When Jim Benemann recently floated the possibility in the press that he might move from Channel 9 to its closest competitor, Channel 4, many industry observers viewed it as a negotiating strategy. But he was serious: On March 21, Channel 4 announced that Benemann, who'd once been a weekend anchor at that station, would be returning to the fold. This move -- and the pride with which Channel 4 announced it -- testifies to Benemann's growing stature in the market. Over a few short years, he's gone from playing second fiddle alongside Channel 9 co-anchor Adele Arakawa to earning a reputation as one of the area's most solid and reliable personalities. Denver -- and Benemann -- can now bank on those qualities.