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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
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    Armed ‘Sexual Predator’ Sought in Series of Rapes of Women Working as Prostitutes: LAPD

    Los Angeles police and the county Sheriff’s Department are looking for a man who has been preying on women working as prostitutes, holding them at gunpoint and taking them to a secluded location to rape them. The most recent crime occurred Friday morning, the commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s high-profile Robbery-Homicide Division said at a Friday afternoon news conference. The series of sex assaults on women has been taking place since January 2014, and investigators have identified […]

  • Police investigate the death of a woman who fell from a parking garage in Alhambra on Dec. 14, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested After Woman Falls to Her Death From Alhambra Parking Garage

    A man was arrested Thursday morning after a woman he said was his wife fell to her death from the sixth story of a parking garage in Alhambra. The man, identified by police as 55-year-old Russell Henry Errett, called authorities just after 1 a.m. saying his wife had fallen from the structure located at 26 N. First St., Alhambra Police Department Sgt. R. Rongavilla said. Arriving officers found the woman in an alley at the bottom of the six-story structure, […]

  • Russell Simmons Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 5 More Women, L.A. Times Reports

    Five more women have come forward to accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, including one who alleged she was raped, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Kareen Wynter reports from West Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 13, 2017.  

  • Santa Ana Police Department on Dec. 12, 2017 released surveillance video of a robbery that occurred in November.

    Santa Ana Police Look for Man Who Threw Beer Cans at Liquor Store Clerk During Attempted Robbery

    Santa Ana police on Tuesday asked for the public’s help in identifying a man who was captured on camera throwing beer cans at a liquor store clerk during an attempted robbery late last month. Surveillance video showed the man walking into the store along the 1200 block of West MacArthur Boulevard on Nov. 25 and chatting with the clerk before walking down the aisles. The man appeared to ask clerk for assistance and eventually the two walk back to the […]

  • Video Captures Violent Crash in Whittier That Left Driver Injured, Witnesses Say

    Several surveillance videos show the dramatic moments when a vehicle crashed into a parked car and overturned in Whittier, leaving a driver injured, witnesses told KTLA Monday. Christina and Gianni Cortez said they were jolted by a powerful crash Saturday night that occurred in front of their bedroom window, right outside their apartment complex in the 14400 block of East Mulberry Street. “The impact was very loud — so loud that the apartment building emptied out,” Gianni Cortez said. “On […]

  • A firefighter battles flames in poor visibility in Lake View Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Creek Fire: Unhealthy Air Quality Declared in Parts of L.A. County Amid Raging Blaze

    Smoke from the fast-moving Creek fire near Sylmar has caused poor air quality, prompting Los Angeles County officials to urge residents in neighboring communities to avoid going outdoors and to limit exercise. The unhealthy air quality has been declared in portions of the San Fernando Valley, Lake View Terrace, Sylmar, Malibu and Santa Monica. Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer Jeffrey Gunzenhauser urged residents living in those communities, especially children and the elderly, to be especially cautious “It is difficult […]

  • LAPD Seeks 2 Women Who Robbed 84-Year-Old Man in Rampart Area

    Police on Tuesday were seeking two women who robbed an 84-year-old man inside a business in the Rampart area of Los Angeles. The robbery happened on Nov. 22 at 7:40 p.m. at a store in the 600 block of Alvarado Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim went inside the business to buy canned food, authorities said. The women approached the man and one of them reached inside his rear pant pocket and grabbed his wallet.  The […]

  • Trees sway in the Santa Ana Winds as a smoke rises from the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange, on October 9, 2017. (Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Strongest and Longest’ Santa Ana Winds of the Season, Extreme Fire Danger Expected in L.A. Area This Week

    Deflate your giant Santas and unplug those twinkly holiday lights: The Santa Ana winds are coming to town. Authorities anticipate high fire risk with a red flag warning in effect through Thursday — Los Angeles and Ventura counties could see wind gusts between 50 and 70 mph Monday night into Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts. “This will likely be the strongest and longest duration Santa Ana wind event we have seen so far this season,” the National Weather Service red […]

  • Flynn Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to FBI, Says He’s Cooperating With Mueller’s Russia Probe

    Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia’s ambassador and disclosed that he is cooperating with the special counsel’s office. Flynn is the first person inside President Donald Trump’s administration to be reached by special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. The developments are a sign that the investigation is intensifying, and details revealed Friday provide the clearest picture yet of coordination between Flynn and other Trump advisers in their contact […]