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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 fire boat responds to a fire on the Seal Beach Pier on May 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Tears Through Old Ruby’s Diner Building on Seal Beach Pier

    The old Ruby’s Diner building at the end of the Seal Beach Pier was gutted by a spectacular fire that sent smoke towering over the coastline Friday morning. The fire was first reported about 7:45 a.m., Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz said. The building that burned was once home to a Ruby’s Diner, which closed in 2013. Smoke was still coming out of the gutted structure more than 7 hours after the fire broke out, and firefighter expected it would be smoking […]

  • Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson during a 2011 council meeting. (Credit: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

    City Hall Critic Arrested Over Racist Message Toward Herb Wesson

    An outspoken critic of the Los Angeles City Council has been arrested after allegedly submitting a public-comment card that depicted a burning cross, a body dangling from a tree and an apparent Ku Klux Klan figure holding a sign labeling Council President Herb Wesson with a racially charged epithet. Wayne Spindler, an Encino-based attorney, was taken into custody Friday and booked on a felony count of making a criminal threat, said Officer Jane Kim of the Los Angeles Police Department. […]

  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves to supporters Tuesday night at StubHub Center in Carson. (Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

    Sanders Wins Oregon Primary While Clinton Claims Victory in Kentucky

    Bernie Sanders won Oregon’s Democratic primary while falling barely short of another victory in Kentucky on Tuesday, prolonging his battle with Hillary Clinton despite his slim chance of securing the party’s presidential nomination. His victory in Oregon showcased his support with progressive voters skeptical of Clinton and eager for a more uncompromisingly liberal approach to government. As the results were being tallied, Sanders was telling a crowd of thousands in Carson, Calif., that he plans to fight until the Democratic […]

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    Valencia Mother Loses All Memory

    It’s estimated seven percent of all people will experience at least one episode of Amnesia in their lifetime.  And while losing all sense of who you are sounds more like a movie plot…for the first time on camera, KTLA’s Lynette Romero with a Valencia mother as she remembers the day she forgot her entire family. Lynette Romero reports on the KTLA5 News at 10PM on May 9, 2016.

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    Link Up With Lynette: May 8 Edition

    Are you ready for some good news? Lynette Romero shares some positive stories on the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 8, 2016.

  • Artists pay tribute to Prince during free concert outside L.A. City Hall on May 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thousands Attend Prince Memorial, Free Concert Outside L.A. City Hall

    Thousands of people attended a memorial service and free concert to honor music icon Prince Friday afternoon outside City Hall in Los Angeles. The musical tribute was held on the south lawn of City Hall, located at 200 North Spring Street. The Time, Faith Evans, Kenny Lattimore, Eric Benet, Aloe Blacc and other artists are set to perform at the free event, according to a news release from City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announcing the event. Spring Street was closed from West […]

  • Critics of Hillary Clinton march outside an event for the candidate at East Los Angeles College on May 5, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hillary Clinton Greeted by Protesters, Supporters as She Brings Campaign to L.A. Ahead of Primary

    Hillary Clinton visited the Los Angeles area for a campaign stop Thursday ahead of California’s June 7 primary, bringing out crowds of both supporters and critics. At an “organizing event” at East Los Angeles College in the late afternoon, she was met by hundreds of protesters, many of them apparently supporters of her primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. One protester held a sign showing Clinton with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and the likely Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Mounted deputies greeted […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]