LONGTIME local news personality Ken Rosato has been fired after he allegedly lobbed a crass insult at a coworker.
Instagram/ kenrosatoabc7Former ABC7 anchor Ken Rosato was allegedly fired after he was caught calling his -co-host Shirleen Allicot a ‘c**t’[/caption]
The anchor had been with ABC7 since 2003. He started as a freelancer and was promoted to a full-time anchor position in 2007
“It was the C word that got him fired,” an insider told The U.S. Sun.
“He said it on the hot mic, off-air.”
Rosato allegedly called his co-anchor Shirleen Allicot a “c**t,” Page Six reported.
A source told the outlet the anchor was “immediately let go” after the incident.
ABC would not disclose the vulgar remark that got Rosato fired when the network told employees the anchor wouldn’t be returning.
A general manager at the station informed staffers that Rosato “is no longer with WABC” in an internal email last week.
“We thank him for his years of service,” the note said.
His bio was scrubbed from ABC7’s website last week.
“Being fired for any racial slur is 100percent inaccurate and untrue,” the spokesperson told Page Six.
“Ken Rosato had a benchmark of 20 years at WABC of supporting all equality.”
He started at the network as a freelancer in 2003 and was promoted to a full-time anchor position in 2007.
Rosato hosted the network’s morning show alongside Allicot, Heather O’Rourke, and Sam Champion.
Before that, the last tweet he sent out from the news desk was on May 2.
The former anchor’s Instagram account is still up. Many fans left supportive comments below his most recent picture.
“I’m done with ABC news unless they bring Ken back,” one commenter said.
“Horrible if you were terminated,” said another.
“ABC and their cancel culture is getting out of hand! Best of luck… Will miss seeing your cooking and funny stories!”
The network did not immediately respond to The U.S. Sun’s request for comment.