Bill Press: Hot Or Not? Web Voters Say Hot
July 31, 2007 at 1:34 PM (PT)
JONES RADIO NETWORK syndicated talker BILL PRESS was named "Hottest Media Type" in the Male, On-Air category by a vote at MEDIA BISTRO's FISHBOWLDC.COM, but the victory generated some (very mild) controversy when the site, a popular gossip blog, noted that PRESS' website had done a little campaigning for the title. The offending post asked readers to "Vote. Clear your cookies, and vote again. And again after that, too."
But the line, later removed from the post, did not prevent PRESS from taking the "Hottie" title, vanquishing, among others, NOR's ARI SHAPIRO, WTOP/WASHINGTON's MARK SEGRAVES and ADAM TUSS, FOX NEWS RADIO's GRIFF JENKINS, and REDDING NEWS REVIEW's ROB REDDING. In the Female, Off-Air category, NPR's BARRIE HARDYMON was among the nominees, but lost to the WASHINGTONIAN's CATHERINE ANDREWS.