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
  • A man was found dead, slumped over the wheel of a truck in Pacoima on Aug. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Investigating Pacoima Shooting After Man Is Found Dead in Running Vehicle

    A man’s body was found shot and slumped over the steering wheel of a running vehicle that had shattered windows in Pacoima Thursday morning, officials said. Police responded around 5:20 a.m. to Glenoaks  Boulevard and Vaughn Street (map), Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sally Madera said. A white Dodge pickup truck was found still running and in the middle of the intersection with a man inside, she said. The man appeared to have been shot at least once, although multiple shots had been fired, LAPD Captain […]

  • Construction on the Target building under construction at Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue in Hollywood was halted in August 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Judge Halts Construction of Hollywood Target Project That Was Spearheaded by Mayor Garcetti

    A judge has called for retail giant Target Corp. to stop work on a partly built shopping center in Hollywood, handing a stinging setback to a project championed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Superior Court Judge Richard L. Fruin Jr. sided with two community groups who said in separate lawsuits that the City Council should not have allowed Target to build a 74-foot-tall structure in a location where such projects cannot exceed 35 feet. In a related order issued […]

  • A woman was injured during a shooting in Atwater Village on Aug. 20, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Struck in Car-to-Car Shooting in Atwater Village; Gunman Sought

    A woman was hospitalized in critical condition and police were searching for a gunman after a car-to-car shooting in Atwater Village early Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred in the 4500 block of Colorado Boulevard (map) in a mostly industrial area between Glendale and Griffith Park. The woman and her white car were struck by a shotgun around 6:06 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Liliano Preciado said. The victim was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and remained in critical condition as of noon, hospital spokeswoman […]

  • Two teens were allegedly planning to shoot and kill students and staff at South Pasadena High School, police said on Aug. 18, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Students Arrested, ‘Potential Mass Shooting’ at South Pasadena High School Thwarted: Police

    Two South Pasadena High School students were arrested after allegedly plotting a mass shooting at the school, police announced Monday evening. South Pasadena Police Department detectives began an investigation after receiving information from school officials that the students were allegedly planning “to kill 3 staff members and as many students as possible with firearms,” a news release from the department stated. After serving warrants at their homes, detectives were able to obtain enough evidence to arrest the students, police said. […]

  • A Starbucks in the 6400 block of York Boulevard in Highland Park was called the ugliest Starbucks in America by some residents, one local told KTLA on Aug. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Starbucks Promises to Take Action After Highland Park Residents Call New Shop the ‘Most Depressing in America’

    After Highland Park residents referred to a new Starbucks location in the L.A. neighborhood as the “most depressing in America” and “prison-like,” Starbucks has promised to take action and make the coffee shop more representative of the area. The Starbucks, which opened recently, came under fire in a Highland Park architect’s review posted Monday on the local news blog The Eastsider. “The building has no legible design intent, awkward space planning and poor craftsmanship,” architect Catherine Garrison wrote. “I am surprised that […]

  • Hurricane Iselle's outer bands bring rain to Hawaii. (Credit: LIVESTORMSMEDIA.COM via CNN)

    Weakened Iselle hits Hawaii; Nearly 22,000 Residents Without Power

    Hawaii residents hunkered down as Tropical Storm Iselle whipped the island chain with winds and heavy rains. Iselle’s top winds weakened to 60 mph as it made landfall at 2:30 a.m. Friday along the Kau coast of the Big Island. Had the storm remained a hurricane, it would have been the first to hit Hawaii in decades. Heavy rains were the biggest threat, with general rainfall predicted to be between 4 and 8 inches, although some areas could get more […]

  • shoes and clothing items were left in the middle of the street following an altercation in West Hollywood on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Arrested in WeHo After Assault With Belt, Alleged DUI Crash Into 2 Pedestrians

    Two men were arrested after allegedly intentionally running over two people after an assault with a belt on two unrelated women in a West Hollywood parking lot, authorities said Thursday. A female victim who was run over was hospitalized in critical condition, while a man was treated and released, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A detective on scene said the incident began when two women laughed at a man who was vomiting outside a nightclub near near […]

  • In three passes over the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean, NASA's Terra satellite took pictures of the three current tropical cyclones, painting a Pacific Tropical Panorama. Terra observed Hurricane Genevieve, Hurricane Iselle and Hurricane Julio in order from west to east. Iselle has now triggered a tropical storm watch in Hawaii.
(Credit: NASA)

    Hawaii Storms: Iselle Set for Direct Hit; Julio Looms Behind

    Supermarket shelves swept bare. Schools, government offices, attractions shuttering. Sandbags filled. Ports closing. Hawaiians are preparing for a potentially devastating one-two tropical cyclone punch, starting with Hurricane Iselle, which in a rarity for the state could make direct landfall Thursday evening. Iselle, on track to pass over the Big Island of Hawaii, is now a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 mph and could bring up to 12 inches of rain, life-threatening storm surges, flash floods and mudslides, forecasters […]

  • Crews excavated a more than 2,300 square foot site on Sunset Boulevard where a water main broke, the LADWP tweeted in a photo on Thursday.

    UCLA Flood: LADWP Crews Excavate Water Main Site, Prepare for Repairs

    On the second day of efforts to address a massive water main break that flooded much of UCLA, tow trucks began removing dozens of car stranded in an underground parking garage on campus on Thursday. Out on the street, workers completed an excavation below Sunset Boulevard, which remained closed to traffic. Crews worked to shore up the site so that two 93-year-old trunklines that burst — sending 20 million gallons of water into the air and onto UCLA’s campus — can […]