Best of New Orleans

Best of New Orleans 2017: media


Best local publication

»1. Gambit

2. The New Orleans Advocate

3. The Times-Picayune


Best local radio host

»1. Scoot, WWL

2. Garland Robinette, WWL

3. Tommy Tucker, WWL


Best local TV anchor

»1. Scott Walker, WDSU

2. Karen Swensen, WWL

3. Sally-Ann Roberts, WWL


Best local TV newscast

»1. WWL


3. Fox 8 WVUE


Best local TV sportscaster

»1. Fletcher Mackel, WDSU

2. Juan Kincaid, Fox 8 WVUE

3. Jim Henderson, Fox 8 WVUE


Best local TV weathercaster

»1. Margaret Orr, WDSU

2. David Bernard, Fox 8 WVUE

3. Carl Arredondo, WWL


Best local radio station

»1. WWOZ 90.7 FM

2. WWNO 89.9

3. WWL 870 AM

  • Photo courtesy Fox 8 News


Best local investigative reporter

»1. Lee Zurik
Before the Brow — Anthony Davis — there was the Brows: Lee Zurik. Old-timers (anyone here pre-Hurricane Katrina) may remember the then-boyish Zurik as the weekend sports dude on WWL-TV. After the storm, he gained fame for his ongoing investigations into then-Mayor Ray Nagin's administration's misuse of housing funds and became a local hero for challenging the official narratives of the supposed recovery. Since then, he's moved to WVUE-TV and become an anchor, but he still finds time for in-depth investigations that win national awards. Zurik is a genial, good guy — unless you're an elected official, and then "Lee Zurik on line one" is about the last thing you ever want to hear.

2. Travers Mackel

3. David Hammer

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