Best Radio Newscaster

Steve Gatins, WTAM-AM 1100

During top- and bottom-of-the-hour news breaks on the syndicated Coast to Coast A.M. With George Noory, Steve Gatins' modulated baritone commands the overnight airwaves on WTAM, which brags that its signal reaches "38 states and half of Canada." A relative newcomer to Cleveland radio, Gatins has quickly established himself as an impressive news reader with a "just-the-facts-ma'am" writing style. When he's not on the air, Gatins impresses fellow reporters with his take-charge work ethic, from monitoring network newscasts and the Associated Press wire to rushing out the door to cover breaking news. In an industry filled with breathless hype artists, his calm demeanor is a welcome departure.