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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
  • L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino shared a video that he said shows deputies dumping a homeless man in San Pedro on Jan. 30, 2018. Buscaino said Mike Olivieri shot the video.

    L.A. City Council Committee Addresses ‘Homeless Dumping’ During Hearing

    A Los Angeles City Council committee on Wednesday addressed an incident earlier this year where a homeless man was dropped off on a San Pedro street by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies and was later arrested. Councilman Joe Buscaino called a Public Safety Committee hearing to address the issue and to better understand how local law enforcement deal with members of the homeless community who have mental health or addiction issues. The incident, which was caught on camera, occurred on […]

  • A parking lot in Hollywood is seen on June 13, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Safe Parking L.A. to Provide Free Overnight Parking for Homeless

    Safe Parking L.A. is planning to use local parking lots to provide safe areas for homeless people who currently sleep in their cars. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 13, 2018.

  • A woman casts her vote at a polling station inside the Alhambra Fire Department in Alhambra on June 5, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    California Primary 2018: Key House Races Could Remain Undecided for Days

    Democratic hopes of wresting control of the House of Representatives were hanging in the balance early Wednesday morning, as many votes remained uncounted in California’s most competitive congressional races. It may, in fact, be days, if not more than a week, before all the votes are tallied in three of the mostly closely watched races in the country: California-39, California-48 and California-49. Those districts, which are held by Republicans but were won by Hillary Clinton in 2016, are key to […]

  • The people mover will pass above Century Boulevard, connecting airport travelers to a Metro station, a ground transportation hub and a consolidated car rental area. (Courtesy Los Angeles World Airports)

    Crews Start Work on LAX Train; Airport Delays Expected

    Crews have begun working on the train expected to start bringing people in and out of the Los Angeles International Airport in 2023. Travelers are advised to expect delays. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 30, 2018.

  • An Arco gas station sign near Disneyland on May 24, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    California Gas Prices Are the Highest in the Nation Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

    California has the dubious distinction of being home to the highest gas prices in the country as millions of people in the state prepare to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend. AAA estimates that a record 3.2 million Southern Californians will head out of town for all or part of the three-day weekend, and they can expect to pay hefty prices for gas across the state. As of Thursday, motorists are paying an average of $3.72 a gallon at […]

  • Austin Beutner is shown in an undated photo. (Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

    Former L.A. Mayoral Candidate Austin Beutner Named LAUSD Superintendent

    Austin Beutner, a philanthropist and former investment banker, on Tuesday was named superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest school system. His selection was the biggest move yet by a Los Angeles school board majority elected with major support from charter school advocates. The decision came after lengthy public testimony, most of it in support of the other remaining finalist, interim Supt. Vivian Ekchian, who is well known within the school system. Beutner, 58, has no […]

  • People gather to protest President Trump's travel ban in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on April 25, 2018, as the high court hears arguments in the legal challenge of Hawaii v. Trump. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Supreme Court Appears Headed Toward Upholding Trump’s Third Try at Travel Ban

    Conservative justices and swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to side with the Trump administration Wednesday as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on President Donald Trump’s travel ban. More than a year after Trump caused chaos in the airports by following through on a campaign promise and restricting travel from several Muslim-majority countries, the justices considered the legality of a third version of the original travel ban to decide whether the President ultimately exceeded his authority. Coming out of […]

  • Police respond after one person was injured by a package containing an incendiary device at a nearby Goodwill store on March 20, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Suspected Austin Bomber Kills Himself With Explosive Device; Police Uncover Confession Video on Cellphone

    As the Austin bomber sensed that authorities were closing in on him on Tuesday night, he took out his cell phone and recorded a 25-minute video confessing to building the explosive devices — but didn’t explain why he targeted his victims, interim Austin police Chief Brian Manley said. “It is the outcry of a very challenged young man talking about challenges in his life that led him to this point,” the interim chief said. “I know everybody is interested in […]

  • More than 50 million people from Philadelphia to Boston are under winter storm warnings and watches that have been issued across a swath of the Northeast. (Credit: Valerie Mlynar via CNN Wire)

    Second Nor’easter in a Week Knocks Out Power for Hundreds of Thousands

    Hundreds of thousands of homes in the Northeast are without electricity Thursday, a day after the region’s second major storm in a week whipped the area with heavy snow and stiff winds, downing power lines and leaving precarious road conditions. The nor’easter may drop several more inches of snow in Massachusetts and northern New England into Thursday afternoon, but largely the storm did its worst Wednesday, leaving about 900,000 customers without power along the East Coast from Virginia to Maine. […]