Mark Mester, an anchor for L.A. News, was let go after criticising KTLA for Lynette Romero’s departure.
Days after being suspended for publicly criticising his superiors for the manner they handled co-host Lynette Romero’s resignation, Mark Master has been let go from Los Angeles television station KTLA.
The Los Angeles Times claims that Mester was dismissed by KTLA general manager Janene Drafs during a meeting in the newsroom. The KTLA page for the local news anchor now links to the news team’s page, which no longer includes Mester.
Sam Rubin went on-air last week to read a statement from KTLA announcing the departure of longtime news anchor Lynette Romero.
After over 24 years, our friend Lynette Romero has chosen to stop hosting our weekend morning news, Rubin read. Lynette has chosen to move on to another chance elsewhere, despite KTLA management’s best efforts to ensure that she would spend her whole career here.
Romero’s inability to say goodbye to the audience and the lack of a farewell video package in her honour infuriated many supporters.
After nearly 24 years at KTLA, our Lynette Romero has decided to move on and pursue another opportunity. We wish Lynette nothing but the best of luck on her next chapter. pic.twitter.com/dnjrhCItSs
— KTLA (@KTLA) September 14, 2022
Mester, who had co-anchored the programme with Romero, went on the air to wish her buddy well in her new position and to send her off in style. She also criticised KTLA for the way the announcement had been handled.
Mester apologised, saying, “What the viewers saw was impolite, unpleasant, and improper.” “Lynette Romero, I love you so much, and I also want to apologise. You are in fact my closest friend. What occurred to you on Wednesday was not fair; you deserve better.
Mester’s employment would eventually be suspended, and KTLA would decide to no longer work with him.