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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
  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas on Oct. 19, 2016.(Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Final Presidential Debate With Clinton, Trump Refuses to Say Whether He’ll Accept Election Results

    Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to say he would accept the result of the presidential election if he loses to Hillary Clinton, raising the possibility of an extraordinary departure from principles that have underpinned American democracy for more than two centuries. “I will look at it at the time,” Trump said when asked during the final presidential debate whether he would concede if he loses on Nov. 8, following his claims that the election is “rigged” against him. He added: […]

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    Hidden Cash-Like Scavenger Hunt Set for Santa Monica on Sunday

    After two years, a slightly different version of the popular Hidden Cash scavenger hunt is expected to attract crowds to Santa Monica Sunday. This one requires participants to download a new app, Metaverse, according to a Facebook event posting. Lynette Romero reports from Santa Monica for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 7, 2016.

  • Protestors marched in Pasadena after a man died during a police altercation on Sept. 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Protesters March in Pasadena After Police Use Taser, Physical Restraints on Man Who Died in Altercation

    Dozens of protesters gathered in Pasadena Friday night after police officers used a Taser and physical restraints on a man who later died. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene around 4 a.m. to investigate the death in the 200 block of Orange Grove Boulevard. At the scene of sheriff’s homicide investigation, a woman who identified herself as the mother of the man’s children sobbed as she described seeing the man die in front of her.  Shainie […]

  • A photo provided by a parent who wanted to remain anonymous on Sept. 27, 2016. shows a rash-like irritation on a student at Lake Forest Elementary School.

    Officials Investigate After Lake Forest Elementary Students, Staff Report Having Rash-Like Skin Irritation

    About 30 students and 10 staff members at Lake Forest Elementary School reported having a rash-like reaction, possibly from bug bites, last week, officials said. Those affected notified the Saddleback Valley Unified School District on Sept. 15, said Tammy Blakely, assistant to the superintendent. Many were part of an after school program on campus. The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District has launched an investigation, but officials have not determined what is causing the irritation, said spokesman Jared Dever. […]

  • Teacher Stuart Sellz and his P.E. students try to beat the August heat by having class at the back of the auditorium rather than outside at Lawrence Middle School in Chatsworth. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg/ Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Board of Education Votes to Move School Start Closer to Labor Day

    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a compromise plan that would move the start of school closer to Labor Day, a topic that has generated strong feelings among parents. The decision moves away from the district’s current “early start” calendar, but also allows students to complete the first semester before winter break. This year classes began on Aug. 16 and will end on June 9. “I think we’re starting too early right now,” said board member George […]

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    Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Failed Multiple Tests at US Airports, Report Finds

    Bomb-sniffing dogs failed multiple tests recently to determine how accurately they could detect explosive materials at several large U.S. airports, according to a new report. Lynette Romero reports from LAX for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 16, 2016.

  • The area where the proposed Newport Banning Ranch would be built is shown on Sept. 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Coastal Commission Votes Down Controversial Banning Ranch Development in Newport Beach

    After a marathon day of testimony, California coastal commissioners voted to deny a controversial proposal to develop one of the largest open private parcels of land on the Southern California coast. The 9-1 vote came at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, more than 11 hours after the hearing started. The proposed development called for construction of 895 homes, a hotel and shops on an Orange County oil field overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The denial was more an expression of frustration with competing staff […]

  • Food is shown at the L.A. County Fair on Sept. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. County Fair Offering Foodies Old Favorites and Some New, Tasty Twists

    The Los Angeles County Fair kicked off Friday in Pomona just in time for Labor Day Weekend. Fair vendor Chicken Charlie’s is just one of the many vendors adding some new menu items including deep fried guacamole, deep fried hot sauce and chicken in a waffle. KTLA 5 Morning News Anchors Chris Burrous and Lynette Romero got a live preview from Chicken Charlie’s on Sept. 3, 2016.

  • Lynne Garrett speaks to loved ones on the phone as she surveys damage outside of her home from the winds and storm surge associated with Hurricane Hermine which made landfall overnight in the area on September 2, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

    Hurricane Hermine Slams Into Carolinas, Leaves 1 Dead in Florida

    Much of the Carolinas was being drenched by rain Friday as Tropical Hermine slid up the East Coast after knocking down trees and leaving hundreds of thousands without power in Florida. Forecasters with the National Weather Service said as many as 7 inches of rain could fall, and in isolated areas it could be more than that. A flash flood watch was issued for northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina though Saturday morning. The path of the storm, which […]