Ktla Anchor Mark Mester Fired After On-Air Defense of Former Colleague Lynette Romero

Ktla Anchor Mark Mester Fired After On-Air Defense of Former Colleague Lynette Romero
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Ktla fired anchor Mark Mester days after he was suspended for going off-script and calling out how the station handled the resignation of his longtime co-anchor Lynette Romero, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Station general manager Janene Drafs announced that Mester had been fired during a newsroom meeting Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

On Sept. 14, Ktla announced that Romero had decided to move on after nearly 24 years at the station and pursue another opportunity, despite the station hoping she would spend the rest of her career with them.

“Ktla worked hard to make that happen,” anchor Sam Rubin said during a broadcast. “Lynette, we wish you luck, we miss you and we thank you for everything you’ve done for Ktla.… On behalf of everyone here, we wish you and your family nothing but the best.”

Following Romero’s exit, Mester spent
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