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The Ice Desk: It's What Stations are Wearing this Winter - Posted February 13, 2014
It seems a historical record of sorts is being created of what appears to be the recent trend of stations sending their anchors out into the freezing cold to report the news from behind desks made of ice. With thanks to Poynter and TVSpy rival FTVLive, we cobbled together our... [SocialTimes.com]

Rusty Gatenby Allegedly Left KSTP Because of DUI - Posted February 4, 2014
Yesterday we told you Rusty Gatenby was out at KSTP. While the Minneapolis-St. Paul ABC affiliate ... [TVSpy]

Rusty Gatenby Out at KSTP - Posted February 3, 2014
KSTP has confirmed Rusty Gatenby is no longer with the Minneapolis ABC affiliate. Gatenby started working as a reporter at KSTP in 1987. News director ... [TVSpy]

Ken Barlow Promoted to Morning Chief Meteorologist at KSTP-KSTC - Posted January 27, 2014
Ken Barlow has been promoted to morning chief meteorologist at KSTP-KSTC in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Beginning today, he will handle the forecasts for the 4:30 to 7 a.m. newscast on ABC affiliate KSTP a... [TVSpy]

KSTP Crew Involved in Highway Crash: 'We're Gonna Hit!' - Posted December 5, 2013
A KSTP crew was involved in a highway crash in while covering road conditions during a winter storm (video above). There were... [TVSpy]

Jason Davis Announces Retirement from KSTP - Posted December 3, 2013
Jason Davis has announced he's retiring from ... [TVSpy]

After Eight Years at KSTP, Mark Albert Leaves Without a Plan - Posted August 28, 2013
Mark Albert walked away from KSTP last week after his contract was up. The reporter for Minneapolis ABC affiliate told TVSpy he doesn't have a job lined up, but he wants to stay in... [TVSpy]

Anchor Slips on Pledge, Says 'I Pledge Allegiance to the Fag' Before Gay Pride Story - Posted June 12, 2013
KSTP anchor Bill Lunn had a Freudian slip while reciting the intro to the Pledge of Allegiance. To make matters worse, his next read was about Gay Pride celebrations. "I pledge allegiance to the fag...flag," said the anchor for the Minneapolis ABC aff... [TVSpy]

Chris Egert Named Co-Host of 'Twin Cities Live' - Posted April 22, 2013
KSTP has named Chris Egert the co-host of "Twin Cities Live," the Minneapolis ABC affiliate's afternoon talk show. Egert, who has been the station's weekend morning anchor, begins in h... [TVSpy]

KSTP Reporter Fired After Inadvertently Publishing 'Inappropriate Gay Reference' - Posted April 4, 2013
KSTP reporter Mark Saxenmeyer was fired from the Minneapolis ABC affiliate this week after he made an "inappropriate gay reference" that was posted on the station's ... [TVSpy]

Newscasts, Syndication Push 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Back in Some Markets - Posted January 10, 2013
Yesterday we told you that two ABC affiliates, WISN in Milwaukee and KSTP in Minneapolis, were delaying the new st... [TVSpy]

KSTP Expanding 10 p.m. Newscast - Posted January 8, 2013
Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP is expanding its weekday 10 p.m. newscast to a full hour, TVNewsCheck reports. The 60-minute broadcast will premiere on January 8... [TVSpy]

'We Have to Stop Hiding': KSTP Meteorologist Looks to Erase Stigma of Mental Illness - Posted December 27, 2012
Ken Barlow (pictured right), the KSTP meteorologist who... [TVSpy]

'Twin Cities Live' Host John Hanson Leaving KSTP - Posted December 10, 2012
John Hanson is stepping down from his post as the host of "Twin Cities Live," the local talk show on Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP. Hanson, who has hosted the show since its launch in... [TVSpy]

'I'm Not Going to Be Ashamed' KSTP Meteorologist Reveals Battle with Bipolar Disorder - Posted October 4, 2012
In an interview with the Pioneer Press, Ken Barlow, meteorologist for ... [SocialTimes.com]

'I'm Not Going to Be Ashamed' KSTP Meteorologist Reveals Battle with Bipolar Disorder - Posted October 4, 2012
In an interview with the Pioneer Press, Ken Barlow, meteorologist for ... [TVSpy]

KSTP's Vineeta Sawkar Told She's Not Part of Station's Future - Posted August 28, 2012
Vineeta Sawkar, morning news anchor for ABC-affiliate KSTP has been told she will no longer anchor after May 1, 2013. Sawkar says she wasn't expecting the news given she's only two years into a five year contract... [TVSpy]

Bob Jordan Named KIRO News Director - Posted July 11, 2012
Bob Jordan has been named news director at KIRO, the CBS-affiliate in Seattle. He will begin his new role in August. Jordan comes from WFTV in Orla... [TVSpy]

Reporter Saying Goodbye to KSTP After 17 Years - Posted June 15, 2012
Reporter Bob McNaney is leaving KSTP after 17 years with the Hubbard Broadcasting-owned station. McNaney, who is married to former KARE... [TVSpy]

KLAS Announces New Morning Anchor Team - Posted June 11, 2012
Las Vegas CBS-affiliate KLAS is set to debut a new morning anchor team. Beginning July 30th, the KLAS morning newscast will be anchored by Cale Ramaker and ... [TVSpy]

