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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
  • Two explosions and gunfire took place at the Istanbul Ataturk airport on June 28, 2016 leaving dozens dead and many more injured, the Turkish interior ministry said. (Credit: CNN)

    Evidence Points to ISIS in Istanbul Attack; 44 Victims Have Died

    Turkish officials have strong evidence that the Istanbul airport attackers came to the country from the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria and that ISIS leadership was involved in the planning of the attack, a senior Turkish government source told CNN on Thursday. Officials believe the men — identified by another Turkish official and state media as being from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan — entered Turkey about a month ago from Raqqa, bringing along with them the suicide vests and […]

  • A Turkish riot police officer patrols Ataturk Airport’s main entrance in Istanbul on June 28, 2016, after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's largest airport, killing at least 41 people and injuring 239. (Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

    Death Toll Rises to 42 in Istanbul Terror Attack; Airport Resumes Flights Amid Blood, Shattered Glass

    Just five hours after terrorists killed 42 people at an Istanbul airport, travelers returned to the site of the carnage — much to the surprise of some forensics experts. “I find this totally astonishing,” said Professor Larry Kobilinsky of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “I’ve never seen such a massive crime scene looked at for five hours. It’s just impossible. You’re going to compromise, you’re going to contaminate evidence. … They should not have turned this open to […]

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation after voters in the UK's referendum backed a "Brexit" from the EU. (Credit: CNN)

    Cameron Resigns, Europe Faces Uncertainty as Britain Votes to Leave EU

    The United Kingdom’s historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union triggered the resignation Friday of British Prime Minister David Cameron and wreaked havoc on global markets. There was a mixture of jubilation and tearful disbelief in the UK as people awoke to the final result from Thursday’s extremely close vote, which deeply divided the nation. The result plunged Europe into uncertainty, with calls for further referendums from emboldened far-right groups who see it as a boost for their anti-EU, […]

  • Children are seen splashing around in the Verdugo Park Pool in Burbank on June 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Burbank Lifeguard Accused of Using Cellphone to Record Women, Girls in Locker Room and Public Bathroom

    A 22-year-old lifeguard was arrested in Burbank Wednesday after allegedly using his cellphone to take photographs and video of women and girls in the employee locker room and a public restroom. Police were called to the Verdugo Park Pool located at 3201 W. Verdugo Ave. around 9:15 a.m. after a woman realized she was being recorded, according to the Burbank Police Department. “There was an employee in the locker room that was changing, looked up and saw this phone that […]

  • Lane Graves is seen in a photograph distributed by the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Florida on June 15, 2016.

    Boy Died of Drowning, Traumatic Injuries After Alligator Dragged Him Into Disney Lagoon

    Walt Disney World is reviewing the placement and wording of its warning signs after an alligator dragged a toddler underwater near a resort there. “All of our beaches are currently closed, and we are conducting a swift and thorough review of all of our processes and protocols,” Walt Disney World Resort Vice President Jacquee Wahler said in a statement Thursday. “This includes the number, placement and wording of our signage and warnings.” A dive team found 2-year-old Lane Graves dead […]

  • Angel Colon, who survived the shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, said the gunman shot him several times in the leg, then twice while he was on the ground during a news conference on June 14, 2016.

    Survivors of Orlando Club Massacre Reveal Chilling New Details of Horrifying Shooting

    Norman Casiano crawled into a bathroom and wedged himself into a stall, crammed with at least a dozen people. They were hiding, crying and saying prayers under their breath. Gunfire replaced the blaring music. Glass shattered. People screamed. The acrid smell of gunpowder filled the air. “Please don’t let this be where I go,” Casiano prayed. Casiano froze, certain the gunman was inches away. A figure loomed outside the stall door. The shots sounded louder. They were getting closer. A […]

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    Health Smart: “Right to Die” Law

    On June 9th, 2016 the “Right to Die” law went into effect, making California the 5th state in the country to allow terminal patients the right to medically end their own life.  Now, in a special Health Smart, KTLA sits down with a local man who’s cancer has made him consider his end of life options. Lynette Romero reports on KTLA News at 10pm on June 9th, 2016. For more information on the new law visit https://www.compassionandchoices.org/.  

  • Rusty Page carries his foster daughter as they are escorted to a car. (Credit: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)

    ‘Bring Lexi Home’: Santa Clarita Foster Family Continues Battle for Little Girl in L.A. Court

    A Santa Clarita family continued their fight to bring home the 6-year-old girl who was removed from their home earlier this year amid a tribal custody battle. Lynette Romero reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 10, 2016.

  • California Attorney General Kamala Harris, left, speaks at the Women in the World Summit on April 23, 2015, in New York City. U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez attends Latino In America at Occidental College on Oct.15, 2015. (Credit: left, Andrew Toth/Getty Images; right, Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for INGENUITY)

    Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez to Square Off for California’s Senate Post

    After finishing first and second in Tuesday’s voting, Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez will square off in a general election  to see who will claim California’s Senate post. Lynette Romero reports from Norwalk for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 8, 2016.