Steve Murphy is the last of a dying breed—the cool, competent and elegant news anchor. He walks that TV news tightrope of making everything look easy without being slick or smarmy. He's solemn on the occasions that require it but that wry hint of a grin on the lighter news items gives you the impression he's not taking it too seriously. In the Halifax TV news scene, Murphy is the equivalent of comfort food. No matter how crazy the world gets he’ll always be there for you.
Runner-up: Linda Kelly, CBC