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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
  • Roy Moore, GOP Senate candidate and former chief justice on the Alabama Supreme Court, speaks during the annual Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit on Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

    Brother of Senate Candidate Roy Moore Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are False, Compares Persecution to Jesus

    Roy Moore’s brother is defending the GOP Senate candidate “to the hilt” amid the escalating controversy over allegations of sexual misconduct against him, according to CNN correspondent Martin Savidge, who spoke to the brother on the phone. Jerry Moore firmly denied the allegations against his brother and drew an analogy between his situation and the persecution of Jesus Christ, Savidge reported Friday in an interview with CNN’s John Berman. Savidge spoke to Jerry Moore on Friday morning, one day after an […]

  • Malibu Sanctuary Works to Save Wild Horses

    Clare Staples, the founder of SkyDog Ranch Wild Mustang Sanctuary, is running a unique organization that seeks to save Mustangs and give them a place to heal. Visit the SkyDog Ranch website to learn more. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 9, 2017. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 News at 7am on Nov. 9, 2017. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10am on Nov. 9, 2017.  

  • US President Donald Trump (L) looks up as he sits beside China's President Xi Jinping during a tour of the Forbidden City in Beijing on November 8, 2017. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Arrives in Beijing for High-Stakes Visit With Chinese President

    China’s emboldened leader Xi Jinping offered Donald Trump a display meant to satisfy a leader susceptible to flattery when the US President touched down in Beijing on Wednesday. But beneath the state pageantry lies another message, one not meant to stoke Trump’s ego but instead to issue a stark reminder. Xi, now the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, leads a nation that’s poised to challenge the US in new and unpredictable ways. How Trump — who is desperate to find success amid sagging approval […]

  • US President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with business leaders on tax reform at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 31, 2017. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York Terror Attack Suspect Should Get Death Penalty, Trump Says

    President Donald Trump is calling for the death penalty against the man charged with mowing down pedestrians and bikers in New York City, raising the question of whether his rhetoric could imperil prosecutors’ efforts in the case. Trump has used the Halloween attack to push his agenda of tightening immigration laws and toughening anti-terror policies. “NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room,” Trump tweeted late Wednesday night. “He killed 8 people, badly […]

  • Sayfullo Saipov is shown in a booking photo from St. Charles County, Missouri, after an Oct. 21, 2016, arrest.

    Suspect in Manhattan Bike Path Attack Charged With Federal Terrorism Offenses

    The suspect in New York’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been charged with federal terrorism offenses in connection with Tuesday’s attack in Manhattan in which eight people were killed, the acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York said Wednesday. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbekistan native who was living in New Jersey, is charged with providing material support to ISIS and violence and destruction of motor vehicles, Joon H. Kim told reporters. Saipov appeared in federal […]

  • Student at Boyle Heights Elementary School Wins Tickets to World Series Donated by Alum

    A fifth-grader at Christopher Dena Elementary School in Boyle Heights won tickets to game two of the World Series on Wednesday, donated by an alumnus of the school, by writing an essay about why he is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 9 on Oct. 25, 2017.

  • Police respond to a hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles. (Credit: RMG News)

    Arrest Made After Bicyclist Killed in Koreatown Hit-and-Run

    A man was killed after being hit by a motorist who fled the scene in Koreatown early Wednesday morning, according to police. The crash occurred near the intersection of San Marino Street and Western Avenue just before 2 a.m., said Capt. Gary Walters with the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was traveling southbound on Western Avenue when he was struck by a white sedan, Walters said. The cyclist, described as a Latino man in his 50s, was pronounced dead […]

  • Irish Celebrity Chef Shares Beef Stew Ahead of Ireland Week in Los Angeles

    Irish celebrity chef Donal Skehan shared his signature beef and Guinness stew and other dishes with Chris Burrous and Lynette Romero ahead of Ireland Week in Los Angeles. This segment appeared on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 15, 2017.

  • These are the images of 24 of the 58 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Top: Hannah Ahlers, Lisa Patterson, Jordan McIldoon, Kurt von Tillow, Erick Silva, Heather Warino Alvarado, Derrick Taylor and Melissa Ramirez. Middle: Calla Medig, Stacee Etcheber, John Phippin, Candice Bower, Denise Salmon Burditus, Tara Roe, Christopher Roybal and Quinton Robbins. Bottom: Jack Beaton, Susan Smith, Rachael Parker, Angela "Angie" Gomez, Neysa Tonks, Bailey Schweitzer, Sonny Melton and Cameron Robinson.

    Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims Identified, Including More Than 30 From California

    One was a man who died shielding his wife from gunfire on their wedding anniversary. Another was a city of Las Vegas employee who died in his boyfriend’s arms. And two others were a veteran corrections officer and his girlfriend who died on the trip they had planned for weeks. At least 58 people were killed and nearly 500 others were injured Sunday night, authorities say, when a gunman fired on an outdoor country musical festival from the 32nd floor […]