Jeanette Trompeter becomes the news. Again.
December 12, 2009
Soon-to-be-returning KSBY news anchor Jeanette Trompeter must be counting the days until she leaves Minneapolis-St. Paul for the friendlier confines of San Luis Obispo.
As CalCoastNews first reported in November, Trompeter lost her lucrative TV news anchor position in the Twin Cities due to station budget cuts. Fortunately for her, KSBY-TV decided to make room for the Cal Poly graduate and former KSBY reporter by choosing not to renew Shari Small’s contract. Trompeter is scheduled to begin co-anchoring KSBY news in January.
However, our friends at TwinCities.com are reporting that Minneapolis police shot and wounded a suspect last Friday who allegedly stole Trompeter’s black 2007 BMW 750 from her driveway. Trompeter told police that her boyfriend had been loading the car with wine (hopefully all California labels) for her going-away party.
According to a criminal complaint, Steven Dion Kellum, hopped in the running car and took off just after 5 p.m., drove to a nearby Burger Jones restaurant to get a few drinks without paying (obviously he didn’t see the wine in the back of the car), and was later confronted and shot by police. Kellum is listed in serious condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Trompeter and her boyfriend, identified only as “D.A.,” were not injured.