Lauren Lyster
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Lauren Lyster is a freelance reporter for KTLA 5 News.

Previously, Lauren worked for ABC News based in Los Angeles, reporting for the network’s shows including “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight,” and for ABC stations across the country with ABC NewsOne. Lauren was the network’s first correspondent on the ground during the breaking news of the Orlando Pulse nightclub terror attack, leading special report coverage from the scene. Her reporting has taken her from Hurricane Matthew in Florida, to wildfires in Southern California, to tornadoes in Texas. And she was anchoring the early morning network broadcast during the breaking news of the Brussels terror attack. For ABC stations, her assignments ranged from the San Bernardino terror attack, to red carpet award shows such as the Oscars, to highlights of the 2016 presidential race including the Democratic National Convention and election night.

Prior to ABC, Lauren was a correspondent at CBS News based in New York where she often anchored the network’s early morning broadcasts and reported primarily for CBS stations with Newspath, focused on MoneyWatch reports and consumer news.

Lauren has also worked as a video host and correspondent for Yahoo Finance, where she anchored a live daily show from the Nasdaq MarketSite, reported live during big IPOs such as Twitter and Alibaba, and interviewed newsmakers in the business world.

Lauren graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Lauren is a native of Southern California, originally from Irvine.


Recent Articles
  • Volunteers prepare thousands of Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 22, 2107. (Credit: KTLA)

    Volunteers Serve Some 4,000 Thanksgiving Meals at L.A. Mission on Skid Row

    Volunteers are preparing about 4,000 Thanksgiving meals Wednesday at the Los Angeles Mission. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 22, 2017.

  • Buena Park High School is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Buena Park Police Investigate Reposting of School Threat

    Multiple Orange County schools will continue to have an increased police presence this week even after investigators deemed threats on social media of campus shootings to be not credible, authorities said. Buena Park police were alerted to a second Instagram post Wednesday after Anaheim police arrested a teenager Tuesday who allegedly posted on Instagram about shootings that would happen Friday at four high schools. The latest post came from a different account that was traced back to a Buena Park resident, said […]

  • A man was caught on security camera taking a package from a Hancock Park home on Nov. 15, 2017.

    Security Video Shows Man Stealing Package From Hancock Park Home

    Authorities on Wednesday were seeking a man caught on security camera allegedly stealing a package from a Hancock Park home. Lauren Lyster reports for KTLA 5 News on Nov. 15, 2017.

  • An Amazon fulfillment center is seen on November 15, 2016 in Peterborough, England. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    Amazon to Fill 3,000 Inland Empire Positions During 2-Day Hiring Event

    Amazon announced it will be holding a two-day hiring event beginning Tuesday to fill 3,000 positions in the Inland Empire. Job seekers can apply by attending one of the events held at the Moreno Valley Conference Center located at 14075 Frederick Street in Moreno Valley. The hiring events take place Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many applicants will be hired on the spot, the company stated in a news release. […]

  • Cameron Terrell was identified in a music video by other students. (Credit: InsomniaMusicGroup)

    Palos Verdes High Student Charged in South L.A. Murder Will Study Off-Campus After Parents’ Backlash

    A Palos Verdes High School student charged with murder in an alleged gang shooting will no longer attend classes on campus, instead attending an off-site study program, after parents at the school on Monday protested his attendance. Cameron Terrell, 18, was arrested with two juveniles in an Oct. 1 shooting in the Manchester Square neighborhood of South Los Angeles that left 21-year-old Justin Holmes dead. School officials and Terrell’s family reached an agreement to have him study off-campus after several […]

  • Flags are placed for every fallen soldier at Riverside National Cemetery on Nov. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Flags Placed in Honor of Every Fallen Soldier at Riverside National Cemetery

    Volunteers placed thousands of flags in honor of every fallen soldier at Riverside National Cemetery Friday. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 10, 2017

  • Alex Giovanni Zepeda is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    14-Year-Old Arrested in Fatal Shooting of College Student Outside Wilmington Halloween Party

    A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old college student outside a Halloween party in Wilmington, officials announced Tuesday. The shooting occurred about 1:45 a.m. Oct. 28, when Alex Giovani Zepeda stepped outside a party in the 1100 block of West Cruces Street. Zepeda, who was a sophomore at Cal State Fullerton, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officials said the party was not a “gang party” but […]

  • A student holds a teddy bear at Castle View Elementary School in Riverside on Nov. 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Students Welcomed Back With Teddy Bears Following Deadly Hostage Situation at Riverside School

    Students and staff were welcomed back to Castle View Elementary School in Riverside Monday. The elementary school had been closed since Tuesday, when a parent who took a teacher hostage was eventually shot and killed by police. The school, located at 6201 Shaker Drive, remained closed the rest of the week, but community members and law enforcement came out to greet those returning to the school Monday and welcome them with a teddy bear. “We want to just show our […]

  • Authorities surround the scene where a late night pursuit on Nov. 2, 2017, ended in Pasadena. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Late Night Chase Ends in Pasadena and Suspects Still at Large; Officials Say May Be Related to O.C. Armed Robbery

    After a late night pursuit from Orange County to Pasadena, authorities on Friday are searching for the two or three people involved who may also be suspects in a cell phone store burglary in Laguna Niguel, officials said. The pursuit happened Thursday night, beginning with Buena Park police pursuing a vehicle in Laguna Niguel in a chase that California Highway Patrol officers took over by about 11:10 p.m., according to Pasadena police. CHP started pursuing the vehicle when it reached […]