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 student walks past a chalk-written protest against tuition hikes on the wall outside Powell Library at UCLA on Tuesday. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

    UCLA Students March Against Proposed UC Tuition Hike

    Chanting “UC, UC, can’t you see? We don’t want your tuition fee,” more than 100 UCLA students marched through campus Tuesday as part of a University of California-wide student rally opposing a proposed tuition hike. The proposal, to be voted on by the UC regents Wednesday, would increase tuition by as much as 5% in each of the next five years, and has drawn sharp opposition from Gov. Jerry Brown. UC President Janet Napolitano has said the increase was necessary […]

  • Bill Cosby, seen in this file photo, has remained silent in the wake of renewed allegations of sexual assault. (Credit: CNN)

    Bill Cosby Rape Allegations Are ‘Decade-Old’ and ‘Discredited,’ His Attorney Says

    For now, it seems, Bill Cosby’s public response to renewed allegations of sexual assault is complete and utter silence. On Sunday an attorney for Cosby, John P. Schmitt, called the allegations “decade-old” and “discredited,” and said his client would not address the matter. “The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true,” Schmitt said in a statement. “Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment.” That statement came one day after NPR broadcast […]

  • Striking Nurses Demand Tougher Ebola Safety Precautions

    Kaiser Permanente nurses were picketing in Westwood Wednesday morning. Among other things, they were demanding tougher Ebola safety precautions. Lynette Romero reports from Westwood for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 12, 2014. More video: Kareen Wynter reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 12, 2014.

  • The upper Midwest and Great Lakes were buried in snow on Nov. 11, 2014. (Credit: CNN)

    Winter-Like Weather Hits Large Portion of US: Snow Blankets Upper Midwest, Cold Plunges South

    Even though we’re still a couple of weeks from Black Friday, there seems to be a pre-season special on snow and cold. The upper Midwest and Great Lakes are buried in snow, shivering under the icy blanket. From the Rockies to the heathland, ferocious winds are ripping across the Plains, bringing freezing temperatures as far south as Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. Hardly anyone in the eastern two-thirds of the nation will be spared by the time the weekend hits, […]

  • The search continued Monday for at least 15 hikers who went missing near Eaton Canyon. (Credit: KTLA)

    Helicopter Crews Rescue Group of Hikers Stranded Overnight in Eaton Canyon

    About 15 hikers who were lost and stranded in Eaton Canyon overnight were located Monday morning after heavy fog lifted from the San Gabriel Mountains, allowing rescue helicopters to spot the group and airlift them one by one to safety. Multiple hikers were reported missing in the area around 11 p.m. Sunday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Hernandez said. Friends of the hikers said the group had left earlier that day. The group was located around 9 a.m., and crews from sheriff’s Air […]

  • The Lania Lane estate for sale for $195 million is shown in a satellite view. (Credit: Google Maps)

    $195 Million Beverly Hills Estate With 27-Car Garage, 23 Bathrooms Is Most Expensive Listing in US

    A massive Beverly Hills estate with its own entertainment complex, 27-car garage and vineyard has hit the market with a record breaking listing price of $195 million. That makes it the most expensive home listing in the United States, according to Coldwell Banker. Called the Palazzo di Amore (or “Palace of Love”), the estate is enormous with 53,000 square feet of living space, 12 bedrooms and 23 bathrooms. The master suite alone — at 5,000 square feet — is bigger […]

  • Los Angeles County supervisor candidate Sheila Kuehl hugs a supporter at an election night party in Santa Monica. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. County Election Results: Kuehl Defeats Shriver in Board of Supervisors Race

    Propelled by strong backing from labor, former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl appeared Wednesday to have won a pivotal race for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, defeating former Santa Monica City Council member Bobby Shriver. With 100% of the precincts counted, election officials said, Kuehl had 52.8% of the vote, compared with Shriver’s 47.2% Kuehl, Shriver and their backers raised and spent millions of dollars in a hard-fought contest to replace longtime board member Zev […]

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    Election Day 2014: Here Is What’s at Stake in California, L.A. County

    Voters in California and across the nation will be heading to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the Midterm Elections. Among the key items on the state ballot this year — the race for governor. Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown is vying for an unprecedented fourth term as he faces off against Republican challenger Neel Kashkari. Other statewide officers are up for a vote as well, including lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general and insurance commissioner. Additionally, voters […]

  • A neighbor provided this photo of Henry Needham's grandson holding a muddy Tinkerbell after the dachshund was rescued on Sunday.

    Pet Dachshund ‘Tinkerbell’ Found Alive and Well After Mudslides in Camarillo Springs

    A Ventura County family`s pet dog, which was believed to have died when a mudslide damaged homes in Camarillo Springs Friday night, was found alive and well over the weekend. Heavy rains on Halloween night triggered the mudslide, which affected several homes in the 6400 block of San Como Lane (map). A flow of mud and rocks broke through two glass doors on Henry Needham’s home, leaving him trapped and unable to move in waist-deep mud. Firefighters went into the home […]