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Journalist

“Love the fresh perspectives on community issues. Love how invested she is in the 'deep dive.' Love the features on issues that particularly impact women and LGBTQ people!” Kirya Traber

The Austin Chronicle
4000 N. I-35
512/454-5766
www.austinchronicle.com

Film Critic

“His dry, pithy wit and sense of humor permeate all that he does and says. Combined with the depth of his knowledge and ability to inform, it's a winning combo.” Katherine Fan

The Austin Chronicle
4000 N. I-35
512/454-5766
www.austinchronicle.com

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Food Writer

“Dear Nadia: My wife thinks I have great taste in restaurants. That is false. I just have you to keep me on trend. ❤️” Kristina Smith Puerto

Nadia Chaudhury
nadiachaudhury.com
twitter.com/nadiachaudhury

Photographer

“Annie Ray captures more than your face – she finds a way to capture your spirit. And that makes everyone beautiful.” Kelly Stocker

www.annieray.net

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Publication

“Duh.” Amy Jackson

The Austin Chronicle
4000 N. I-35
512/454-5766
www.austinchronicle.com

Radio Station

“Listener-supported radio curated by music nerds? Yes, please.” Adam Creighton

KUTX 98.9FM
300 W. Dean Keeton
512/471-1631
www.kutx.org

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Radio Show

“The Texas Standard feels like a throwback to the days of Ann Richards and Molly Ivins, which is about as high a compliment as this old Texan can offer.” Jake Lawson

Texas Standard
www.texasstandard.org

Spanish-Language Radio

“Latino toca música que me alegra el día.” Omar Lopez

Latino 102.7
8309 N. I-35
www.latino1027.com

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Local News

“Original reporting forever!” Marcus Wilson

KUT 90.5FM
300 W. Dean Keeton
512/471-1631
www.kut.org

TV Anchor/Reporter

“Quuuiiitttaaaa Culpepper! She's amazing in real life, too.” Summer Holmes

Quita Culpepper
twitter.com/QuitaC_KVUE

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Sportscaster

“Many of us grew up with Mike broadcasting sports. Loved his clips back in the day. I remember most of them!” Rose Karrer

Mike Barnes
twitter.com/MikeB_KVUE

Weatherperson

“Bow down to the icon.” Jennifer Dupont

Jim Spencer
twitter.com/JimSpencerKXAN

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Local Podcast (News)

“Very in-depth.” Tanner Kneese

Texas Standard
www.texasstandard.org

Local Podcast (General)

“Bob and Art 2020!!” Julie Bosshart-Lammers

Two Guys on Your Head
www.kut.org/topic/two-guys-your-head

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Local Startup

“Great way to meet new friends, and their human counterparts!” Cindy Carter

BarkHappy
www.barkhappy.com

Local Blogger

“I eat carbs and travel vicariously through A Taste of Koko.” Kayleigh Moehrle

Jane Ko
www.atasteofkoko.com/

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Local Instagrammer

“Making the world happier one doggo pic at a time.” Katie McNiff

Alex Hopes
www.instagram.com/zilkerbark
www.zilkerbark.com

Local YouTuber

“Adriene is a beautiful soul – bright, down-to-earth, encouraging, friendly, and inclusive. Her videos are life-changing and always bring me back to earth when I'm struggling to stay grounded.” Shelby Griffin

Adriene Mishler
www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene
www.yogawithadriene.com

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Local Twitch Streamer

“Chance is indescribable. If you ever see him in person take a picture. Or at least say hello! The charisma radiates off of him.” Rachel Dixon

www.twitch.tv/sodapoppin

Local Controversy

“Elaborate plot by cyclists to raise their social status among drivers.” Jake Rosanno

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City Official

“I feel he truly represents the Austin spirit of diversity, inclusion, healthy living, love of the environment ...” Melissa Gonzalez

www.mayoradler.com
www.twitter.com/mayoradler

State Official

“Outstanding fellow and a fresh voice for Texas!” Lillian Bell

www.betofortexas.com

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Nonprofit/Grassroots Org.

“They are hardworking, caring, and lifesavers.” Monica Wu

Austin Pets Alive!
1156 W. Cesar Chavez
512/961-6519
www.austinpetsalive.org

Activist

“Chas doesn't do it for the awards but he definitely deserves one! He's a relentless advocate for the voiceless.” Joe Deshotel

Austin Justice Coalition
314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #108
512/921-4933
www.austinjustice.org

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Wild Card

“A cause you can believe in.” David Rosen

Progress Texas
1023 Springdale Ste. 11-D
512/730-0819
www.progresstexas.org

 
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