Monday, March 16, 2009

Former KCCI Anchor Jeanette Trompeter Laid Off

This economy sucks and businesses have to make some sucky decisions because of it. Former KCCI news anchor Jeanette Trompeter just got laid off from the CBS affiliate, WCCO, in the Twin Cities. Jeanette is an extremely talented anchor who was doing the 5pm news for the station. She recently won the Emmy for best anchor. And...full disclosure...she's a friend of ours, as well. Even in these troubling times, I can't imagine it will take her long to find a job. She's just that good. The media industry right now is just getting pummeled with layoffs, freezes and pay cuts. Scary times. Really scary.

The story in the Star-Tribune makes it sound like this was an extremely difficult decision for managers to make there. I'm sure it was. Good luck, Jeanette.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is great. Bring her back to Des Moines!

Carol Keithley said...

I'm so sorry to hear she was laid off. She was a great asset for them and any other station she has worked for. I feel like so many news people have become friends through the years. I know them by name as well as the stories they bring. I just hope no more friends are lost.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I was glad to see her go. The low cut tops on the news were demeaning to women. I thought she was a big phoney. Haven't missed her and am happy she's gone.

Anonymous said...

She was my all time favorite when she worked at channel 8! I was sad to see her go and sad to hear that she is laid off!!! and to you that don't like her.....you have bed taste in life!!