Politics & Media
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2019 Critics Picks

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Journalist

"Sarah is so proactive and in touch, and consistently features the wide diversity of our queer community. This is so important as we grow and change as a city." Stan Wilson

twitter.com/SarahMarloff

Film Critic

"Love his reviews – informative and sparky!" Pamela Ellen Ferguson

twitter.com/YorkshireTX

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Food Writer

"The most dedicated and evenhanded food writer in Austin." Ryan McElroy

Nadia Chaudhury
nadiachaudhury.com
twitter.com/nadiachaudhury

Photographer

"She is a delight to work with." Davis Covin

www.annieray.net

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Publication

"Thank God for a free weekly crossword." Holly Phillips

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

Radio Station

"KUT is my go-to, all-day news station." Claudia Corum

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

Radio Program

"Hands down the most consistent, well produced, informative radio program in Austin." Benjamin Burdick

Texas Standard
www.texasstandard.org

Spanish-Language Radio Station

"Pedro is so much fun to listen to. Has so much charisma and you can feel his energy through the radio." Liz Guerrero

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

Local News

"The anchors and meteorologists are very professional and keep me informed about important information regarding Austin." Anita Matejka

KXAN
908 W. MLK
512/476-3636
www.kxan.com

TV Anchor/Reporter

"Who doesn't love Quita?!" Jack Cruz

Quita Culpepper
twitter.com/QuitaC_KVUE

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Sportscaster

"I miss Mike Barnes. His sportscasting was about more than sports, it was about the people." Betsy Kirksey

Mike Barnes
twitter.com/MikeBarnesMedia

Weatherperson

"Feels like Dad is telling you to take a sweater." Lauren Bernick

Jim Spencer
twitter.com/JimSpencerKXAN

Stephen Belyeu of the Night Owl podcast   Photo by Bret Brookshire

Local Podcast

"Tales that will capture your imagination, and make you question just what it was that went bump in the night." Kay Marley-Dilworth

The Night Owl
www.thenightowlpodcast.com

Local Startup

"Music Firsthand is like having that one friend who knows all the best bands in town on speed dial." Mason Pfeiffer

Music Firsthand
www.musicfirsthand.live

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Local Blogger

"She's my go-to girl for anything Austin-related!" Chelsea Goodson

Jane Ko
www.atasteofkoko.com

Local Instagrammer

"Just to be clear, my vote is for dogs! But also Alex is pretty great." Aron Taylor

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

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Local YouTuber

"Adriene inspires her viewers one breath, one giggle, and one sentence at a time. She reminds you to forgive yourself and keep trying to do whatever thing it is you’re trying to do. She is kindness embodied." Angela Miracle

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

City Official

"He's willing to tackle hard issues and to be honest with the community." Ann Jinkins

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

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State Official

"Lloyd Doggett is a man of integrity. Longtime public servant. Thank you, Lloyd!" Carol Austin

doggett.house.gov

Nonprofit/Grassroots Org.

"They continue to be a leader in the no-kill movement and are a big part of the culture of compassion in our city." Mary Maltbie

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

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Activist

"Emily is fierce and relentless as a voice for victims of DV/SA in our community." Laura Sovine

Emily LeBlanc
www.casatravis.org

Local Controversy

"This isn't a controversy; it's a win for a more humane Austin." Tandera Louie

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Politics and Media Wild Card

"Texas finally caught up with the rest of the nation to become the last state to allow beer-to-go sales. This is a huge step in supporting local businesses across the state." David Wiechmann

 
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