According to the Los Angeles Times, KTLA normal supervisor Janene Drafs introduced throughout a gathering within the newsroom that Mester had been fired. The native news anchor’s page on KTLA now forwards to a web page of the information staff the place Mester is now not listed both.
Last week, Sam Rubin went on-air to learn an announcement from KTLA saying 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 complete profession and KTLA labored laborious 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 right sendoff and need her the most effective in her new job alternative and referred to as out KTLA for the way in which the announcement was dealt with.
“What the viewers skilled was impolite, it was merciless, it was inappropriate, and we’re so sorry,” Mester mentioned. “I additionally wish to ask for forgiveness to Lynette Romero as a result of, Lynette, I like you a lot. You actually are my finest buddy. You didn’t deserve what occurred to you on Wednesday.”
Mester can be later suspended from his job duties with KTLA later making the choice to chop ties with him.