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
  • Power lines are seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thousands Still Without Power as Heat Wave Grips SoCal; LADWP’s Energy Use Record Broken

    Thousands of Southern Californians remained without power on Tuesday amid a scorching heat wave that has resulted excessive heat warnings and heat advisories for parts of the region. About 3,900 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without power as of 1 p.m., with the majority of the outages located in the Vermont Vista area, according to a spokesperson. Crews have been working to restore power since the first outages were reported on Tuesday when customers set a new all-time high […]

  • At least four school districts in Orange County were either completely or mostly without air conditioning, officials said Sept. 16, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Multiple O.C. School District Classrooms Without Air Conditioning Amid Punishing Heat Wave

    At least four Orange County school districts are either completely or mostly without air conditioning, forcing students to sit in nearly triple digit temperatures during a punishing heat wave, officials said Tuesday. Temperatures neared 100 degrees Tuesday, the final day of a three-day excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service. Fountain Valley, which one resident said is typically around 77 degrees, was expected to reach 93 degrees. “I think at 3 or 4 it may have touched on 99 (degrees) […]

  • An armored vehicle, or MRAP, owned by the San Diego Unified School District is shown waiting in a garage in September 2014. (Credit: KSWB)

    LAUSD Police Arsenal Includes Armored Vehicle, Grenade Launchers, Chief Confirms

    Prompting criticism, the head of LAUSD’s school police department has confirmed that the agency obtain a mine-resistant vehicle, three grenade launchers and 61 assault rifles under a Pentagon program, the Los Angeles Times reported. The arsenal was provided by the Department of Defense’s excess property program, also known as the 1033 Program, which supplies surplus military weapons to local law enforcement. The program has distributed more than $5 billion worth of equipment since its inception in 1997, according to its […]

  • Caltrans officials held a meeting in Costa Mesa on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, to solicit feedback from residents and city officials about proposed toll lanes on the 405 Freeway. (Credit: KTLA)

    Caltrans, O.C. Officials Hold Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Toll Lanes for 405 Freeway

    Officials from Caltrans and six Orange County cities on Thursday held a town hall meeting to solicit feedback on a proposal to add toll lanes to a 14-mile section of the 405 Freeway. Dozens of residents attended the forum, held at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, where many of them were joined by elected representatives in expressing opposition to the plan. “How many people can come up with all this extra money, every day, every week, to use the toll […]

  • Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during closing arguments in his murder trial in the Pretoria High Court on Aug. 8, 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa. (Credit: Herman Verwey - Pool/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

    Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder, Judge Considers Other Charges

    The night he killed Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius did not commit murder, the judge at his trial said Thursday. He did not intend to kill her, Judge Thokozile Masipa said. But his conduct was “negligent,” she said before adjourning for the day, suggesting she will find the Olympian guilty of culpable homicide. There is no minimum sentence for culpable homicide in South African law. It’s up to the judge to decide. As he fired four bullets into the bathroom of […]

  • A gray whale was spotted near the shores of Marina del Rey on Sept. 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gray Whale Spotted Near Marina del Rey Shore and Under Boat Docks

    A gray whale that was believed to have somehow separated from its mother could be seen swimming close to the Marina del Rey shore and under a boat dock Tuesday afternoon, video showed. Officials monitored the whale as it migrated from Malibu to the Marina del Rey area around 1 p.m., but didn’t see anything harmful about its activities, L.A. County Lifeguard Chief Fernando Boiteux said. It appeared to be a baby gray wale that was 20 feet long, L.A. County […]

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    Prince William, Kate Middleton Expecting Second Royal Baby

    Another royal baby is on the way. Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to become parents for a second time, Buckingham Palace announced Monday. “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” the palace said. It didn’t say when the due date will be. As during her first pregnancy, Catherine is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, the palace said. The condition involves nausea and vomiting more severe than the typical morning sickness many women suffer […]

  • Joan Rivers appears on TBS game show 'Deal with It." (Credit: Turner Entertainment/CNN)

    Joan Rivers, Legendary Comedian, Dies at 81

    Joan Rivers, the sassy comedian whose gossipy “can we talk” persona catapulted her into a career as a headlining talk-show host, best-selling author and red-carpet maven, has died. She was 81. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement Thursday. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of […]

  • People in front of a South Los Angeles McDonald's were protesting for higher wages for fast food workers on Sept. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Fight for 15′: Fast-Food Workers Strike for Higher Pay in L.A., Across U.S.

    Fast-food workers from Los Angeles to New York City are escalating their fight for better pay Thursday with strikes, rallies and acts of civil disobedience. More than 100 workers converged on a McDonald’s in L.A.’s Exposition Park before dawn to join the nationwide protests. They went inside the store for 10 minutes as workers stood stone-faced behind the cash registers. The protesters held up signs and chanted slogans like “Get up! Get down! Fast-food workers run this town!” near a […]