What’s Next for Former KTLA Anchors Mark Mester and Lynette Romero


What Led to Mark Mester’s Firing?

KTLA ended up airing a pre-taped tribute to Romero. Mester introduced the segment on KTLA’s Sept. 17, morning broadcast. It would become his final segment. Before the montage aired, he spoke on the air about how his former co-anchor’s departure was revealed to viewers. The station’s entertainment reporter. Sam RubinThree days earlier,, announced her resignation during a broadcast.

Regarding that announcement, Mester said that “what the viewers experienced was rude, it was cruel, it was inappropriate.”His monologue, he had a photo of himself and Romero standing with KTLA Vice President and General Manager Janene DrafsHe called him a “terrific woman,”Flash on the screen

He apologized for his actions to Romero as well as to the viewers. “deserved to say goodbye,”Before introducing the edited tribute, he got emotional “best friend.” He also said that they had arranged for a plane to fly over the station with a banner that read, “We love you Lynette.”

Turmoil ensued off the air after his comments. KTLA management came to the station to speak with Mester, who then “began swearing openly in the newsroom at them, in front of other employees,” the source said, adding, “Mark was asked to leave the newsroom and refused.”E! was confirmed by a second source. News Los Angeles Times also reported about a confrontation between Mester and management.

Mester, E!, was fired by KTLA a few weeks later. News confirmed. The station would not comment on the reason behind his termination.

Lynette Romo’s feelings about Mark Mester’s Tribute

“She has been in touch with Mark and the two of them remain close friends,”E! was told by the first source. News. “She was truly touched by his support on the air.”

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