After “Eyewitness News This Morning” anchor Ken Rosato was “immediately fired” for making an offensive remark, another dramatic episode occurred on ABC News. The statement may have been spoken by the veteran anchor off-air, but it was recorded “on an open mic.”
Ken Rosato Gets Fired With Immediate Effect For Hot Mic Remark
Ken Rosato is now dealing with the fallout from the incident as GMA3 fired the contentious hosts as a result of the scandalous relationship between T.J. Homes and Amy Robach. The veteran ‘Eyewitness News This Morning’ anchor of New York’s WABC 7 was ‘fired instantly’ after making an offensive comment that was heard on open mic.
Rosato’s exact words and timing are unknown, but a source confirmed that the longstanding anchor was sacked right away. The insider continued, “We’re told his co-anchors were called in “one-by-one” for a discussion about it, but management wouldn’t tell them what he said.
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Since 2003, Ken Rosato has reported on stories involving New York City for the network. Its Eyewitness News This Morning programme, which he anchors, is his most well-known work. Sam Champion, Heather O’Rourke, Shirleen Allicot, and others served as co-anchors on his “This Morning” show.
Rosato “is no longer with WABC, and we thank him for his years of service,” the station’s general manager said in a statement to the staff. According to reports, his co-anchors were invited in to speak with the management privately, but none were given the precise reason. Rosato was reportedly fired right away after using a racial epithet.
On March 13, 2007, WABC-TV fired Steve Bartelstein, and he was replaced by Ken Rosato. After graduating from Regis High School in New York City, he attended New York University to earn his bachelor’s degree in film, television, and radio. Additionally, he has master’s degrees in both Italian and Spanish.
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