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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
  • Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto held a news conference on Aug. 31, 2016.
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    Trump Meets With Mexico’s President, But No Discussion of Who Would Pay for Border Wall

    Republican nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he discussed the wall he wants to build along the southern border with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto — but not which country would pay for it. Trump’s call for a wall that Mexico would pay for has been a central theme on the campaign trail and one he frequently uses to fire up his supporters, so its omission from Wednesday’s conversation was particularly noteworthy. “Who pays for the wall? We didn’t discuss,” […]

  • The El Super supermarket in South Los Angeles remained closed and barricaded by shopping carts on Aug. 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    South L.A. Market Reopens After Vermin Investigation; Mouse Found on Food at Other Location

    The El Super grocery store in South Los Angeles reopened Thursday after it was shut down by county health officials due to a vermin investigation, according to online L.A. County Department of Public Health records. The supermarket, located at 1301 E. Gage Ave., was closed Tuesday, the record indicated. It showed four violations of California’s Healthy and Safety code — including one “high risk” — that were all related to vermin infestation. There was a mandatory 48-hour closure on the store. The store […]

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    Italy Quake Death Toll Revised to 250; Girl Pulled From Rubble, Aftershocks Continue

    A girl who endured nearly 17 hours in the rubble after this week’s earthquake has undergone surgery and is doing well, Italian national news agency ANSA said late Thursday. After mostly pulling bodies from the rubble, rescue crews in Pescara del Tronto were overjoyed Wednesday evening to hear what sounded like the cries of a survivor. “Quiet! Quiet,” they said, getting closer to the source of the sound. The scene was captured on video by CNN affiliate Sky TG24. A […]

  • Women cry in front of damaged houses in a street in the central Italian village of Illica, near Accumoli, on Aug. 24, 2016 after a powerful earthquake rocked central Italy leaving at least 159 dead and hundreds more injured. (Credit: Mario Laporta/Getty Images)

    Italian Earthquake Death Toll Rises to at Least 247; Hundreds More Injured

    The death toll from Wednesday’s 6.2-magnitude earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, with hundreds more injured, the country’s national news agency, ANSA, reported. In the Italian village of Saletta, a tiny settlement of about 20 people, residents used their bare hands to ferret through the rubble of a two-story home in a desperate search for neighbors. They called out names as they dug through the remains of a bedroom. Rescue dogs sniffed and clawed through the debris, with […]

  • This file photo shows a view of the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Parts of 3 LAUSD Schools Near Closed Exide Plant Fenced Off Due to Lead Contamination

    Children at three elementary schools near the closed Exide Technologies battery recycling plant returned to classes this week to find parts of their campuses fenced off to protect them from lead-contaminated soil. Crews installed temporary fencing at Fishburn Avenue Elementary in Maywood, Lorena Street Elementary in Boyle Heights and Rowan Avenue Elementary in East Los Angeles after testing found elevated levels of the brain-damaging metal in several areas, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said. The district began putting up […]

  • Firefighters monitor the Blue Cut fire traveling on the side of Lytle Creek Road on Aug. 17, 2016. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Blue Cut Fire Near Cajon Pass Downgraded to 25,600 Plus Acres; Nearly 83,000 Remain Evacuated

    Firefighters battling the Blue Cut Fire faced another difficult day Wednesday as the massive blaze, which had destroyed homes and forced some 83,000 residents to evacuate. The only good news came late in the day when the size of the blaze was downgraded from 30,000 to 25,600 acres after fire officials were able to complete a more accurate mapping of the wildfire. The containment was also updated to 4 percent. At 10:15 the California Highway Patrol tweeted that the 215/15 northbound connector was […]

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    Youth Baseball Team Stranded at LAX Amid Southwest Flight Delays, Cancellations

    A youth baseball team headed for a game in St. Louis was among the hundreds of passengers left stranded at LAX Thursday morning amid a growing number of Southwest Airlines flight delays and cancellations. About 45 people, including coaches and parents, were traveling with the West Covina team of players 8 years old and under. The team was traveling from Los Angeles International Airport to St. Louis to take part in a national baseball tournament, but the kids — several still […]

  • NEW YORK - MAY 2:  Director Garry Marshall speaks at "Marshall Magic: A Tribute" at UA Battery Park Stadium May 2, 2004 in New York City.  (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

    Garry Marshall, ‘Happy Days’ Creator and ‘Pretty Woman’ Director Dies in Burbank at 81

    Garry Marshall, legendary TV and film director and writer known for shows such as “Mork and Mindy,” “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley,” as well as films including, “Pretty Woman,” “The Princess Diaries,” “Beaches” and “Runaway Bride,” died Tuesday in Burbank at the age of 81, his representatives confirmed. Marshall died at 5 p.m. from complications of pneumonia following a stroke, according to a statement released by his publicist Michelle Bega. The New York native, born Garry Kent Maschiarelli, directed, produced […]

  • Police officers and rescue workers arrive at the scene of an attack on July 14, 2016, after a truck ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice.
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    10 Children, Teens Among 84 Killed in Nice, France Terror Attack; Suspect Identified

    A day after a terrorist mowed down dozens of people celebrating Bastille Day in the coastal French city of Nice, investigators dug into the life of the man they say was the killer: A 31-year-old delivery driver and Nice resident who was born in Tunisia. Authorities said Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a rented, refrigerated truck weighing about 20 tons into crowds along a roughly 2-kilometer stretch of Promenade des Anglais on Thursday night, killing 84 people — including 10 children […]