Mind – Steve Bucci and Joe Staszak may have lost full-time status at their stations, but came back.
My Biology Teacher – Channel 17 Phillies postgame contributor Marty Bystrom
Dr. Philadelphia – Will Dr. Phil be able to beat the Teen-6 crew at 4p.m. of Brian Taff, Shirleen Allicott, Alicia Vitarelli, and Adam Joseph?
Best Slogan – Trust the Bowtie