Ronald Joseph Aaron "Ron" Burgundy, a five-time (local) Emmy Award-winning journalist, he is the main anchorman for the KVWN Channel 4 News Team from 1964 to 1977. Always confident and well-dressed, he is ignorant, egotistical, misogynistic, and narcissistic, stating that he believes "diversity" to be some type of "old, old wooden ship used in the Civil War era."
Jerkass Has a Point: Self-absorbed as Ron usually is, in the sequel when he finds out Veronica has been erasing messages from his doctor about treating his blindness, he does have a point when he brings up that being able to see again doesn't mean he wouldn't still love his family.
Ron Burgundy: Hmmm, I look good. Like, real good. Hey everyone! Come and see how good I look!
Not Helping Your Case: Lampshaded in the unrated version of the first film. When he denies to Veronica that the F word was in his dictionary, he says "fuck" four times almost in quick succession, then yells a fifth "fuck" when he apparently realizes how many times he had just said "fuck" in the space of less than a minute.
Ron Burgundy: Don't you know I would never say the word "fuck"? I would fucking never fucking ever say that! Don't you know I would never say "fuck"? ...FUCK!
The weatherman for the KVWN news team, he has a habit of providing unrequested or irrelevant information. Tamland is good hearted and loyal but not very bright, having an I.Q. of 48, making him "mentally retarded". Brick is an innocent led astray by the rest of the group.
Badass: To elaborate, he rode a bear and was the only one to get any kills during the battle between all the news shows.
And speaking of the news battle, managing to get your hands on a grenade and (in the second movie) a ray gun from the future definitely qualifies.
If Wake Up, Ron Burgundy means anything canon-wise, and all of the Channel 4 News Team indeed were together in Vietnam, Brick was their leader, taking charge and giving out precise military tactics.
In one of the alternate "where are they now?" endings, it's revealed that he becomes an amazing member of the police bomb squad, famous for his nerves of steel... because he doesn't realize he's working with explosives.
Younger than They Look: Brick notes in one point in Anchorman 2 that he's 19, which would have made him a teenager during the events of the first film. Considering this is Brick, though, this should be taken with a grain of salt. note For example, he can't be 19 and also have commanded the others in Vietnam.
Genius Ditz: Much like Ron himself he's a complete idiot in the common sense ("I'm not a wine guy but I know you're supposed to keep it warm") but is actually very good at his job. In the second film, he made a fortune as the world's best cat photographer and later did an investigative journalism expose on Koala Airlines that everyone agreed was of great quality.
Handsome Lech: Hits on every attractive woman around and has seven illegitimate children.
Ron's beloved dog. Burgundy's relationship with Baxter is almost one of equality. Burgundy and Baxter are able to hold conversations, with Baxter apparently being able to speak Spanish as well as English.
Badass: Survives being thrown off a bridge, travels across America with a bear companion to jump into a bear pit and talk down the mother bear.