Gretchen Grille is a fictional character, a friendly rival of Gloria Grand. She works for WZEN as a society reporter, often transitioning from top news of the day to "lighter" news items. Like Gloria, she harbors romantic feelings for Radioactive Man but can't stand his civilian identity, Claude Kane III. Unlike Gloria—who makes her dislike of Claude plain—Gretchen has a disingenuous personality. She acts pleasant and nice toward both Claude and Gloria in person, yet she privately dislikes both.