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TV anchor Mark Mester fired for on-air rant against management

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Los Angeles information anchor, Mark Mester has been fired after he slammed his personal station on-air for the way it dealt with his former co-anchor, Lynette Romero’s abrupt departure from the airwaves.

 

Based on the Los Angeles Occasions, KTLA normal supervisor Janene Drafs introduced throughout a gathering within the newsroom that Mester had been fired. The native information anchor’s web page on KTLA now forwards to a web page of the information crew the place Mester is not listed both.

 

On September 14, KTLA introduced that Romero had determined to maneuver on after practically 24 years on the station and pursue one other alternative, regardless of the station hoping she would spend the remainder of her profession with them.

 

TV anchor Mark Mester fired for on-air rant against management

 

“KTLA labored onerous to make that occur,” anchor Sam Rubin stated throughout a broadcast. “Lynette, we want you luck, we miss you and we thanks for every thing you’ve executed for KTLA.… On behalf of everybody right here, we want you and your loved ones nothing however the very best.”

 

Following Romero’s exit, Mester spent a portion of his present September 17 going off-script to apologize on behalf of the station to the viewers, saying that the best way it dealt with the resignation “was impolite, it was merciless, it was inappropriate, and we’re so sorry.”

 

TV anchor Mark Mester fired for on-air rant against management

 

“You didn’t deserve this,” Mester stated, calling Romero his “greatest buddy.’ “It was a mistake, and we hope you’ll find it in your coronary heart to forgive us.”

 

Romero, an establishment who was with the station for twenty-four years, left for one more station after she unsuccessfully requested her bosses if she may work a weekday anchor shift as an alternative of engaged on weekends, the LA Occasions reported.

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