Mia Troy-Vowell and Amanda Richard of Oh My DOG take photos of their client Olive Monkey. Photo by Matthew Thorsen
We were super excited to see our own Ken Picard named this year’s best print/web journalist, even if one voter wrote in, “Ken Picard — for taking his pants off.” Seems like that Asian massage parlor story really, er, rubbed people the right way. Hot on Picard’s tail were VTDigger’s Anne Galloway and Vermont Commons’ Dylan Kelley.
In the broadcast-journalist category, WCAX’s Darren Perron blew the competition out of the water. And is anyone ever going to beat WPTZ’s “Smiling Tom” Messner? He’s taken home a Daysie for best meteorologist every year since 2006.
In the radio world, voters still prefer Vermont Public Radio over the Point, but they named the latter’s Zeb Norris best local radio DJ.
So what’s trending on the interwebs? Voters love the state tourism department’s Twitter feed, @thisisvt, which picks different Vermonters to tweet on behalf of their state each week. And they chose the Instagram feed of doggie daycare provider Oh My DOG over that of Outdoor Gear Exchange. Who can blame them? Those pup pics are swoon worthy.
Best print/online journalist[W] Ken Picard (Seven Days)
[RU] Anne Galloway (VT Digger)
Best local broadcast journalist (TV or radio)[W] Darren Perron (WCAX)
[RU] Gina Bullard (WCAX)
Best local meteorologist[W] Tom Messner (WPTZ)
[RU] Gary Sadowsky (WCAX)
Best local radio DJ[W] Zeb Norris (The Point)
[RU] Mike Luoma (The Point)
Best radio station[W] Vermont Public Radio
[RU] The Point
Best Instagram feed[W] ohmydogvt
Best Twitter feed[W] @thisisvt