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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
  • Fmr. gang members were hoping to make a new fresh start by removing old tattoos. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fmr. Gang Members Hope to Make a New Start by Removing Old Tattoos

    The independent, non- profit youth program, Homeboy Industries, started by Father Gregory Boyle decades ago,  expanded it’s services to include free gang tattoo removal using teams of volunteer doctors. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA News at 6 on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Officer Shaun Diamond was a 16-year veteran of law enforcement. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    Pomona SWAT Officer Killed While Serving Search Warrant Remembered as ‘Hero’

    A Pomona Police Department SWAT officer has died after being shot by a known gang member while serving a search warrant at a home in San Gabriel, officials announced early Wednesday morning. “It is with a heavy heart that we must deliver the news” of Officer Shaun Diamond’s death, the Police Department said in a statement. Diamond, 45, was one of 14 SWAT officers who participated in a multi-agency operation early Tuesday morning at a home in the 100 block […]

  • Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko was fatally struck by a suspected DUI driver on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (Credit: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)

    Deputy Killed in Hit-and-Run During Traffic Stop in Camarillo; Suspected DUI Driver Arrested

    A Ventura County Sheriff’s Office deputy was killed by a suspected DUI driver on the 101 Freeway while conducting a traffic stop in Camarillo early Tuesday, authorities said. Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko was struck in the area of the 101 Freeway and Lewis Road around 1:15 a.m. by a motorist who fled the scene, according to a news release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Kostiuchenko, 41, had just released the traffic violator who had been stopped and was walking back […]

  • A mother and her two children were injured when a vehicle crashed into a bus stop in University Park on Oct. 27, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother, Two Toddlers Hospitalized After Car Crashes Into Bus Stop in University Park

    A mother, and a 1 and 3-year-old were seriously injured when a sedan crashed into a bus stop in the University Park area of South L.A., according to officials. The crash occurred at 1172 West Jefferson Blvd. (map) around 1:05 p.m., a Los Angeles Fire Department alert stated. Car parts and shattered glass were scattered on the sidewalk next to the bus stop after the incident, Sky5 aerial footage showed. LAFD officials initially said the 32-year-old mother and a 1-year-old child were critically injured, but Rosa Saca with the USC medical […]

  • American Airlines is seen in a file photo.

    ‘Al-Qaeda Free Terror Network’ WiFi Connection Prompts American Airlines Flight Delay at LAX

    An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport to London was delayed late Sunday after a concerned passenger reported finding a wireless connection called “Al-Qaeda Free Terror Network” before the plane took off, according to the LAX Police Department. The incident was reported at Terminal 4 around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, LAXPD spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado said in a statement. Flight 136 was preparing to depart when an unidentified male passenger searching for a wireless network discovered the connection. He reported […]

  • The scene in Sacramento, where one deputy was shot on Oct. 24, 2014. (Credit: KTXL)

    2 Sacramento-Area Deputies Fatally Shot in Hourslong Crime Spree; 2 in Custody

    Three Sacramento-area sheriff’s deputies were shot, two fatally, in a crime spree that also left a civilian seriously wounded and prompted an hourslong manhunt Friday for a gunman described as heavily armed. One officer was fatally shot in Sacramento, and one of two other deputies shot in neighboring Placer County was also killed, authorities said. The slain Sacramento deputy, identified by at an afternoon news conference by Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones as 15-year veteran Danny Oliver, was shot in the forehead by the […]

  • Elizabeth Brewer is shown in a booking photo distributed by the Culver City Police Department.

    Ex-Teacher at Catholic Girls High School in L.A. Arrested on Suspicion Child Sex Assault of Student

    A former teacher at a Catholic girls’ high school on the Westside of Los Angeles has been arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault in connection with incidents that occurred between 2005 and 2007, authorities said Wednesday. Elizabeth Brewer, 39, was arrested Wednesday morning after a “lengthy investigation” into an alleged incidents that involved one of her underage students at Notre Dame Academy in Rancho Park, according to the Culver City Police Department. The alleged victim came forward within the last several […]

  • A sheared fire hyrdant caused the canopy at a Chevron gas station to collapse on Oct. 21, 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles News Group)

    Water From Sheared Fire Hydrant Causes Gas Station Roof Collapse in Ontario

    A sheared fire hydrant caused the roof of a Chevron gas station to collapse on Tuesday morning, authorities said. The incident began around 7 a.m. when a large dump truck backed into a fire hydrant at the intersection of Holt Avenue and Mountain Street (map), according to Jeff Higbee from the Fontana Police Department. Water from the sheared hydrant shot up into the air and filled the canopy covering the station, which caused the roof to collapse on top of […]

  • Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is  shown in a photo provided by LAPD shortly after he was last seen Sept. 17, 2014.

    CSUN Student Posted Car for Sale on Craigslist; Killer Responded: LAPD

    A 23-year-old CSUN student from Saudi Arabia whose body was found off the 10 Freeway near Palm Springs was fatally stabbed by a Long Beach man who responded to the student’s online ad to sell his car, police said Monday. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez, 28, of Long Beach appeared in court Monday to face allegations against him in the death of Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, who was last seen Sept. 17. Fernandez was charged with one count of murder with the special circumstances of murder during […]