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Kareen Wynter is a general assignment reporter with KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning news station. You can often catch her weekly field reports on the evening newscasts. Since joining KTLA in July 2013, Kareen has covered a variety of stories from Arsenio Hall’s historic late-night television return to the high-profile Jackson vs. AEG Live civil trial.

Kareen joined KTLA from CNN/U.S., where she was an entertainment correspondent for the network. While based in Los Angeles for seven years, she reported extensively on a variety of stories including the death of Whitney Houston, the Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial and the 2007 Hollywood writers strike. Kareen, who also co-hosted the Academy Award’s red carpet pre-shows for CNN/HLN, was a regular contributor on HLN’s “Nancy Grace,” “Dr. Drew” and “Showbiz Tonight.”

Before joining CNN/U.S. in Los Angeles, Kareen spent several years in Washington, D.C., as a CNN Newsource correspondent. She provided breaking news reports and custom live shots for more than 800 of the network’s station affiliates. The national headlines took Kareen across the country, even internationally, where she traveled to file stories on the passing of Pope John Paul II, Martha Stewart’s prison release and the storm-ravaged regions following Hurricane Katrina.

Prior to KTLA and CNN, Kareen reported for several news stations in the Midwest, including WEWS-TV in Cleveland; WTVG-TV in Toledo, Ohio; and KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minn. Kareen received her Master of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She also attended Boston College, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

While Kareen has a true passion for journalism, her other interests involve mentoring teens in her community as well as working with the Children of the Caribbean Foundation, where she is an honorary board member. The non-profit organization offers relief and assistance to under-served kids in the Caribbean and California in the areas of education, healthcare and social development.

Recent Articles
  • Two women in their 70s were stung by a swarm of bees on Oct. 6, 2015. (Credit: OCFA)

    Woman Stung 105 Times in OC; ‘Unusually Aggressive’ Bees Sting Riverside Crossing Guard

    A woman was stung more than 100 times after trying to help a friend who was swarmed by bees at a Laguna Woods golf course in one of at least two bee attacks in Southern California Tuesday. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. at the golf course at 24112 Moulton Parkway, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said. The address corresponds to Clubhouse 2 at the 27-hole course at the Laguna Woods Village adult-living community. After the hive was disturbed, a […]

  • General John F. Campbell, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, appeared before a Senate committee on Oct. 6, 2015. (Credit: Pool)

    Afghan Hospital Bombing: ‘We Would Never Intentionally Target a Protected Medical Facility,’ US Gen. Says

    The top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday he needs to adjust troop level recommendations because of recent developments in that country. Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services committee that he has presented several options based on the assumption the U.S. was drawing down to a minimal number of troops by the end of 2017 — but he added that plans need to be changed. “Based on conditions on the ground, I do believe we have […]

  • Surveillance video shows a store owner being viciously attacked -- possibly by a group of teenagers -- in South Los Angeles.

    Surveillance Video Captures Brutal Beating, Stabbing of Owner Outside South L.A. Store, Victim’s Daughter Says

    Police were investigating a violent attack outside a South Los Angeles store that left a shop owner injured, authorities confirmed on Wednesday. The daughter of the 56-year-old victim said in a Facebook post that the assault occurred on Sept. 21 outside the 55th Street Market. The incident began shortly after 6:30 p.m., when three people — believed to be minors — came into the store to grab chips, sodas and alcohol, the owner’s daughter, Beetna Lee, stated in her post. […]

  • John Sain survived for nearly four days after breaking his leg on a hunting trip. (Credit: CNN)

    Riverside Man Crawls for Nearly 4 Days to Survive After Breaking Leg During Idaho Hunting Trip

    A Riverside man crawled for nearly four days with a broken leg to survive after injuring himself during a hunting trip in Idaho. John Sain, 50, is recovering at a hospital in Boise, Idaho, but was near death several days ago when rescuers found him. Sain, an avid hunter who’s a general contractor by trade, set off for an excursion last Wednesday in the Salmon-Challis National Forest in search of elk, KTVB-TV reported. But his hunting trip went amiss following […]

  • Hundreds of guns seized at a storage facility were displayed by Fontana police on Sept. 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stockpile of Illegal Firearms and Ammunition Leads to Ex-Fugitive’s Arrest in Fontana

    A 57-year-old man who had once spent years on the run from federal marshals was arrested in Fontana after police found more than 300 illegal firearms in a storage facility, police said Monday. Steven Charles Durant was taken into custody early Saturday after Fontana Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious person and vehicle in the 13400 block of Foothill Boulevard. Officers saw multiple firearms, ammunition and weapon parts in a U-Haul truck and two open storage units. […]

  • Pope Francis leads a Mass at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    Pope Francis Leads Mass at Madison Square Garden

    Pope Francis led a mass at Madison Square Garden Friday after visiting a New York school and addressing leaders at the United Nations. Kareen Wynter reports from the newsroom for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Sept. 25, 2015.

  • Pope Francis paid his respects to the victims of the September 11 attacks, participating in an interfaith service and praying with their families at the ground zero memorial. (Credit: CNN)

    Pope Francis Visits 9/11 Memorial, Addresses World Leaders at United Nation

    He calls his church a field hospital for the spiritually wounded. And on Friday, Pope Francis spoke to hundreds who are still trying to heal. Praying with families of victims of the September 11 attacks at a ground zero memorial and speaking at an interfaith service, Francis offered a message of hope at a place of horror. “The name of so many loved ones are written around the towers’ footprints. We can see them, we can touch them, and we […]

  • Pope Francis addresses Congress on Sept. 24, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    Pope Francis Delivers Political Message on Immigration, Tolerance to Congress

    Pope Francis challenged America Thursday to embrace millions of undocumented immigrants and join a global campaign against climate change and poverty, wading undaunted into the nation’s volatile politics in a historic address to Congress. Francis also called for a fairer world economy, the abolition of the death penalty, the protection of ethnic and religious minorities, the outlawing of the global “blood” trade in arms and the protection of the family in a speech sure to please liberals. The speech underscored […]

  • Pope Francis is escorted by U.S. President Barack Obama as he greets other political and Catholic church leaders after arriving from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Sept. 22, 2015. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Pope Francis Arrives in US for 6-Day Trip, Is Greeted by President Obama

    Pope Francis landed on U.S. soil for the first time just before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, launching a six-day visit that will highlight his love for the poor and his willingness to tackle the nation’s most significant political, social and economic controversies. In an unprecedented welcome for a foreign dignitary, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters along with Vice President Joe Biden and his family traveled to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington to greet the […]