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2021 Critics Picks

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Print Publication

"Like a visit with a small group of best friends every week." Martin Jones

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

Online Media Outlet

"Always have their fingers on the political pulse." Debjeet Sarkar

Texas Tribune
919 Congress, 6th floor
www.texastribune.org

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Radio Station
KUT

"This past year, it seemed like we needed KUT day and night." Laura Cottam Sajbel

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

Radio Program

"Always hear something new. Their coverage on the Texas electric grid during the winter storm was very enlightening." Anita Frijhoff

Texas Standard
www.texasstandard.org

courtesy of Texas Standard

Spanish-Language Radio Station

"Latino has the new songs that Millennials and Gen Z are listening to." Gabriela Aguirre

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

Radio Host

"Afternoon or morning, got us through the pandemic. Appreciate the honesty, pursuit of truth, and humble approach that’s in serious need these days." Julian Reyes

Dale Dudley
www.twitter.com/daledudley

courtesy of KLBJ-FM

Podcast

"Love the spooky stories and the high production value." Rob Almaguer

www.thenightowlpodcast.com

TV News Station

"I appreciate their viewpoints, and the diversity among the reporters. I also appreciate that they spend a bit more time on some important stories." Mark Storey

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

courtesy of KVUE

TV Anchor/Reporter

"Always Quita Culpepper. She’s a legend." Natalie Carroll

Quita Culpepper
twitter.com/QuitaC_KVUE

Sportscaster

"Best play by play, the voice of UT, and his in-play/end of game calls often bring goosebumps of elation. Light the Tower and say goodnight to this one!" Tyler Davis

www.twitter.com/craigway1

courtesy of KXAN

Weatherperson

"LEGEND. 100% chance of awesomeness." Owen Egerton

Jim Spencer
twitter.com/JimSpencerKXAN

Journalist

"Ashley kept us informed through a pandemic, an election year, and a once-in-a-generation storm and kept the focus on our vulnerable, under-represented, and under-served neighbors." Molly McClurg

twitter.com/AshLopezRadio

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Film Critic

"Witty, insightful, always brings context and receipts." Sam Chang

www.twitter.com/YorkshireTX

Food Writer

"Well-rounded and extremely knowledgeable." Meagan Navarro

Nadia Chaudhury
nadiachaudhury.com
twitter.com/nadiachaudhury

courtesy of Eater Austin

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Photographer

"His eye for what captures the moment/climate is incredible. He also knows how to depict both tragic and beautiful images the way they should." Cliff Chong

www.davidhallphotog.com
www.Instagram.com/dhallphoto

Online Personality

"Adriene Mishler has helped many feel better about themselves and especially overcome the stresses of quarantine with her free yoga tutorials." Immidex Akinyi

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

courtesy of Adriene Mishler

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Elected Official: City

"Because Greg is out there every day trying to make life better in Austin for everyone." Billy Weaver

City Hall: 301 W. Second
512/978-2104
www.austintexas.gov/district-4

Elected Official: State

"A man of integrity." Veronica Jordan-Matlock

doggett.house.gov

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Nonprofit/Grassroots Org.

"The services CTFB have provided during the past year (through COVID, the winter storms) has literally kept many Austinites fed and alive. We are lucky to have such a wonderful organization in our community." Janet Janssen

Central Texas Food Bank
6500 Metropolis Dr.
512/282-2111
www.centraltexasfoodbank.org

Activist

"Julie works tirelessly for voting rights, public health, and justice." Emily Walker

www.julieoliver.org

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Local Controversy

"Dear lord, he’s a hot mess." Mel Bratton

screenshot via https://twitter.com/BetoORourke

photo by Zeke Barbaro

Politics and Media Wild Card

"The r/Austin subreddit has been the true hero of this year: giving us updates on toilet paper stock, information during the winter storm, and helping people find vaccines." Samantha Bull

www.reddit.com/r/Austin

 
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