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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 owner of two dogs who went missing after her Culver City home was allegedly burglarized on Nov. 21, 2014, provided these photos.

    2 Small Dogs With Medical Conditions Go Missing After Culver City Home Burglary

    The owner of two small dogs with medical conditions who went missing after a Culver City home burglary said Sunday she feared the animals had been stolen and offered a $500 reward for their safe return. Sue Downing’s home was allegedly burglarized Friday and her two small dogs may have been taken. “I’ve scoured the house, the yard, the neighborhood. I hope somebody has them,” Downing said. While one of Downing’s three dogs remained at the ramshackle residence, she worried the […]

  • A county coroner's van responds to a fatal police shooting in Long Beach on Nov. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot Dead by Long Beach Police Responding to Call Involving Juvenile Runaway

    Long Beach police officers responding to a help call involving a runaway girl fatally shot a man on Friday, authorities said. Officers were called to a residence in the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue (map) about 8:10 a.m., according to Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Marlene Arrona, who released few details about the death. “During the course of the investigation” a man was shot inside a home, Arrona said. A knife was found at the scene, she said. Paramedics responded and […]

  • Heavy rainfall caused mud to enter a Glendora home on Nov. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heavy Rainfall Brings Mudslides and Hail to San Gabriel Valley

    Glendora residents were asked to assess their homes after at least one local house and car were damaged by mud during heavy rainfall that brought hail elsewhere in the San Gabriel Valley Friday morning. The mudslide left a huge mess in a San Gabriel Mountain foothill neighborhood within the area still recovering from the nearly 2,000-acre Colby Fire, which occurred in January. “Those hills just unloaded mud like crazy,” said Arthur Ludwick, president of the Easley Estates homeowners association. Homeowners were drawn the […]

  • Investigators worked at the scene where two children died in a residential fire in San Bernardino on Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Extreme Fire Hazards’ Found at Illegally Occupied Home Where 2 Children Died in Fire

    Two young children died and their father was critically injured Thursday morning after a fire broke out at their illegally occupied San Bernardino apartment, which lacked a smoke detector, authorities said. The children’s pregnant mother had gone into labor just hours before the fire and checked herself into the hospital, authorities said. She had not been told of her family’s fate. Firefighters arrived shortly after 3:05 a.m. at the home, in the 200 block of West 14th Street (map), and heard screams coming from inside, […]

  • American Rabbi Killed in Synagogue Attack Remembered by Childhood Friend in Los Angeles

    Rabbi Kalman Levine was one of four rabbis killed Tuesday in the Jerusalem synagogue slayings. He was remembered on Tuesday by childhood friend, Rabbi Shimon Kraft. “It’s an honor to have him in our family” Kraft said. “He was so well respected in the community there and loved by everybody. It’s a tremendous loss.” The 55-year-old Kansas City native passionately pursued a religious life of after high school when he first visited Israel. Levine spent two years enrolled in USC’s […]

  • Israeli emergency services members carry a body at the scene of an attack, by two Palestinians, on Israeli worshippers at a synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes burst into a Jerusalem synagogue and killed four Israelis before being shot dead, in the deadliest attack in the city in years. (Credit: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

    4 Worshipers, 1 Police Officer Killed in Attack at Jerusalem Synagogue

    A Jerusalem synagogue turned from a peaceful sanctuary to a house of horrors within moments Tuesday when two Palestinian cousins wielding a gun and butcher knives attacked during morning prayers, killing four rabbis and a policeman. Characterizing the attack as “blood libel” fanned by Palestinian leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a strong response for the deaths. Even as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack, Netanyahu insisted it was “not enough” of a response. Addressing reporters Tuesday […]

  • Hollywood HIlls homes are seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Some Hollywood Hills Residents Angry Over Loud, Corporate Sponsored Parties

    Some Hollywood Hills residents have expressed their anger over a number of loud, corporate sponsored parties being held in their neighborhood. Kareen Wynter reports from Hollywood Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. More videos:

  • Joseph Gatto is seen in an undated file photo.

    As Memorial Highway Is Named for Joseph Gatto, LAPD Asks for Tips in Unsolved Killing

    On a day when a freeway was dedicated in his name exactly a year after his death, the slain father of a state assemblyman was the subject of a renewed plea from Los Angeles police and his family for information leading to an arrest and prosecution in his killing. Joseph Gatto, a highly-respected retired art teacher and jewelry-maker, was found shot to death in his home in an affluent area of the Silver Lake neighborhood on the evening of Nov. […]

  • Striking Nurses Demand Tougher Ebola Safety Precautions

    Kaiser Permanente nurses were picketing in Westwood Wednesday morning. Among other things, they were demanding tougher Ebola safety precautions. Lynette Romero reports from Westwood for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 12, 2014. More video: Kareen Wynter reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 12, 2014.