Best of Orlando 2016: People & Media

Readers name their favorite people and media personalities in Orlando.

Byron Bledsoe, Senior Pastor at C3 Church, Avalon Park

Courtesy of C3 Church

Best of Orlando 2016: Food & Drink
Best of Orlando 2016: Home & Shopping
Best of Orlando 2016: People & Media
Best of Orlando 2016: Fun & Leisure
Best of Orlando 2016: Health & Beauty
Best of Orlando 2016: Kids & Pets

Community Leader

1 Buddy Dyer
Orlando Mayor

Phil Rawlins
Orlando City Soccer Club

3 Joshua Vickery 
Central Florida Community Arts: Executive Director 


1 Byron Bledsoe 
Senior Pastor at C3 Church
Avalon Park

Joel Hunter
Senior Pastor at Northland, A Church Distributed

David Uth
Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Orlando

Central Florida Community Arts, College Park, (HOLLY WHELDEN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Local Performing Arts Group

1 Central Florida Community Arts 
College Park

Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Loch Haven Park

Orlando Ballet
​Ivanhoe Village


1 Kaká
Orlando City Soccer Club

Victor Oladipo
Orlando Magic (traded in June)

Aaron Gordon 
Orlando Magic

Local Blogger

1 Kristen Manieri
Orlando Date Night Guide

Christina Thomas
Go Epicurista

Brendan O’Connor

Music Radio Station 

1 XL 106.7 FM

Z88.3 FM

K92.3 FM

Johnny’s House, XL 106.7 FM, (ROBERTO GONZALEZ)

Local Radio Show

1 Johnny’s House
XL 106.7 FM

The Philips Phile
Real Radio 104.1 FM

Monsters in the Morning 
Real Radio 104.1 FM

Jim Payne and Meredith McDonough, WESH-Channel 2, (NATHAN DOBBINS)

Television News Team

1 Jim Payne and Meredith McDonough
​WESH-Channel 2

2 John Brown and Amy Kaufeldt
Fox 35 (Brown left the station in June)

3 Bob Opsahl and Martha Sugalski
​WFTV-Channel 9 (Opsahl retired in June)

Television Weather Forecaster

1 Tom Terry
​WFTV-Channel 9

2 Amy Sweezey
​WESH-Channel 2

3 Tom Sorrels
​WKMG-Local 6

Television Sportscaster

1 Pat Clarke 
​WESH-Channel 2

David Pingalore
WKMG-Local 6

3 Christian Bruey
​WFTV-Channel 9

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