KSTP reportedly fires anchor Brad Sattin and meteorologist Patrick Hammer
Sattin (left) and Hammer
Anchor Brad Sattin and meteorologist Patrick Hammer have reportedly been dumped by KSTP, C.J. reports.
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C.J. writes that the duo have "been given six months to find other jobs."
News director Lindsay Radford confirmed the pending departures Wednesday. She also told me that my insider info was correct in that Sattin and Hammer had asked that she not announce the news they received last week. "They asked for time to talk to the people they know in the building; they built friendship with and we honored that request," said Radford...
Radford told me anchor Megan Newquist and traffic and entertainment reporter Rusty Gatenby will remain on the morning show.
News of Sattin and Hammer's terminations comes just over six months after KSTP fired reporter Mark Saxenmeyer for a less murky reason. Saxenmeyer, who is gay, jokingly inserted an "inappropriate gay reference" in a story. He falsely assumed the joke would be edited out of the piece before it was published.
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