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
  • Rafael Ramirez's family left this photo of the 10-year-old boy at a memorial in Anaheim. He was killed in a suspected DUI crash Oct. 18, 2014.

    Man Arrested After Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim Leaves Boy, 10, Dead

    A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a 10-year-old boy died and four of his family members were in critical condition following a multi-vehicle crash in Anaheim. The collision occurred about 11:58 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of North Euclid Street and West La Palma Avenue (map), said Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department. Two parents and three children were in a Toyota Camry that was stopped at a red light in a […]

  • Sara Stelzer, a San Diego State University student from Moorpark, died after contracting meningitis, family members said.

    ‘Vibrant’ SDSU Student From Moorpark Brain Dead After Contracting Meningitis

    Friends and loved ones on Friday were mourning a San Diego State University freshman from Moorpark who was left brain dead after contracting meningococcal meningitis. The 18-year-old woman, identified by friends and the university as Sara Stelzer, was admitted to a San Diego hospital Tuesday morning with flu-like symptoms, according to a statement from the county Health & Human Services Agency. San Diego State officials issued the following statement of condolence on the passing of the teenager: “We are deeply saddened […]

  • LAUSD Supt. John Deasy, seen in this file photo, was expected to step down on Oct. 16, 2014. according to the Los Angeles Times. (Credit: KTLA)

    Embattled LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy Announces Resignation

    Beleaguered Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy announced Thursday that he had tendered his resignation. Deasy would stay on with the district on a special assignment through the end of the year, according to a join statement from the superintendent and the school district. Former Supt. Ramon Cortines was appointed to serve temporarily as Superintendent of Schools until a replacement for Deasy can be found, according to a separate statement from LAUSD. He would begin his tenure on […]

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    Ebola Outbreak: As Death Rate Rises to 70%, Thousands of New Cases Expected Weekly by December

    NBC medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman apologizes for violating quarantine. The husband of the Ebola-stricken Spanish nurse lashes out. A United Nations worker being treated for the disease in Germany dies. And the World Health Organization tweets that 8,914 Ebola cases and 4,447 deaths have been reported. With multiple developments under way, here’s what you need to know to get caught up on the latest on the Ebola outbreak: U.S. DEVELOPMENTS Race against time United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola […]

  • Spartacus, a 2-year-old pit bull, was attacked on Oct. 11, 2014, near his owner's South L.A. home. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stabbing of South L.A. Dog May Have Been Case of ‘Self-Defense,’ LAPD Says

    A collar may have saved the life of a pit bull that was stabbed multiple times and needed over 1,000 stitches, a volunteer said several days after an altercation that police indicated Monday may have been a case of “self-defense” rather than “animal cruelty.” Spartacus, a 2-year-old pit bull, was repeatedly stabbed and hit over the head with a shovel near his owner’s home in the Hyde Park area of South Los Angeles early Saturday morning. The dog’s owner, a woman who […]

  • John Deasy, superintendent of LAUSD, appears at a board meeting before his review on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

    Meeting Held on Future of LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy

    Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy was being evaluated during a special closed-door meeting by the school board on Tuesday. The meeting was held in advance of Deasy`s performance review set for next month. Earlier in the day, teachers critical of Deasy staged a protest. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

  • Video shot by a motorist showed a CHP officer throwing a woman to the ground, straddle her body and repeatedly punching her. (Credit: David Diaz)

    CHP Reaches $1.5M Settlement With Woman in Videotaped Beating

    The woman who was captured on cellphone video being beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a Los Angeles freeway reached a $1.5 million settlement with the department on Wednesday, according to her attorney, Caree Harper. The settlement included a provision that the officer involved, identified as Daniel Andrew, would resign. Video of the violent arrest, which occurred on the side of the 10 Freeway near La Brea Avenue on July 1, was filmed by a […]

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    Obama to UN: World Is at a Crossroads

    President Barack Obama took his call for world cooperation against terror, climate change, Ebola and a host of other issues to the United Nations Wednesday, saying the world stands at a crossroads “between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.” “And at this crossroads, I can promise you that the United States of America will not be distracted or deterred from what must be done,” Obama told the delegates. “We are heirs to a proud legacy […]

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    Opponents to Voice Concerns Over Plan to Install Toll Lanes on 405 Freeway

    Opponents of a plan to install toll lanes along a portion of the 405 Freeway through Orange County were expected to tell officials how they feel during a meeting on Monday. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 22, 2014.