Sven Sundgaard Biography
Sven Sundgaard is an American meteorologist who served as a KARE 11 Sunrise meteorologist until he was fired on May 1, 2020. He previously served as Chief meteorologist at KBJR-TV.
Sven Sundgaard Age
Sven was born on January 17, 1981 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, US.
Sven Sundgaard Height
Sven stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Sven Sundgaard Education
Sven graduated from St. Cloud State University in weather forecast and meteorology in 2002. He has an American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval.
Sven Sundgaard Husband
Sven is not married but is in a relationship with Robert McEachren.In February 2017 Sven posted on his Facebook page a photo of themselves kissing as they celebrated their fourth anniversary. He captioned the photo; “Today marks the first time Robert & I met, what was supposed to be a weekend turned into two weeks, and now four years! Love you dodi… !”
Sven Sundgaard KARE 11
Sven joined KARE 11 Sunrise meteorologist in March 2006 as an intern while he was still in the University. He later joined the station in 2006 where he served as the meteorologist for the station’s KARE 11 Sunrise program, which airs weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. He left the station on May 1, 2020 after he was fired for ‘violating the stations ethic’
He previously served as a Chief Meteorologist at KBJR-TV in Duluth-Superior for three years (2003-2006)
Sven Sundgaard Fired
On May 1, 2020, KARE 11 announced that they had fired Sven after violating ‘KARE11’s news ethics and other policies’. They posted on their Facebook account;
“Due to continued violations of KARE11’s news ethics and other policies, we have made the decision to part ways with Sven Sundgaard.
We hope you continue to turn to KARE 11 for your news, traffic, weather and more.”
Why was Sven Sundgaard Fired
It is not clear why Sven was fired but the station alleged that he had violated the station’s ‘news ethics and other policies’. In April he had however reposted a comment from Minneapolis Rabbi Michael Adam Latz comparing those protesting the recent economic shutdowns to “white nationalist Nazi sympathizer gun fetishist miscreants.”
Sven Sundgaard Nazi
On April 19, 2020 Sven reposted a post by Rabbi Michael Adam Latz on his Facebook page calling protestors who was demanding to reopen the state ASAP “White nationalist Nazi sympathizer gun fetishist miscreants.” The post further warned “Armed extremists” should not be taken lightly. The protestors had gathered outside Tim Walz’s executive mansion on April 17 to protest the Governor’s shutdown orders to shut down the state’s economy.