Intern at KSTP-TV wasn’t happy about being tossed:
University of Minnesota student Jennifer Nicole Anato-Mensah, 21, threw a fit last month after Twin Cities station KSTP let her go. She began hurling threats at an executive producer, according to a criminal complaint, and kicked out the glass of a conference room door in an attempt to get at her. “You don’t know where I’m from. I’ll mess you up, b—-,” the student allegedly told the female producer.
The broadcasting industry, being full of deeply dysfunctional people, is full of stories of the tirades and rampages people go on when they get pink-slipped. But not so much in the news end of things.
And while Hubbard Broadcasting (KSTP-TV’s owners) has cleaned up its image a bit since I worked there (also bored us to death by hiring Willie and Jay to do mornings at KSTP-AM), I think Ms. Anato-Mensah might have had a big future in middle-management there, back in the ’80s. It’s all in the timing, I guess.
May I suggest sending an audition tape to Springer?