Longtime Fox local TV star Steve Edwards was fired suddenly this week from his position at Los Angeles’ KTTV, the second largest media markets in the country.
Edwards was so popular, his show regularly beat nationally syndicated morning shows in ratings — even though he and his co-hosts were limited to Los Angeles.
The removal of Edwards rocked the TV news world to it’s world. Across the industry his colleagues expressed their shock.
Co-host Tony McEwing praised Edwards, calling him “a mentor and a friend and my staunchest supporter” and saying that reporting his firing was “without question one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to read” on-air.
Edwards, 69, had been the longtime host of the morning program “Good Day L.A.” for more than 20 years. The station has confirmed he was removed over sexual harassment allegations.