Did your favorite Northern Michigan TV personalities make the list? From a passionate local weatherman to the reporter you listen to each morning, here are your Red Hot Best winning TV personalities in Northern Michigan.
A record-breaking 16,000 people voted in MyNorth’s 2021 Red Hot Best Awards, recognizing winners from across seven regions and 46 different categories ranging from healthcare and frontline workers to restaurants, wedding venues and hiking trails. This is how we celebrate Northern Michigan!

Searching for the full winner’s list? Here are the Red Hot Best Winners 2021: The Best of Northern Michigan.

Above the Bridge Winner

Melissa Smith, 9&10 News

Melissa, a much-loved anchor and reporter for “The Four” Lifestyle show on 9&10 News known for her “kindness and contagious laughter,” has since taken a position as the Senior Specialist of Media Relations for The Humane Society of the United States.

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Benzie & Leelanau Winner

Natalie Spala, 7&4 News

Natalie, a Michigan native, is on to new adventures as a news and sports reporter for ABC News4 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington Winner

Adam Bartelmay, 9&10 News

Adam Bartelmay joined 9&10 News in 2013 and has worked in Northern Michigan television for the better part of 20 years. You can see him weekdays on “Michigan This Morning” and on “Local 32.”

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Charlevoix & The Chain of Lakes Winner

Joe Charlevoix, WPBN

Yes, Joe’s real last name really is Charlevoix. How fitting that he’s the region’s favorite television person! Joe has been fascinated by the weather ever since he was drawing weather maps at age 3. Joe has forecasted the weather at WPBN/WTOM TV 7&4 since 2002.

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Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling Winners

Joey DeBerardino, 9&10 News

Joey DeBerardino is a sports anchor/reporter for 9&10 News, joining the team in 2020. Before coming to Cadillac, he went to school at Central Michigan University, where he majored in broadcasting and spent all four years as a sports anchor for the campus news station as well as covering games with the school’s sports network.

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Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits Winner

Melissa Smith, 9&10 News

Congrats, Melissa, on taking home not one but two Red Hot Best wins in 2021!

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Traverse City Winner

Joe Charlevoix, WPBN

Go, Joe, go! Two wins for this weather-loving local.

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