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

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Ellise Shafer Anchor Mark Mester is no longer employed by KTLA, Variety has confirmed. Mester was fired on Thursday following a suspension 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 anchoring our weekend morning news.

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