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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.

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  • Guests ride the first virtual reality coaster powered by Samsung Gear VR at Six Flags Magic Mountain on March 25, 2016, in Valencia. (Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)

    Six Flags Magic Mountain Amusement Park Closes Due to Storm Headed for SoCal

    Six Flags Magic Mountain announced the amusement park would close Wednesday ahead of a major storm that will drop heavy rain on much of Southern California. Six Flags is located in Santa Clarita, near areas that were affected by the Rye Fire, which burned in December 2017. Firefighters worked close to the park to put out the fire, video showed at the time. Officials have issued evacuations and closed roads in other parts of Los Angeles County – near the […]

  • Surveillance Video Shows Brutal Attack That Left South L.A. Street Vendor Badly Injured

    Warning: The video contains graphic and disturbing content, and viewer discretion is advised.  A South Los Angeles business released surveillance video on Monday showing a local street vendor being beaten after he was robbed over the weekend in the Historic South-Central neighborhood. Pedro Daniel Reyes was preparing to sell peanuts and other items in the area of South San Pedro Street and East 31st Street before dawn on Sunday morning when a group of six to seven people approached him […]

  • The bodies of four people were found inside a van in Garden Grove on March 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man, Woman and 2 Young Children Found Dead in Van Parked Outside Garden Grove CVS

    Two adults and two young children were found dead inside a van parked in a CVS Pharmacy parking lot near a busy intersection in Garden Grove Thursday evening. Police were sent to the 12000 block of Brookhurst Street about 8:30 p.m. after a woman walking in the parking lot noticed a strong odor coming from a white Honda van, the Garden Grove Police Department stated in a news release. The van was backed into a parking space near the far […]

  • Caltrans released this image of a mudslide on Topanga Canyon Boulevard on March 15, 2018.

    Topanga Canyon Blvd. to Be Closed for Days Due to Mudslide as Storm Moves Through SoCal

    Rain and snow fell in Southern California Thursday morning, making for difficult driving conditions and prompting a mudslide that has forced the dayslong closure of Topanga Canyon Boulevard east of Malibu. The storm, which arrived Wednesday night, is the latest in a series of weather systems slated to bring rain to the region through next week. About one-third to three-quarters of an inch of rain had already fallen on most areas south of Point Conception by Thursday morning, according to […]

  • Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Accused of Watching Porn While Performing Surgery, Other Unethical Behavior

    Using drugs and watching porn while performing surgery are just some of the bizarre allegations being lodged against a well-known plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, according to a past patient who spoke alongside her lawyer Wednesday. The alleged former patient, Tess Broussard, told KTLA she suffered botched lip fillers before she tried suing the doctor for medical malpractice back in 2013. That suit got dismissed when Broussard’s expert witness could no longer testify — a blow to her legal battle that […]

  • A worker monitors a crane as he stands on an overpass above a flooded section of the 101 Freeway on Jan. 11, 2018, in Montecito. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Mandatory Evacuations in Santa Barbara County Lifted as Light Rains Arrive

    Authorities lifted evacuation orders in fire-ravaged Santa Barbara County late Tuesday morning, saying light rains no longer posed a risk of triggering flooding and mudflows. “Effective immediately (10:30 a.m. today, March 13), Mandatory Evacuation Orders are lifted for all areas,” the county announced on Twitter. “The decision was made by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in consultation with the National Weather Service and other public safety officials.” Rain began falling Monday evening, but the heaviest downpour was expected to […]

  • L.A. County sheriff's deputies escort Isaias De Jesus Valencia, suspected of fatally shooting a Pomona police officer, to a waiting car on Saturday. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Pomona Officer Due in Court Tuesday

    A man suspected of shooting two Pomona police officers, one fatally, is scheduled to appear in a Pomona courthouse Tuesday morning, records show. Isaias De Jesus Valencia was arrested after a 15-hour standoff that began with a pursuit late Friday. Police received a call about a reckless driver, and when the suspect refused to stop, he led police on a chase that ended when he crashed into a parked car. The man then ran into an apartment building, where he […]

  • Vanessa Flores, right, embraces another woman after she leaves the locked down Veterans Home of California during an active shooter turned hostage situation on March 9, 2018, in Yountville, California. (Credit: Stephen Lam / Getty Images)

    3 Hostages, Suspected Gunman Found Dead After Standoff at Counseling Center for Vets With PTSD in Napa County

    After an apparent hourslong standoff between police and a gunman, three women were found dead Friday night at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, authorities said. The suspect was also found dead, Chris Childs, assistant chief of the California Highway Patrol’s Golden Gate Division, told reporters. The three victims were all employees of The Pathway Home, a counseling service for veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is on the property, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The […]

  • A temporary shelter for the homeless has been approved for this city-owned parking lot at the corner of Arcadia and Alameda streets in downtown Los Angeles. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. City Council Approves Garcetti’s Plan for Trailers for the Homeless on City Lot Near Olvera Street

    The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved Mayor Eric Garcetti’s plan to create a makeshift shelter for the homeless on city-owned property downtown, backing a new approach to get people off the streets. Trailers will be installed on a parking lot at Arcadia and Alameda streets, near the historic El Pueblo site, and operate for up to three years, housing about 60 residents at a time. Housing placement and mental health services will also be available. With the proposal, […]