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
  • Herbert Granados Calderon, suspected of vehicular manslaughter and DUI, is seen in a booking photo. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Alleged DUI Driver in Crash That Killed Teen, Injured 5 Others Had Suspended License: Santa Ana Police

    A suspected drunk driver who was arrested over the weekend following a chain-reaction crash in Santa Ana that left an 18-year-old man dead and five others injured was driving with a suspended license, police said Sunday. Herbert Granados Calderon’s license had also previously been suspended for driving under the influence, a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department stated. The 23-year-old Santa Ana resident was traveling southbound in a Lexus on Bristol Street on Saturday night when he allegedly […]

  • File photo of a sign at CSUN. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Shocking and Disappointing’ Hazing Incident Prompts Pledge Ban at CSUN

    Several months after a CSUN 19-year-old fraternity pledge died during a hike in the Angeles National Forest, the university has banned Greek pledge activities, citing a new incident of “possible hazing.” The ban was first reported in the student newspaper on Thursday and detailed in an announcement from Dean of Students William Watkins posted Friday. The new instance of alleged hazing involved Pi Kappa Alpha, according to Watkins, who called it “shocking and disappointing.” No details about the incident were provided […]

  • Armando Villa, 19, seen in a family photo, collapsed and died during a hike sponsored by a fraternity at CSUN.

    Another CSUN Fraternity Being Investigated for Possible Hazing

    School officials said late Thursday that a fraternity at Cal State Northridge was under investigation for possible hazing, months after a pledge at a different Greek organization died during a mandatory hike. In a letter posted by school newspaper the Daily Sundial, William Watkins, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, told sorority and fraternity presidents that the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was being investigated for possible hazing. This comes months after CSUN student Armando Villa, 19, died […]

  • Parliament Hill Canadian army reservist Nathan Cirillo was killed by a gunman on Oct. 22, 2014. (Credit: CNN)

    Ottawa Shooting Suspect Had Ties to Jihadists, US Sources Say

    The suspect in Wednesday’s shootings in Ottawa had “connections” to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday. However, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that there is “no evidence at this stage” that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was linked to a wider group, or network, of jihadists. “There’s no evidence at this stage for us to know that. Obviously […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ebola virus imagery. (Credit: CDC)

    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 […]