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
  • After a water-main break on Sunset Boulevard, crews worked to make repairs on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    UCLA Flood: Cleanup Operations Continue; Sunset Blvd. Remains Closed Near Campus

    Cleanup operations continued Wednesday after a 93-year-old water main burst under Sunset Boulevard near UCLA, causing a massive flood that inundated several structures on the Westwood campus and prompted the closure of the busy thoroughfare. Some 8 to 10 million gallons of water spilled out following the rupture, which occurred in the 10600 block of Sunset shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The pipe break resulted in a 30-foot geyser and […]

  • Nick Fagnano died July 27, 2014, after being struck by lightning in Venice Beach. He posted this photo on his Twitter account on June 2, 2012. He graduated from Notre Dame High School

    Venice Beach Lightning Strike Victim, 20, Was ‘Amazing Kid,’ Uncle Says

    After a 20-year-old Los Angeles resident was identified Monday as the victim of a lightning strike in Venice Beach the previous day, his uncle was speaking about the young man’s “always happy” attitude. Nick Fagnano was believed to be swimming or surfing when he was hit by lightning near the 3500 block of South Ocean Front Walk (map) Sunday afternoon. He was missing for about an hour before he was found and transported to a Marina del Rey hospital, where he […]

  • Long police were investigating after a woman police described as a suspect was fatally shot following a report of a burglary. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Female Suspect Killed in Violent Confrontation With Long Beach Homeowner, Police Say; Accomplice Sought

    Long Beach police on Wednesday were investigating a violent confrontation with a homeowner that left an alleged female suspect dead in the upscale Bixby Knolls neighborhood, authorities and neighbors said. Officers initially responded to the 3900 block of County Club Drive shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of shots fired, according to Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Marlene Arrona. A woman had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene, Arrona said. Police later said they […]

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    First Lady Michelle Obama Wraps Up Los Angeles Visit

    First Lady Michelle Obama had a busy schedule on Wednesday in Los Angeles as she wrapped up a 48-hour visit to the Southland. The first lady was scheduled to give the keynote at a “Unite for Veterans” summit on Wednesday morning at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City. The event was also scheduled to be attended by Lo s Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Later on Wednesday, Obama was expected to give the keynote at the Grammy Museum’s Jane […]

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    Amid Drought, Mandatory Restrictions on Outdoor Water Use Approved, Along With $500 Fines

    Amid a historic drought affecting the entire state of California, state regulators on Tuesday approved emergency conservation measures that will allow water wasters to be fined up to $500 per day. The measures, directed primarily at outdoor water use in urban areas, were called a “a minimum level of effort in this time of emergency” in a fact sheet on the proposal from the State Water Resources Control Board. The regulations ban the “direct application of water to any hard surface […]

  • Mason Zisette, seen here in a photo from Facebook, died after hitting a freeway overpass while standing up on a double-decker bus.

    Family Allows Over 100 Friends to Say Goodbye to Teen Before Taking Him Off Life Support

    Grief counselors were available at a Manhattan Beach high school Monday, two days after a student died when he was struck by a bridge while standing on a double-decker bus during a friend’s birthday party. Mason Zisette, 16, was standing on the “open-roof” section of a Starline Tours bus Thursday when it drove under a bridge on the 405 Freeway. The Mira Costa High School student was facing away from the bridge when the bus approached it and he hit […]

  • Mason Zisette, seen here in a photo from Facebook, died after hitting a freeway overpass while standing up on a double-decker bus.

    Manhattan Beach Teen Killed After Hitting 405 Fwy Bridge While Standing on Double-Decker Bus ID’d as Mira Costa Student

    A Manhattan Beach teenager who died two days after he struck a bridge on the 405 Freeway while standing up on a double-decker bus was identified on Sunday as 16-year-old Mason Zisette, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. The incident occurred Thursday night on the southbound 405 Freeway at El Segundo Boulevard in the Hawthorne area, California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi said. The teen was standing up on the “open-roof” section of the bus when it […]

  • A photo of 18-year-old Joseph Sanchez was taken just before he disappeared into the water off the coast of Palos Verdes. (Credit: Danny Torres)

    Search Continues for Missing Cliff Jumper Off Inspiration Point

    The search for a swimmer who went missing after jumping off a ledge into the ocean off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes entered its third day Friday. Joseph Sanchez, 18, went missing around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Lifeguards, sheriff’s officials and the U.S. Coast Guard have been combing the waters around the rocky outcrop ever since, and planned to widen their search Friday. Officials believe Sanchez will most likely be found in the area surrounding the cove because of the […]

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    ‘Hidden Cash’ Returns to L.A. With Free Money Drops in Lake Balboa Park

    The wealthy backer behind the social media scavenger hunt sensation Hidden Cash returned to Southern California Thursday, with the first drops made in Lake Balboa Park. Hidden Cash — which was started back in May by Bay Area real estate investor Jason Buzi — tweeted the first clue for the second Los Angeles area scavenger hunt on  Wednesday night. “LA: For tomorrow: They always told me money doesn’t grow on trees. They lied. 10 AM for more clues,” a tweet from the account […]