Mester was previously suspended after he criticized on-air how the station went about his co-anchor Lynette Romero’s sudden departure. Ktla announced Romero’s exit last week without a goodbye message to viewers, which drew criticism on social media.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Ktla general manager Janene Drafs announced Mester’s firing during a meeting in the newsroom. Mester is also no longer listed as an anchor on Ktla’s website.
Ktla news director Pete Saiers said in a statement to Variety: “After 24 years, Lynette Romero