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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
  • A Confederate monument at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is shown in a photo featured on a change.org petition.

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery Removes Confederate Monument After Calls From Activists, Vandalism Threats

    The Hollywood Forever Cemetery removed a monument commemorating Confederate veterans early Wednesday after hundreds of activists requested its removal and some threatened vandalism. The move comes days after violence erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the city’s ordered removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The events triggered a national debate about similar monuments across the country. Since 1925, the 6-foot monument has stood in the Confederate section of the cemetery, where more […]

  • Police investigate a deadly shooting in North Hollywood on Aug. 15, 2017. (Credit: RMG News)

    2 Killed, 2 Wounded in Shootout Outside North Hollywood Apartment Building

    Police are searching for two people involved in a shootout that left two men dead and two more in critical condition in North Hollywood Tuesday morning. The shooting occurred about 11:35 p.m. Monday as a group of six or more people were standing outside the Hesby Apartments near Morrison Street and Klump Avenue. Witnesses told authorities someone within the group opened fire, causing others to open fire, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Mike Kozak said. The witnesses said they heard […]

  • A bear can be seen exiting the pool of a Granada Hills home. (Credit: KTLA)

    Black Bear Spotted Taking a Dip in the Pool of Granada Hills Residence, Homeowners Say

    A black bear that appeared to be six feet tall was spotted in the backyard of a Granada Hills home snacking on fig trees and taking a midnight dip in the pool, according to the homeowners. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on August 11, 2017.

  • Candles surround a photo of Makiya Walls at a vigil in her honor on Aug. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Family, Friends Remember 12-Year-Old Girl Killed in Victorville

    About 300 mourners packed a little league field in Adelanto Thursday to remember a 12-year-girl shot to death inside her Victorville home the previous night. Makiya Walls would have started her first day back to school Thursday. Her mother expressed her gratitude to the community through her heartbreak. “My baby was loved,” Maesha McCullers told KTLA. “This is hard. This is very very difficult. I’ve never felt anything like this.” The shooting was reported about 8:35 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses said they […]

  • Paramedics respond to a child left unattended in a vehicle in a Riverside parking lot on Aug. 9, 2017. (Credit: LoudLabs)

    Mother Arrested After Police Rescue 3-Year-Old Boy From SUV in Riverside Parking Lot

    A woman was arrested in Riverside on Wednesday after allegedly deserting her 3-year-old son for nearly an hour in a parked car. The toddler was unharmed but sat in an idling Toyota RAV4 in the parking lot at Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center for about 55 minutes before he was rescued by police, Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback said. Officials received a call about the child around 4:20 p.m. Temperatures in Riverside reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit at 4 p.m., according […]

  • Police Investigating After Woman Fatally Shot in Glendale Residential Area

    Investigators were combing the scene where a woman was shot Tuesday night in Glendale in an attempt to identify a suspect in the crime. Officials received reports of a shooting in the 2900 block of Montrose Avene around 8:40 p.m., according to Sgt. Robert William with the Glendale Police Department. Responding officers found a woman lying by a vehicle inside an open carport area suffering from gunshot wounds, William said. The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where she […]

  • Large Tree Collapses at Pasadena Sports Complex, Narrowly Missing Soccer Team

    Soccer players from Providence Christian College were lucky to make an escape when a tree fell onto the benches where they were taking a water break at Villa Parke Community Center in Pasadena. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 8, 2017.

  • 2 Injured in Shooting at Popular South L.A. Soul Food Restaurant

    Gunfire erupted at a popular restaurant in South Los Angeles late Monday afternoon, leaving two people wounded, police said. The shooting occurred about 4:15 p.m. after two people began arguing inside Carolyn’s Kitchen in the 800 block of East Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez said. The pair left but returned shortly later with at least one weapon and opened fire. After the shooting, the pair tried to drive away, but crashed in the restaurant’s parking lot. They […]

  • A player injured in the soccer brawl in Whittier on August 6, 2017, is seen here. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Injured in Stabbing During Soccer Game Brawl in Whittier; Suspect Still at Large

    Three people were injured by stab wounds during a soccer match brawl on Sunday at El Camino High School in Whittier and the suspect is still at large, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. About 20 to 30 people were involved in a fight that took place during a soccer game at the school, sheriff’s deputies said. The three injured people suffered superficial stab wounds but their current conditions are unknown, deputies said. The man who stabbed three people […]