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 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.”