Second Place: Kelly Avellino NBC-12
Third Place: Parker Slaybaugh, 8 News
Curt Autry proves to be a double-threat, snagging accolades behind the desk as well as on the streets. He has a chill, sweet-as-apple-pie on-air presence. And seriously, how many dogs can thank him for finding their way back home or to a forever family? He’s also a larger-than-life colorful presence on social media with his self-described “smartass hashtags” (#word2URmother, anyone?). His station mate, New Jersey native Kelly Avellino, reports as well as anchors “12News Today Saturday.” She’s never without a good dose of self-deprecating humor (remember that ice bucket challenge)? And Colonial Heights native and 8 News investigative guru Parker Slaybaugh makes his debut in the readers’ choice poll.