The annual ‘Best of Miami’ by The Miami New Times is out, and this year, like every year, among the categories were picks for best local media personality in three categories.
In the ‘Best TV News Anchor‘ category the Miami New Times chose WTVJ NBC anchor Jackie Nespral, noting her longevity at the station (and the market really) and quipping “We all know what the J in WTVJ really stands for”.
The ‘Best Meteorologist‘ title went to WFOR CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez, for her charismatic personality and “simple yet through manner” in which she delivers the forecast.
The Times picked WSVN reporter Rosh Lowe as ‘Best TV News Reporter‘, noting his ability to find a crooked cop is in trouble a week before the DA makes it public. And for his dramatic reports, noting ” no TV news journalist working the street beat seems as deeply in touch with mortality as Lowe”
Of course, Miami New Times readers also had a say. In an online vote they picked WSVN anchor Belkys Nerey as Best TV News Anchor.
The Broward/Palm Beach edition of the Times also had its own Best Of for those counties.
In that edition Belkys Nerey won the ‘Best TV News Anchor‘ for her personality, which according to the Times is “the antithesis of frosty and fake”. And for being “[...] probably the only member of the local anchorati you could approach in public without getting your face chewed off.”
And last but definitely not least, the Times named WFOR CBS 4 reporter Brian Andrews ‘Best TV News Reporter‘ for his fresh style, charisma and insider knowledge of the region noting also the quality of his reporting.
Miami New Times Best Of
[Best TV News Anchor] Jackie Nespral
[Best Meteorologist] Lissette Gonzalez
[Best TV News Reporter] Rosh Lowe
Broward/Palm Beach New Times Best Of
[Best TV News Anchor] Belkys Nerey
[Best TV News Reporter] Brian Andrews