Best of Syracuse 2018: See who’s who with Local Personalities finalists

Do you ever see those people around the city who are always sending a positive message, the ones who always seem to be where interesting things are happening? Well, according to Central New Yorkers, the individuals listed below have become household names for anyone living in or near Syracuse. See the finalists for the 2018 Best of Syracuse Local Personalities category. Below, you will find the category broken down by title and a list of the top finalists in each category. Most list the Top 5, but an extra nominee was included in instances of a tied vote.

Click the "Vote Now" button at the bottom to vote on who you think should be the winner. An email address is required, and each person can only vote once. Voting will remain open until September 30.

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Best Local Reporter

  • Andrew Donovan
  • Tammy Palmer
  • Brandon Roth
  • Jennifer Sanders
  • Katrina Tulloch

Best Radio Personality

  • Holly Dagger, The Rebel
  • dXn, 95x
  • Josh Grosvent, KRock
  • Pat McMahon, Y94
  • Ted & Amy, 93Q

Best TV Personality

  • Christie Casciano
  • Carrie Lazarus
  • Jeremy Miller
  • Lisa Spitz
  • Rod Wood

Best Weatherperson

  • Peter Hall
  • Wayne Mahar
  • Molly Matott
  • Jim Teske
  • Kate Thornton

Best Local Chef

  • Chef Brian, Bella Domani Catering & Banquets
  • Chris Cesta, Inn Between
  • Christian Felix, Sherwood Inn
  • Mark Germano, The Chef and the Cook
  • Jason Jessmore, The Chef and the Cook

Best Local Artist

  • Amy E. Bartell, Artist
  • Dan Bingham, Artist
  • Resis, DJ
  • DJ Rock, DJ
  • Marcela Tobar, Makeup Artist

Best Local Ambassador

  • Paul Colabufo
  • Chris Fowler
  • Michael John Heagerty
  • Carrie Lazarus
  • Jason Smorol
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