Lynette Romero
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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
  • Joshua Maldonado is seen in a photo from his Instagram account.

    Officials Identify Skateboarder, 17, Killed in Bell Hit-and-Run; Driver Sought

    Police in Bell were asking for the public’s help on Sunday in locating a driver who fatally struck a 17-year-old skateboarder before fleeing the scene. The hit-and-run collision occurred at the intersection of Bear and Gage avenues around 11 p.m. on Saturday, according to Sgt. Lance Ferrari of the Bell Police Department. A skateboard was observed near a set of skid marks on the road, and several other small items could be seen on the street, video from the scene […]

  • A woman's body was wheeled out of a Burbank home on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested After Woman in Her 30s Found Dead Inside Burbank Home

    A 49-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found at the home where he lived in Burbank. Officers responded just before 10 p.m. Sunday to a report of a woman not breathing at a residence in the 1900 block of Richard Street, a news release from the Burbank Police Department stated. When police arrived at the home, they discovered the unidentified woman was deceased. A man who lived at the home, […]

  • Stocks took a tumble in China on Aug. 24, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    World Markets Plunge as China Stocks Crash

    World stocks and oil prices plunged Monday as a global selloff accelerated on fears about the health of China’s huge economy. China stocks crashed and all Asian markets suffered major losses. Europe’s markets fell by about 5% and Wall Street was crushed at the open. The losses tipped Germany into a bear market — Frankfurt’s DAX has now fallen more than 20% from its April peak, and its gains for 2015 have been wiped out. Europe is China’s largest trading […]

  • The Los Angeles Police Department released a sketch of a man sought in the attempted abduction of two children from an apartment complex in Harvard Heights on Aug. 10, 2015.

    Man Sought After Attempting to Abduct 2 Children Playing in Courtyard of L.A. Apartment Complex

    Police were asking for the public’s help Tuesday in identifying a man who attempted to kidnap two children who were playing outside their home in the Harvard Heights area of central Los Angeles. The attempted abduction occurred around 6:50 p.m. on Monday as the 2 and 3-year-old would-be victims were playing with several other children in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 1700 block of South Westmoreland Boulevard. The man scaled a chain-link fence at the back of […]

  • Singer Whitney Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, arrived at the 2011 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 12, 2011, in Beverly Hills. (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, Daughter of Late Whitney Houston, Dies at 22: ‘She Is Finally at Peace,’ Family Says

    Two days before she was found face-down in the bathtub at her home outside Atlanta in January, it seemed like Bobbi Kristina Brown’s career might have been picking up. “Let’s start this career up&&moving OUT to TO YOU ALLLL quick shall we !?!???!” she said in an enthusiastic tweet. It’s not clear what projects she may have been working on, and sadly, the world may never know. Brown, the daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died […]

  • Madyson Middleton, 8, is seen in a photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department.

    Body Found in Dumpster Believed to Be Missing 8-Year-Old Santa Cruz Girl; Teen Arrested

    The search for a missing 8-year-old girl who disappeared while riding her scooter in Santa Cruz on Sunday ended Monday night with the discovery of a body in a dumpster, according to police. The Santa Cruz office of the California Highway Patrol tweeted, “Our hearts are broken and our deepest sympathy to the family of Madyson Middleton. We are grieving with the entire Santa Cruz community.” A detective discovered the body of a young girl around 7:55 p.m., according to […]

  • Damage caused by a fire at a Mormon church in Glassell Park on July 7, 2015, can be seen. (Credit: KTLA)

    Video Shows Inside of Badly Damaged Mormon Church After Fire in Glassell Park 

    Video Wednesday captured the damaged caused by a fire at a Mormon church in Glassell Park the previous day. Lynette Romero reports from Glassell Park for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

  • The 14th Dalai Lama at the Global Compassion Summit in Anaheim for the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s 80th birthday celebration. The Dalai Lama’s actual birthday is Monday, July 9, 2015. Organizers chose the early celebration to coincide with his birthday in Tibet. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday Celebration Brings 18,000 People to Anaheim

    A Words failed Yangchen Dolkar as she tried to explain why it was so important for her to bring her three young children Sunday to see the 14th Dalai Lama speak in Anaheim. A Tibetan who grew up in exile in India and now works as a physician in San Francisco, she views the charismatic monk as greater than any sage or leader. “He’s much more than what I can explain. He’s like God to us. It’s hard for them […]

  • A photo showing Alejandra del Aguila and Brian Gordon on their wedding day.

    Camera Containing SoCal Couple’s Wedding Video Stolen From Photographer’s Car in West Hollywood

    A local couple was offering a “no questions asked” reward Tuesday for the return of the video cards containing footage of their wedding that were still in a camera stolen from their photographer`s car the day after the ceremony. Kimberly Cheng reports from West Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. If you have any information about the video, you can contact the couple here