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
  • Investigators search for evidence in a Mercedes-Benz GLK parked in a Rolling Hills Estates mall garage after a woman was found stabbed to death inside the SUV on May 3, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Identified as Suspected Killer in Rolling Hills Estates Stabbing Death

    A 39-year-old woman has been arrested and “will be charged with murder” in the stabbing death of 66-year-old Susan Leeds, whose body was found inside her own vehicle in the parking garage of a Rolling Hills Estates mall earlier this month, the Los Angeles County sheriff said Friday. The suspect, identified as Cherie Townsend, was taken into custody early Thursday morning in Victorville and was being held on $1 million bail, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said during a morning news conference. […]

  • USC Let Gynecologist Continue Treating Students Despite Years of Misconduct Allegations

    For nearly 30 years, the University of Southern California’s student health clinic had one full-time gynecologist: Dr. George Tyndall. Tall and garrulous with distinctive jet black hair, he treated tens of thousands of female students, many of them teenagers seeing a gynecologist for the first time. Few who lay down on Tyndall’s exam table at the Engemann Student Health Center knew that he had been accused repeatedly of misconduct toward young patients. The complaints began in the 1990s, when co-workers […]

  • Police respond to an incident in Pomona on May 13, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pomona Detectives Investigating Man’s Death in Reported Hit-and-Run

    Authorities were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man reported as a hit-and-run incident in Pomona early Sunday. The Pomona Police Department said it received a call around 2 a.m. about a major injury from a traffic collision at Orange Grove Avenue and Hamilton Boulevard. Officers who responded to the scene discovered a man on the road, according to the agency. He was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, Pomona Police said. Sgt. Bert […]

  • Officers respond to a scene of a shooting in Ontario on May 12, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs/KTLA)

    Police Searching for Person Who Fatally Shot Man at Ontario Home

    Authorities on Saturday were searching for an individual they said fatally shot a man at an Ontario home. Officers responded to a report of shots fired just after midnight at a residence in the 300 block of Carlton Street, Sgt. Bill Russell with the Ontario Police Department said. Police discovered the body of a man in his 30s shot multiple times at the front porch, Russell said. The agency later released a statement saying the victim had an apparent gun shot […]

  • Elon Musk Unveils Video of His 1st Underground L.A. Tunnel, Says Free Rides Could Be Coming Soon

    Elon Musk’s plan to beat Los Angeles traffic is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Musk, founder of the Boring Company, announced late Thursday that the tunneling startup has nearly finished building its first stretch of a Los Angeles tunnel. The tunnel will be a key component of its Loop transportation system, which will transport people in their own cars or passenger “pods” for bicyclists and pedestrians. The high-speed system will allow people to bypass […]

  • Elon Musk attends the premiere and Q&A for "Do You Trust This Computer?" at The Regency Village Theatre in Westwood on April 5, 2018. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)

    Elon Musk Says His First Underground L.A. Tunnel Could Be Ready to Ride in a Few Months

    Angelenos may be able to hitch a ride through town on Elon Musk’s first underground tunnel in just a few months. The entrepreneur offered a glimpse Thursday night of what riders can expect when his proposal to help unsnarl the city’s traffic problems becomes a reality. “First Boring Company tunnel under LA almost done!” he wrote on Instagram, with a video taking viewers through the tunnel. “Pending final regulatory approvals, we will be offering free rides to the public in […]

  • Bob Marley’s Granddaughter, Lawyer Detail Police Response to Rialto Airbnb Amid Controversy

    Earlier this week, three black Airbnb guests–including a granddaughter of reggae legend Bob Marley–checked out of their rental only to be met by seven police cars. Attorneys for the guests said a woman who called Rialto authorities said she made the call because the departing guests didn’t wave to her or smile at her. “They have a right not to smile,” said attorney Jasmine Rand at a Thursday morning news conference in New York. “We don’t want to live in an America […]

  • USGS-Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist measured a temperature of 103 degrees C (218 degree F) at a crack along Nohea Street, Leilani Estates. The asphalt road was describes as "mushy" from the heat. (Credit: USGS VOLCANOES)

    Explosive Eruptions Added to List of Fears for Hawaii Residents

    Zivile Roditis has spent the last week anxiously watching the Kilauea volcano, belching and churning molten lava into her neighborhood in Leilani Estates. Now experts fear Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is at risk of explosive eruptions that could emit “ballistic projectiles,” the USGS says. And concerns emerged that the lava could get near the Puna Geothermal Plant, where flammable liquids are stored, CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now reported. “It’s really unreal,” Roditis told the affiliate this week. “Everybody just wants to hug. Thank goodness […]

  • An overturned big rig is seen on the Grapevine on May 9, 2018. (Credit: RMG News)

    Grapevine Reopens Following 13-Vehicle Crash Tuesday Night

    The northbound 5 Freeway through the Grapevine was finally reopened Wednesday morning after a multi-vehicle crash shut down the roadway Tuesday night. The incident occurred about 9 p.m. when two big rigs apparently collided and one of them overturned on the freeway near the East Escape Ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. Debris was spilled onto the freeway and one of the big rigs caught fire, the CHP reported. The incident caused a chain reaction involving […]