Mark Mester, KTLA anchor fired over defending coworker.
Popular Los Angeles newscaster Mark Mester was let go after defending KTLA anchor and longtime coworker Lynette Romero on television on September 17.
Mester was terminated by KTLA despite having been suspended earlier this week for his actions.
Romero informed management that she was leaving the station after 24 years, causing Mester to almost cry as he referred to her as his “best friend.”
Lynette was prevented from saying farewell to viewers by management. Instead, Mester was expected to read a prepared, generic remark. It’s not true, claims TMZ.
Mester scowled, “I want to start out right now by offering up an apology to you [Lynette],” instead. Really, you are my best buddy because I adore you so much. What happened to you was an injustice to you.
Mester continued, describing the action as impolite, hurtful, and improper.
Additionally, he informed the audience that a jet with the banner “We love you Lynette” was passing above KTLA. According to the L.A. Times, Mester had rented the aircraft.