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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
  • 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 […]

  • A health care worker is seen preparing for an Ebola drill at UCLA Medical Center in October 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ebola Response Drill Held at UCLA Medical Center

    Health care workers held an Ebola response drill at the UCLA Medical Center on Friday to test the capabilities of local facilities to deal with an outbreak. Kareen Wynter reports from Westwood for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Oct. 17, 2014.

  • Exteriors of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. (Credit: CNN)

    Second Ebola Nurse May Have Had Symptoms Four Days Earlier Than Reported

    A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many as four days before authorities once indicated, meaning that she might have been contagious while flying on not just one, but two commercial flights, officials said Thursday. Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, one day after she took a Frontier flight from Cleveland to Dallas. Tests later found that Vinson — who was among those who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in […]

  • A file picture shows Panama's General Manuel Antonio Noriega speaking in Panama City. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Giuliani Takes on Former Dictator Noriega in ‘Call of Duty’ Dispute

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be in court in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon to take on Panama’s former military dictator, Manuel Noriega, in a legal fight about a video game. Noriega sued Santa Monica video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc. in July because he didn’t care for the way he was depicted in its popular game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” Giuliani said he would ask a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to dismiss the […]

  • Ebola virus (Credit: CDC)

    CDC Considers Putting 76 Health Care Workers at Dallas Hospital on TSA’s No-Fly List: Official

    The CDC is considering putting 76 health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas hospital on the TSA’s no-fly list, an official familiar with the situation said. The day before she went to the hospital with Ebola symptoms, Amber Vinson was flying halfway across the country on a commercial jet with 132 other people. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said she never should have stepped foot on the flight, but another federal official told CNN […]

  • A Bradbury resident shot this picture of a bear on Oct. 10, 2014.

    Neighbors at Odds Over Bears in Bradbury Neighborhood

    A neighborhood was at odds Friday over a group of bears that have taken up residency in Bradbury.