KTLA Anchor Mark Mester Fired After On-Air Reaction to Lynette Romero’s Departure

Anchor Mark Mester is no longer employed by KTLA, Variety has confirmed.

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 has decided to move on from

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