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.
“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.”