Best TV-News Anchor - 2000
Readers' Choice: Karen Foss
Sure, KSDK's Karen Foss is the perennial readers' choice, but what about her sidekick on the 5 and 10 o'clock news? Can't he get any respect? More than anything, Dan Gray is a solid presence on the dial, delivering the news with the right amount of seriousness and style. And in a television market that has long been dominated by anchors who seemed to have been in St. Louis, well, forever, you've got to give the guy credit for having ventured outside the Show-Me State for a decent chunk of his career. The St. Louis native worked as a radio reporter and anchor for KSD from 1976-79, worked for KSDK as a reporter and substitute anchor until 1983 and worked as a co-anchor at KOVR-TV in Sacramento, Calif., before returning to St. Louis in 1992.