Local New York anchor Ken Rosato was axed from ABC 7 for allegedly referring to his co-anchor Shirleen Allicot with a four-letter word, sources exclusively tell Page Six.
The longtime local “Eyewitness News This Morning” anchor was “immediately fired” after “he called her a c–t” on a hot mic, a source said.
Rosato was off the air when he allegedly uttered the phrase, we were told, but insiders previously said his remark was picked up “on an open mic” and that he was “immediately let go.”
A spokesperson for ABC replied with “no comment” when we reached out on Sunday.
Rosato’s rep would not confirm or deny that he referred to his colleague with the c-word.
His rep had previously quickly shut down an insider’s speculation that the anchor was caught on an open mic making racial remarks.
“Being fired for any racial slur is 100 percent inaccurate and untrue. Ken Rosato had a benchmark of 20 years at WABC of supporting all equality,” the rep told us on Friday.
Brass at WABC7 would not disclose Rosato’s vulgar remark when they informed other reporters and anchors that he would not be returning to the anchor desk, we’re told.
Rosato anchored the morning news program with Allicot, Heather O’Rourke and meteorologist Sam Champion.
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