Best Local TV Newscaster

Dave Summers, WKYC

Some investigative reporters in television news should wear capes. After all, they've already donned superhero titles (e.g., "The Investigator," "The I-Team"), and they seem to believe that, with a mere camera, they can right the wrongs of society. Dave Summers, lead investigative reporter for WKYC-TV/Channel 3, largely resists the comic-book style of his colleagues. Show him a factory, and Summers can uncover its toxic sludge, its bungled cover-ups, and the weasel who tried to get away with it. Ohio's Society of Professional Journalists named Summers its top investigative reporter, and he's got a mantel crowded with Emmys, so we're not his only fans.