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KMSP drops chief meteorologist Janie Peterson

There are 94 comments on the Star Tribune story from Oct 18, 2006, titled KMSP drops chief meteorologist Janie Peterson. In it, Star Tribune reports that:

KMSP Channel 9 has dropped the contract of its chief meteorologist Janie Peterson , whose last newscast was Monday.

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bob koppes

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Oct 26, 2006
anyone know why at this point? she was good!
phil

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 5, 2006
bob koppes wrote:
anyone know why at this point? she was good!
I don't know why her contract was dropped but I certainly wouldn't think it to have been for a lack of community involvement.
Channel 9 News Supporter

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Nov 7, 2006
Actually, I think it was about time. She was kinda flakey on her reports.
Weather watcher

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Nov 8, 2006
Channel 9 News Supporter wrote:
Actually, I think it was about time. She was kinda flakey on her reports.
I agree. All too often her comments sounded as though they were pointed toward a group of children. Though this new guy doesn't appear to have much in the way of personality either. But I suppose if you live in a glass house..... I'll shut up now.
Weather crazy

United States

#5 Nov 8, 2006
Well sadly, and I know we're all guilty of it, we watch people we LIKE to watch - whether it be delivery style, attractiveness, perceived personality, etc. Contracts exist just for this reason, so you can change direction in the TV business without all the employment law getting the way. These people get paid way too much, and we as a people pay way tou muct attention to the weather. I still think they tell us what it was like today in 30 seconds, and tell us what it wll be like tomorrow in 30 seconds, and a guess at th rest of the week in 30 seconds. Why we pay and watch for 5 minutes is insane. Unless the weather is "news", it ought to be short and sweet. And I agree - the new guy isn't any better. Swing and a miss.
Janie fan

United States

#6 Nov 9, 2006
I have no idea why she was fired.. She was an up and coming Belinda Jensen to me. Did she have poor attendance? Did she show up to work drunk? I have no earthly idea. She attracted viewers, like me.. She was a competent weather person and pleasant to look at. Ive been searching for the reason for her dismissal. But noone's talking. KMSP was crazy to let her go. If you know why she was fired please let me know.
Dale_Kathy McKinley

United States

#7 Nov 12, 2006
We miss Janie, she was fun to watch. The new guy has no sparkle by comparison, so we have dropped watching the weather on fox 9 altogether. We'll look at Paul, Dave and Belinda.
Mama Mia

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Nov 13, 2006
Janie was nice to watch. I do however prefer Dave Dahl. I can't stand Belinda Jensen.
Jake S

Eau Claire, WI

#9 Nov 14, 2006
Janie was a competent weatherperson. She was always smiling. I will watch the weather on NBC in the future, since fox 9 hired a less than stellar replacement.
Jean Marie

Point Pleasant, WV

#10 Nov 15, 2006
I will miss Janie...she was just a normal person. Not as uppity as Belinda and Dave Dahl just is too superficial....too many wifes and really tries too hard to be suave.......
Janie fan

United States

#11 Nov 16, 2006
My husband and I miss Janie. So far, I'm not impressed with her replacement. Where has Janie gone? Is she staying in Minnesota? If so, I'll watch her on whatever station she is on.
Weather Fan

Greenwood, SC

#12 Nov 16, 2006
I too will miss Janie -- I was surprised that she was gone and I REALLY DO NOT LIKE the new replacement. If he stays I will not not be watching FOX news.
Ex WBLer

United States

#13 Nov 16, 2006
I have enjoyed watching Janie and will miss her.
Suzi

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Nov 17, 2006
I loved to watch Janie and thought she was insightful. I loved that she had the girls and science program. I made a point to watch her. Bad move fox 9. You lost me as a viewer.
WRS

Prior Lake, MN

#15 Nov 19, 2006
I was not a fan of Janie. Her delivery and over dramatizing the weather was more than I could handle. The new guy is better, but they should let Marnie Hughes read the weather in less than 60 seconds and lets move on.
slice

United States

#16 Nov 19, 2006
she seemed to have good chemistry with the news crew, and she is alot better than the new guy ian. they should have given the hook to robin, she is too good for all of us, or so she thinks. watch the ratings drop now that they got rid of a familiar face and replaced it with guy smiley.
Brad

United States

#17 Nov 20, 2006
I agree with WRS. It seemed like she pleasured in delivering inclement weather news. Her little Janie updates during FOX shows were so annoying

"Tomorrows commute will be a nightmare!"
"You thought it was cold today, just wait til tommorrow!"

So many more, I can't remember. She drove me nuts
katie from nb

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Nov 20, 2006
I am switching back to Kare 11 just because Janie is gone. She was a downright Minnesotan who added personality to the news broadcast. Shame on you Fox 9!!! I will miss Jeff Passolt however....
Good Riddens

Raleigh, NC

#19 Nov 21, 2006
bob koppes wrote:
anyone know why at this point? she was good!
She missed her calling. When I was growing up I use to watch a show called Romper Room. When she did the weather that nightmare came back to me each and every time.

"Look who is that in my magic mirror today in Bemidji?" Oh look, it's Bobby and he's getting beaten to death with hail!! Oh my"

And one writer says an up and coming Belinda Jensen. Not even close. Bell is a true wonderful weather woman and tells it like it is in a subtle way. Bell has a lot of class and does it all without all the sensationalism all these other stations are throwing in.

And yes the new guy is not that hot either.
Wutsthebigdeal

Mankato, MN

#20 Nov 21, 2006
Good Riddens wrote:
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She missed her calling. When I was growing up I use to watch a show called Romper Room. When she did the weather that nightmare came back to me each and every time.
"Look who is that in my magic mirror today in Bemidji?" Oh look, it's Bobby and he's getting beaten to death with hail!! Oh my"
And one writer says an up and coming Belinda Jensen. Not even close. Bell is a true wonderful weather woman and tells it like it is in a subtle way. Bell has a lot of class and does it all without all the sensationalism all these other stations are throwing in.
And yes the new guy is not that hot either.
Its funny.. my Dad and I loved the weather with Janie at 9:32 every night and my mom could barely stand her.. and come to find out my couselor at my high school hates her too!!
But seriously.. she a meteorologist for a regional TV nightly news broadcast.. not a pope or beloved state senator. people loose jobs and get jobs and really, if we're sooo concerned that the new guy isn't hott enough to tell us how hot it will be tomorrow; then perhaps we need to talk with our school guidance counselor/s...

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