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Best TV Personality 

Dick Goddard

The weather in Cleveland would likely simply cease to exist without Dick Goddard. The longtime — loooongtime — Cleveland weatherman not only still keeps a full-time schedule at the age of 83, but also has parlayed his onscreen success into a platform for supporting causes dear to his heart, like animal adoption. And Mr. Goddard is also the reason Northeast Ohio gets to enjoy the Woolly Bear Festival every year, because what other man could have created such a wholesome, family-friendly event centered around a caterpillar? Dick's been plying his trade so long that he has experience forecasting for atmospheric nuclear tests — what other weatherman can say that? — and remains Cleveland's go-to source to find out if it will snow, rain or be sunny today — or all three.

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