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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.

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    Crane Falls on Cars in New York; 1 Dead, 3 Injured

    One person was killed and three others injured when a 565-foot crane collapsed during Friday morning’s rush hour in snowy Lower Manhattan, authorities said. The lone fatality was a person sitting in a parked car, and the three injuries — two considered serious — occurred when pedestrians were hurt by falling debris, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. The crawler crane was being lowered into a secure position, with construction workers keeping pedestrians and traffic away from a busy street […]

  • Children arrive at Foothill Elementary School in Riverside on Feb. 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Sought for Chasing, Touching 4 Girls As They Walked to School in Riverside

    Authorities on Thursday were searching for a man involved in the sexual battery of four girls he chased and touched as they walked to school in Riverside the day before, police said. The incidents occurred between 7 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. at four separate locations, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department. The man, described as Hispanic, between 30 to 40 years of age, approached the girls near Gramercy Place & Jones Avenue, Gramercy Place & Crest Avenue, Gramercy Place & […]

  • A gas meter is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Higher Winter Gas Bills Not Linked to Porter Ranch Leak, SoCal Gas Says

    After Southern California Gas Co. customers complained about dramatic increases in their recent bills, speculating about a link to the leaking gas well above Porter Ranch, the company emphatically denied such a connection. SoCal Gas has not sought from the California Public Utilities Commission — nor been approved for — a rate hike to recover costs from the leak, the company said. Higher bills are likely a result of cold weather, which can prompt customers to use three to seven times as […]

  • Authorities investigate and officer involved shooting in Burbank on Jan. 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Sought in Alleged Kidnapping Shot by Officers in Burbank

    Burbank police responding to a possible kidnapping call opened fire on a man who allegedly tried to ram them with his truck Thursday morning. Authorities received a call about 4:10 a.m. from a woman was said she had been kidnapped, Burbank Police Department Sgt. Claudio Losacco said during a news conference. Officers found the 36-year-old woman, no longer with the alleged kidnapper, in the 2400 block of West Victory Boulevard near the 99 Cent Store she had called from, the Police Department stated in a news release. The […]

  • Past and current Los Angeles Dodgers players and associates visited on Jan. 27, 2016, with families of the victims of a terrorist attack in San Bernardino. (Credit: KTLA)

    Past, Current Dodgers Players Visit San Bernardino Victims’ Families

    Past and current Los Angeles Dodgers players and associates visited on Wednesday with families of the victims of a terrorist attack in San Bernardino last month. Kareen Wynter reports from San Bernardino for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.

  • The boundary of Southern California Gas Company property, where Aliso Canyon Storage Field is located, is seen on Dec. 22, 2015. (Credit: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)

    Communities Near Porter Ranch Can Seek Relocation Due to Gas Leak: LA City Council

    People who live in neighborhoods near Porter Ranch can now seek relocation benefits due to concerns over an ongoing gas leak from a damaged well. Chris Burrous reports from Porter Ranch for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 27, 2016. People who live in neighborhoods near Porter Ranch can seek relocation benefits after a massive gas leak prompted concern among locals, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday. Kareen Wynter reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News […]

  • Friends expressed their grief at the loss of two young classmates at a vigil at Arcadia High School on Jan. 25, 2016.

    Arcadia Teens Mourned at Vigil as Uncle Suspected in Slayings Agrees to Surrender to U.S.

    An estimated 500 people gathered at Arcadia High School Monday night to mourn and remember two brothers found dead in their own home last week. The bodies of 16-year-old William and 15-year-old Anthony Lin were found just after 12:45 p.m. Friday at their home in the 400 block of Fairview Avenue. Investigators believe they were beaten to death. On Monday night, stunned classmates and friends remembered the brothers as fun-loving and funny. Their principal described the boys as two bright […]

  • Flight status monitors at Los Angeles International Airport show cancellations on the morning of Jan. 22, 2016, as a massive storm hit the East Coast. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    East Coast Storm Leads to Airport Delays, Cancellation of Thousands of Flights

    Powerful winter storms battering the East prompted airlines to delay and cancel dozens of flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. Airport authorities reported that a total of 86 arriving and departing flights were delayed and an additional 80 were canceled. Most of the affected flights were to or from East Coast cities, including Washington, D.C., New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions are forecast in the Mid-Atlantic region, including […]

  • Aerial images from over SoCal Gas' leaking Aliso Canyon well above Porter Ranch show the facility on Dec. 17, 2015. (Credit: Earthworks/Pete Dronkers)

    As Porter Ranch Residents Demand Facility Shut Down, Air Monitoring of Gas Leak Expands

    Public health officials continue to believe there will be no long-term health effects from a massive, monthslong natural gas leak near Porter Ranch, but they are expanding their air monitoring efforts and may reevaluate that assessment. The announcement came at a Los Angeles County news conference Wednesday morning on the ongoing leak at Southern California Gas Co.’s troubled Aliso Canyon facility, first discovered on Oct. 23. Thousands of residents have been relocated, and school campuses have closed. “We recognize that the […]