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
  • Traffic is seen at LAX during the start of the Thanksgiving holiday travel season on Nov. 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Traffic Ramps Up at LAX as Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Season Begins

    Traffic began to build at the Los Angeles International Airport Friday as the season for Thanksgiving holiday travel started. Lynette Romero reports from LAX for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Busy #Thanksgiving holiday travel begins today! Plan ahead for smooth travels at & — LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) November 20, 2015

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    ‘NCIS’ Actress Pauley Perrette Describes Being Viciously Assaulted Near Hollywood Hills Home; Man Arrested

    Pauley Perrette, the actress best known for her role on the TV series “NCIS,” said she was attacked by a “VERY psychotic homeless man” near her Hollywood Hills home on Thursday, in an incident that she described on Twitter and in a subsequent interview. The violent encounter occurred about 5 p.m. in the 6000 block of Cahuenga Terrace (map), and resulted in the arrest of a 45-year-old suspect, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. “I was walking across my […]

  • Gabby Calzada, left, and, Briana Gallegos are seen in photos from Facebook and a GoFundMe page.

    Several Detained for Questioning in Investigation of Teens Found Dead in Montecito Heights Park: LAPD

    Several people have been detained after multiple search warrants were served Thursday morning in connection to the homicides of two female teens found dead in a popular Montecito Heights park last month, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The bodies of Briana Nicole Gallegos, 17, and Gabriela Calzada, 19, were discovered on Oct. 28 near a hiking trail in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. LAPD Sgt. Michael Morrisseau confirmed the search warrants were related to the homicide investigation. A police […]

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    Southern California Rents Expected to Rise Again by Year’s End

    The cost of rent has already skyrocketed in Southern California, and those prices are expected to rise even more by the end of the year. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 11, 2015.

  • Firefighters battled dramatic flames at two adjacent apartment buildings in Anaheim on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Child Battling Cancer Among Those Displaced by Dramatic Blaze in Anaheim

    Firefighters on Friday morning extinguished a dramatic three-alarm fire that burned two adjacent apartment buildings in Anaheim, leaving dozens of residents homeless, including a 9-year-old girl battling cancer. The blaze was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of East Benmore Lane, according to a spokesperson for the Fullerton Fire Department, which was assisting the Anaheim Fire Department at the scene. The Orange County Fire Authority also responded to the location. No injuries were immediately reported. About 40 residents […]

  • Archie Green III, 27, is seen in this photo provided by the Ontario Police Department.

    Alleged DUI Driver Who Crashed Into San Bernardino Officer, Killing Him, ID’d

    The suspected DUI driver who ran a red light early Thursday and slammed into an on-duty San Bernardino police officer’s patrol vehicle, killing the veteran officer, was identified as a 27-year-old Fontana man. Archie Green III was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol causing fatal injuries in the death of San Bernardino Police Department Officer Bryce Hanes, 40. The crash was reported near the intersection of Fourth Street and Etiwanda Avenue in the […]

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    Sofie’s Journey: Epilepsy Awareness

    An estimated 3 million Americans live with epilepsy, and for many it can be scary.  But one brave young girl and her family are reaching out- trying to help others cope and hoping to find a cure, and as part of KTLA’s Problem Solvers series we are striving to make Southern California a better place to live and inspire others to pay it forward. Our Lynette Romero introduces us to Sofie, and her battle to end the stigma of epilepsy. […]

  • Firefighters battle a fire at a South L.A. home on Oct. 30, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Stubborn’ Attic Fire Causes ‘Extensive Damage’ at South L.A. Home

    A “stubborn” attic fire caused “extensive damage” to a two-story home in South L.A.’s Vermont Knolls neighborhood early Friday morning, according to Los Angeles Fire Department officials. The blaze burned on West 74th Street near Vermont Avenue after 5 a.m., the Fire Department tweeted. Thirty seven firefighters responded to the fire, knocking it down in 48 minutes, the department stated around 6 a.m. The fire started outside, worked its way through a utility room and into the attic, Battalion Chief Dale Drummond said. The fire was described […]

  • Hours after it broke out, the fire was declared a knockdown, fire officials said shortly before 7:45 a.m.

    Firefighters Extinguish Large Blaze That Raged for Hours in Huntington Park; Cause Under Investigation

    Firefighters have knocked down a stubborn blaze that burned for hours at a commercial building in the Huntington Park area early Wednesday morning. The three-alarm fire broke out at a dollar store shortly before 3:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of 57th Street, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found heavy smoke and fire coming through the roof, County Fire Department Inspector Randall Wright said. They immediately mounted an aggressive interior […]