Longtime Minneapolis-St. Paul Sports Anchor Returning

By Andrew Gauthier 

Star Tribune

Brett Favre isn’t the only Minnesota sports figure with a great comeback story. Joe Schmit is returning to KSTP as its sports director and anchor after a three-year absence.

He left the station in 2006 after 21 years to run the John T. Petters Foundation, started by Tom Petters, the Wayzata businessman convicted last month of fraud.

“I missed it,” said Schmit, who will be back on the air Jan. 14. “It’s great coming back to the greatest job I ever had.”

Schmit said news director Lindsay Radford brought up the idea about a month ago during lunch; he signed the contract Thursday morning.

Schmit, who was diagnosed with lymphoma two years ago, said he feels “healthy as a horse” More…