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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
  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket prepares for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Feb. 22, 2018. (Credit: SpaceX)

    SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket From Vandenberg Air Force Base

    The fourth time was a charm for SpaceX Thursday morning as they successfully launched their Falcon 9 satellite-carrying rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Falcon 9 is carrying a Paz radar-imaging satellite and two smaller prototype satellites SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hopes will one day lead to worldwide broadband internet service. The rockets initial launch was scheduled for Feb. 17 but was delayed twice to “perform final checkouts,” SpaceX tweeted. The third delay occurred Wednesday morning due to strong […]

  • Officers take more than a dozen people into custody following a gambling ring bust in Westminster on Feb. 21, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    14 Arrested in Suspected Gambling Operation Bust in Westminster

    More than a dozen men and women were taken into custody early Wednesday morning when authorities busted a suspected gambling operation in Westminster. Officers with a warrant conducted a search of the Café Picasso Vietnamese restaurant located in the 15600 block of Brookhurst Street at about 1:30 a.m., Westminster Police Department Cmdr. Cameron Knauerhaze confirmed. A total of 14 people were arrested and at least two firearms were found at the scene, according to Knauerhaze. Officials seized multiple illegal gaming […]

  • LAPD Officers Play Baseball Game Against High Schoolers in Reseda

    LAPD officers were gearing up to play a game against high schoolers in Reseda and had a positive message to share too. For more information on the department’s outreach efforts, visit LAPDbaseballteam.com.  Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 18, 2018.

  • 3 Years After Torrance Refinery Explosion, Activists Protest Continued Use of Chemical

    On the third anniversary of the Torrance Refinery explosion, activist gathered to protest the continued use of a chemical they say is toxic. The refinery says that, in the past, a court-appointed safety expect found Modified Hydrofluoric Acid was safer than any alternative. But the South Coast Air Quality Management District is weighing a proposal that would ban the chemical. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 17, 2018.

  • Karen McDougal attends Playboy's Super Saturday Night Party at Sagamore Hotel on February 6, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Playboy)

    New Yorker: Former Playboy Model Alleges Trump Had System for Covering up Affairs

    A former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006 is going public with a description of Trump’s alleged system for concealing affairs. In an eight-page, handwritten document that The New Yorker obtained, Karen McDougal detailed her alleged affair with Trump for nine months from June 2006 to April 2007, when Trump was two years into his marriage with Melania Trump, the future first lady. The document was provided to The New Yorker by McDougal’s friend, […]

  • An Immigration and Customs Enforcement fugitive operations team surrounds a Montebello home during an operation in April 2017. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    At Least 100 Detained as ICE Launches New Immigration Sweeps in L.A. Area

    Federal officials are in the midst of an immigration enforcement operation in the Los Angeles area and have so far detained more than 100 people suspected of being in violation of immigration laws. The sweep, launched on Sunday, is focusing on “individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Sarah Rodriguez said. “This means that, ideally, we are working with local police and county jails to identify public safety threats […]

  • 3 Killed, 4 Rescued in Grand Canyon Sightseeing Helicopter Crash

    Four survivors of a deadly helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon Saturday evening were rescued during an operation that stretched into the early hours of Sunday morning, according to Police Chief Francis E. Bradley Sr. of the Hualapai reservation. The helicopter was operated by Papillon Airways, an aerial sightseeing company that gives tours of the Grand Canyon and other locations, Bradley said. Three people died when the EC-130 went down at 5:20 p.m. (7:20 p.m. ET) Saturday near Quartermaster Canyon, […]

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Meets With L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti for Hike at Griffith Park

    On his last stop in a three-day visit to California, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at Griffith Park on Saturday for an early morning hike. The two men — wearing shorts and T-shirts — met briefly with reporters at the Griffith Observatory. Garcetti spoke about how Canada was a major trading partner with the city. “Mr. Prime Minister, it’s such an honor to receive you here in Los Angeles,” Garcetti said, amid overcast […]

  • A screenshot from an video showing how intense shaking is directed from the San Andreas fault into the Los Angeles Basin. Areas of yellow indicate strong shaking; orange is "very strong" shaking and red is "violent" or "extreme" shaking, causing collapses. (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey / Southern California Earthquake Center)

    Hundreds of Inland Empire Buildings Face Collapse in Major Earthquake, Analysis Shows

    In a fast-growing Inland Empire churning out new housing tracts, the city of Redlands is a throwback to an older, more regal era. The college town is graced by historic mansions, old orange groves and a vintage downtown that stands in deep contrast to the region’s big-box shopping centers and drive-thru eateries. The town center is defined by century-old buildings filled with children’s boutiques, bakeries and cafes serving gourmet waffle sandwiches out of brick-lined alleys. But danger lurks amid the […]