The announcements for the Regional Council awards were handled this time by a veteran NYC TV reporter and anchor who has several Emmys, AP Awards and other citations to go with her career at Channels 2 and 11.
I wasn't sure why a reporters would be brought in to make the announcements, but I assumed she was paid for the gig. A few years back Maria Bartiromo was MC for the event.
Kirstin Cole was very professional and affable. We chatted at the reception as she mentioned Watertown while on stage. She and her first husband had a connection to Clarkson so she had been in Watertown.
Too bad she didn't stay. Imagine her and John Moore pairing up on the local news.
Kirstin Cole | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV