KSTP reportedly fires anchor Brad Sattin and meteorologist Patrick Hammer

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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."

From C.J.:
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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karson12
karson12

I can't believe you fired Patrick [who I liked] and hired that Sam. When he's on I turn him off. Some one sure doesn't know how to hire. I miss Patrick.

Blanche42
Blanche42

Why is it that the noon news particularly is like musical chairs? Never the same people two days in a row. Ken is always there but the news anchors are always absent. Sometimes both, other times just one. The guy they fired shows up every day. And Leah can stay on maternity leave permanently as far as we are concerned. Only reason we are staying with 5 right now is to see who's on first and what's on second. Management has gone off the deep end! Must have hired some outside gurus to tell them what they should do to improve ratings. How did that work out for ya?

llstolp6301
llstolp6301

What were you thinking!! My husband and I will no longer watch channel 5 news! Patrick, Rusty and Brad were your best news people. You just cut your own throats!!!!

R &L Stolp

Alexandria Mn

rjaegermiller
rjaegermiller

I am shocked as well! The only reason I watched that show was because of Rusty Gatenby and Patrick Hammer! They made me laugh and THEY made the show with their delightful banter. The fricking executives at KSTP are real assholes!  I'd like to know how many of them drive around DRUNK all the time and BRIBE their way out of it! I hope they get sacked soon! I will no longer watch KSTP at all and hope many other viewers will folllow suit! Just another reason to watch WCCO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck to you Rusty and Patrick! Will miss you!

EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

angelfrommn
angelfrommn

I am SHOCKED at KSTP 5,  What is going on down there?

You got rid of those who made your News what it is today!!!! 

I no longer watch your show,

 but Chris Egert, I liked on TCL. I hate he moved to the news. Be careful Chris........ so you don't get fired!!!

       I can't believe you have let Patrick, Brad and Rusty go.

 People make mistakes they are human. They made a great team!!!!


 As far as Rusty's DWI even governors and other high up faces known to man get DWI's and don't loose there jobs. And they make the rules of law and put MAN in jail.


What happened to working as a family and giving him some help and support after 30yrs!!!   I am so shocked, I have no words to describe how I see that you turned your back on him and obviously others!!!!!


So ashamed of KSTP 5

Beak
Beak

We are missing Rusty and Patrick that we have changed stations...wayyyyyy

to bad.  Everyone makes human mistakes...they made our morning so good.

Just too bad to dump all three, including Brad

from Wisc.

Suzy6b
Suzy6b

I agree with everyone else.  DUMB move by Hubbard broadcasting.  I liked all three, and Patrick and Rusty MADE the morning show.  I will not be back either, am going to Fox 9.

cyturner
cyturner

What is going on down there? I can't believe you have let Patrick, Brad and Rusty go. People make mistakes they are human. They made a good team. As far as Rusty's DWI even governor get DWI and don't loose there jobs. But management in every company does what they want, not what the people want. I liked them all and hope they find jobs in this goofy world.



wjaag
wjaag

I think that this was the most stupid thing they could do I will not be watching channel 5 or listening to anything to do with Hubbard broadcasting. I am so angry that they let 3 great guys go but keep other people around that say things that are very hurtful. I think I just might contact the station and tell them what i heard on the My talk and express my feeling!!!

I wish all of them the best and my tv will be on 4!!!

csrosslake
csrosslake

Have to agree with everyone else, will be watching channel 11 now, don't know why you would let individuals go that actually made the morning show. To top it off, no Rusty! Are you crazy, he is what made that morning show click. The chemistry between Hammer and Rusty made mornings bearable. Well, you all will have to live with your decision.

Petuniamae
Petuniamae

Are you kidding?  Patrick & Brad and now Rusty (who's always made the morning show)???  KSTP was the best news show.....now....not so much.  Time to change the channel!

derek.tesch
derek.tesch

I agree with many of the comments regarding the morning show.  It was a great show and those missing are what made part of the show.  Do we have no forgiveness for the small things in life.  We in the world are not perfect including the one's that decide to come to these decisions.  I realize situations may come to a decision related to an extreme situation or continuous situations.  If this is the case then maybe it was the correct one, but there are many that watched the morning show for the team that flowed so well.  I for one will be switching to fox 9.

patriciawells811
patriciawells811

Penny2001

What the heck is going on there not only are you letting good staff go but what I can't stand is every time the anchor talks, their hands are flying, Is this new braille for us to understand. Please keep your hands at your sides.

I really liked Patrick Hammer, not so much Sattin.  Also like Rusty Gatenby. He can fit in every where.

bettyann
bettyann

I have to agree with the majority here. I will no longer watch KSTP for anything. It was such a fun show in the morning, I looked forward to the humor between all of them. Patrick made the mornings fun an easy to wake up to. Now it is all BORING! Bad move! Expect your ratings to drop folks!

hollandlor
hollandlor

So disappointed I have chosen your station over every other station ... Not anymore!!! what have you done with Hammer & Satton .. I'm just pist .. I will No longer watch..first it was Vineeta, now you completed your best morning crew break up every.. If you wanted to fire someone it should be Megan ever since shes been there it seems cut here cut there.. Awful.. Good bye 5 .. Hope you enjoy the no fans.. I will remind people on FB what a bad decision you have made.. Stupid move.. At least you could of let them say goodbye to the fans .. He was channel 5.. So disappointed grr..

regenacwilliams
regenacwilliams

I cannot believe what is happening to Hubbard Broadcasting. You are hacheting your own Station to death along with faithful viewers.  I truly enjoyed Patrick Hammer, Brad Satin and Vineeta Sawkar (after 18 years no less).  What is this? - AGE DISCRIMINATION or something? If you even touch Leah McLean and ask her to leave - that will be it - have already steered away from KSTP 5!!!! I would not even clean floors for Hubbard Broadcasting!!! Whatever happened to employee/employer loyalty!!!! ??  I am sorely disappointed and angry.  Not much left to listen to and watch.  This hurts not only those who have been asked to leave, but also the viewers.  And you asked Joy Lim Nakrin to return -- WHY?  She had nothing to offer besides her hee-haw laughter and that was not much!

