The weekly newspaper’s Best Of edition — now in its 28th year — is a whopping 204 pages long and is arguably the most impactful awards list in the city. On pages 19 and 20, in the “People & Places” listings, Channel 4 pops up with these three awards:
Best TV Anchor: Jim Benemann … The paper refers to Benemann’s style with glowing words, saying he “reminds us why newscasts were set up with an anchor desk in the first place.”
Best TV Sportscaster: Vic Lombardi … This isn’t the first time Lombardi has won this award, and we certainly can’t argue with the paper as they say “Lombardi is developing into something of a local faceman for this town’s teams.” They also praise his “effective ‘Vic’s Signature’ commentaries,” which you can view online at CBSDenver.com/Lombardi.
Best Hair on a TV Personality – Female: Karen Leigh … This silly category seems to be quite the popular one for Westword — it shows up in the edition each year and is broken down into a female and a male category (Ed Greene and Gloria Neal are former winners). This time around Karen lands at the top. “Leigh’s luxurious, lustrous locks seem as suited to a beauty-pageant contestant as they do to a news anchor, but viewers have clearly flipped for her long, grown-out flip,” the newspaper wrote. (Visit Karen’s blog.)
Check out this year’s complete awards at Westword.com/BestOf, and for more great recommendations, check out CBSDenver.com’s Top Spots lists.