Best of Boston

Best TV, Live

1994 Best TV, Anchor Team

Uma Pemmaraju and Randy Price of WBZ

Uma Pemmaraju and Randy Price of WBZ do the news for Channel 38 at 10 p.m. An interesting duo with more vitality than some of [...] read more»
1994 Best TV, And Not-So-Best Commercials

Houston Effler

Houston Effler defined the upper and lower limits of television advertising. Its "Dazed and Confused" ad for Converse is the top of the line. Its [...] read more»
1994 Best TV, Reporter

Channel 4’s Joe Shortsleeve

Who can walk and talk through the blood on the street without making it sickening. read more»
1994 Best TV, Anchor

R.D. Sahl

He defines a new type of anchor, who never gets in the way of the news. read more»
1988 Best TV, Anchor

R. D. Sahl, Channel 7

His glasses, receding hairline, and crooked teeth are unusual for a local anchor, and so is one other thing: he's good—especially in live interviews and [...] read more»
1988 Best TV, Consumer Reporter

Paula Lyons, Channel 5

Lyons is timely, tough, relentless. When Paula squawks, people listen. read more»
1988 Best TV, Reporter

Andy Hiller, Channel 4

Sure, he's obnoxious. But old helmet-head is also combative, cunning, and creative. He's got the Best high fastball in the business, and he has thrown [...] read more»
1988 Best TV, Special

“Studio 7,” Channel 7

This classy quarterly arts show hosted by opera star Phyllis Curtin, now dean of the Boston University School for the Arts, proves that commercial TV [...] read more»
1988 Best TV, Sportscaster

John Dennis, Channel 7

We know, we know—he was Worst last year. But we're nothing if not open-minded, and Dennis has changed our minds by providing the only consistently [...] read more»
1988 Best TV, Weathercaster

Harvey Leonard, Channel 7

No jokes, no chatter, no gimmicks. What you see is what you get—and what he predicts is also what you get. read more»
1987 Best TV, Anchor

Natalie Jacobsen, Channel 5

Sure, she looks frumpy at times, especially when she's sharing the camera with husband Chet Curtis, aka the Pillsbury Doughboy. But she's still the Franchise. read more»
1987 Best TV, Reporter

Jorge Quiroga, Channel 5

A fearless reporter. His special report on the contra supply line was right on the money. read more»
1987 Best TV, Commentator

Give us a minute. We’ll think of someone.

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1987 Best TV, Sportscaster

Bob Lobel, Channel 4

He's in danger of succumbing to his own cult of personality. Until he does, though, he's the straw that stirs the drink at ratings champ [...] read more»
1987 Best TV, Weather Caster

The National Weather Service

Ask yourself this question: when every television weather caster depends on this government agency—and when anybody can call the weather service for a forecast—then who [...] read more»