Elizabeth Alex is more than just an on-air personality, more than just a talking head who recites the news with the right inflection. For one thing, she's one of the few local anchors who actually do some reporting -- and we're not talking "look at the charity event I went to today." We're talking real news -- her work on pollution at Sugar Creek won her an Emmy last year. She even stopped doing KSHB's 6 p.m. newscasts to devote more time to investigative reporting. She also deserves an award for soldiering on like a pro even when she must share the news desk with Windy the Weather Dog.