The tumult continued right now at L.A.’s Nexstar-owned KTLA-TV because the outlet’s Weekend Morning News anchor Mark Mester was suspended, Deadline has confirmed.

Mester’s suspension comes lower than every week after it was abruptly introduced that his co-anchor, Lynette Romero, was leaving the station.

On Wednesday, the station’s longtime leisure specialist Sam Rubin went on air with what he termed “some information that we’ve simply been handed right here that we needed to share with you first.”

Rubin mentioned within the message that Romero had “determined to maneuver on after almost 24 years at KTLA.”

He went on to say that administration “labored arduous” to get her to remain, however she selected to depart.

While not one of the events concerned appear to be disputing that Romero needed to go away — together with Romero herself — followers and the station’s trustworthy took to Twitter to lament her sudden exit. They weren’t alone of their disappointment.

On Saturday, Romero’s co-anchor Mester went on air and, seemingly of his personal accord, supplied what he referred to as “an apology” to viewers: “What the viewers skilled was impolite, it was merciless, it was inappropriate, and we’re so sorry.”

Mester went on to elucidate that what bothered him was the truth that Romero’s departure was introduced so immediately and that she didn’t get time to say goodbye to viewers. He referred to as the announcement “unlucky” and “inappropriate” and once more apologized.

“I additionally need to make an apology to Lynette Romero,” he continued, “as a result of, Lynette, I really like you a lot. You actually are my greatest buddy. You didn’t deserve what occurred to you on Wednesday.”

Apparently, Mester’s commentary didn’t sit properly with station administration, as a result of he now has been suspended. There isn’t any indication for a way lengthy or the way it will affect the station’s Weekend Morning News.

Deadline reached out to KTLA and can add any remark acquired.

Longtime KTLA reporter Dayna Devon introduced departure from Weekend Morning News in final month.

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