OFFICIAL: Former KTLA anchor Lynette Romero is heading to KNBC.
The NBC owned and operated station announced Tuesday that Romero will join forces with Adrian Arambro, meteorologist Belen De Leon is co-anchor of his morning news show in Los Angeles with traffic anchor Robin Winston.
“Lynette perfectly combines the experience of journalism with genuine warmth, both on the air and in the field,” said Renee Washington, vice president of news at KNBC. A dynamic anchor who helps our viewers start their day with optimism, I am delighted to welcome her to the NBC4 family.”
Romero joins KNBC from KTLA, a Nexstar business A CW affiliate, where she worked for nearly years. Romero’s departure from KTLA was abrupt, and she didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to the general audience.
Her former KTLA co-anchor Mark Mester left the script after she left, telling viewers the handling of her departure was “brutal”: “You shouldn’t be… This was a mistake and we hope you can forgive us from the bottom of your heart.”
KTLA Suspended and later fired Mester commented.