According to a report from KNBC on Tuesday, veteran KTLA News anchor Lynette Romero will become an anchor and reporter for NBC4's "Today in LA," with her first appearance on-air set for October 10.
Prior to joining NBC4, Romero spent 24 years as an anchor at KTLA Los Angeles; she most recently served as a weekend anchor for the morning programme. Without a farewell statement from Romero, KTLA reported her abrupt departure on September 14. This caused debate on social media.
After 24 years, Lynette Romero has chosen to stop anchoring our Saturday morning broadcast, KTLA news director Pete Saiers stated in a statement to Variety. KTLA Management put a lot of effort into making sure she stayed since we genuinely wanted her to. Lynette made the decision to go to another opportunity. She denied our request for her to record a parting message for the audience. We appreciate Lynette's contributions to the KTLA community and wish her and her family the best.
Following his on-air response to Romero's departure, in which he said, in part, "This is not how you treat someone who devoted a lifetime of devotion to this station," Variety also revealed last week that KTLA anchor Mark Mester had been sacked.
Romero will co-host "Today in LA's" daily newscast with Adrian Arambulo, meterologist Belen De Leon, and traffic anchor Robin Winston in her new position at NBC4.
Romero declared, "I have a new family, I have a new home," in a video that was shown to NBC4 viewers. I'm looking forward to watching "Today in LA" on NBC4. So, follow me, and I'll welcome you inside by opening the door. I am eager to get going.