Lynette Romero had been at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles for over 23 years. She was part of a news team, co-anchoring with fellow broadcaster Mark Mester.
Romero left abruptly last week after being with the station for nearly 24 years, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“Last week, KTLA announced that Romero, a longtime anchor of its popular weekend morning show, had left the station without saying goodbye to viewers, drawing wide outrage and criticism,” the Times reported.
The station had briefly announced that Romero, an Emmy Award winner, was leaving to pursue “another opportunity elsewhere,” TheWrap reported, quoting a statement read Sept. 14 by anchor Sam Rubin.
“After nearly 24 years, Lynette Romero, our friend Lynette, has decided to move on from anchoring our weekend morning news. KTLA management had hoped she would stay here her entire career, and KTLA worked hard to make that happen, but Lynette has decided to move onto another opportunity elsewhere.”