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
  • In this file photo,  Joan Rivers arrives at the Peter Travers and Editors of Rolling Stone Host Awards Weekend Bash at Drai's Hollywood on February 26, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Rolling Stone)

    Joan Rivers’ Condition ‘Remains Serious’ at New York Hospital, Melissa Rivers Says

    Comedian Joan Rivers is “resting comfortably” in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement on Friday. “My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world,” she said. “Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your […]

  • Three lifeguards attempting to rescue a tired swimmer were caught in violent waves that reached up to 25 feet on Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Another Day of Damaging High Surf, Strong Rip Currents Expected at SoCal Beaches

    Another day of large swells and very strong rip currents were expected to hit Southern California beaches on Thursday as a high surf advisory remained in effect, according to the National Weather Service. Large crowds gathered at the Wedge in Newport Beach during the morning to watch experiences surfers and body-boarders take on the large waves. Amid the conditions, nearly 175 swimmers had to be rescued in Los Angeles County on Wednesday — which was considered the peak of a […]

  • Malibu Pier closed Aug. 27, 2014, due to  a high surf advisory. (Credit: KTLA)

    Malibu Pier Closes After Swimmer Dies in High Surf Area

    Malibu Pier and several other beaches closed Wednesday after multiple people had to be rescued and one man died during a high surf advisory the previous day. A surfer in Malibu was unconscious and in the water when rescuers got to him Tuesday morning, and he later died, Capt. Eric Howell of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division said. The official cause of death had not been determined as of Wednesday morning, but the man died during a high […]

  • Police responded to a second shooting on Aug. 24, 2014, that left a 29-year-old man dead in Sylmar. (Credit: OnSceneTV)

    ‘Serial Killer’ Charged With Murder, Other Crimes in Random Los Angeles-Area Shootings

    A 34-year-old Sylmar man who was suspected in a series of seven random shootings that left four people dead in the San Fernando Valley was charged Tuesday with murder and other alleged crimes in connection with three of those shootings. Alexander Hernandez, initially detained late Sunday on animal cruelty charges, was believed to be the shooter in three separate incidents that occurred within about an hour in San Fernando, Sylmar and Pacoima early Sunday morning, as well as in four earlier shooting incidents. None of […]

  • Police responded to a second shooting on Aug. 24, 2014, that left a 29-year-old man dead in Sylmar. (Credit: OnSceneTV)

    Man Initially Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges Named as Suspect in Valley Shootings

    A 34-year-old man initially arrested on suspicion of shooting two dogs was named Monday evening as a suspect in a San Fernando Valley shooting spree that left three people dead, authorities said. Alexander Hernandez was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of animal cruelty, and police initially only considered him a “person of interest” in the three homicides, according to Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Andy Smith. Nonetheless, Hernandez’s bail was set at $1 million, a steep amount for the alleged shooting of […]

  • A rare high surf with waves of 10 to 15 feet was expected for several days at Southern California beaches beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    High Surf Advisory in Effect for Southern California Beaches

    A high surf advisory was in effect for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties Sunday, warning swimmers about strong rip currents. The unsafe swimming conditions were caused by a tropical storm about 900 miles southwest of the L.A. area, according to the National Weather Service. Waves of 7 to 8 feet, with a maximum of 9 feet, were expected. “When you get big waves like this, currents and rip currents, they’re all along the coast … if you’re a swimmer, it’s way […]

  • Construction on the Target building under construction at Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue in Hollywood was halted in August 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Judge Halts Construction of Hollywood Target Project That Was Spearheaded by Mayor Garcetti

    A judge has called for retail giant Target Corp. to stop work on a partly built shopping center in Hollywood, handing a stinging setback to a project championed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Superior Court Judge Richard L. Fruin Jr. sided with two community groups who said in separate lawsuits that the City Council should not have allowed Target to build a 74-foot-tall structure in a location where such projects cannot exceed 35 feet. In a related order issued […]

  • A man was found dead, slumped over the wheel of a truck in Pacoima on Aug. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Investigating Pacoima Shooting After Man Is Found Dead in Running Vehicle

    A man’s body was found shot and slumped over the steering wheel of a running vehicle that had shattered windows in Pacoima Thursday morning, officials said. Police responded around 5:20 a.m. to Glenoaks  Boulevard and Vaughn Street (map), Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sally Madera said. A white Dodge pickup truck was found still running and in the middle of the intersection with a man inside, she said. The man appeared to have been shot at least once, although multiple shots had been fired, LAPD Captain […]

  • A woman was injured during a shooting in Atwater Village on Aug. 20, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Struck in Car-to-Car Shooting in Atwater Village; Gunman Sought

    A woman was hospitalized in critical condition and police were searching for a gunman after a car-to-car shooting in Atwater Village early Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred in the 4500 block of Colorado Boulevard (map) in a mostly industrial area between Glendale and Griffith Park. The woman and her white car were struck by a shotgun around 6:06 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Liliano Preciado said. The victim was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and remained in critical condition as of noon, hospital spokeswoman […]