Best Sportscaster (2009)

John Ireland

The rare sportsman who can offer good analysis as a reporter (for KCAL-TV) and hold his own as a yakker (for KSPN-AM 710, on the eminently listenable Mason & Ireland daily afternoon show), Ireland no longer lives in Orange County, but the Corona del Mar High alum is still crucial to the county's sports identity as one of the ringleaders at the Irrelevant Week festivities that invade Newport Beach every summer, adding a bit of UCLA class to that infamous USC-run football bacchanal.

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