Best Local News Writer

The reigning winner in the Best Local News Writer category had been a longtime fixture at the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Julian Emerson keeps his streak alive, as he now begins a new gig reporting for the upstart UpNorthNews; look for his writings there throughout 2020. Volume One’s own Tom Giffey took second place, while the L-T’s Eric Lindquist is third. – Luc Anthony