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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
  • Ezeoma Obioha is shown in a closeup of a photo posted on his Facebook page on Dec. 28, 2014.

    Man Charged With Murder in Hollywood Shooting of Carrie Jean Melvin Over Business Dispute

    The 31-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed a woman in Hollywood over an apparent financial dispute was charged with capital murder on Tuesday. Ezeoma Chigozie Obioha entered a not guilty plea Tuesday afternoon at the downtown L.A. criminal courthouse. He was ordered held without bail. Obioha was arrested Friday and booked on suspicion of murder in the death of 30-year-old Carrie Jean Melvin. In addition to capital murder, he faces special circumstances allegations of lying in wait and murder for financial gain, according […]

  • A woman was detained after a teenager was fatally shot at a hotel in Rosemead on July 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother Arrested After Teenage Son Found Fatally Shot in Room at Rosemead Hotel

    A 49-year-old woman was arrested Monday evening, hours after the body of her 17-year-old son was found fatally shot at a Rosemead hotel. Deputies were called to the shooting about 10:10 a.m. in the 8700 block of Valley Boulevard, according to Lt. Victor Lewandowski of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Division. At the Valley Hotel, deputies found the teen inside Room 111, unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his upper torso, the lieutenant said. Later identified as George Hang, […]

  • Former "Deadliest Catch" producer Joe McMahon, 25, is seen in a Facebook photo.

    Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ Producer Fatally Shot in East Pasadena; Suspect Found Dead

    A 25-year-old former producer of the reality TV series “Deadliest Catch” was fatally shot in East Pasadena early Friday, and a suspect in the killing was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound hours later, authorities said. The first man, Joe McMahon had been an employee of Original Productions, which produces the popular TV show, the Discovery Channel told KTLA. He last worked on the series, which depicts the lives of Alaskan crab fishermen, in 2013. “We are heartsick about this tragedy […]

  • Loredana Nesci is shown in a photo posted to her website.

    Investigation Continues Into Death of Reality TV Lawyer Loredana Nesci; Boyfriend Held on $1M Bail

    An investigation continued Thursday into the death of reality TV lawyer Loredana Nesci, whose boyfriend was being held on $1 million bail in connection with the case. Police were called to a home in the 1900 block of Nelson Avenue in Redondo Beach after they received a phone call Wednesday from a distraught man, later identified as 51-year-old Robert Reagan. Arriving officers found the body of a 47-year-old woman who had been either shot or stabbed, according to Sgt. Fabian Saucedo of the Redondo Beach Police Department. […]

  • Feras Morad, right, is seen in a photo published on a fundraising website after his death. (Credit: GoFundMe)

    Long Beach Police Face Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting of Unarmed College Student

    His 16-year-old sister Ghada sees him in a stranger’s eyeglass case. His mother thinks of him when she’s upset and he’s not there to console her, and his father says he no longer has a philosophical sparring partner. Nearly two months after an unarmed Feras Morad, 20, was fatally shot by a Long Beach police officer, Morad’s family members say they’re still seeking answers to what happened that May night: Why did the officer not wait for backup before confronting […]

  • Loredana Nesci is shown in a photo posted to her website.

    Reality TV Lawyer Loredana Nesci Found Dead; Boyfriend Arrested in Redondo Beach: Report

    A 51-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning after the body of a deceased woman — reportedly his girlfriend, reality TV lawyer Loredana Nesci — was found inside a Redondo Beach residence. A distraught man called police at about 7:20 a.m. from a residence in the 1900 block of Nelson Avenue (map), Sgt. Fabian Saucedo of the Redondo Beach Police Department stated in a news release. Officers were sent to the location, where they found the deceased woman’s body inside, according to the news […]

  • Special Olympics athletes arrive at Loyola Marymount University on July 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Special Olympics Athletes Receive Red Carpet Welcome at Loyola Marymount University

    Special Olympics athletes received a red carpet welcome at Loyola Marymount University Tuesday. Kareen Wynter reports from Westchester for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on July 21, 2015. More Video;

  • LAPD was investigating a woman's body found outside a home in Brentwood on July 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elderly Woman’s Body Found Outside Brentwood Home on Sunset Boulevard: LAPD

    The body of a woman in her 80s was found outside her home in Brentwood in the 11500 block of Sunset Boulevard. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Monday, July 20, 2015.

  • A 13-month-old girl is rescued by a Sheriff's Department official on July 18, 2015. (Credit: LASD)

    Baby Rescued From Shed After Amber Alert Was Abducted by Pimp Who Assaulted Child’s Mother: LASD

    A 13-month-old girl who was recovered safely after an Amber Alert in the Antelope Valley was abducted by a pimp who had also brutally assaulted and tortured the baby’s mother, a sex worker, authorities said Monday. The child was found alone in a shed in Palmdale after her disappearance was reported about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, when her mother ran to a home to get help. The baby was expected to make a full recovery and was in the custody of the […]