KSTP Cuts Meteorologist From Its Weather Team

By Andrew Gauthier 

Star Tribune

Weekend meteorologist Rob Koch is the odd man out at KSTP-TV, where his last day on the air was Sunday.

There was a window in Koch’s contract, and in June he learned he’d be jumping out of it after a meeting with news director Lindsay Radford. “We are cutting back from four to three meteorologists, I presume to save money,” Koch said. “My mentor Bryan Busby (KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Mo.) once told me you know you’ve made it in TV when you have been let go for the first time. For me it was a shock. They’ve been very good to me, allowing me to look for work.”

Brought to the Twin Cities from Tampa, Fla., 8 1/2 years ago when WCCO-TV’s Scott Libin was at KSTP, Koch has yet to land another job to support his wife and their 1-year-old daughter, Isabel. More…