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
  • Designer DNA? Health Smart

    Britain became the first country in the world to allow the use of a “three-person i-v-f” procedure aimed at producing healthy babies. But has this scientific breakthrough gone too far when it comes to fertility? Our Lynette Romero takes a closer look at the groundbreaking and controversial technique. Lynette Romero reports for KTLA News at 10 on February 25, 2015. For more information on The Southern California Reproductive Center visit their website.

  • National Transportation Safety Board rail investigator Rick Downs is seen at a crash site in Oxnard where a Metrolink train collided with a pickup truck on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: NTSB)

    NTSB Obtains Video, Data Recorders From Train in Oxnard Metrolink Crash

    Federal investigators continued their investigation Wednesday into a Metrolink derailment in Oxnard that occurred Tuesday morning when a five-car train struck a pickup truck, leaving dozens of people injured, four critically. Meanwhile, the driver of the truck was in custody after being arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an injury-related crash, more commonly called hit-and-run with injuries, according to police. His attorney said Wednesday that the incident was an “accident” and that the driver — 54-year-old Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez of Yuma, Arizona […]

  • Multiple cars were derailed after a Metrolink train struck a vehicle in Ventura County on Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Truck Driver Taken Into Custody on Suspicion of Felony Hit-and-Run in Metrolink Crash

    Thirty people were hospitalized, several of them in critical condition, and the driver of a pickup truck that was struck by a Metrolink train was in police custody following a fiery wreck that caused several train cars to derail in Oxnard early Tuesday morning. The train slammed into the truck near the intersection of East Fifth Street and South Rice Avenue (map) in Oxnard, an official with the Ventura County Fire Department said. A 911 call to police just before 5:45 a.m. reported the crash. Police responded a few minutes later and […]

  • A few motorists take advantage of the FasTrak carpool lane on the 110 Freeway. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    Pilot Program to Test Vehicle-Mileage Tax

    Officials claiming gas-tax revenues are decreasing plan to test a new tax that would charge people based on the number of miles driven. Lynette Romero reports form the Fairfax District for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.

  • Throw an Academy Awards Viewing Party at Home with POPSUGAR’s DIY Expert Brandi Milloy

    POPSUGAR’s Brandi Milloy joined us with some festive DIY ideas for you to create an Academy Award viewing party at home. Some of the ideas featured include a tuxedo cheese platter, sparking mocktails, glitter mason jar candles and other decorations.   POPSUGAR Instagram: @BrandiMilloy

  • Stan Chambers' funeral was held Feb. 20, 2015, at St. Brendan Church. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stan Chambers, Longtime KTLA Reporter, Celebrated at Funeral Mass

    Stan Chambers, who served for more than six decades as a reporter at KTLA, was celebrated by family and friends Friday during a funeral mass. Six sons and two step-sons were among the pallbearers during the private ceremony at St. Brendan Church in Windsor Square. Chambers died at his Holmby Hills home a week earlier, on Feb. 13, at the age of 91. He was a beloved journalist and familiar face in Southern California. He first began working at KTLA in 1947. […]

  • Multiple vehicles were submerged in water after a water main break in Hollywood on Feb. 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Breaks in Hollywood Hills, