Did you know there is a REAL Ron?  It's been relieved that the basis of the now iconic character is Morty Crim, who worked for years at KYW!  Ferrell has gone on record to say that Ron Burgundy came into being when he watched a documentary about broadcaster, Jessica Savitch and her introduction to Crim while they worked in Philadelphia in the early 1970s. 

You can see more about Ron and Morty HERE.