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Rusty Gatenby Out at KSTP

RustyGatenby300KSTP has confirmed Rusty Gatenby is no longer with the Minneapolis ABC affiliate.

Gatenby started working as a reporter at KSTP in 1987. News director Lindsay Radford wouldn’t say why Gatenby left the station.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune, which first reported the news, said Gatenby’s departure comes as a surprise. “It is believed that he had one of the highest Q Scores — ‘a measurement of the familiarity and appeal of a brand, company, celebrity or television show used in the United States,’ according to Wikipedia — of all Twin Cities traffic reporters.”

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Boston FOX Station Adds Minneapolis Anchor

JoyLimNakrin300Joy Lim Nakrin will join Boston FOX owned station WFXT as an anchor, reporter and legal expert.

Currently, Nakrin is a reporter and weekend anchor for Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP.

“We wanted her to stay here and we made her an offer to stay,” KSTP news director Lindsay Radford told the Pioneer Press. “We know it was a tough decision for her. At the end of the day, her hometown called. It was an opportunity that was tough to say ‘no’ to.” Read more

Tom Durian Jumps from Milwaukee to Minneapolis

Tom Durian is joining Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP. News director Lindsay Radford told TVSpy Durian’s first day will be July 8.

Durian also posted the news on his facebook page, “If you notice something different, don’t adjust your sets. I’m no longer anchoring the morning show at CBS 58,” wrote Durian. “I made the decision to take the next move in my career and head to Minneapolis, MN to work as an anchor and reporter there. For those who have been following me since Spokane, here goes the new adventure!!!”

Durian worked at Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT as a morning anchor. He previously worked at KHQ in Spokane, WA, and KMIR in Palm Springs, CA.

[Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

KSTP Reporter Fired After Inadvertently Publishing ‘Inappropriate Gay Reference’

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 website, according to The Star Tribune. Saxenmeyer, who is gay, explains the “bizarre ironic” incident in a lengthy interview with The Star Tribune’s C.J.:

On Saturday, Saxenmeyer wanted to do the story about gay Twin Cities fathers Paul Melchert and James Zimmerman being invited to attend the Obama White House’s 2013 Easter Egg Roll with their 3-year-old twins, Emmett and Gabriel. The interview was scheduled during a time of day that Saxenmeyer was not working, so he passed the story on to colleague Katherine Johnson.

“We were having a conversation about sensitivity issues when it comes to things like that. She was asking what are the appropriate questions to ask a gay couple? It was good conversation because, as a gay man, I like to help people better understand gay people, and oftentimes you can do that through humor.

“I’m an admitted jokester. Humor defuses awkward situations. Sometimes through humor you gain a better understanding. She was in the process of writing her Web script on her computer. So I wrote a few things into the Web script to make her laugh.

“She came over, looked at [what he’d written], laughed, and I said, ‘Make sure you delete that because obviously that would not be funny out of context.’ She deleted most of it. There was one little part she missed when she closed it.” Read more

KSTP Photographer Will Ask Minneapolis PD for Independent Investigation of Occupy Incident

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 to the city attorney for an independent investigation into the incident, the station says.

Chad Nelson will meet with the Minneapolis Police Department’s internal affairs division today. Nelson was covering the Occupy Minneapolis rally over the weekend when he was violently shoved by a police officer, knocking his camera to the ground. Earlier this week, police chief Timothy Dolan called Nelson and apologized to him for the incident, according to KSTP.

“From my preliminary review of the video regarding Mr. Nelson, the officer’s interference does not appear to be necessary,” Dolan said in a statement earlier this week. “If that is the case, I’m very disappointed.” Read more

Cop Attacks KSTP Videographer

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 Chad Nelson, knocking his camera to the ground. Read more

Minneapolis Weather Veteran Jonathan Yuhas Jumps from KARE to KSTP

Jonathan Yuhas, who has been a meteorologist at KARE in Minneapolis for 13 years, has announced he is leaving the NBC affiliate for rival station KSTP, the ABC affiliate in the same market.

Yuhas announced the move Friday on his Facebook page, writing, “It was a real pleasure and a dream since I was six years old to forecast the weather in my hometown of the Twin Cities. My 13 years on the KARE sunrise show went so fast.”

KARE recently replaced Yuhas on the morning show with Sven Sundgaard, according to The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Yuhas was reassigned to an online and storm-chasing meteorologist.

Yuhas will start with KSTP on September 16 as a weekend meteorologist. He will join former KARE colleague Ken Barlow, who returned to the Twin Cities as a KTSP meteorologist in May.

Longtime KARE Meteorologist Ken Barlow Signs with Rival KSTP

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. KSTP, a Hubbard Broadcasting-owned ABC-affiliate, announced today that Barlow, who spent 16 years with rival KARE, will join its weather team in June.

“Ken may have left Minnesota but Minnesotans have never forgotten him,” said news director Lindsay Radford. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him back to town.”

Barlow served as WBZ’s chief meteorologist for 4 1/2 years but the station decided not to renew his contract in 2010. After being cut by WBZ, Barlow wound up in Sacramento, where he has worked as KXTV‘s weather chief since last summer.

“What a great opportunity to return to the place my family and I consider home,” Barlow said. “I am excited to get back forecasting weather for the people of Minnesota.” Read more

Continuing to Remake Its News Team, KSTP Searches for New Anchor

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 produce nine hours of news each weekday… with that many newscasts, we have plenty of room for another anchor,” news director Lindsay Radford told MinnPost.

KSTP has remade its on-air roster over the past year.  Veteran sports anchor Joe Scmitt returned to the station at the beginning of 2010, and his arrival was the first of many moves.

Anchor Cyndy Brucato, who returned to KSTP in 2004 after 18 years away, retired at the end of the summer and the station’s 6:30 p.m. newscast is now anchored by Leah McLean and Gus Rosendale, who joined KSTP in December.

The station also added anchor Joy Lim Nakrin and reporter Jennifer Copeland in November.