North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Welcomes Four New Jurors

North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY)  Welcomes Four New Jurors

Alistair Weaver, Doron Levin, John Vincent and Sam Abuelsamid will lend their invaluable expertise and perspectives to the awards organization


New NACOTY jurors 2023

The backbone of the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards organization is comprised of the 50 talented and experienced automotive journalists who serve as jurors. Today, NACTOY is proud to announce four new automotive reporters have joined the organization.

Alistair Weaver has been Edmunds’ editor in chief for nearly six years, leading the popular car research and shopping site’s written, social and video content. Prior to joining Edmunds, Alistair enjoyed a multi-award winning career, contributing to some of the world’s leading automotive and lifestyle publications, in addition to directing a number of TV documentaries. An amateur racing driver and self-proclaimed “car bore,” Alistair brings an equally knowledgeable, experienced and passionate perspective to NACTOY.

Doron Levin is the host of Sirius XM Business Radio’s “In the Driver’s Seat” program and the lead automotive contributor to SeekingAlpha. His career, which included stints leading Bloomberg and Fortune’s automotive beats and serving as the auto columnist for the Detroit Free Press, has focused on both the business and consumer side of the automotive industry.

John Vincent is Senior Editor and Correspondent/Vehicle Testing at U.S. News & World Report. He previously served as The Oregonian’s automotive reporter for 30 years. John’s reporting is focused on helping car buyers find the right vehicle at the best price, making him a valuable part of NACTOY’s mission of naming the best vehicles available to consumers each year.

Sam Abuelsamid is a rare combination of analyst, reporter and mobility expert—not to mention a former Ford engineer. He is currently a principal research analyst at Guidehouse Insights, leading its E-Mobility Solution, and a regular contributor to Forbes. Sam is also a co-host of the Wheel Bearings podcast, which includes fellow NACTOY juror Nicole Wakelin.