“Mark Mester is no longer employed by Ktla,” a spokesperson for the station’s parent company, Nexstar, told TheWrap. “As this is a personnel matter, we will decline further comment.”
Mester was let go Thursday afternoon, two Ktla insiders told TheWrap. General manager Janene Drafs informed the newsroom of the firing during a brief meeting, according to the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the firing.
Mester didn’t immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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As TheWrap previously reported, Mester was suspended earlier this week after his on-air tribute to Romero