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Best of New Orleans 2015: Media 

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BEST LOCAL TV ANCHOR

1. Scott Walker

WDSU's anchor guy (above) is a New Orleans native with excellent hair, a deep voice and the misfortune of having the exact same name as a certain Harley Davidson-riding presidential candidate from Wisconsin. Moreover, the two have nearly identical Twitter handles (@ScottWalker and @ScottWalker6), adding to the confusion and occasionally subjecting our Scott Walker to invective aimed at the other Scott Walker (below). (#wrongscottwalker has become a hashtag on Twitter, and Walker is famous for interacting with viewers on social media.)

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Walker, a 20-year veteran of TV news, joined WDSU in 2009 after news jobs throughout the Gulf South — including a stint at WPMI-TV in Mobile, Alabama, where he inadvertently became the star of one of the biggest viral videos of all time: the "Mobile leprechaun," where a group of residents played up seeing a leprechaun in a tree. It's been viewed more than 25 million times on YouTube.

"I run into people all the time who say 'Hey, you're the leprechaun guy' and 'That was you in that video!'," he told Gambit in 2013. "I always say, it could be worse. I could be saying something bad that was captured on YouTube, like an F-bomb."

2. Sally-Ann Roberts

3. Karen Swensen

 

BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER

1. Lee Zurik (WVUE-TV)

2. Travers Mackel (WDSU-TV)

3. TIE: Bill Capo (WWL-TV)

TIE: David Hammer (WWL-TV)

 

BEST LOCAL RADIO HOST

1. Stevie G and TPot (B97)

2. Angela Hill (WWL)

3. Scoot (WWL)

 

BEST RADIO STATION

1. WWOZ

2. WWL

3. WWNO

 

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BEST LOCAL PUBLICATION

1. Gambit (www.bestofneworleans.com)

2. The New Orleans Advocate (www.theneworleansadvocate.com)

3. The Times-Picayune (www.nola.com)

 

BEST LOCAL TV SPORTSCASTER

1. Fletcher Mackel (WDSU-TV)

2. Jim Henderson (WVUE-TV)

3. Juan Kincaid (WVUE-TV)

 

BEST LOCAL TV NEWSCAST

1. WWL-TV

2. WDSU-TV

3. WVUE-TV

 

BEST LOCAL TV WEATHERCASTER

1. Margaret Orr (WDSU-TV)

2. Bob Breck (WVUE-TV)

3. Carl Arredondo (WWL-TV)

 

BEST LOCAL NEWS WEBSITE

1. nola.com

2. wdsu.com

3. wwltv.com



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