Best Reporter (TV/Radio Division) St. Louis 2008 - John Mills
John Mills is the best television news reporter in St. Louis because he doesn't try to be your friend through the tube. In a deep voice that makes one wonder why he didn't go into radio, Mills delivers fact-driven pieces that are original and not pulled wholesale from the local newspaper website beforehand. Aesthetically, Mills is refreshingly absent of toothy grins or feigned empathy. A final point, and fellow reporters know this: It's Mills who gets the details at a press conference, saving the "How does that make you feel?" question for last, after he has gathered enough facts for a report without holes.