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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 car crashed into a utility pole in West Hollywood on April 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fatal Crash Closes Portion of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood

    One person was killed when a car crashed into a utility pole in West Hollywood Thursday morning. The solo-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Larrabee Street about 4:30 a.m. The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, died at the scene, said Sgt. Lance Eddins with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Video from the scene showed the car had likely lost control while heading westbound on Sunset Boulevard and then jumped a curb. Once on the […]

  • Members of LAFD Camp 12 work a ridge off of The Old Road in the Newhall Pass in an attempt to halt the advice of a brush fire. (Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

    SoCal Residents Warned to Prepare for Dangerous Fire Season

    Residents in Southern California are being warned to prepare for a dangerous fire season this year. Lynette Romero reports from Pacoima for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 28, 2016.

  • Surveillance video shows an alleged hit-and-run driver who struck and injured a cyclist in Harvard Heights on April 13, 2016.

    Hit-and-Run Driver Caught on Surveillance Video After Crash That Injured Cyclist in Harvard Heights

    Police were searching Thursday for the driver of a silver minivan involved in a hit-and-run collision with a cyclist in the Harvard Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The victim, 22-year-old Jeff Miranda, told KTLA he was blindsided when he was struck around 3 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Venice Liquor on the corner of Venice and Hobart boulevards. After it hit him, Miranda said the minivan kept going even with his bike still wedged underneath it. The minivan […]


Photo of Sebastian (Sebastien?) Bellin, pro basketball player from Orange County, after Brussels attack on March 22, 2016.

    Retired Professional Basketball Player From Orange County Injured in Brussels Terror Attack

    A retired European professional basketball player from Orange County was among the 270 people injured during a terror attack in Brussels, his family told KTLA on Wednesday. Lynette Romero reports from Orange County for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

  • Sheriff`s deputies in Riverside County were investigating an alleged sex tape that may involve underage students at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale. (Credit: KTLA)

    Riverside County Deputies Investigate Alleged High School Sex Tape

    Sheriff`s deputies in Riverside County were investigating the source of an alleged sex tape that may involve underage students at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale. The incident took place at a private residence outside of school hours, according to Evita Tapia-Gonzalez, spokeswoman for the Corona-Norco Unified School District. The incident was being investigated by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Tapia-Gonzalez stated.

  • Cellphone video shows a group of women fighting aboard a Spirit Airlines flight. (Credit: Magu Pitt via Instagram)

    Video Shows Midair Passenger Brawl Aboard LAX-Bound Spirit Airlines Flight

    Cellphone video captured a brawl that broke out between passengers aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Baltimore to Los Angeles Wednesday. The video showed a group of women throwing punches and pulling each other’s hair as startled passengers looked on. At one point, a woman who apparently fell during the melee is seen getting up and grabbing another woman by the hair in order to get back into the skirmish. The brawl was sparked by a “boom box” that was apparently playing loud music […]

  • A restaurant grade is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Changes Coming to L.A. County Restaurant Grading System

    Some big changes are in store for Los Angeles County’s restaurant grading system. Lynette Romero reports from Pasadena for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 4, 2016.

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    Developers Reveal Plans for $100-Million Makeover of Ports O’ Call

    For years, San Pedro’s faux New England fishing village Ports O’ Call has been down on its luck. The collection of Old English, New England and Spanish styled buildings that opened in the 1960s have long showed their age. Shops sat empty. And while packed on weekends, the village was decidedly sleepy during the work week. But now, Ports O’ Call Village is set to get a $100-million makeover. City officials and developers unveiled plans on Wednesday for turning the […]

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    ‘Breaking Bias’: Underneath the Veil

    It’s estimated that more than 3 million Muslims live in the United States…and after the San bernardino and Paris terrorist attacks, statistics show hate crimes have spiked targeting the community. Continuing in KTLA’s compelling ‘Breaking Bias’ series…our Lynetter Romero lifts the veil to uncover what it is really like to be Muslim in LA. Lynette Romero reports on the KTLA5 news at 10pm and 11pm on February 24, 2016.