Second Place: Juan Conde
Third Place: Shaka Smart
The ironic thing is, Gene Cox would tell you he’s no party animal. Why would you want to change him? He’s not changing! Maybe something low-key, perhaps, a drink in his garage, while he pontificates about culture, religion, politics, his inventions, Richmond, the good old days at NBC-12. Cox does have more time on his hands, having retired from the anchor desk for other pursuits, including the new MyTV channel. Juan Conde of 8 News? Now there’s a guy who knows how to turn up the party — the guy doesn’t know the meaning of shelf liquor. And if you go out with Virginia Commonwealth University’s Shaka Smart, you just know the tab’s all his, and “Black and Yellow” will be playing loud.