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Best TV Anchor/Best TV News (2012)
238 John St., Salinas
KSBW, now the local news affiliate of ABC and NBC, is the only real station in town. Perennially irritated Dan Green has the voice and the visage to anchor the team with a mix of dignity and charming self-deprecation – don’t you reckon he’d be a swell fellow to shoot the breeze with over the fence, or share some grilled meat on a Saturday afternoon? Co-anchor Erin Clark is his female foil, cool and reasonable. Felix Cortez leads a surprisingly well-educated news team (hey, can anyone at that other station speak Arabic or Cantonese?).