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Best TV Newsperson

Jason Matheson

Jason Matheson is a fantastic selection as our Best TV Newsperson, but he just as easily could have scored Best Local Girl/Boy Made Good. Fox 9’s The Jason Show was tested in various national markets last year, and its effortlessly charming, fun-loving host passed with flying colors. Beginning in June, morning audiences in Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, Orlando, and Phoenix will experience the Indiana-raised, Minneapolis-based rising talk-show star. Matheson recently shared his secret formula with City Pages: combine Oprah’s heart, Fallon’s light-heartedness, Wendy Williams’ hot topics, and mix in plenty of Jason. His big personality shines especially bright during celeb interviews, like when he told Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon, “I’m as gay as a Golden Girls reunion, but I’d marry you in a heartbeat.” America might soon be falling for Matheson, too.

Readers’ Choice: Jana Shortal

Best Sports Team Minnesota Lynx

Best Lynx Player Sylvia Fowles

Best Wild Player Eric Staal

Best Twins Player Byron Buxton

Best Timberwolves Player Jimmy Butler

Best Vikings Player Case Keenum

Best Coach Mike Zimmer

Best College Athlete Jordan Murphy

Best Sports Fan Millie Wall

Best Sporting Event MIAC hockey

Best Sports Highlight The Minneapolis Miracle

Best Sportswriter Britt Robson

Best Sports Talk Radio Host Dan 'Common Man' Cole

Best TV Sportscaster Mark Rosen

Best Columnist Jon Tevlin

Best TV Station Minneapolis Television Network

Best Radio Station KFAN

Best Radio Personality Cathy Wurzer

Best Podcast 'Gleeman & the Geek'

Best Website Wedge Live

Best Commercial Bauhaus Brew Labs

Best Instagram @maywaver

Best Tweeter @RandBallsStu

Best Viral Moment 'Stranger Things' dino hoodie

Best Local Girl/Boy Made Good Winona Ryder

Best Politicians Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham

Best Power Couple Tom Weber and Peggy Flanagan

Best Local Landmark Hahn/Cock

Best Hipster Trend Booze in movie theaters

Best Place to People-Watch Stone Arch Bridge

Best Dressed Jahna Peloquin

Best Suburb Richfield

Best Construction Project Allianz Field

Best Road Pierce Butler Route

Best Way to Get Flipped the Bird Biking in the winter

Best Parking Lot Stillwater Veterans Memorial

Best Public Bathroom Walker Art Center

Best Sign of Spring Nice Rides deployed