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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
  • President Obama said ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. government is "taking every possible step" to keep the country safe and prevent acts of terror. (Credit: Pool. Photo taken Nov. 25, 2015)

    Obama: No ‘Specific and Credible Threat’ to US Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

    Ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. government is “taking every possible step” to keep the country safe, President Barack Obama said Wednesday, seeking to reassure travelers and adding there is no known “specific and credible threat” to the U.S. “We are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe,” Obama said following a meeting with his national security advisers. Obama said he and his team “know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the […]

  • LAPD officers investigate after a robbery call led to the hospitalization of a woman in Palms on Nov. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Seen ‘Covered in Blood’ After LAPD Responds to Violent Robbery in Palms

    A woman, described by a witness as heavily bloodied, was hospitalized after being robbed and stabbed inside her home in the Palms neighborhood Tuesday, Los Angeles police said. Officers were first called to a report of a robbery in the 3700 block of Delmas Terrace just before 11:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The assailant, described only as a black man, attacked a woman in her mid-20s inside her home, LAPD Officer Hector Madrigal said. The victim had met her attacker […]

  • Porter Ranch residents are seen protesting after they say the strong odor of gas hit the area following a leak. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCal Gas May Need Several Months to Plug Leak Affecting Porter Ranch Residents

    Southern California Gas Co. is warning that it might need several months to plug a natural gas leak that has been sickening residents in the San Fernando Valley for weeks. A leaking well in the Santa Susana Mountains, more than a mile from the nearest homes in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Porter Ranch, has elicited hundreds of complaints from residents and drawn the scrutiny of state regulators and health officials. The gas company discovered the leak at its Aliso […]

  • Police are seen near the Hollywood and Highland intersection on Nov. 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Security Concerns Grow in Hollywood After Tourist Stabbed in Neck

    Security concerns grew Thursday after a tourist was stabbed in the neck the in the Hollywood and Highland area the day before. Kareen Wynter reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 19, 2015.

  • A witness captured this image of a man in custody after a stabbing at Hollywood & Highland on Nov. 18, 2015. (Credit: Shawn Walker)

    2 Off-Duty NYPD Officers Stop Hollywood and Highland Stabbing Suspect, Help Victim: LAPD

    A Russian tourist who was with his family was stabbed at the popular Hollywood & Highland center on Wednesday afternoon, and two off-duty NYPD officer detained the attacker and helped the victim, Los Angeles police said. Officers were called to the Hollywood shopping center — in an area that attracts thousands of tourists — at 1:10 p.m. for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, according to LAPD Officer Jenny Houser. Multiple witnesses told KTLA that the victim was a tourist […]

  • A car landed on its passenger side after crashing into a church in Culver City on Nov. 18, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs News)

    Street Racing, DUI Suspected After Car Crashes Into Culver City Church: Police

    Culver City police believe street racing and alcohol played a role in a car crashing into a church early Wednesday morning, authorities said. Two vehicles were traveling eastbound on Washington Boulevard at “an extremely high rate of speed” around 1 a.m. when one of the vehicles lost control, jumped the curb and went into Seventh-Day Adventist Church, which is located in the 11800 block of Washington Boulevard, according to the Culver City Police Department. Two men, both in their 20s, were found […]

  • An LAPD patrol car is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Security Increased in Los Angeles Following Recent Terror Attacks in Paris

    The Los Angeles Police Department has increased security around the city in response to the recent terror attacks in Paris. Kareen Wynter reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 17, 2015.

  • French fighter jets bombed a series of ISIS sites in Raqqa, Syria, on Sunday in what officials described as a major bombardment. (Credit: French Ministry of Defense)

    ‘France Is at War,’ French President Says After Paris Attacks; ISIS Threatens US Is Next

    Declaring that “France is at war,” President Francois Hollande on Monday proposed sweeping new laws and more spending on public safety in response to Friday’s terror attacks in Paris — promising to eradicate terrorism, but not at the expense of his country’s freedom. At the same time, ISIS threatened the United States that it could be next. “I swear to God, as we struck France in its stronghold Paris, we will strike America in its stronghold, Washington,” an ISIS fighter […]

  • Actor Charlie Sheen arrives for the premiere of Dimension Films' 'Scary Movie 5' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood,. (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

    Charlie Sheen Expected to Announce He’s HIV Positive on Tuesday’s ‘Today’ Show

    Charlie Sheen is expected to disclose that he is HIV positive in an exclusive “Today” Show interview on Tuesday, a source with direct knowledge of the interview told CNNMoney. On Monday, NBC announced that the actor would be making a “revealing personal announcement” on the “Today” show Tuesday morning. The source told CNNMoney that Sheen is expected to discuss his HIV condition when he sits down with Matt Lauer live from the “Today” show studio in New York City. In […]