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Emmy Award-winning Lynette Romero brings extensive news experience to her role as a reporter and anchor to the KTLA 5 Morning News.

Lynette came to KTLA in January 1999 as a general assignment reporter and in her first year at the station, received the prestigious Golden Mike Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for producing and reporting the KTLA News series “Public Schools: Working the System.” From August 2000 to October 2004, Lynette was co-anchor for “KTLA Prime News,” where she — along with her news colleagues — received a second Golden Mike for best 60-minute evening newscast. She is a recipient of a local Emmy Award for best feature news reporting. In 2006, Lynette received a local Emmy and Golden Mike Award for her work as a reporter/anchor for the show “Access L.A. – The Latino Experience” and a local Emmy as reporter/producer for the five-part series “From Farm to Fork.”

Prior to joining KTLA, Lynette anchored and reported for 10 years at KUSA-TV in Denver. She also spent nearly a year reporting for KUSA-TV’s sister station in Austin, Texas, KVUE-TV. While in Denver, Lynette’s assignments included the 1993 papal visit, the standoff in Waco and the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

Lynette is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and is an advisory board member for the University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She teaches a reporting and anchor class for UCLA Extension. She spends much of her personal time in the community speaking at local schools and appearing at public events. For the last several years, Lynette has served as master of ceremonies for the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon, the Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee and for countless other community events.

Lynette has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism, broadcast news from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

Recent Articles
  • A big rig overturned amid heavy rainfall in Sylmar on Jan. 19, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    1st in Series of Storms Brings Rain, Dangerous Driving Conditions to SoCal

    The first in a series of storms has arrived in Southern California, bringing heavy showers and dangerous driving conditions Thursday morning. Showers began late Wednesday and intensified overnight, leaving slick roadways for early morning drivers. In Sylmar, a big rig overturned just before 3 a.m., prompting officials to close southbound 5 and 14 freeway truck lanes. A SigAlert was expected to remain in place until about noon, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. A crash on the westbound […]

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    Los Angeles Mommy Blogger Shares The Latest in the World of Babies and Kids

    Los Angeles-based mommy blogger Kathy King stopped by the KTLA 5 Morning News on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 to share what’s new in the baby and kids world.  

  • Rain falls on Southern California on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2 More Storms Set to Bring Showers to SoCal Through Early Friday

    The first of two storms slated to hit Southern California this week brought moderate to heavy showers to the region Wednesday morning. The wet weather arrived overnight and is forecast to drop between a quarter-inch to a half-inch of rain along the coasts and valleys, with mountain and foothill areas getting as much as an inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Snowfall with this storm is expected to remain light and stay above 7,000 feet. The wet […]

  • Vehicles are covered in snow in the parking lot at Mammoth Mountain's main lodge on Jan. 5, 2017. (Credit: MMSA)

    ‘Atmospheric River’ to Bring Lots of Rain, Snow to California Beginning This Weekend

    As the Sierra Nevada continues to get pounded by snow, light rain is falling intermittently in Southern California Thursday, and a larger storm will bring heavier precipitation to much of the state over the weekend. The precipitation began Wednesday evening, and about three-quarters of an inch fell in Redondo Beach through 4 a.m. Thursday, marking the highest rainfall amount in Los Angeles County. Most areas of the county saw less than half an inch, according to the National Weather Service. Multiple […]

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    Man Fatally Shot 3 Family Members, Critically Injured 4th Over Financial Dispute; Witness Escaped: Fontana Police

    A longstanding financial dispute may have led to a quadruple shooting that left three family members dead and another critically wounded at an apartment complex in Fontana Wednesday morning, police said. The shooting occurred about 3 a.m. at the Village Drive Apartments in the 14000 block of Village Parkway. One relative witnessed the killings but was able to escape, according to Fontana police Sgt. Kevin Goltara. Arriving officers confronted a man with a gun walking around inside the apartment complex and asked him to […]

  • Police officers stand guard on December 21, 2016 at Mexico's biggest fireworks market in Mexico City's Tultepec suburb after a massive explosion killed at least 31 people. (Credit: PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Search Teams Comb Rubble of Mexico Fireworks Market Where Explosion Killed at Least 31

    A day ago, families wandered through rows of stalls at the San Pablito market north of Mexico City, searching for fireworks to launch during the holiday season. Now forensic teams are combing through the charred rubble, searching for victims’ remains. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more were injured in a massive explosion Tuesday at the market, officials said. The deadly blast sent huge plumes of smoke billowing into the sky and shook the ground in neighboring towns. […]

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    Mother Who Had Premature Baby Starts Clothing Line That Benefits March of Dimes

    A mother who had a premature baby wanted to start a clothing line to benefit the March of Dimes. Fifty percent of the Mother B. Designs proceeds go toward the organization. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 18, 2016.

  • Daniel Martinez is seen in a booking photo provided by Anaheim Police officials on Nov. 17, 2016.

    Day Care Worker in Anaheim Arrested in Connection With Sexually Assaulting 2 Girls: Police

    A day care worker in Anaheim was arrested Wednesday in connection with sexually assaulting at least two girls, police said. Daniel Martinez, 18, of Buena Park, is believed to have had “inappropriate sexual conduct” with two girls, 6 and 7, while working at a licensed facility in the 700 block of South Dale Avenue. Victims’ parents told KTLA the suspect worked at Magusa’s Family Child Care and Preschool.  Lauren Johnson, the mother of one of the victims, said her daughter was examined […]

  • Firefighters put out a blaze at the Torrance refinery on Nov. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Battle Blaze at Torrance Refinery; 3 Employees Evaluated for Injuries

    For about 1 1/2 hours Tuesday, firefighters battled a blaze at the Torrance refinery that caused three employees to be evaluated for injuries. The Torrance Fire Department was dispatched about 4:20 p.m., sending 24 firefighters, according to Battalion Chief Robert Millea. The Torrance Police Department sent an alert saying police and firefighters were responding to a fire in the refinery’s “ALCY unit,” apparently a reference to the alkylation unit. About 5:30 p.m., the department said “injured employees” were evaluated but not taken to […]