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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
  • Big Bear officials touted "amazing" skiing and snowboarding conditions after snowfall on March 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Winter Storm Brings Snow, ‘Amazing’ Conditions to Big Bear

    Skiers and snowboarders were told to expect “amazing” conditions at Big Bear Sunday as a winter storm was predicted to continue dropping snow, rain and hail across Southern California. Snow totals in the mountains were likely to be “quite variable due to the showery nature of precipitation,” according to the National Weather Service‘s winter weather advisory. In Big Bear, about an inch of natural snow had fallen as of Sunday morning with more expected as the day progressed, said Dustin […]

  • Police were investigating a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a woman in her 50s in North Hollywood on Feb. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in North Hollywood

    Police were searching for the driver of a white pickup truck who struck and killed a woman Friday night while she was crossing a residential street in North Hollywood. The crash occurred around 8:25 p.m. on Saticoy Street near Lemp Avenue, according to Sgt. Howard Choy with the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim, an unidentified woman in her 50s, was crossing southbound on Saticoy when she was hit, LAPD said in a news release. She was thrown 60 feet […]

  • Surveillance photos of a person of interest in a violent home invasion robbery in 2014 were released by Burbank Police.

    New Clues Released in Search for Violent Home Invasion Robbers in Burbank

    Police released new information and photographs Wednesday in a violent home invasion robbery that occurred last November in Burbank. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.

  • Multiple cars were derailed after a Metrolink train struck a vehicle in Ventura County on Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Truck Driver Taken Into Custody on Suspicion of Felony Hit-and-Run in Metrolink Crash

    Thirty people were hospitalized, several of them in critical condition, and the driver of a pickup truck that was struck by a Metrolink train was in police custody following a fiery wreck that caused several train cars to derail in Oxnard early Tuesday morning. The train slammed into the truck near the intersection of East Fifth Street and South Rice Avenue (map) in Oxnard, an official with the Ventura County Fire Department said. A 911 call to police just before 5:45 a.m. reported the crash. Police responded a few minutes later and […]

  • A man was injured in an exchange of gunfire with LAPD officers on Feb. 23, 2015. (Credit: Kareen Wynter / KTLA)

    Officers Shoot Man Who Fired on Them in South Los Angeles: LAPD

    LAPD officers shot a man who also fired on them in the Vermont Square area of South Los Angeles on Monday, according to police. The exchange of gunfire took place in the 600 block of West 43rd Place, near Figueroa Street (map), about 2:30 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Eric Rogers, who spoke at the scene. The LAPD Gang and Narcotics Division officers came upon the man, who was the subject of an investigation they were conducting, when shots were fired, […]

  • Port workers hit the largest backlog of freights seen in a decade on Feb. 23, 2015, in San Pedro. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dockworkers Hit Freight Backlog After Reaching Tentative Deal With Shipping Companies

    Days after a shutdown of 29 West Coast ports was averted, some 20,000 dockworkers affected by contract negotiations began working to relieve the worst freight backlog seen in a decade. Eric Spillman reports from San Pedro for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. More video:  Dockworkers began catching up on a backlog of shipments Monday after a tentative agreement ended a tense labor standoff involving West Coast ports. Kareen Wynter reports from San Pedro for the […]

  • Surveillance video from Monterey Park police showed a woman accused of stealing the bingo winners from an elderly woman.

    Woman Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $250 in Bingo Winnings From Elderly Player

    A 53-year-old woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing a purse containing the bingo winnings of an elderly woman at a senior center in Monterey Park. The 86-year-old victim had placed her $250 winnings in her purse and left it unattended on a table while she briefly walked over to tip the bingo caller, according to the Monterey Park Police Department. While the victim was away from her bag, surveillance footage showed another woman identified by police as Maricela Bracamontes […]

  • A ghost bike surrounded by flowers and candles stood in remembrance of teen cyclist Philomene Ragni on Feb. 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen Cyclist Killed Near High School in Granada Hills Remembered at Vigil

    A 17-year-old boy who was fatally struck by a LADWP truck while riding a bicycle near his high school in Granada Hills was remembered Thursday night at a candlelight vigil. Philomene Ragni, of Granada Hills, was killed during a collision around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at San Fernando Mission Boulevard and Woodley Avenue (map), the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner stated. The incident occurred a block away from John F. Kennedy High School, where Ragni was a student. It was […]

  • Multiple vehicles were submerged in water after a water main break in Hollywood on Feb. 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Breaks in Hollywood Hills, Flooding Streets and Damaging Vehicles

    An 18-inch cast-iron water main broke early Wednesday morning in the lower Hollywood Hills, flooding streets, submerging vehicles and prompting hours of repair work. The pipe broke in the 6400 block of Dix Street near Cahuenga Boulevard (map), a few hundred feet from the 101 Freeway. About 100 customers were without water service. Crews that were called to the scene about 2:45 a.m. to try to shut down the flow were not immediately able to do so because of a “sequence of valves,” […]