Best of Orlando 2016: People & Media

Readers name their favorite people and media personalities in Orlando.

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Community Leader

1 Buddy Dyer
Orlando Mayor 
cityoforlando.net

Phil Rawlins
President
Orlando City Soccer Club
orlandosc.com

3 Joshua Vickery 
Central Florida Community Arts: Executive Director
cfcarts.com 

Pastor

1 Byron Bledsoe 
Senior Pastor at C3 Church
Avalon Park
c3church.cc

Joel Hunter
Senior Pastor at Northland, A Church Distributed
Longwood
northlandchurch.net

David Uth
Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Orlando
firstorlando.com


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

Local Performing Arts Group

1 Central Florida Community Arts 
College Park
cfcarts.com

Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Loch Haven Park
orlandoshakes.org

Orlando Ballet
​Ivanhoe Village   
orlandoballet.org

Athlete

1 Kaká
Orlando City Soccer Club
orlandocitysc.com

Victor Oladipo
Orlando Magic (traded in June)
orlandomagic.com

Aaron Gordon 
Orlando Magic
orlandomagic.com

Local Blogger

1 Kristen Manieri
Orlando Date Night Guide
orlandodatenightguide.com

Christina Thomas
Go Epicurista
goepicurista.com

Brendan O’Connor
​Bungalower
bungalower.com

Music Radio Station 

1 XL 106.7 FM
xl1067.com

Z88.3 FM
zradio.org

K92.3 FM
k923orlando.com


Johnny’s House, XL 106.7 FM, xl1067.iheart.com (ROBERTO GONZALEZ)

Local Radio Show

1 Johnny’s House
XL 106.7 FM
xl1067.iheart.com

The Philips Phile
Real Radio 104.1 FM
realradio.iheart.com

Monsters in the Morning 
Real Radio 104.1 FM
realradio.iheart.com



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

Television News Team

1 Jim Payne and Meredith McDonough
​WESH-Channel 2
wesh.com

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

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

Television Weather Forecaster

1 Tom Terry
​WFTV-Channel 9
wftv.com

2 Amy Sweezey
​WESH-Channel 2
wesh.com

3 Tom Sorrels
​WKMG-Local 6
clickorlando.com

Television Sportscaster

1 Pat Clarke 
​WESH-Channel 2
wesh.com

David Pingalore
WKMG-Local 6
clickorlando.com

3 Christian Bruey
​WFTV-Channel 9
wftv.com

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