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LA news anchor is fired after calling his OWN station ‘impolite and merciless’ in rogue monologue: KTLA star stated stay on air that ‘finest good friend’ colleague – who left after 24 years – was not given alternative to say goodbye to viewers
- TV anchor fired after ignoring producer’s script and slamming the station on air
- Mark Mester, of KTLA, was livid over departure of co-host Lynette Romero
- Romero had left days earlier than however had not been given an opportunity to say goodbye
A Los Angeles news anchor has been fired after going off-script and calling out his own tv station stay on air over the departure of his beloved co-anchor.
Mark Mester, of KTLA, was first suspended after which given his marching orders Thursday after binning a pre-prepared script and launching an impassioned apology to ‘finest good friend’ Lynette Romero, who had left the station just a few days earlier.
‘I need to begin off proper now by providing up an apology to you,’ Mester stated stay on air Saturday.
‘What the viewers skilled was impolite, it was merciless, it was inappropriate and we’re so sorry.
The station had introduced the departure of Romero, a long-serving and widespread host of the weekend morning present, with out giving her a chance to say goodbye to viewers, a lot to their outrage.
Mark Mester, (proper) of KTLA, was first suspended after which given his marching orders Thursday after binning a pre-prepared script and launching an impassioned apology to ‘finest good friend’ Lynette Romero, (left) who had left the station just a few days earlier
Station staff informed the Los Angeles Times that station supervisor Janene Drafs had introduced to the newsroom that Mestler was terminated throughout a brief speech on Thursday afternoon.
‘[Mester] is not at KTLA5,’ she stated to staffers current.
Mester had taken the chance throughout his Saturday morning present to apologize to Romero on behalf of KTLA for the way of her departure in a approach that implicitly criticized the station.
‘I additionally need to ask for forgiveness to Lynette Romero as a result of Lynette, I really like you a lot, you actually are my finest good friend,’ he stated, his voice cracking at instances. ‘You didn’t deserve what occurred to you.’
‘You didn’t deserve this, it was a mistake, and we hope yow will discover it in your coronary heart to forgive us.’
Staffers stated that producers had written an permitted script for Mester to learn as a homage to Romero, accompanied by photographs and clips of her broadcasts.