Best Of 2007

People & Politics

Readers' poll winners

Best Local Politician
Mayor Pam Iorio

Worst Local Politician
Ronda Storms

Biggest Waste of Tax Money
(Tie) Riverwalk/ Tampa Museum of Art

Best Local Newspaper Reporter
Wayne Garcia, Creative Loafing

Best Local Columnist
Howard Troxler, St. Petersburg Times

Best Local TV Anchor
Gayle Sierens, WFLA NewsChannel 8

Best Local TV News Reporter
Charley Belcher, Fox13

Best Radio Station
WMNF 88.5 FM

Best Radio DJ
MJ (Todd Schnitt), WFLZ-FM

Best Bucs Player
Derrick Brooks

Best Devil Rays Player
Carl Crawford

Best Lightning Player
Vincent Lecavalier

Local Celebrity You Love to Hate
Ronda Storms

Local Celebrity You Hate to Love
Hollywood Hulk Hogan

Local Hero
Joe Redner

Local Zero
Jim Smith

Best Local Troublemaker
Joe Redner


The finalists were:

The top three vote-getters listed alphabetically in each category


Best Local Politician
Governor Charlie Crist
Mayor Pam Iorio
Joe Redner

Worst Local Politician
Rick Baker
Brian Blair
Ronda Storms

Biggest Waste
of Tax Money

Iraq War
Raymond James Stadium
Riverwalk
Tampa Museum of Art

Best Local
Newspaper Reporter

Wayne Garcia, Creative Loafing
Dawn Morgan, Creative Loafing
Susan Taylor Martin, St. Petersburg Times

Best Local Columnist
Steve Otto, Tampa Tribune
Daniel Ruth, Tampa Tribune
Howard Troxler, St. Petersburg Times

Best Local TV Anchor
Bob Hite, WFLA NewsChannel 8
Reginald Roundtree, Tampa
Bay’s 10
Gayle Sierens, WFLA
NewsChannel 8

Best Local TV Reporter
Charley Belcher, FOX13
Mike Deeson, Tampa Bay’s 10
Don Germaise, ABC Action News

Best Radio Station
97.1 (97 New Rock Alternative)
98.7 (Wild 98)
WMNF 88.5 FM

Best Radio DJ
Cowhead, 102.5 The Bone
Fisher, 97X
MJ, WFLZ-FM

Best Bucs Player
Mike Alstott
Ronde Barber
Derrick Brooks

Best Devil Rays Player
Carl Crawford
Scott Kazmir
BJ Upton

Best Lightning Player
Vincent LeCavalier
Brad Richards
Martin St. Louis

Local Celebrity You Love
to Hate

Nancy Alexander
Hulk Hogan
Ronda Storms

Local Celebrity You Hate
to Love

Bubba the Love Sponge
Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Joe Redner

Local Hero
Hulk Hogan
Joe Redner
Susan Stanton

Local Zero
Joe Redner
Jim Smith
Ronda Storms

Best Local Troublemaker
Elijah Dukes
Joe Redner
Ronda Storms