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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
  • Gloria Allred stands with her client Daniella Mohazab at a news conference May 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Current and Former Students Sue, Providing Graphic Details About USC Gynecologist’s Alleged Behavior

    Seven women have come forward in four separate lawsuits against the University of Southern California and its long-time gynecologist, George Tyndall, who resigned last year and is now at the center of still-unfolding scandal. One plaintiff is being represented by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who spoke alongside her client at a news conference Tuesday. The plaintiff, graduate student Daniella Mohazab, described in graphic detail her interactions with Tyndall. She said she sought care from Tyndall on April 14, 2016, for a sexually transmitted […]

  • School President of USC CL Max Nikias attends The University Of Southern California's Commencement Ceremony at Alumni Park at USC on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

    Faculty Members Call for USC President to Step Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal

    Two hundred USC professors on Tuesday demanded the resignation of university President C. L. Max Nikias, saying he had “lost the moral authority to lead” in the wake of revelations that a campus gynecologist was kept on staff for decades despite repeated complaints of misconduct. In a letter to USC’s Board of Trustees, the faculty members wrote that they had come together to “express our outrage and disappointment over the mounting evidence of President Nikias’ failure to protect our students, […]

  • Emergency crews gather in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School where 10 people were killed on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Credit: Daniel KramerAFP/Getty Images)

    No Victims Killed in Crossfire Between Gunman, Law Enforcement During Texas School Shooting: Sheriff

    Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said Monday he doesn’t believe any of the victims killed Friday at Santa Fe High School were shot by officers during the crossfire with the suspected shooter. The sheriff said the two school resource officers, who arrived at the school about four minutes after the shooting started and engaged the suspected shooter, were “heroes.” Their actions enabled other officers to arrive and evacuate teachers, administrators and students, Trochesset told reporters. Trouchesset said officers exchanged gunfire […]

  • Jared Black is shown in an undated photo released on May 18, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    SoCal Family, Friends Mourn Jared Black, 17-Year-Old Victim in Texas School Shooting

    Jared Black, who was killed in a shooting rampage at a Texas high school, is being mourned in Southern California, where he has friends and family. Jared turned 17  just three days before the shooting, and had planned to celebrate with a birthday party Saturday, according to his stepmother Damita Kilgore. He was among the 10 killed at Santa Fe High School, southeast of Houston, on Friday. At least 13 others were wounded. “It’s hard,” said Nick Black, Jared’s brother, […]

  • Friends and family attend a vigil held at the First Bank in Santa Fe for the victims of a shooting incident at Santa Fe High School, where a shooter killed at least 10 students on May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Credit: Bob Levey / Getty Images)

    Texas High School Shooting Survivor Remembers ‘He Pointed the Revolver at Her and Shot Her’

    At 7:45 Friday morning, Santa Fe High School sophomore Zachary Muehe was checking his cell phone while he waited for art class to start. Other students were chatting. Then, he remembers with absolute clarity, he heard two loud blasts. Muehe says he turned and saw one of his classmates, junior Dimitrios Pagourtzis, standing there, dressed as usual in his long, dark duster — apparently the same one that Pagourtzis had posted photos of with an Iron Cross and hammer-and-sickle insignia […]

  • Dimitrios Pagourtz is seen in a booking photo released by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

    Family of Teen in Texas Accused of Killing 10 People and Wounding More Express Condolences to Victims

    The family of the 17-year-old boy accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 others at a Texas high school Friday issued a statement expressing condolences to the victims. Dimitrios Pagourtzis’ family members said they are “as shocked and confused as anyone by these events that occurred.” Pagourtzis is a “smart, quiet, sweet boy,” they said. The statement, issued through a law firm, says the family is cooperating with investigators and will make no other public comments until the fact-finding […]

  • Deputies respond to a body found in Calabasas on May 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man’s Body Found in Drainage Ditch in Calabasas Area

    Authorities found a man’s body in a ditch in the unincorporated area of Calabasas on Wednesday morning. Officers responded to the 1600 block of Las Virgenes Canyon Road at around 11:43 a.m., when a passerby called about a man lying on a drainage ditch, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The deputies found the victim unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the agency said. It was unclear whether the man was killed there or the body […]

  • The family of Andrew Chavez and Clotee Reyes attend a news conference on May 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    $30,000 Reward Offered in 2017 Shooting Death of 2 Teens in Lancaster

    Authorities on Wednesday offered a $30,000 reward for information in the 2017 shooting death of two teenagers in Lancaster. Andrew Chavez, 18, and Clotee Reyes, 19, were speaking to friends outside a party in the 43000 block of Sixth Street East on Sept. 20 when the incident happened, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The agency said gunshots were fired from a northbound black car into the crowd at around 1:46 a.m., fatally wounding the victims. The driver […]

  • A Palestinian man holding his national flag walks in the smoke billowing from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Khan Yunis on May 14, 2018. (Credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

    At Least 58 Palestinians Killed in Gaza Protests as U.S. Embassy Opens

    Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians in bloody clashes at the Gaza border Monday in the deadliest day there since the 2014 war, as the US officially opened its Embassy in Jerusalem just 50 miles away. At least 58 Palestinians died, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, during protests over the Trump administration’s controversial relocation of the Embassy from Tel Aviv, a move that has been praised by Israelis but has enraged Palestinians. Most of the dead were killed by Israeli fire near […]