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
  • 2 Amtrak Employees Killed, 116 Others Injured in Crash Involving Amtrak Train, Freight Train in South Carolina

    Two people were killed in a crash involving a freight train and an Amtrak passenger train early Sunday in South Carolina, authorities said. Amtrak Train 91 was traveling between New York and Miami with 147 people aboard when it collided with a CSX freight train in Cayce at about 2:35 a.m., derailing the lead engine and some passenger cars, Amtrak said in a statement. According to Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill, 116 people were injured and transported to local hospitals, […]

  • Police respond to the scene where a man was shot dead outside a Pacoima home on Feb. 3, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Arrested in Fatal Pacoima Shooting That Police Believe May Be Drug-Related

    Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting in Pacoima early Saturday morning that they believe could be drug-related. Police were called to the 13900 block of Weidner Street, near the intersection with Remick Avenue, after residents there reported hearing gunfire around 2 a.m., according to Sgt. Daniel Bunch with the Los Angeles Police Department. One woman told KTLA she woke up to the sound of at least 20 gunshots. A victim was found with several gunshot wounds all over his body […]

  • Samuel Woodward, who has been charged with murder in the death of Blaze Bernstein, is seen during a court appearance on Jan. 17, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect in Slaying of 19-Year-Old Blaze Bernstein Pleads Not Guilty

    The former classmate suspected of killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein, whose body was found in a shallow grave in Borrego Park, has pleaded not guilty in connection with the homicide. Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20 was charged Jan. 17 with murder in the stabbing death of Bernstein, a pre-med student at the University of Pennsylvania who was visiting his parents in Lake Forest for winter break when he was killed. Woodward entered his plea during an arraignment on Friday. His bail was […]

  • Man Accused of Fatally Shooting 2 Women in Chula Vista, Calling 911 to Say He Killed Them, Found Dead in Norwalk: Authorities

    A 38-year-old man who allegedly fatally shot two women in Chula Vista and called police to report the killing was found dead in Norwalk Friday morning, authorities said. Around 3 a.m., a man who identified himself as David Bell called 911 and told dispatchers that he had shot and killed his girlfriend and her aunt in the 2700 block of Apricot Court, according to Chula Vista Police Department Lt. Eric Thunberg. Officers responded to the townhouse and found the bodies […]

  • Brian Reichelt, left, is seen in a photo posted to his Facebook page on Feb. 12, 2017; Kimberly Watzman is seen in a photo posted to her Facebook page on March 12, 2013.

    3 Killed in Helicopter Crash Into Newport Beach Home ID’d; No Distress Call Made, NTSB Says

    The Orange County coroner’s office has released the names of the three victims who died when a helicopter crashed into a Newport Beach home, and federal investigators have said there were no distress call before the crash. The victims were: Joseph Anthony Tena, 60, of Newport Beach; Kimberly Lynne Watzman, 45, of Santa Monica; and Brian R. Reichelt, 56, of Hollywood, Florida. Watzman and Reichelt were both employed with The Standard chain of boutique hotels, which has locations in West Hollywood […]

  • Authorities respond to an incident on Rosecrans Avenue near the 605 Freeway on Jan. 27, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities Search for Driver Responsible in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Norwalk

    Deputies on Sunday were seeking a driver who fled the scene of an incident that left a man dead on the street in Norwalk. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reported responding to a call around 9:30 p.m. Saturday about a man’s body lying on Rosecrans Avenue near the 605 Freeway. Deputies said they discovered the victim dead at the scene. They believe the man, who has not been identified by the coroner’s office, was a pedestrian hit by a driver […]

  • A worker places cones around a downed tree in Porter Ranch on Jan. 27, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heat, Santa Ana Winds Bring Critical Fire Weather Conditions in SoCal

    A combination of strong, gusty winds and low relative humidity will raise the risk of fire danger throughout Southern California beginning Saturday night and continuing through Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. A red flag warning will be in place from 10 p.m. Saturday through 3 p.m. Monday, as warm Santa Ana winds blow through the region. Winds will gust to 55 mph in the mountains, and from 40 to 50 mph in the San Fernando and Ventura […]

  • US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. (Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Pitches Benefits of ’America First’ Agenda in Davos

    President Donald Trump on Friday pushed his “America First” message abroad as news broke at home that he had tried to fire the special counsel investigating him. Trump did not address the bombshell report that he had tried to fire Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia for 2016 election meddling as well as possible obstruction of justice charges against the President. Instead, he stuck closely to a script that emphasized favorable conditions for making money in […]

  • A Green Line train leaves the Aviation/LAX Station in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2018. (Credit: Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

    5 Metro Green Line Stations Close for Construction, Impacting LAX Shuttle

    Green Line riders who use an airport shuttle to get to and from LAX face a change in pickup location and a longer ride starting Friday. The G Shuttle to LAX, free to Green Line passengers who pay $1.75 one-way train fares, will stop at the Hawthorne/Lennox Station about four miles east of the airport rather than closer Aviation/LAX Station, according to an LAX announcement Monday. Passengers can expect to add 30 minutes to their airport commute starting at 9 p.m. Friday […]