Best of ORL 2021 – People & Media

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Sydney Leroux

Her Field of Dreams

Orlando Pride forward Sydney Leroux is an unstoppable force on the soccer field. In the fall 2020 National Women’s Soccer League series, the veteran led her team in number of shots, shots on goal and aerials won. But Leroux is quick to share the credit with her coach and teammates. “We all just play for each other, and I think you can really see that on the field,” she says. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist and mother of two enjoys “having my kids see what their mom can do and see their mom chase her dreams still.” The native Canadian has taken flak for leaving her homeland, but Orlando has become home. “I see myself here long-term. I want to help build the club and I want to help the rookies,” she says. “Orlando is the perfect place to raise [my kids]. The fans are amazing. It’s just an amazing club.” At 31, Leroux isn’t looking toward retirement anytime soon. “I think I still have so much more to give, and if you were on the field with me, I think you would say the same.” —Cheri Henderson



1 Sydney Leroux

Orlando Pride


2 Julien Williams

MMA fighter


3 Mo Bamba

Orlando Magic


Community Leader

1 Anna Eskamani

State Representative


2 Buddy Dyer

Orlando Mayor


3 Jerry Demings

Orange County Mayor


Carl Stephens, Senior pastor at Faith Assembly of God Orlando, Casselberry. COURTESY FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD.

Spiritual Leader

1 Carl Stephens

Senior pastor at Faith Assembly of God

Orlando, Casselberry


Charles H. McWhorter

Pastor at Love Thy Neighbor Church of the Living God



3 David Uth

Senior Pastor at First Baptist Orlando


Music Radio Station

1 XL 106.7 FM


2 Magic 107.7


3 Z88.3 FM


Local Radio Show

1 Johnny’s House

XL 106.7 FM


Chad & Leslye in the Morning

Magic 107.7


Live, Local & Loud



Local Podcast

1 DIS Unplugged


2 The Experience with Chris Fio (Editor’s Note: Chris passed away in June after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.)

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A Mediocre Time with Tom & Dan


Jim Payne & Meredith McDonough. NATHAN DOBBINS.

Local Social Feed

1 The Orlando Guy


2 Bungalower


3 The Orlandhos

Instagram: @theorlandhos


TV News Team

Jim Payne & Meredith McDonough

WESH 2 News


Amy Kaufeldt, Ryan Elijah & Danielle Knox

Fox 35


Greg Warmoth & Martha Sugalski

WFTV Channel 9


Local Band or Singer

1 Little Lazy


2 Will N’ Ray


3 Ronnie Gross Jr

Search Facebook for Ronnie Gross Jr


Social Media Influencer

1 Christina Thomas

Go Epicurista


2 Jessie Dee



3 The Orlando Guy




1 Jessie Dee


2 Glorimar Gonzalez Photography


Anna So Photography


TV Weather Forecaster

1 Tom Terry

WFTV Channel 9


2 Tony Mainolfi

WESH 2 News


3 Brian Shields

WFTV Channel 9

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