Best of the Capital Region 2020

THE EAGLE: A Times Union Podcast

Sep 11 2020 • 34 mins


The annual Best of the Capital Region special section is finally coming out, after a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Times Union readers voted in record numbers this year, selecting their favorite local businesses and services across 100 categories.

On this episode of The Eagle, Times Union Editor Casey Seiler talks to Features editors Gary Hahn and Sara Tracey for a preview of what went into the unusual making of this year's special section, and what readers can expect to see when the winners are revealed.

Also on this episode:

  • Casey Seiler covers the top headlines, including Albany's latest homicide, the identity of a former local FBI leader who sexually harassed employees, and Amazon Prime's "Modern Love" series filming in the region.
  • Health reporter Bethany Bump talks about her recent story on a family calling for a probe of the nursing home where their aunt died of a COVID-19.