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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
  • Everest Base Camp is shown on April 27, 2015, several days after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche on the mountain. (Credit: Azim Afif)

    Nepal Earthquake: 4 US Citizens Killed in Mount Everest Area; Death Toll Nears 4,000

    Rescue and aid workers in Nepal struggled to gain the upper hand Monday against the devastation dealt by Saturday’s powerful earthquake — digging through rubble by hand, performing surgeries in makeshift operating theaters, scouring notoriously difficult terrain for more victims. But power blackouts in the capital city of Kathmandu, supply shortages and difficulties getting around complicated the efforts. By nightfall, at least 3,954 people were known dead in Nepal, India and China as a result of the earthquake. Nepalese officials […]

  • Police arrest a man following a nearly five-hour barricade situation at an apartment complex in Van Nuys on April 24, 2015.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Custody After Allegedly Shooting From Balcony Amid SWAT Standoff in Van Nuys

    A man was in custody after allegedly waiving a gun and shooting from a balcony at an apartment complex in Van Nuys on Friday afternoon. A SWAT team was responding to the call, which came in from the 15900 block of Sherman Way about 1 p.m., police said. Neighbors said they heard shots fired, and LAPD appeared to have sent an emergency alert to cellphones in the area at about 4 p.m., warning of “suspect shooting from balcony.” “STAY AWAY,” […]

  • Noah Cohen was sworn into the LAPD for a day on April 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Seriously Ill 8-Year-Old Sworn Into LAPD for a Day Through Make-a-Wish Foundation

    Noah Cohen, 8, has had more than two dozen surgeries for a rare condition he was born with, but on Thursday he got to focus instead on a dream: becoming part of the LAPD. The Vermont native landed at LAX Wednesday night on a trip organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Noah got the full treatment, including a ride in a police helicopter and a training exercise with the SWAT team. This unique on-the-job police training, involved tactical missions inside an […]

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    Kylie Jenner Challenge Leads to Pouty-but-Painful Lips; Trend Called ‘Concerning’

    Forget snorting bath salts — the most recent self-destructive craze is suctioning your lips in a shot glass to get Kylie Jenner’s pouty look. Those participating in the #KylieJennerChallenge are hoping to plump up their lips so they resemble those of the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star. Unfortunately, the process, which involves holding a shot glass or small cup up to your lips and inhaling until it’s suctioned around your mouth, isn’t having the desired effect. Instead of getting […]

  • Rosaleen and John Rickerby are shown in a family photo. Love letters from John were stolen during an April 2015 burglary at the widow's Glendale home.

    Reward Offered After Widow’s Old Love Letters Stolen in Daytime Glendale Burglary

    A case filled with decades-old love letters was stolen from an 80-year-old woman’s Glendale home during a daytime burglary on Thursday, and her son is offering a $2,000 reward — no questions asked — for their return. Thieves broke into Rosaleen Rickerby’s Allen Avenue home Thursday afternoon and made off with all her jewelry, including her late husband’s wedding ring, along with gifts he’d given her over the years. But most heartbreaking for Rickerby and her son was the theft […]

  • In this file photo, demonstrators hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on July 18, 2014. (Credit: AFP Photo/Tauseef Mustafa)

    ISIS Supporters Arrested in San Diego, Minnesota

    A group of six young Minnesota men conspired to sneak into Syria and join ISIS “by any means necessary,” federal prosecutors said Monday. The group of friends, ages 19 to 21, were arrested Sunday. “What’s remarkable about this case was that nothing stopped these defendants from plotting their goal,” said U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger of the District of Minnesota. “They were not confused young men. They were not easily influenced. These are focused men who are intent on joining […]

  • Oliver Jones, 37, is seen in a photograph provided by his family. He was last seen at a Rancho Cucamonga Wal-Mart on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

    Disappearance of Colorado Father Last Seen in IE ‘Hard on All of Us,’ Brother Says

    The brother of a father of five who went missing nearly two weeks ago after shopping at a Rancho Cucamonga Wal-Mart said Friday his family is struggling with the situation but was happy with law enforcement efforts. Surveillance video captured images of 37-year-old Oliver Pareece Jones purchasing items at a Wal-Mart nearly two weeks ago. While the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department works the case, Oliver’s brother Jared Jones said the family has struggled with the agonizing search. “It really is hard on […]

  • Oliver Jones, 37, is seen in a photograph provided by his family. He was last seen at a Rancho Cucamonga Wal-Mart on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

    Father of Five Vanishes After Making Purchases at Rancho Cucamonga Wal-Mart

    Just days after being released from the hospital following a concussion, a Colorado father of five on a visit to Southern California vanished after making a stop at a Wal-Mart in Rancho Cucamonga. The last images of Oliver Pareece Jones were taken by a Wal-Mart surveillance camera, which showed the 37-year-old making purchases at the store on April 5. Family members said the divorced father was visiting Southern California with the intent of possibly relocating when he was mugged and […]

  • Thomas Snider is seen in a photo provided by the Torrance Police Department.

    Torrance High School Wrestling Coach Charged With Lewd Acts Involving 25 Male Students: Police

    A teacher and wrestling coach at Torrance High School has been charged with multiple counts of child annoyance and lewd acts involving as many as 25 male students, police announced Wednesday. Thomas Joseph Snider, 47, turned himself in and was arrested without incident following a three-month investigation, a news release from the Torrance Police Department stated. Brian Araiza, a captain on Torrance High School’s wrestling team, reacted like many of his classmates Wednesday. “I think they’re shocked and … everyone […]