Best Iconic Bay Area Newscaster - 2008
Dennis Richmond, KTVU
Dennis Richmond began his career at KTVU 40 years ago as a part-time typist, and has just retired as lead newscaster on Channel 2's Ten O'Clock News, a post he held for 32 years. The timeslot, one hour earlier than most late-night newscasts, opened up the demographic and gave the station a younger than usual audience. But the broadcast has never been less grown-up than its competitors, thanks in large part to Richmond's seriousness and professionalism. We'll miss this handsome gentleman, and not just because of his seemingly ageless looks. In an era of ridiculously incendiary blowhards who masquerade as newscasters, it was nice to have a local anchor with a cool and calm demeanor who did his best to present the news in a levelheaded, unbiased, and dignified fashion.