Pat Kiernan

The Canadian import is the sardonic morning anchor of the cable news network NY1.

Kiernan started out in radio and TV news in his native Canada before crossing the border in 1996 to take over NY1's Fortune Business Report. A year later, he took over the morning anchor role on the upstart local news network, and he's been sitting in the anchor chair ever since. These days he's best known and most beloved for "In the Papers," a segment in which he summarizes selections from NYC's newspapers with deadpan wit. Kiernan's also done work on the side for other networks: He hosted the short-lived WB game show Studio 7 and VH1 quiz show World Series of Pop Culture. Kiernan has also had a handful of cameos on film and in TV over the years. He played himself in The Interpreter and played the role of a news anchor on the TV show Spin City and in the 2006 film Night at the Museum. Although his talent and popularity have led to many far more lucrative offers over the years, thus far, though, Kiernan has chosen to remain at the DIY local network, where he gets to be the big fish in a small pond. [Image via Getty]