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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.


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    Transgender People Will Not Be Accepted in U.S. Military in Any Capacity, Trump Tweets

    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate the ban transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the US armed forces. The decision reversed a policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Barack Obama, which was still under final review, that would allow transgender individuals to openly serve in the military. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced last month that he was delaying enactment of the plan to begin allowing transgender individuals to join the US […]

  • A Gelson's Market in Encino is seen following a burglary on July 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gelson’s, Walgreens Stores Burglarized in Encino

    Police are trying to determine if break-ins at a Gelson’s Market and a Walgreens store in Encino early Wednesday morning are connected. The first incident was reported about 2:30 a.m. after someone ransacked the Gelson’s Market in the 16400 block of Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Bernardo said. It appeared the front door was left unsecured prior to the burglary, Bernardo said. About 30 minutes later, another burglary was reported at a Walgreens just a few blocks away, […]

  • Celebrity Chef Jet Tila

    Chef Jet Tila just released his first book, “101 Asian Dishes You Need To Cook Before You Die.” He shows us some of this recipes. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, July 23, 2017.

  • Frank Barboa is seen in an image provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

    Paramount Amber Alert Teen With Autism Used Bus System to Get Home After Kidnapper Ditched Stolen Car

    A 17-year-old boy with autism who was found safe following an Amber Alert in Paramount Friday morning used public transportation to find his way home after the car he was sitting in was stolen and then ditched, authorities said. Frank (Frankie) Barboa was waiting for his sister to finish her shift at the Jack in the Box located at 6601 Alondra Boulevard when he went out to her car for a short time around midnight to charge a device, Los […]

  • Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility Near Porter Ranch Can Reopen, State Officials Say

    The Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, where the largest methane leak in U.S. history forced thousands to flee their homes, can resume natural gas injections at a reduced capacity, state officials said Wednesday. The announcement follows months of inspections at the sprawling field above Porter Ranch and the implementation of new safety protocols that officials said will protect the public and stave off an energy shortage in Southern California. “This facility will be held to the most rigorous monitoring, […]

  • Fat Sal’s Deli ‘Fat Cookout’ Sandwich

    Fat Sal’s Deli creates us one of their signature sandwiches. Fatsalsdeli.com This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, July 2, 2017.

  • 2017 Salsa Festival

    Second annual salsa festival returns July 8 & 9 to Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles. Latinsalsafestival.com This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, July 1, 2017.

  • Record Number of Travelers Expected to Hit SoCal Roads for 4th of July Weekend

    Low gas prices is just one of the reasons a record number of people are expected to hit the roadways during this Fourth of July weekend. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 30, 2017.

  • Travel Ban Goes Into Effect After Trump Administration Defines the Required ‘Bona Fide Relationship’

    After months of winding through the courts, the so-called “watered-down,” revised version of President Donald Trump’s fiercely litigated travel ban finally went into effect at 8 p.m. ET Thursday. Less than an hour before the ban was slated to begin, an emergency motion was filed in federal court by the state of Hawaii, which contests the Trump administration’s plan to exclude certain categories of foreign nationals that the state believes are allowed to enter the country under existing court rulings. […]