Looking for the best places in West Virginia? We have those answers and more in this year’s Best of West Virginia issue. Each year our readers cast ballots, and this year they cast more than ever before. Nearly 200,000 votes rolled in selecting the very best in more than 70 categories. Read about this year’s winners in our media personality category and use the 2020 Best of West Virginia awards as your personal guide to the state’s best eateries, towns, parks, cideries, museums, and more.
Tony Caridi, Mountaineer Sports Network, WV MetroNews
Tony Caridi grew up in Lockport, New York, listening to live sports broadcasts—but he knew it was his voice he wanted on the radio. Today, Caridi’s widely recognized voice announces the plays for West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Sports Network and hosts MetroNews Statewide Sportsline weekdays at 6 p.m. In 2002, Caridi became a founding member of Emmy award–winning video production company Pikewood Creative. And in 2016, he unveiled his first children’s book. wvmetronews.com/podcast/sportsline, wvusports.com/watch