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
  • Off-Duty LAPD Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash Was Collision Investigator, Father of 6-Year-Old Girl

    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer killed in a motorcycle crash in Porter Ranch Thursday night was identified by a coroner’s official Friday as 34-year-old John Gasparyan. The officer was riding his motorcycle southbound on Tampa Avenue approaching Chatworth Street when he collided with a car that was attempting to make a U-turn at the intersection, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Josh Rubenstein said. The officer was in grave condition following the crash and later died at a local hospital, […]

  • Pictured is a home on Weidlake Drive in Hollywood Hills that drew scrutiny in 2015 for its lavish parties. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. City Attorney Targets Hard-Partying Homes in Hollywood Hills, Charges Landlords With Misdemeanors

    It’s a common occurrence in the affluent Hollywood Hills: Homeowners and property managers rent out their homes to short-term guests who throw raucous events flowing with booze, loud music and hundreds of attendees. Now, however, the Los Angeles city attorney’s office is looking to turn down the volume on two Hollywood Hills homes reportedly known for loud, late-night parties. In a pair of criminal complaints filed Tuesday, City Atty. Mike Feuer has charged the owner of a single-family home in the 7800 block of […]

  • Woman at Center of Alleged Kevin Hart Extortion Scandal Speaks Out

    The woman at the center of an alleged extortion scandal involving Kevin Hart spoke out Wednesday, stating she is also a victim in the ordeal. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 20, 2017.

  • LAUSD to Test New Sex-Ed Course for 4th Graders, Report Says

    The Los Angeles Unified School District will reportedly try out a new sex-education course for children as young as 9 years old, according to report in the Daily Breeze. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 18, 2017.

  • A Sheriff's Department patrol car was involved in a fatal multi-vehicle crash in Sun Valley on Sept. 15, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Killed in Fiery Multi-Vehicle Crash on 5 Freeway in Sun Valley

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were involved in a multi-vehicle crash that left one person dead and stopped traffic for hours on the southbound 5 Freeway in the Sun Valley area Friday morning. The crash was reported about 3:10 a.m. near the transition to the southbound 170 Freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Elizabeth Kravig said. A Honda CRV had stalled in the carpool lane when it was struck by a Honda sedan, Officer Ryan Bejar said. The driver of […]

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Apple Unveils 3 New iPhones, Including $999 iPhone X, Drawing Mixed Reactions to The Price Tag

    Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple has revealed the iPhone X. It has no home button, scans your face to log you in and costs $999. The company unveiled the anniversary edition smartphone, alongside an iPhone 8 and its bigger sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus, at a press event at the brand new Apple Park campus in Cupertino on Tuesday. The company also announced a new Apple Watch with a cellular connection, an Apple TV that […]

  • A lightning storm hit Victorville on Sept. 11, 2017. (Credit: jgkix)

    Nearly 40,000 Lightning Strikes Reported as Volatile Storm Moves Through SoCal; More Wild Weather Forecast

    A volatile storm brewing over Southern California produced nearly 40,000 lightning strikes and threatened to bring more rain and thunderstorms Monday, forecasters said. The lightning and in-cloud flashes were observed in the last 24 hours over Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties, with the most activity occurring Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. In one instance, forecasters recorded more than 5,000 lightning bolts in the area over a three-hour period. “That’s a lot,” said meteorologist […]

  • View of a street at the eastern area of Mexico City after a huge earthquake on Sept. 8, 2017. (Credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Strongest Earthquake to Hit Mexico in a Century Leaves at Least 58 Dead

    At least 58 people have died after the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century struck off the southern coast. The magnitude-8.1 quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, was registered off Mexico’s southern coast just as heavy rains from Hurricane Katia lashed the east. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, some 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of the capital and 74 miles (120 kilometers) off the coast. President Enrique Peña Nieto said the temblor […]

  • Immigrants and supporters rally and march in opposition to the President Trump order to end DACA, on September 5, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    L.A. Considers New Protections for Immigrants in Wake of DACA Decision

    A Los Angeles City Council committee is considering new protections for immigrants after the Trump administration announced plans earlier this week to end the DACA program. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 7, 2017.