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Community Hero of the Year

Our Community Hero Award, affectionately known as the “Boney,” is presented to someone who exemplifies compassion, empathy and a commitment to animal welfare. Our 2017 Honoree is Bethany Watson, co-host of the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show and animal welfare advocate.

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Bethany Watson co-hosts the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, airing locally on Z100. She’s known on the show for her hourly news updates, #WhatsTrending segment that features new and fun products, and “Hip Hop Clarinet” where she plays hip hop songs on her high school clarinet. When she’s not on the air, Bethany also acts and produces. She recently released a five-episode web series, “Bethany Watson’s Whiskey Chick,” where she teaches viewers the basics of whiskey in an easy, approachable way. A lifelong animal lover, Bethany feels the most comfortable when she’s around animals (they’re easier to talk to!). She is immensely grateful for the work that Mr. Bones & Co. does to rescue, heal, and house discarded souls that only want to be loved. Her landlords have forbidden her from starting an animal farm in her Manhattan apartment, but she thinks she’s wearing them down….