Emmy Award winning Anchor/Reporter. Born and raised in Colorado

KTLA-TV Channel 5 fired news anchor Mark Mester Thursday afternoon

days after he was suspended following an off-script segment in which he criticized the station’s handling of his co-anchor Lynette Romero’s abrupt departure

“After nearly 24 years, Lynette Romero, our friend Lynette, has decided to move on from anchoring our weekend morning news,” Pete Saiers, the station’s news director

“KTLA management had hoped she would stay here her entire career, and KTLA worked hard to make that happen,” Rubin added.

“But Lynette has decided to move to another opportunity elsewhere. Lynette, we wish you luck, we miss you and we thank you for everything you’ve done for KTLA

Romero joined KTLA in 1998 and won multiple local Emmy Award

including one in 2006 for her reporting on the Latino community.

She was co-anchor of “KTLA Prime-News” and later co-anchored “KTLA Weekend Morning News,”