Best of Madison 2012: Personalities
News anchors, radio hosts, politicians and coaches–the readers' favorite people in 2012
He’s cool, funny, approachable and a winner. Not even an over-analyzed player transfer kerfuffle can dim Bo Ryan’s star in the local celeb pantheon. He’s one of the best basketball coaches in the country but as down-home as they come. Just the way we like our celebrities in Madison.
Yes, it says something that two of our top three celebrities are politicians. But serious, respectful and classy Rep. Tammy Baldwin has never treated politics like the game show it’s become, nor has she acted like a celebrity. Which is exactly why she’s one of the biggest, right?
The Lightning Rod
Heck, yes, a local celebrity can be right-wing rockstar. Gov. Scott Walker has attracted more national attention to Wisconsin than cheese. The question remains: Is he a one-hit wonder or on the verge of a Hall of Fame career?
Morning Radio Team
GOLD: Connie & Curtis, WZEE-Z104
SILVER: Jonathan& Kitty, 105.5 Triple M
BRONZE: Pat O’Neill & Bob Bonner, Magic 98
GOLD: Sly in the Morning, WTDY 106.7 FM & 1670 AM
SILVER: Vicki McKenna, 1310 WIBA AM
BRONZE: Fish, 93.1 Jamz
GOLD: Charlie Shortino, NBC 15
SILVER: Leigh Mills, NBC 15
SILVER: Rob Starbuck, WISC-TV3
BRONZE: Carleen Wild, NBC 15
TV Team Evening Anchors
GOLD: Sarah Carlson, Eric Franke, Jay Wilson, Gary Cannalte, WISC-TV3 (Pictured above)
SILVER: Leigh Mills, John Stofflet, David George, Robb Vogel, NBC-15
BRONZE: Greg Jeschke, Amber Noggle, Bob Lindmeier, Jake Zimmerman, WKOW 27