Another dramatic incident pulled off on ABC News after the “Eyewitness News This Morning” anchor, Ken Rosato was “immediately fired” after making an off-color remark. The longtime anchor may have uttered the phrase off-air, but the remark was picked up “on an open mic”.
Ken Rosato Gets Fired With Immediate Effect For Hot Mic Remark
After T.J. Homes and Amy Robach’s salacious affair led to GMA3 getting rid of the controversial anchors, it’s Ken Rosato who is facing the after-effects of the scandal. The longtime anchor of “Eyewitness News This Morning” of New York’s WABC 7, was “fired immediately” after making an off-color remark, that was picked up on open mic.
It’s unclear what Rosato said or when exactly he made the comment, but a source added that the longtime anchor was fired immediately. “We’re told his co-anchors were brought in “one-by-one” for a talk about it, but management wouldn’t tell them what he said,” a source added.
A Two-Decade-Old Career Ends Over an Alleged Racial Slur
Ken Rosato has been associated with the network since 2003, covering news surrounding New York City. He is best known for anchoring its Eyewitness News This Morning program. He anchored “This Morning” with co-anchors like Shirleen Allicot, Heather O’Rourke, and Sam Champion.
The station’s general manager told workers that Rosato “is no longer with WABC, and we thank him for his years of service,” the message said. It is reported that his co-anchors were brought in to talk with the management individually, but none were told the exact reason. Rosato, apparently, uttered a racial slur that led to his immediate firing.
Ken Rosato replaced Steve Bartelstein, who was dropped from WABC-TV on March 13, 2007. He graduated from Regis High School in New York City and pursued his bachelor’s degree in Film, TV, and Radio at New York University. He also holds a master’s degree in Spanish and Italian.