KTLA New Director Pete Saiers Out

By Kevin Eck 

KTLA news director Pete Saiers is out at the Nexstar owned station.

Deadline reports that the decision to not renew his contract was a mutual one between Saiers and Nexstar. His last day was Friday.

Saiers started working at KTLA in 2021 after working as news director at KING in Seattle. He’s also worked at KPIX in San Francisco.


“I thank everyone for the privilege of having been part of this talented and dedicated team,” Saiers wrote in a brief farewell note. “Take care of each other. And take care of the loyal audience.”

The most memorable moment during Saiers’ leadership was playing a part in the awkward and abrupt departure of Lynnette Romero after 24 years. Romero’s weekend morning co-anchor Mark Mester was later suspended and fired after he apologized to viewers for Romero’s absence on the newscast and said that what happened to her was “rude” and “cruel.”