News coming from Fox reportedly claim that local TV host Steve Edwards has been fired from his job with KTTV, which is an affiliate of the bigger network based in Los Angeles.
Edwards was the host of the “Good Day L.A.” show, and has worked as a host for over two decades, or ever since 1995 to be exact. Prior to this, he worked for some time at both KABC and KCBS.
Edwards was actually let go due to sexual harassment charges which broke not too long ago, causing his director, Kris Knutsen, to cut the cord on their decade-long collaboration.
“Steve Edwards, the morning anchor of Fox’s Los Angeles-based KTTV station, has been let go by the news channel. … The longtime anchor was reportedly fired after allegations of sexual harassment were made against him.” https://t.co/KpvP2MTPy7
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) December 12, 2017
“We can confirm that Steve Edwards is no longer employed by KTTV,” a network representative stated.
On Tuesday, KTTV anchor Steve Tony McEwing opened up on the subject during his “Good Day L.A.” segment.
Edwards got McEwing’s appreciation and gratitude, saying he was “a mentor and a friend and my staunchest supporter.”
“This is without question one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to read,” he said of his on-air announcement.
I've worked with Steve on the air longer than anyone else during his career. He has been a mentor and a friend and my staunchest supporter. This is without question one of the most difficult things I've ever had to read. https://t.co/FcshO9G9ip
— Tony McEwing (@Tonysuniverse) December 12, 2017
KTTV reporter and temporary anchor Mario Ramirez commented in a similar fashion.
“Steve has been a mentor to me, shocked to see him go so suddenly,” Ramirez tweeted.
Good Day LA announces Steve Edwards is “no longer employed by KTTV”. Steve has been a mentor to me, shocked to see him go so suddenly. pic.twitter.com/1pmIYEyKAa
— Mario Ramirez (@MarioFOXLA) December 12, 2017
Despite the ongoing drama, Julie Edwards, the former host’s daughter, wrote about her father on Twitter, clearly defending him.
In support of my dad whose name is being dragged thru the mud today: He's an actual good man. They exist. He deserves better. #steveedwards
— Deap Vally (@DeapVally) December 12, 2017
Former “Good Day L.A.” executive producer, Steve Holzer, said the occurrence “just sucks all around.”
Given the fact that he had collaborated with Edwards recently more than before, he said the final decision hit him “like a ton of bricks.”