Indy Week released their Best of the Triangle 2017 winners in the first week of June, and several CBC personalities and entities made the list. Indy Week readers voted to determine the category winners and finalists.
“This is, bar none, the most comprehensive guide to the coolest local stuff out there, imitators be damned,” reported Indy Week. “And that’s because it pulls from the collective wisdom of tens of thousands of readers casting hundreds of thousands of votes.”
WRAL-TV swept the Best Local TV Newsperson with both the winner and all finalists coming from the Big 5.
And the CBC winners are:
Best Outdoor Music Venue
Finalist: American Tobacco Campus
Best Place to People Watch
Finalists: Durham Bulls game, American Tobacco Campus
Best Local-Interest Website
Best Local TV Newsperson
Winner: Debra Morgan
Finalists: Renee Chou, David Crabtree, Laura Leslie
Best Local TV Weatherperson
Winner: Greg Fishel
Finalist: Elizabeth Gardner
Indy Week had this to say about Fishel’s win:
Greg Fishel has been a meteorological fixture at WRAL-TV since 1981, and in that time, he’s become a rightly cherished local figure, leading us through rain, snow, sleet, hail, hurricanes, and sunshine. He’s affable, warm, and unafraid to let his geek flag fly. And Fishel hasn’t seemed to let the acclaim get to his head—one winter, when he incorrectly predicted snow, he donned a tropical shirt, shorts, and a lei, and took a seat in WRAL’s chilly fountain. In recent years, Fishel has become a vocal proponent of recognizing the impacts humans have on global climates. Fishel has a tough job that’s made even tougher by armchair weather-guessers, but it’s clearly one he loves.
Find the full list of 2017 Best of the Triangle winners HERE.