KTLA’s Mark Mester is no longer working with the station. He was reportedly fired from KTLA. Where is he now? How old is he? Is she married?
Keep scrolling down this article to learn what happened.
Meet Mark Mester, The Anchor Fired From KTLA
Not long before KTLA star anchor, Lynette Romero quit her job at the station, and now the news network fired her fellow anchor Mark Mester. Mark getting laid off happened 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, according to several employees at the station.
KTLA’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.” They have also removed his profile from their database. Mester, Romero’s co-anchor on the weekend morning show on Saturday, deviated from the plan with an emotional remark. In his apology to the audience, he expressed the station’s regret for how Romero’s exit had been handled, calling it “rude, nasty, and inappropriate.”
Mark then apologized to Lynette whom he called, “his best friend.”
He and three of his colleagues delivered a more than four-minute speech, with Mark’s voice occasionally faltering, he said, “You did not deserve this, it was a mistake, and we hope you can find it in your heart to forgive us.” After his suspension, the viewers of their show flooded Twitter.
One wrote, “Mark was 100% in the right. It’s like you guys are begging to lose all your viewers with this kind of behavior.”
Employees claimed that producers had prepared a script for Mark to deliver as they bid Romero farewell, along with images and video snippets from her broadcasts, but Mark chose to ignore it during the segment. Additionally, he had paid for a plane to fly over the station carrying a banner that read, “We love you, Lynette.”
Mark attempted to convince the producers to use footage of the plane in the program, but she was turned down. Staffers said they saw Mester pacing back and forth with an angry look prior to stepping on set for the Saturday segment. He gave heads up to his social media followers that he was planning to address Romero’s departure on that morning’s show.
People in the newsroom claimed that after his program, they observed Mark refuse invitations from management to enter their office for a meeting. Mark allegedly told one of the news directors to “shut up” at one point, and when ordered to leave the building, Mester allegedly refused.
According to LA Times, “several sources at the station said it was common knowledge that staffers were concerned about Mester’s temper and what was described as his “disrespectful” behavior toward women and had complained to management”.
“You would not believe the temper tantrums and the weird things that set him off,” said one longtime newsroom employee. “You’re constantly afraid you’re going to say the wrong thing.”
Mark Mester Career
Mark Mester’s television career started when he landed an internship at NBC News in New York City. He interned for both the news magazine, Dateline, and NBC and for several news executives. He joined the KRCR News Channel Seven News Team in May of 2011. Moreover, he had also worked in front and behind the camera at ABC affiliate KEYT-TV.
Mark joined the KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News in May 2014.
Coming to his academic qualification, Mark graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics.
Mark Mester Age
In December 2021, Mark Mester turned 37 years old. His date of birth is 27 December 1984.
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Mark Mester Partner
Mark Mester’s last known girlfriend is Isabella Murray. The anchor announced his relationship in August 2020. He wrote, “Introducing you all to my love, @isabellamur.” Neither Mark nor Isabella doesn’t share any pictures of each other on their socials. The relationship was also announced on KTLA.
But, the “IG Official” post no longer exists. On August 18, 2020, the entertainment department of KTLA 5 News ran an article about Mark Mester’s girlfriend. Following that, the host stopped talking about Murr on social media. They supposedly remain a couple.
Currently, there is no information on where they stand as a couple because they wish to keep everything under wrap.
As for Isabella, she is currently working as Emergency Medical Technician at PRN Ambulance, Inc. She previously worked as a student assistant for the Chapman Fund at Chapman University. She had previously interned at CHOC Children’s and Avida Newport Beach.
Mark Mester Height
Mark Mester stands tall under 5 feet 7 inches.
Where Is Mark Mester From?
Mark Mester was born in Budapest, Hungary. The family immigrated from Hungary to the States in 1986.
Who Are Mark Mester Parents?
Mark Mester was born to his parents Sunae Lee and Dr. Andrew Francis Mester. His father works as an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist in Santa Barbara, California. Mark has featured his father on several occasions.
Luke, the younger brother, and Mathew, the older brother, are the news anchor’s siblings. Mathew Mester is the director of engineering for MiTek Inc., a business in the machinery sector, and he resides in California with his family. He has a daughter and a son named Connor. Luke was born in the United States, in contrast to his other siblings, and works as an account executive for Brandlive, Inc., a software company in Portland, Oregon.
When Is Mark Mester Birthday?
Mark Mester celebrates his birthday on 27 December.