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 pixelated video still shows a fight between Hawthorne police and an alleged panhandler that took place Dec. 15, 2014.

    Fistfight Between Hawthorne Police Officers and Alleged Aggressive Panhandler Caught on Video

    In a confrontation captured on a provoking bystander’s video, an alleged panhandler is shown engaging in a fistfight with two Hawthorne police officers, knocking one of them to the ground. The incident occurred Monday afternoon, when officers were called to reports of an aggressive panhandler who was in front of a Louisiana Fried Chicken location and was threatening people who would not give him money, a Hawthorne Police Department news release stated. In the 52-second video, the man pushed two officers, […]

  • Surveillance Video Catches Brazen Burglary of OC Optometry Office

    Within minutes, thieves made out with tens of thousands dollars worth of equipment at an Orange County optometry office. The brazen burglary was captured on surveillance video. Lynette Romero reports from Orange for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 18, 2014.

  • The area of Andreo Avenue and 220th Street was flooded Dec. 16, 2014, amid a rainstorm. (Credit: TheStoryOfAKat/Twitter)

    Flash-Flood Warning Issued for Parts of L.A. County as Storm Pelts Region

    Two storms hit Southern California Tuesday, bringing more rain to the already drenched region and prompting a flash-flood warning in south-central Los Angeles County and reports of major flooding in Torrance. Just days after a powerful storm brought heavy rain, strong winds, mudslides, flooding and even a tornado to the area, the National Weather Service had forecast another pair of storms to soak the southland for an extended period. The weaker storm system moved into Ventura and Los Angeles counties […]

  • Over 20 million packages were expected to be transported on Dec. 15, 2014, the biggest shipping day of the year according to FedEx officials. (Credit: KTLA)

    FedEx Prepares for Busiest Shipping Day of the Year; Over 20 Million Packages to Be Transported

    Monday was expected to be the busiest shipping day of the year, with FedEx predicting more than 20 million packages to be moved or delivered, according to a company spokeswoman. In all, about 290 million packages were expected to be delivered between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. Last-minute shoppers were advised to purchase all items that required ground delivery by Wednesday. Those willing to pay extra for express delivery were advised to place orders by Dec. 23.

  • Southern California was hit by a powerful storm on Dec. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerful Storm Brings Dangerous Weather Conditions to SoCal

    Mandatory evacuations were ordered and a portion of Pacific Coast Highway was closed early Friday as a powerful storm slamming Southern California brought heavy rain and strong winds to the region, triggering mudslides and flooding, and leaving tens of thousands of residents without power. At least eight homes were significantly damaged in the storm, while a second-story balcony completely collapsed from a structure in Long Beach. Multiple vehicles were also damaged as intense downpours and gusty winds toppled trees throughout […]

  • Riverside County residents worked Dec. 5, 2014, to clean mud that damaged properties after heavy rainfall. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Riverside County Residents, Officials Work to Cleanup After Mudflow Damages Homes, Vehicles

    One day after a heavy rain caused a mudflow that trapped multiple people inside their vehicles and damages Riverside County homes, residents and officials worked Friday to clean up the mess.

  • An unoccupied SUV was submerged in mud in Gilman Springs on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dozens Rescued After Heavy Rain Prompts Mudflow in Riverside County; No Injuries

    Dozens of people were rescued from vehicles and evacuated from homes Thursday morning after heavy rain prompted flooding and a massive mudflow in Riverside County, officials said. No injuries were reported. Firefighters from Cal Fire and the Riverside County Fire Department responded about 1:31 a.m. to a report of an occupied vehicle stranded near the intersection of Sublette and Gilman Springs roads (map), in Gilman Springs, according to an incident report. Two people were rescued from the vehicle and were […]

  • Residents of Silverado Canyon placed sandbags in front of their home amid concerns about mudslides on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Threat Not Over Yet for Residents of Rain-Soaked Silverado Canyon

    Residents and fire officials continued to brace for the possibility of mudslides in Silverado Canyon on Wednesday amid a second day of heavy rains. According to the National Weather Service 2.5 inches of rain fell on the fire-ravaged canyon in the past 40 hours. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. More video:

  • Caltrans workers cleared PCH, which was closed Nov. 30, 2014, due to rock fall. (Credit: KTLA)

    PCH in Ventura County Could Remain Closed for Several Days Due to Storm Damage

    A 9-mile section of Pacific Coast Highway remained closed Tuesday, after rain prompted rock slides and mudflows on the roadway two days earlier. The vulnerable coastal road has been closed since Sunday between Las Posas and Yerba Buena roads, near the 2013 Springs Fire burn area. With the continuing rain, more debris could come down onto roadway, Patrick Chandler of Caltrans said. The agency planned to reassess after the storm, according to a tweet. “We’re not going to let anyone on this road […]