Lynette Romero Shares Update On Former KTLA Co-Anchor Mark Mester: ‘I’m Respecting Him’

Lynette Romero joins KNBC after leaving KTLA

Lynette Romero joins KNBC after leaving KTLA

Lynette Romero/Instagram

Lynette Romero stays in touch with her former co-anchor Mark Mester after they came off the news station KTLA in September.

“I know a lot of you guys are asking a lot of questions. Why did I leave? How is Mark doing? All that stuff.” he said in a Facebook Live on Friday. “I’ll tell you that Mark and I talk every day.. I am respecting it. He’s respecting me and our privacy and all that stuff.”

sir what fired from KTLA shortly after criticizing how station executives handled their co-anchor’s departure.

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Romero, who left KTLA in September, told his fans, “We’ll talk about all these things at some point. This isn’t the time or the place, so I know you’ll respect it.”

Although the video was meant to be a tour of his new workspace at KNBC, he made sure to tell fans that Mark is “well and taking care of himself, and he’s going to be doing amazing things. I’m sure because he’s such a person.” amazing. We’ll always be friends, and we’ll talk about all those things later.”

Local news anchor suspended after criticizing former co-anchor's treatment and controversial departure

Local news anchor suspended after criticizing former co-anchor’s treatment and controversial departure

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While showing off her new office, she admitted she’s a little scared to start her new job: anchoring the today in the morning show, starting October 10. He joins co-host Adrián Arambulo, meteorologist Belén De León and traffic presenter Robin Winston as the newest member of the weekday show’s crew.

“I don’t want to screw up. I want to do a good job,” he said. “You want to be worthy. I’m going to work really hard for you and these guys. Put me in the coaching job. I’m ready.”

Renee Washington, KNBC’s vice president of news, said Romero “has the right mix of journalistic experience and genuine warmth that is broadcast on the air and in person.

“She is a dynamic presenter with an upbeat approach to helping our viewers start their day,” he added in a press release. “And I’m happy to welcome him to the NBC4 family.”

Romero was a member of KTLA for almost 24 years. According to Los Angeles times, his last day on the air it was supposed to be the same day his contract expired: September 18. But his departure was announced on September 14.

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KTLA executives were criticized for how they handled Romero’s departure, including the decision to have entertainment reporter Sam Rubin break the news during a 40-second segment.

Network spokesman Gary Weitman previously said that Romero suddenly asked to go on vacation during the last week of his contract and may have been fired on air, according to the outlet. Times.

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Mester went off script during a live segment when he apologized to viewers for the announcement of Romero’s departure, calling it “unfortunate” and “inappropriate.”

“I want to start right now by offering you an apology,” Mester said in a clip from the show that was posted on social media. “What the viewers experienced was rude, it was cruel, it was inappropriate, and we are so sorry.”

“I also want to apologize to Lynette Romero, because Lynette,” he said, adding, “Lynette deserved to say goodbye, it didn’t happen. I don’t know who wrote the script, I don’t know who handed over to Sam Rubin. Regardless, this was a mistake.”

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