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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

  • Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie were among the more than 84 people killed on July 15, 2016 during the terror attack in Nice, France.

    Texas Father and Son Among Victims in Nice, France Attack

    The Copeland family vacation started with the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, moved to the marvels of Barcelona and ended tragically as the Bastille Day fireworks faded over Nice, France. Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie were among the more than 80 people killed Thursday when a truck zig-zagged through a screaming crowd for more than a mile along the Promenade des Anglais, according to a family representative. They had traveled from the Austin, Texas, area […]

  • The family of slain Dallas police officer Patrick Zamarripa speak at CNN's "Black, White and Blue: America 2016" Town Hall on July 13. 2016.

    Families of Dallas Shooting Victim, Man Killed by Police Call For Peace During Town Hall Event

    America is reeling after a heart-wrenching Independence Day week. It started with the police killing of Alton Sterling on a muggy Tuesday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The next day, Philando Castile was killed by police during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Thursday night, five Dallas police officers were killed by a sniper, who told authorities he was angry about the deaths of Sterling and Castile. Late Wednesday, relatives of slain Dallas police officer Patrick Zamarripa and Quinyetta McMillon, […]

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    ‘They Took His Life for No Reason,’ Says Minnesota Woman Who Took Video of Fiance’s Shooting by Officer

    Diamond Reynolds was fiery and emotional as she talked for the first time about the death of her fiancé. Reynolds reignited the debate on fatal police shootings of black men when she live-streamed Facebook video of the aftermath of Philando Castile’s killing. In a dramatic, impromptu news conference Thursday morning, she accused the St. Anthony, Minnesota, police of murdering Castile right before her eyes. “They took his life for no reason,” Reynolds told a small crowd of supporters, media and […]

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    Alton Sterling Death: Second Video of Deadly Encounter, 911 Call Released

    A second video showing the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man shot several times while being held on the ground by police outside a Louisiana convenience store, was posted online Wednesday as federal authorities took charge of the investigation and local officials asked residents to keep their protests peaceful. The video, obtained by CNN, shows another angle and was recorded closer to the shooting by one of two white Baton Rouge police officers who were answering a 911 […]

  • 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 […]