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
  • The Mary River turtle, native to Queensland, Australia, has a distinctive green punk-rock hairstyle, two spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals. (Credit: Zoological Society of London)

    5 Significant Environmental Events That Have Happened Since Last Earth Day

    Earth Day turns 48 this year and millions of people in roughly 200 countries will unite Sunday to find ways to protect and celebrate the planet. In the past year, we’ve had environmental victories as well as defeats, all of which will have effects on the planet in some way. Here are five significant events that happened since the last Earth Day: We lost one rhino subspecies The world’s last male northern white rhino died last month, leaving the future of […]

  • Commuters make their way through turnstiles at the 7th Street and Metro Center station in downtown L.A. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Metro Offering Free Bus, Train Rides Sunday to Commemorate Earth Day

    Angelenos interested in helping cut down pollution can do so on the cheap this Sunday. In honor of Earth Day, Metro Los Angeles will be offering free rides on all bus and rail lines on April 22, the official date of the annual event. The transit service announced the free rides last month, after Metro’s board of directors acted on a motion from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who also serves as board chairman. Fare boxes at Metro transit stations […]

  • Students at Cleveland High School in Reseda form the words "We Will" on their quad on April 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. Students Participate in National Walkout Activities on Anniversary of Columbine School Shooting

    Students are taking to the streets again Friday to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting. Starting at 10 a.m., students at many schools will spend 13 seconds honoring the 13 people — 12 students and one teacher — killed on that day in Littleton, Colo. After that, they’ll participate in a host of different activities. Within L.A. Unified, one school is having an open-mic event for students to talk about school violence, and lawmakers […]

  • People participate in Friday's National School Walkout in Washington Square Park in New York, New York on April 20, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    National School Walkout Renews Calls for Gun Safety 19 Years After Columbine Massacre

    For the second time in two months, thousands of students from across the country are streaming out of class Friday as part of a National School Walkout to demand action on gun reform — even as Florida police investigate a fresh shooting that injured a high school student Friday morning. Students are walking out of class at 10 a.m. in each time zone to observe a moment of silence for shooting victims. Before Friday’s walkouts began, the latest school shooting happened in Ocala, Florida, some 65 […]

  • Mike Pompeo attends his confirmation hearing for becoming CIA director on Jan. 12, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo Secretly Met With Kim Jong Un in North Korea: Source

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea over Easter weekend for a meeting with leader Kim Jong Un, sources confirmed to CNN on Tuesday. One source said Pompeo took only intelligence officials with him on the trip, no White House or State Department officials. The meeting between Pompeo and Kim comes ahead of a planned historic summit between the North Korean leader and US President Donald Trump, currently planned for sometime in late May or early June. It will […]

  • Motorcycle Riders Honor Fallen Soldiers, Vets at 6th Annual Heroes Ride in L.A.

    Motorcycle riders gathered in the streets of Los Angeles to honor fallen officers and military veterans. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 15, 2018.

  • Advocates Ask L.A. Mayor Garcetti to Take Action to Protect Homeless Women

    Advocates staged a campout in downtown Los Angeles asking Mayor Eric Garcetti to take action to protect homeless women. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 15, 2018.

  • Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 14, 2018. (Credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

    U.S. Is ‘Locked and Loaded’: Nikki Haley Addresses Syria Strikes at U.N. Security Council Meeting

    The United States and Russia blamed each other Saturday for heightened international tensions after US, UK and French strikes against targets in Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons. As leaders of the three Western allies exchanged calls declaring the strikes a success against future use of illegal munitions, the US and Russian ambassadors to the United Nations pointed fingers during an emergency session of the UN Security Council. The overnight strikes hit three sites — one in Damascus and two […]

  • Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Former FBI Director James Comey Paints Unsparing Portrait of Trump in Devastating Tell-All Book

    It is nothing less than the most devastating, contemporaneous takedown of a sitting president in modern history. The James Comey storm, brewing menacingly on the horizon for months, slammed into the White House just after 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, as the first leaks of the fired FBI director’s explosive new book started gushing out. Proving that revenge is a dish best served cold, Comey waited 11 months to exact his retribution for his dismissal by President Donald Trump last […]