Best Of San Diego 2012: People

People On The Pulse

When celebrating the best of San Diego, let us also tip our hats to the people who speak to us on the nightly news and over the airwaves, as well as leaders in business, philanthropy, the nonprofit world, and other sectors essential to San Diego living. Cheers to those who make it their job to keep us informed, and are constantly working to ensure that San Diego is the best place in which to live and work. Take Conrad Prebys, for instance, this year’s readers’ favorite philanthropist, whose generosity has included gifts to the Boys & Girls Clubs, The Old Globe, UCSD Music Center, the La Jolla Music Society, Sanford/Burnham Institute, the Salk Institute, and San Diego Hospice.

Congratulations to this year’s Readers’ Choice Best of San Diego winners!


Best Local TV Personality:

Kimberly Hunt ~ KGTV

Best Local Radio Personality:
Jeff & Jer ~ KyXy 96.5

Best Local Athlete:
Philip Rivers ~ San Diego Chargers

Best Business Leader:
Irwin Jacobs ~ Qualcomm

Best Weatherperson:
John Coleman ~ KUSI

Best Local Chef:
Katherine Humphus ~ Bo-Beau cohnrestaurants.com

Brian Malarkey ~ Burlap, Searsucker, Gingham brianmalarkey.com

Best Restaurateur:
Jeffrey Strauss ~ Pamplemousse 858.792.9090, pgrille.com

Best Sommelier:
Josh Orr ~ Vineagogo 760.929.9641, vineagogo.com

Best Philanthropist:
Conrad Prebys

Person You’d Like To Lunch With:
Mayor Jerry Sanders

Best Green Company:
Greenasium Fitness Studio 760.944.1235, greenasiumfitness.com

Best Nonprofit:
San Diego Humane Society 619.243-3493, sdhumane.org

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