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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
  • Actor Michael Jace is flanked by his attorneys Peter L. Carr IV, left, and Jason O. Sias during a 2014 proceeding in Los Angeles County Superior Court. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    Closing Arguments Given in Trial of Michael Jace, ‘The Shield’ Actor Accused of Murdering Wife

    Closing arguments were delivered Friday in the murder trial of actor Michael Jace, who is accused of fatally shooting his wife. Kareen Wynter reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 3 p.m. on May 27, 2016.

  • Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Ventura on May 26, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    As California Primary Draws Closer, Bernie Sanders Holds Campaign Rally in Ventura

    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders continued his campaign swing in California Thursday with a rally in Ventura. Kareen Wynter reports from Ventura for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on May 26, 2016.

  • Hillary Clinton addresses a rally held at Los Angeles Southwest College on April 16, 2016. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    Clinton Holds Campaign Event in Buena Park Amid Latest Round of Criticism Over Emails

    Hillary Clinton was in Buena Park for a campaign event Wednesday just hours after the State Department criticized her past handling of private emails. Christina Pascucci reports from Buena Park for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 25, 2016.  

  • Hillary Clinton speaks in Commerce and Bernie Sanders speaks in Anaheim at events on May 24, 2016. (Credit: left, Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; right, FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Clinton, Sanders Attend Multiple SoCal Campaign Events

    The two Democratic Party presidential nominee contenders were attending several events in Southern California Tuesday, when they both announced additional local events two weeks before the state’s primary. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended a morning event focused on foster care in South Los Angeles with Rep. Karen Bass, and had an afternoon event about working families Commerce. Tuesday evening, Clinton held a 5:30 p.m. rally at the UC Riverside campus. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was at a […]

  • The Aliso Canyon gas storage facility drew scrutiny when an natural gas leak forced residents in nearby Porter Ranch from their homes. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    Southern California Gas Co. Ordered to Stop Cleaning Porter Ranch-Area Homes

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health ordered Southern California Gas Co. late Sunday to stop cleaning the homes of Porter Ranch-area residents affected by the gas leak at the company’s Aliso Canyon facility, concluding that the utility’s contractor was not properly trained or equipped to carry out the cleanup. The cleaning program was ordered Friday by L.A. County Superior Court Judge John Wiley, who ruled that the firm must perform remedial cleaning for up to 2,500 homeowners. The […]

  • Firefighters rescued a woman trapped inside a chimney at her home in Pomona on May 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Gets Trapped in Chimney for 5 Hours After Losing House Keys: Pomona Police

    A woman became stuck in a chimney for five hours at her home in Pomona on Friday morning after purportedly losing her keys, a police lieutenant said. She was subsequently rescued by firefighters. The incident was reported about 12:15 p.m. in the 2200 block of Carlton Avenue, according to a spokeswoman for the Los County Fire Department. After emergency responders dismantled the chimney and extricated the woman, she was transported to a hospital in unknown condition, the Fire Department said. News video from Sky5 showed dozens of […]

  • An airport police officer and his K-9 patrol Los Angeles International Airport on May 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    EgyptAir Investigation Prompts Increased Security Measures at LAX

    Renewed terrorism concerns prompted airports around the world, including Los Angeles International Airport, to increase security Thursday. Kareen Wynter reports from LAX from KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

  • Two men suspected of stealing a wallet from a customer at a TJ Maxx store in Tustin were seen in surveillance video provided by the Tustin Police Department on May 17, 2016.

    Shoppers Warned After Rash of Distraction Wallet Thefts at Tustin Stores

    Police in Tustin were warning local shoppers to be vigilant Wednesday after six wallets were stolen in two days from customers at the Marketplace and District shopping centers. The thefts occurred at TJ Maxx, Costco, Union Market, Make It Fit and Panera Bread, according to a post on the Tustin Police Department’s Facebook page. Two suspected thieves were caught on surveillance video leaving a Target store where they allegedly used a credit card stolen from a customer at a TJ […]

  • Edgar Valdez is shown in a booking photo released by San Bernardino police on May 17, 2016.

    Babysitter Wrestles With Man Trying to Kidnap Infant in San Bernardino; Security Guard Detains Attacker: Police

    A man was arrested with the help of witnesses in San Bernardino after trying to kidnap an infant from the child’s babysitter on Tuesday, police said. Officers were called to the 1400 block of North D Street at 9:37 a.m., according to San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Rich Lawhead. A security guard was there, holding down the attempted kidnapper, 35-year-old Edgar Valdez, until police could arrive, Lawhead said. The incident began when a babysitter, Carmen Perez, was taking the infant […]