PORTLAND – The Oregonian named KGW’s Stephanie Stricklen and readers chose Matt Zaffino as the best 'Local TV Personalities' in its Best of 2012: Entertainment section Saturday.
The entertainment guide features a lineup of all the things that are great about the Rose City. It points out the best concert venues, movie theaters, parks, bands, and naturally-- television talent.
While there may have been some differences of opinion between the paper’s staff and its readers when it comes to music (the staff picked local band Red Fang while readers chose Pink Martini), the editors and readers chose KGW’s talent unanimously as their favorite faces on television.
“The versatile Stricklen does a fine, no-nonsense job as a news anchor on the Portland NBC affiliate station's weekday 4 p.m. newscast. But it's her work as host of the weeknight ‘Live @ 7’ show where Stricklen shows what really makes her shine,” writes the Oregonian’s Kristi Turnquist.
The paper also said that KGW’s Chief Meteorologist Matt Zaffino is more than just a TV personality: “He’s also a passionate outdoorsman, especially back-country skiing and mountaineering.”