Hubbard Interested in Buying Tribune Stations - Posted May 23, 2012
Hubbard Broadcasting, which last year acquired 17 radio stations from Bonneville International, is interested in purchasing some of Tribune's radio and TV holdings. ... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Bay Scroggins Joins WPTV - Posted May 15, 2012
Meteorologist Bay Scroggins has joined WPTV, the NBC-affiliate in West Palm Beach. Scroggins began his career at WNCT in Greenville,... [TVSpy]

WLS General Manager Emily Barr Tapped to Lead Post-Newsweek Stations - Posted May 9, 2012
Emily Barr, who has been president and general manager of WLS since 1997, is leaving the Chicago ABC O&O to lead Post-Newsweek Stations, the television broadcasting division of the ... [TVSpy]

KSTP Airs Meteorologist's Skin Cancer Surgery - Posted May 8, 2012
Longtime KSTP chief meteorologist Dave Dahl invited cameras into the operating room as he underwent surgery to remove spots on his chest and leg that had been diagnosed as n... [TVSpy]

Anchor Chris Egert Leaving KIRO For KSTP - Posted April 13, 2012
After five years at KIRO in Seattle, Chris Egert is leaving to join KSTP in Minneapolis. Egert, a morning anchor at KIRO, is mo... [TVSpy]

Hubbard Stations Tap Inergize Digital for Text Messaging Platform - Posted April 12, 2012
The Hubbard Broadcasting station group will revamp their text messaging alert system with a platform created by Inergize Digital, the two companies announced today. The text messaging platform allows stations to reach viewers on mobile devices, enabling alerts and interactive campaigns. The platform can be... [TVSpy]

KSTP Photographer Will Ask Minneapolis PD for Independent Investigation of Occupy Incident - Posted April 11, 2012
The KSTP photographer involved in an altercation with a police officer at an Occupy Minneapolis rally will ask the police department to refer the matter t... [TVSpy]

Ellen McNamara Set to Join KSTP as Anchor-Reporter - Posted April 9, 2012
WFTS weekend morning anchor Ellen McNamara has left the Tampa ABC-affiliate for a Monday-Friday anchor-reporter job at K... [TVSpy]

Cop Attacks KSTP Videographer - Posted April 9, 2012
As police arrested protesters at an Occupy Minneapolis rally on Saturday night, one officer attacked a KSTP videographer as he attempted to film the arrests. In an amateur video (above) of the altercation, a police officer can be seen violently shoving KSTP videographer ... [TVSpy]

Attorney in $1M KSTP Defamation Case: 'Are Investigative Reporters Trying to Get to the Truth?' - Posted March 29, 2012
Last November, Minneapolis-St.Paul ABC-affiliate KSTP lost the biggest defamation suit in Minnesota history, stemming from a 2009 report about a mentally ill woman wh... [SocialTimes.com]

Photojournalist to Retire After 55 Years at KSTP - Posted March 20, 2012
KSTP photojournalist Brad Jacobs announced that he will retire next month after 55 years with the Minneapolis ABC-affiliate. "My job has been like an ongoing college education, l... [TVSpy]

Betty Endicott: The Trailblazing News Director Who Launched Brian Williams' Career - Posted February 12, 2012
In the debut episode of mediabistroTV's "My First Big Break," TV news luminary Brian Williams revealed that he owes mu... [SocialTimes.com]

Betty Endicott: The Trailblazing News Director Who Launched Brian Williams' Career - Posted February 12, 2012
In the debut episode of mediabistroTV's "My First Big Break," TV news luminary Brian Williams revealed that he owes mu... [TVSpy]

Minneapolis Stations Talk to Friends, Family of Missing Cruise Ship Passengers - Posted January 17, 2012
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Anchor Gus Rosendale Leaving KSTP for New York - Posted January 5, 2012
Anchor Gus Rosendale is leaving KSTP in Minneapolis-St. Paul for a job in New York. Rosendale, who joined KSTP in December 2010, ... [TVSpy]

KSTP Found Guilty of Defamation, and $1M Award Is Highest in Minnesota History - Posted November 8, 2011
A holistic healer in Wisconsin has been awarded $1 million in damages from Minneapolis ABC-affiliate KSTP for a story about her treatment of a patient that aired in 2009. The $1 million award is believed to be the largest verdict ever in a Minnesota d... [TVSpy]

Longtime KARE Meteorologist Ken Barlow Signs with Rival KSTP - Posted May 12, 2011
Meteorologist Ken Barlow is returning to the Twin Cities, where he worked for most of his career before jumping to Boston's WBZ in 2006. ... [TVSpy]

Continuing to Remake Its News Team, KSTP Searches for New Anchor - Posted February 7, 2011
KSTP in Minneapolis-St. Paul is looking to expand its news team. The ABC-affiliate is currently searching for a new, full-time anchor-reporter. "As I tell all of the agents, the show depends on the person's talent. We prod... [TVSpy]

Hubbard Broadcasting Acquiring 17 Radio Stations - Posted January 19, 2011
Hubbard Broadcasting, which owns Minneapolis ABC-affiliate KSTP among other stations around the country, has agreed to buy 17 radio stations from Bonneville International. Hubbar... [TVSpy]

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