I can't wait until Leah returns and if she doesn't, that will be the last straw!  Leah McLean is awesome.

lynnb55124
lynnb55124

I don't know what's going on at Channel 5, but I don't like it!! First Vineeta, then Mark, now Patrick & Brad!!!!! Patrick is hilarious!! He know his stuff. I've loved him since the first day he was on KSTP. What a waste!! And Brad? Come on people!! I hope Patrick & Brad find jobs on local stations, I'll be switching channels. Enough already with getting rid of the good ones. 

urnessonduke
urnessonduke

I am so disappointed I can't believe all the changes at this news network. I WANT PATRICK - Such a joy to watch and listen to. BAD MOVE - KSTP - BAD MOVE

nanadee8
nanadee8

I am disappointed to say the least.  Why??  Power hungry management seems to me.  The new weather guy has no personality at all, will miss Hammer & Sattin, they are the best.  I'll watch channel 4 instead.

robert05
robert05

Brad Satin is still on the morning show.  I just saw him this morning.  He is also on the KSTP website.  Patrick Hammer has been removed from the website.  I noticed he hasn't been on the last few days but thought he was on vacation or something

sassy87_99
sassy87_99

I will not be watching 5 anymore. Would have quit watching if I had known Vineeta was fired. Way too right wing for me anyway.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone

I hope both Sattin and Hammer find jobs locally; they are two of the more worthwhile members of KSTP news.


stspanol
stspanol

I've been watching PHammer for 8 yrs. one reason I watch only ch 5 news and weather. Patrick was fun and a little quirky. I'm going to really miss him in the morning.

tuxbird_01
tuxbird_01

How about you get rid of Megan Newquist?  She is just bitchy.

wiesemillr
wiesemillr

I really enjoy watching Patrick Hammer.  I am tired of KSTP firing all the people we get to know.  SHAME ON THEM!

troyafrost
troyafrost

KSTP seems pretty cut throat. I was really shocked when they cut Vineeta. What more did she have to do to keep her job? It seems obvious that Rusty has something over on the "powers that be."  He contributes next to nothing and is more often a "no show" but still remains. I absolutely applaud the axing of Hammer. His childlike " bouncing of the walls" report made me uncomfortable as he never seemed relaxed or confident. This did not however prevent him from commenting on everything and anything that did not pertain to the weather. Perhaps he should have just stuck to what he does best, reporting consistently unreliable weather forecasts. I do think Brad does a nice job and would like for him to remain.

missmers99
missmers99

I watch channel 5 because it's my boyfriends choice. I know I'll sound hyper-critical but it is important to know how the public perceives the on -air staff. I'm glad "the giggler" is gone. You'd never know she was an attorney. Her on-air rapport with team members was awkward. I like Brad Sattin but his mouth reminds me of a squiggly line on a cartoon. Patrick Hammers incredibly nasal voice I found annoying. Now we're left with "lipstick" and "the biter".

jason.dorweiler
jason.dorweiler topcommenter

I expected a little more information rather then simply stating that they are fired, but at least they have a generous amount of time to find other gigs.

John Walsh
John Walsh

I'm really hating KSTP.... They went from being my fav to the worst- WCCO from now on

Renee Ursprung
Renee Ursprung

I won't miss Brad. Bring Randy Meier back. Don't do anything with Jonathan or Ken! Love them both!

Juli Acton
Juli Acton

Ugh...more reasons not to watch channel 5. Besides the horrible reporting.

Gary Wisner
Gary Wisner

These 2 were GREAT...more reasons to stay with WCCO

Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson

One morning, Patrick was on the air before 4 am doing severe weather reports before any other local station meteorologist was done flossing. Dedicated and professional, he'll be a hard act to follow. And he's a lot cooler than those other schlubs. Some smart team will sign this free agent. Hate to see him go.

Daniel J Lemke
Daniel J Lemke

Like ABC daytime, they should cancel this horrible local news show

nobber
nobber

I know kstp is bad ,but how can anyone watch that duo on 4  they make me ill

Linne Rund
Linne Rund

I really like Patrick Hammer, I think you have lost me

Ryan O'Neill
Ryan O'Neill

How are Rusty and the a.m. hangover report not getting the boot?

Jessica Bradley
Jessica Bradley

Jessica Miles is the worst anchor ever. Painful to watch!!! Get rid of her! Jeez

Sandy Kelly
Sandy Kelly

I am still mad about Vineeta Sawkar. I don't understand these constant firings at news organizations, especially KSTP...I GUESS THEY DONT GET THAT WE THINK OF THESE PEOPLE WE SEE EVERY DAY AS MEMBERS OF THE LCALCO MUNITY. ,

Beak
Beak

We sure do agree that mornings will not be the same for our household, since these 3 guys are gone.....dumb move for station.

hollandlor
hollandlor

I think this is awful... Bad decision channel 5

WillyBill
WillyBill

Ah yes, Les Nessman and WKRP Cincinnati..loved that show.


cnerlien
cnerlien

How cynical and horribly obtuse!

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@Sandy Kelly Oh Sandy, that's what the pretty TV people want you to think, that way it's a PR nightmare when they dismiss them. Anchors and reporters don't emcee special events because they want to give back to the community, they do it because they want sheep like you to treat them like local royalty.

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