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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
  • Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, r, talks to Pope Francis upon arrival at the National Palace on February 13, 2016 in Mexico City. Pope Francis called on Mexico's leaders Saturday to provide 'true justice' and security to citizens hit by drug violence as he addressed politicians at the National Palace. (Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pope Francis Urges Mexico to Guard Against the Forces of ‘Kidnapping and Death’

    With bluntness rare for a pope, Francis wasted no time on his first full day in Mexico on Saturday, taking to task both the political elite here and the often-ineffective church leadership for failing to confront the grievous ills facing this troubled country. Pope Francis, who has made work on behalf of the downtrodden the hallmark of his papacy, had promised he would be direct in his messages to this overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country. And he was. Speaking early Saturday […]

  • Pope Francis arrived in Mexico on Feb. 12, 2016 for the start of a five-day visit.  (Credit: CNN)

    Pope Francis Greeted by Thousands of Cheering Followers as He Arrives in Mexico

    Pope Francis arrived in Mexico on Friday evening amid cheers and singing from the thousands of people who gathered at the airport to welcome him. He was greeted by Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto and the first lady. Pope Francis’ first stop on his five-day visit will be the  Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe — the patron saint of Mexico. Earlier Friday, Pope Francis met with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill in Cuba, the Vatican […]

  • Trucks enter the gates of Southern California Gas Company property where Aliso Canyon Storage Field is located on Dec. 22, 2015. (Credit: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)

    No Evidence of Methane Gas Accumulating in Porter Ranch, Says Gas Company

    There is no evidence of methane gas accumulating in Porter Ranch, the Southern California Gas Company stated Wednesday in response to residents’ fears about a possible build up that could cause a future explosion. Lynette Romero reports from Porter Ranch for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 10, 2016. SoCalGas released the following statement to KTLA: “The letter sent by this plaintiffs’ attorney shows a misunderstanding of subsurface geology, natural gas storage and the events surrounding an unrelated incident […]

  • The 101 Freeway will close for 40 hours in February so crews can demolish a portion of the 6th Street Viaduct. (Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

    ‘101 Slow Jam’ Arrives With Downtown Closures Beginning Friday Night

    The “101 Slow Jam” began Friday night with the freeway closing in downtown Los Angeles for the demolition of the 6th Street Bridge. The 40-hour full closure of the 101 Freeway, dubbed the “101 Slow Jam by officials,” officially got underway at 10 p.m. Friday and was expected to continue through Sunday at 3 p.m., according to details posted on the project’s website. The demolition of the 6th Street Viaduct was scheduled to begin on the east side of the […]

  • A gas meter is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Customers Concerned Over Rising SoCal Gas Bills; Company Responds

    As Southern California Gas Co. works to stop a massive natural gas leak above Porter Ranch, the company’s customers elsewhere in the region have taken to social media to complain about their high bills. Residents in Huntington Beach have been posting on a community Facebook page about bills that have doubled, and in some cases climbed four, five or six times higher than what they say is normal. And Huntington Beach customers do not appear to be the only ones affected. […]

  • Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) participate in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    GOP Candidates Prepare for Debate, With or Without Trump

    With or without Donald Trump, the show must go on. Republican presidential candidates are set to clash Thursday night in their last debate before Monday’s Iowa caucuses. Plans for the showdown were thrown into turmoil after Trump, the national front-runner, said he would not show up after a long-running dispute with Fox News. Still, there’s likely to be plenty of drama, both on the debate stage and at the veterans event Trump plans to attend instead. Here are five things […]

  • The Sixth Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles was closed on Jan. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crumbling 6th Street Bridge Closed Ahead of Upcoming Demolition

    The crumbling Sixth Street Viaduct in downtown Los Angeles was closed Wednesday morning as engineers made preparations for the demolition of a portion of the iconic bridge. Major demolition work was set to begin next week, which will also require a 40-hour closure of the 101 Freeway scheduled to being 10 p.m. on Feb. 5, the Los Angeles Times reported. The freeway will be closed from the 10 Freeway near Union Station to the 5 Freeway interchange south of downtown during the demolition, the […]

  • Guns seized by TSA agents are seen in an image posted to their Instagram account.

    TSA Intercepted Record 2,653 Guns Found in Carry-On Bags Last Year

    The Transportation Security Administration intercepted a record 2,653 guns in carry-on luggage during 2015. And more than 82% of those weapons were loaded. The guns were found at security checkpoints in 236 airports around the country. The five airports with the most confiscated guns were: 1. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: 153 2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: 144 3. Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport: 100 4. Denver International Airport: 90 5. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: 73 The previous record was […]

  • An activist holds a sign at a news conference related to the Porter Ranch-area gas leak on Jan. 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Porter Ranch Residents Renew Demands for Leaking Gas Well to Be Shut Down

    Porter Ranch residents renewed calls Wednesday for the closure of Southern California Gas Co.`s troubled Aliso Canyon facility, which has been leaking natural gas for months. Lynette Romero reports from Porter Ranch for the KTLA Morning News on Jan. 21, 2016.