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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
  • ‘No-Body Murder Charge’ Filed Against South Pasadena Father Suspected of Killing Missing 5-Year-Old Son: DA

    The South Pasadena father arrested late last week in Las Vegas on suspicion of killing his missing 5-year-old son has been charged with murder even though the boy’s body has not been found, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Monday. Lacey made the announcement at a late Monday morning news conference, where officials released new information on the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Aramazd Andressian Sr., who is accused of killing his 5-year-old son. Andressian Sr. 35, was arrested […]

  • Body Found in Santa Monica Mountains Believed to Be Missing 65-Year-Old Hiker

    A body found in the Santa Monica Mountains is believed to be that of a 65-year-old hiker who had been missing for five days. Clyde Miller, a Newbury Park resident and avid hiker, was last seen in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 17, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Officials from several agencies continued to search for Miller Friday. About 5:30 p.m. the body of a man fitting Miller’s description was found. Officials hoisted the body out of the […]

  • Woman Sues Uber Over Alleged Sexual Assault on Ride to Hollywood

    A woman on Thursday announced she had filed a lawsuit against Uber and is speaking out to warn other women after she says she was sexually assaulted by a driver on her way to an event in Hollywood. Kareen Wynter reports from Woodland Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 22, 2017. An Uber spokeswoman responded with the following statement: “What this rider reported is awful. Our Community Guidelines prohibit any sexual conduct and we removed the driver’s […]

  • Woman Sexually Assaulted While Walking to Car in Manhattan Beach; Man Sought: Police

    A woman was sexually assaulted over the weekend in Manhattan Beach, and police on Wednesday released a sketch of the suspect as they asked for the public’s help in finding her attacker. The victim was walking to her parked vehicle in the 800 block of Ardmore Avenue Saturday around midnight when she was approached behind by a man, according to a Manhattan Beach Police Department news release. Surveillance video from a neighbor’s home security system shows the man following the […]

  • Highland Park Man, Teen Son Accused of Trafficking Drugs Out of Home While Running Day Care

    A 48-year-old man and his teen son have been arrested after allegedly trying to sell hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine out of a Highland Park home where an unlicensed day care was being run, according to local authorities and federal court documents. A confidential informant led investigators to the father, Felipe Talamante, in May, a federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent’s affidavit states. Talamante then allegedly tried to sell an undercover California corrections agent 20 kilograms of cocaine […]

  • Cooler Coastal Conditions May Offer Escape From Heat Wave

    Locals and visitors may want to head to the coast this week as the first heat wave of the season continues throughout the SoCal region.  

  • Valley Celebrity Hairstylist Was ‘Brutally Murdered’ by Man His Wife Was Having Affair With; Both Charged: LAPD

    The wife of a celebrity hairstylist who was found dead in his backyard in January has been arrested on suspicion of killing him with the help of a man she was having an affair with, Los Angeles police said Friday. Fabio Sementilli, 49, was discovered stabbed to death in a pool of blood behind his Woodland Hills home on Jan. 23. Monica Sementilli, 45, and Robert Baker, 55, of Canoga Park were arrested Wednesday, when multiple search warrants were also […]

  • Bat-Signal Shines From L.A. City Hall in Honor of Actor Adam West

    Adam West, acclaimed actor known for his role in the 1960s Batman television series, was honored with a lighting of the Bat-signal from Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday night. The 88-year-old actor died from Leukemia on June 9. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck joined special “bat-guests” to light the Bat-signal in tribute to West’s portrayal of millionaire Bruce Wayne. DC Comics encouraged fans to “don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of […]

  • Longtime Circle K Cashier Fatally Shot at Lake Elsinore Store

    A longtime Circle K cashier was shot and killed early Wednesday in Lake Elsinore, officials said. Officers responded to the Circle K, located in the 16300 block of Lakeshore Drive, about 5:20 a.m. to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon and found a male victim, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA. The victim, identified by family members as 49-year-old Eric Whitcomb, was shot in the street near the store, officials said. Sheriff’s officials detained a person […]