Pushed out in the Twin Cities

 Pete Bush

Pete Bush

KARE Traffic Reporter Pete Bush will no longer be playing in traffic, he's been kicked to the curb.

“They wanted to go a different direction. That’s what their news director told me after I applied for the job and didn’t get it,” he said last week with a laugh.

“She didn’t want me there anymore [is] the impression I got out of the whole thing,” Busch told me.

The "she" that he is referring to is News Director Jane Helmke?

And SHE isn't commenting. 

Bush says, “they’ve (KARE) got Bryan Piatt doing the traffic in the mornings and it’s not, like, his deal,.” 

“I would say I hope not [when asked if his successor is Piatt]. He’s a reporter right now, I don’t know why he’d want to go and do traffic. I always said the traffic people are at the bottom of the barrel when it came to television and radio.”

Platt says he's just filling in till they make a new hire. 

H/T Star Tribune