KTLA anchor Mark Mester fired after on-air outburst over Lynette Romero’s departure


Lynette Romero(L) and Mark Mester of KTLA

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Lynette Romero, left, and Mark Mester were co-anchors at KTLA. (KTLA)

KTLA news anchor Mark Mester was fired Thursday afternoon, days after he was suspended following an off-script segment about his co-anchor Lynette Romero’s abrupt departure, according to several employees at the station.

The newsroom’s general manager, Janene Drafs, announced the firing with a brief speech during a meeting in the newsroom around 1:15 p.m., saying, “[Mester] is no longer at KTLA5,” staffers who were present…