Based on the Los Angeles Instances, KTLA normal supervisor Janene Drafs introduced throughout a gathering within the newsroom that Mester had been fired. The native information anchor’s web page on KTLA now forwards to a web page of the information workforce the place Mester is not listed both.
Final week, Sam Rubin went on-air to learn an announcement from KTLA asserting that long-time information anchor Lynette Romero had left the station.
“After almost 24 years, Lynette Romero, our buddy Lynette, has determined to maneuver on from anchoring our weekend morning information,” Rubin learn. “KTLA administration had hoped she would keep right here her whole profession and KTLA labored onerous to make that occur, however Lynette has determined to maneuver onto one other alternative elsewhere.”
Romero was not capable of say goodbye to the viewers and there was no farewell video bundle in her honor, which drew the ire of many loyalists.
After almost 24 years at KTLA, our Lynette Romero has determined to maneuver on and pursue one other alternative. We want Lynette nothing however the most effective of luck on her subsequent chapter. pic.twitter.com/dnjrhCItSs
— KTLA (@KTLA) September 14, 2022
Mester, who had co-anchored with Romero the newscast, went on the air to provide her buddy the correct sendoff and need her the most effective in her new job alternative and known as out KTLA for the best way the announcement was dealt with.
“What the viewers skilled was impolite, it was merciless, it was inappropriate, and we’re so sorry,” Mester stated. “I additionally wish to apologize to Lynette Romero as a result of, Lynette, I like you a lot. You actually are my greatest buddy. You didn’t deserve what occurred to you on Wednesday.”
Mester could be later suspended from his job duties with KTLA later making the choice to chop ties with him.