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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 car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2009.   (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    More Than 100 California DMV Offices Impacted by Major Computer Outage

    More than 102 DMV offices throughout California are experiencing a major computer outage on Tuesday, according to Department of Motor Vehicles officials. The system experienced a “catastrophic hardware failure” and has to be rebuilt, officials said in a press release. DMV staff and crews have been working to fix the issue since Monday night. The DMV anticipates all the field offices will be fully functional by Wednesday morning. Offices will continue to provide driving tests, make return appointments, help with paperwork […]

  • A worker was stabbed to death at the Wilshire County Club on Oct. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Wilshire Country Club Employee Fatally Stabbed During Verbal Dispute With Another Worker; Man in Custody

    A verbal dispute between two employees of The Wilshire Country Club in Hancock Park ended with a man fatally stabbing the other, LAPD said Friday. The stabbing occurred around 10:45 p.m. Thursday at the country club, which is located in the 300 block of Rossmore Avenue, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman. The employees, both in their 20s, got into some type of verbal altercation that escalated and resulted in the stabbing, Eisenman said. Paramedics rushed the […]

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    Millions to Participate in Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Thursday

    More than 10 million Californians are expected to “drop, cover and hold on” Thursday morning as part of a worldwide exercise in earthquake preparedness. Started in Southern California in 2008 by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is expected to draw more than 17 million participants nationwide this year. At 10:20 a.m. local time Thursday, students, seniors, troops and others registered for the drill are set to practice the mantra of “drop, cover and hold on.” The […]

  • A woman suspected in a string of home robberies is shown in an image from surveillance video in Long Beach.

    Woman Sought After String of Home Burglaries Caught on Camera in Long Beach: Police

    Long Beach police are investigating on Wednesday after residents reported a string of home burglaries and car break-ins caught on surveillance video. The woman suspected in the burglaries has hit several homes in the area and usually strikes between midnight and 3 a.m., witnesses told KTLA. The victims began posting their concerns on a Long Beach community forum before filing police reports. “It was really terrifying; I was really uncomfortable for a number of weeks. I started seeing more and more pictures of […]

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    1 Man Dead After Being Struck by Car in Redondo Beach

    An elderly female was driving down Torrance Boulevard when she fatally struck an adult male before hitting a wall and overturning her vehicle, authorities said. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Lt. Joseph Hoffman of the Redondo Beach Police Department. Officers have not released the identity of the driver or victim. The driver was injured but conscious and rushed to the hospital, officials said. It is unknown why her car left the road, but there’s no indication […]

  • An overturned vehicle involved in a fatal crash in Redondo Beach remains at the scene on Oct. 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Redondo Beach: Police

    A man was struck and killed by a vehicle in Redondo Beach Tuesday, police said. The crash was reported at the intersection of Francisca Avenue and South Torrance Boulevard, according to the Redondo Beach Police Department. A woman, described by police as “elderly” was driving down Torrance Boulevard when she lost control of the her vehicle, struck the man, hit a wall, causing her vehicle to overturn. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to […]

  • Fire crews extinguished a transformer fire in Venice on Oct. 17, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    11,000 LADWP Customers Still Without Power After Rain-Related Outages

    Crews are working to restore service to approximately 11,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers Monday morning after widespread power outages overnight caused by an overnight storm, according to the agency. Venice had the most outages, with 7,900 customers without electricity as of 4:11 p.m., a DWP news release stated. Around 2,000 customers in Hollywood, Vermont-Slauson and Palms were also left without service. Other outages included the Sun Valley, Westchester and Hyde Park areas. As of 11:30 a.m., about 24,000 of the utility’s 1.4 […]

  • Summer Zervos sits alongside Gloria Allred at a news conference in L.A. on Oct. 14, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    Summer Zervos, ‘Apprentice’ Contestant, Tells Trump: ‘You Treated Me as an Object’

    Amid the controversy over a series of sexual assault allegations made against Donald Trump, celebrity attorney Gloria Allred on Friday brought forward Summer Zervos, a candidate on the reality show on which the Republican presidential candidate once starred. Zervos sat with Allred at a late morning news conference at Allred’s Beverly Hills-area office, describing a series of sexual advances from Trump and interactions in which, she said, he treated her as an “object.” Zervos felt it was her duty to speak […]

  • An LAPD employee was fatally shot in Whittier on Oct. 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Death of LAPD Detective Investigating Derrick Rose Likely Suicide: Police

    An LAPD employee who died after she was shot in Whittier on Tuesday was a veteran detective investigating the rape allegation against NBA star Derrick Rose, and her death was being handled as a suicide, police said. Nadine Hernandez, 44, was found about 2:45 p.m. at a home in the 8400 block of Via Serra Ramal suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced deceased, according to Lt. Jay Tatman of the Whittier Police Department. […]