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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
  • 3-Year-Old Killed While Walking in San Bernardino Crosswalk ID’d; Suspected DUI Driver Arrested

    A 3-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a car while walking with his family in a marked crosswalk in San Bernardino was identified Friday. Michael Flores was walking with his mother, father and siblings in a crosswalk at the intersection of Baseline Street and West Davidson Street when he was struck by a green pickup truck around 5:50 p.m. Thursday, according to the San Bernardino County coroner’s office. Michael’s 9-year-old brother Nicola told KTLA how he tried to save […]

  • UCLA Study Shows Little Has Changed in 25 Years Since Los Angeles Riots

    A new study by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has found that promises made after the Los Angeles riots were not fulfilled and that continuing issues could spark violence once again. The 25th anniversary of the riots is April 29. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on April 27, 2017.

  • Charity Worker Gunned Down While Collecting Donations to Paint Curbs in Norwalk ID’d

    A 50-year-old charity worker who was gunned down Tuesday evening while going door-to-door to collect donations for painting curbs in front of homes in Norwalk was identified as Matthew Glover Wednesday. The shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 14400 block of Dinard Avenue, according to a news released from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities have only said the victim was a 50-year-old white man, but Care for the Children President Robert Henderson identified Glover as the man […]

  • San Pedro High School Baseball Player Brutally Beaten in Gang Initiation Is Released From Hospital

    A teenage baseball player who was brutally beaten in what police have described as a “gang initiation” in San Pedro last month has been released from the hospital, a family friend said. Evan Jimenez, 15, suffered brain swelling and a broken jaw after two men confronted him in a San Pedro alleyway, according to police. The assailants smashed a liquor bottle against Jimenez’s head and proceeded to pummel him, investigators said. The teen was heavily sedated and remained unconscious for […]

  • Burglary Suspect Caught on Camera at Upland Home

    A burglar was caught on surveillance video at an Upland home, and residents are concerned he’ll be back. Neighbors believe the same man has been terrorizing the area for weeks. Kareen Wynter reports from Upland for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on April 21, 2017.

  • Kendrick Lamar Hosts Surprise Album Signing at Compton Best Buy Thursday

    Hundreds of SoCal fans gathered at a Best Buy in Compton for a surprise Kendrick Lamar album signing on Thursday. The Compton rapper signed copies of his new album ‘DAMN.’ at 4 p.m. at the Best Buy located at 230 Town Center Drive. Only the first 3,000 fans who purchased the album at the store by noon and received a wristband were eligible for the signing at 4 p.m. Many fans were excited to meet the hip-hop star who often praises his hometown of […]

  • Pacific Palisades Man Fatally Shot 25-Year-Old Ex-Girlfriend in West Hollywood, Then Killed Himself

    A West Hollywood woman was walking her dog when she was fatally shot by her ex-boyfriend, and he in turn killed himself inside an SUV parked less than a mile away from the shooting, authorities said. Deputies were first called to the 8700 block of Rosewood Avenue after gunshots were reported about 8:43 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. They found paramedics treating 25-year-old Whitney Jade Washuta, who had sustained a gunshot wound […]

  • L.A. Police Commission Adopts New Use of Force Rules Aimed at Decreasing Officer Involved Shootings

    The Los Angeles Police Commission voted Tuesday to require officers to try, whenever possible, to defuse tense encounters before firing their guns — a policy shift that marks a significant milestone in the board’s attempts to curb shootings by police. The new rules formally incorporate a decades-old concept called “de-escalation” into the Los Angeles Police Department’s policy outlining how and when officers can use deadly force. As a result, officers can now be judged specifically on whether they did all […]

  • Classes Resume at North Park Elementary 1 Week After Deadly Shooting; New Safety Measures in Place

    Classes resumed at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino Monday, one week after a gunman opened fire in a classroom, killing his estranged wife and one of her students. New security measures began when school started at 8:50 a.m. after the school had been closed. In response to the deadly incident, officials are beefing up security and no one will be allowed on the North H Street campus without undergoing a background check and fingerprinting. Cedric Anderson was able to […]