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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
  • A hazmat crew responds after a woman and two children were found covered in white powder in South L.A. on Oct. 19, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Baby Covered in White Powder Dies After Being Found Naked Alongside Woman, Child in South L.A. Parking Lot

    A 2-month-old girl was pronounced dead after she was found naked alongside another young girl and a woman – all of them covered in white powder – behind a market in the Historic South-Central neighborhood of Los Angeles early Thursday morning. About 1:44 a.m., police responded to the rear parking lot of Numero Uno Market near the intersection of East 23rd and South San Pedro streets after someone reported hearing screaming, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Mike Rimkunas said. Officers […]

  • SoCal Event Planner Accused of Stealing Thousands of Dollars in Deposits as Part of Alleged Scam

    More than a dozen families in Southern California have filed lawsuits or police reports against an alleged scam artist who they say offered her services as an event coordinator and allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars in deposits. Kareen Wynter reports from Whittier for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 18, 2017.

  • The suspect is seen in a still image from a surveillance video released by LAPD on Oct. 17, 2017.

    Man Sought in Caught-on-Video Thefts Inside Whole Foods Market in Mid-Wilshire Area

    Los Angeles police on Tuesday released surveillance footage showing two grand thefts inside a Whole Foods in the Mid-Wilshire area over the weekend as they sought the public’s help in identifying a suspect. The thefts occurred Sunday between 1:05 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. in the 6300 block of West Third Street, according to LAPD. The area is on the border of the Fairfax District. In both incidents, the man approached the victims from behind and — as their backs were […]

  • Teen Fatally Shot in Harbor City; Police Investigating

    A teenage boy was fatally shot in Harbor City on Monday evening, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of West Anaheim Street around 6 p.m. The teen collapsed on the sidewalk outside of the apartment complex where he lived after being shot, police said. He was shot at least once and multiple shell casings were found at the scene, according to authorities. “This is a young person that was a victim of […]

  • People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gunfire was heard on Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Credit: David Becker/Getty Images)

    Las Vegas Police Agree With Hotel That Guard Was Shot 40 Seconds Before; 45 Victims Still Hospitalized

    Las Vegas authorities have revised the timeline of the mass shooting, saying Stephen Paddock shot a hotel security guard around the time he began firing on the crowd, not six minutes earlier. Speaking at a Friday news conference, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo didn’t offer any new information about what motivated Paddock to open fire on a country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, leaving 58 people dead. He said the number of […]

  • An aerial view of homes that were destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on October 11, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    31 Killed, Hundreds Still Reported Missing in NorCal Wildfires as Thousands Remain Evacuated

    The misery and heartbreak caused by the one of the deadliest wildfire outbreaks in California’s history aren’t going to end anytime soon, officials said Thursday. “We’re not even close to being out of this emergency,” Mark Ghilarducci, the director of California’s Office of Emergency Services, said Thursday afternoon. The fires that are devastating Northern California have killed 31 people, according to Cal Fire, making it one of the deadliest series of fires ever in the state. The largest of the […]

  • Jet Skiers Interact With Orcas During Trip to Catalina Island; Whale Researcher Says Encounter Was Dangerous to Animals

    A group of jet skiers were surprised when a pod of orcas began swimming and interacting with them while they traveled to Catalina Island on Friday. However, a whale researcher who was also on the water that day told KTLA the encounter poised a serious danger to the whales. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on October 11, 2017.

  • An injured person is tended to in the intersection of Tropicana Ave. and Las Vegas Boulevard after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on Oct. 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Las Vegas Gunman Shot at Security Guard Before Opening Fire on Festival Crowds

    Stephen Paddock shot a security guard before opening fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas last weekend, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. The guard was investigating an alarm signaling that a door had been left open on the same floor as Paddock’s room. Paddock shot Jesus Campos in the leg, injuring him at 9:59 p.m. on October 1, according to Lombardo. At 10:05 p.m, Paddock shot numerous rounds into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from his room on the 32nd […]

  • Katie Evans is seen with her twins in a photo posted to a YouCaring page.

    Santa Clarita Mother of 6 Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Way Home From Visiting Twin Babies at Hospital

    A 37-year-old mother of six who was returning to her Santa Clarita home late Friday night from a hospital visit with her premature twin babies was killed in a possible DUI crash, according to authorities and relatives. Katie Evans was driving in the area of Golden Valley Road and Valley Center Drive when she was struck head-on by a vehicle that had lost control after sideswiping another car, said Shirley Miller, a public information officer for the Santa Clarita Valley […]