You might think a local weather guy would yearn for snow days, when freakouts begin and viewers glue themselves to televisions. But Andrew Freiden’s favorite month is October. Best chance to see comfortable, sunny days, he says. Plus, he’s an outdoors guy. Frieden serves as executive weather producer at NBC-12, where he’s worked since July 2000. With a degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia, he sprinkles some braininess into his reporting while he connects with ease.
Second Place: Jim Duncan, NBC-12
Third Place: Carrie Rose, CBS-6