The Hot List: Media Personalities
If all you wanted was the news, you could go onlineÛÓbut it’s much more fun to tune in to see what our fave STL media pros are going to say.
See the full Hot List feature in the June issue of ALIVE, or in the digital edition.
Best Female TV Personality: Jasmine Huda, KMOV
Pretty faces on TV are a dime a dozen. But, underneath Huda’s glamorous exterior is a serious reporter who cut her chops in DC, at NPR and FOX News, before returning to Missouri. Since coming to KMOV , the news veteran has transitioned gracefully into the anchor chair, where she brings a winning mix of reporter’s tenacity, hometown savvy and upbeat personality. She’s not afraid to tease fellow reporters via Facebook, or admit she’s wearing fleece pants under the news desk to ward off a chill—and viewers love her for it.
Best Male TV Personality: Tim Ezell, KTVI
It’s hard to imagine something Tim Ezell wouldn’t do on-air. In fact, it’s hard to imagine something he hasn’t already done on-air— until we turn on the TV and see him doing it. The FOX 2 anchor and feature reporter brightens weekday mornings with antics that range from bro-ga to cross-dressing, ballroom dancing to race car driving. He has a knack for interviewing everyone with the same wit, irreverence and respect. And, no matter how goofy things get, Ezell always manages to leave us with that “who’d a thunk it” mentality.
Best Radio Personality: Curt Copeland, Z107.7
The hilarious and loveable Curt Copeland has been "best friends" with listeners—thanks to his popular Free Therapy Thursdays and coverage of his beloved Cardinals—for 7 years and counting. A St. Louisan in the truest sense, Copeland works Cards postgame shows at Mike Shannon’s and Grizzlies minor league games on the side. And, he’s also tried his hand at wedding officiating. What started as a promotional gambit for White Castle has morphed into real requests from people to do their weddings.