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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
  • Surveillance Video of Suspect in Pasadena Cheesecake Factory Explosion Released as FBI Offers Reward

    Surveillance video of a man believed to have tossed an explosive device into a Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena before detonating it last month was released by police on Friday as the FBI announced a reward in the case. The surveillance video, released at a joint news conference between the Pasadena Police Department and the FBI late Friday morning, shows the suspect at a supermarket in the 300 block of West Colorado Boulevard. The location is down the street from where […]

  • L.A. Police Commission Asks for Feedback on Body Camera Video Policy

    The Los Angeles Police Commission on Thursday launched its latest effort to answer one of the biggest questions facing law enforcement today, one that has increasingly tested the LAPD and other agencies as video consistently inspires fresh scrutiny of policing: When should footage from police body cameras be released? Beginning Thursday, the civilian board that oversees the LAPD is asking residents for their answers to that question. The Police Commission is starting a roughly six-week effort to collect public feedback […]

  • Attack Near U.K. Parliament in London Leaves Assailant, Police Officer, 3 Others Dead; Police Believe It’s ‘Islamist-Related Terrorism’

    Four people were killed and scores injured when an attacker plowed a car through crowds in central London before attempting to storm the Houses of Parliament in what police believe was an act of Islamist-inspired terrorism. Police indicated they knew the identity of the assailant, who fatally stabbed unarmed police officer Keith Palmer, a 15-year-veteran, on the grounds of Parliament after ramming a car onto the crowded sidewalks nearby. Armed officers shot the attacker dead. It was the first mass-casualty […]

  • House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes: Trump’s Personal Communications May Have Been ‘Legally,’ ‘Incidentally’ Collected

    House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes set off a stunning new political controversy Wednesday by revealing that communications of President Donald Trump and associates may have been picked up after the election by intelligence agencies conducting surveillance of foreign targets. Nunes hurried to the White House to personally brief Trump on the revelations, after talking to the press but without sharing the information with Democrats. His Democratic counterpart on the committee — Rep. Adam Schiff of California — warned that his […]

  • Spring Storm Moves Into SoCal, Bringing Rain to the Area; More Wet Weather Forecast This Week

    Keep those umbrellas handy this week, folks. A wet week is on tap for the Southland, with the first of several storm systems moving into the region Tuesday morning. Rainfall was reported in Ventura, as well as in Van Nuys and at Los Angeles International Airport by 7 a.m. Tuesday, said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Precipitation was expected to increase throughout the day. By Tuesday night, Los Angeles is forecast to get […]

  • UCLA Report Shows Black Workers in Los Angeles County Facing ‘Jobs Crisis’

    Black people living in Los Angeles County have been more likely than the rest of the population to remain unemployed or to drop out of the workforce altogether in the wake of the 2007-09 recession, according to a new report conducted by UCLA. Black workers have lost blue-collar jobs at about the same rate as whites in the county, but seem to be less likely to find replacement work, according to the UCLA analysis. Seventeen percent of black workers were […]

  • Roman Polanski Should Not Face More Prison Time in 1977 Sex Assault Case, Lawyer Says

    Another chapter in the twisting legal saga of director Roman Polanski unfolded in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Monday morning as a defense attorney argued that the director should be allowed to return to the U.S. and be sentenced to time served decades after pleading guilty to having sex with a minor in the spring of 1977. Attorney Harland Braun said Monday that Polanski, who would have faced a maximum of 12 months in prison for the crime under the […]

  • Man Who Shot Deputy Also Fired on People on 210 Freeway, Fatally Shot Man in Highland: Sheriff’s Dept.

    A man suspected of shooting a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputy outside a Hesperia gas station is also believed to have randomly fatally shot a man in Highland and committed two separate shootings on the 210 Freeway in Rialto this week, investigators confirmed Friday. Kenneth Scott Welch of Redlands is being held on $25 million bail. Sheriff Jim McMahon called Welch a “hateful individual” at an 11 a.m. news conference where investigators identified Welch as the suspect in the other crimes. […]

  • Bell Gardens H.S. Students Stage Walkout in Protest of District’s Decision to Layoff Teachers

    Students at Bell Gardens High School staged a walkout Thursday to protest a decision to layoff hundreds of teachers districtwide. Erin Myers and Kareen Wynter report for the KTLA 5 News on March 16. 2017.