The Best in Media: 2016

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Hot off the press! AZ Foothills keeps readers in the know with a list of the Valley’s leading news outlets, favorite on-air personalities, and most popular radio stations. Here are readers favorites for media in the Valley.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2016. Winners will be featured in the April 2016 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents. The winners with the most total votes will be featured on the cover, but you will have to wait until April to find out who they are!

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their “Best Of” status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2016. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2016 Winners logos here


Best Anchor- Weekends – Tram Mai, NBC 12

Best Country Radio Station – 107.9 KMLE

Best Local News Web site –

Best Local Radio Talk Show or DJ- Afternoon Drive – Robin Nash, 103.9 KEXX

Best Local Radio Talk Show or DJ- Evening – David Dean 107.9 KMLE

Best Local Radio Talk Show or DJ- Midday – Lady Stephanie 101.1

Best Local Radio Talk Show or DJ- Morning Drive – Bruce St. James, 92.3 KTAR

Best News Station – 3TV

Best Radio Station – 97.5 KMVA

Best Rock Radio Station – 97.9 KUPD

Best Talk News Radio Station – 92.3 KTAR

Best Today’s Hits Radio Station – 97.5 KMVA

Best Traffic Personality – Mark Jeffrey, 550 KFYI

Best Variety Station –99.9 KEZ

Favorite Afternoon or Evening Show –ABC 15 News at 10, ABC 15

Favorite Anchor Team – Kari Lake & John Hook, FOX 10

Favorite Local Blog or Web site –

Favorite Local Morning Show – Good Morning! Arizona, 3TV

Favorite Local Daytime Show- Your Life A to Z, 3 TV

Favorite Meteorologist or Weather Personality – Kristy Siefkin, FOX 10

Favorite Nightly Newscast – ABC 15 News at 5 ABC 15

Favorite Sportscaster – Brad Steinke, FOX Sports Arizona

Favorite TV Personality- Afternoon or Evening News- Female – Tram Mai, 12 News

Favorite TV Personality- Afternoon or Evening News- Male – Dave Munsey, Fox 10

Favorite TV Personality- Morning or Daytime- Female – Yetta Gibson, CBS 5

Favorite TV Personality- Morning or Daytime- Male – Javier Soto, 3TV

Most Fashionable News AnchorYetta Gibson, CBS 5

News Anchor of the Year – Scott Pasmore, 3TV


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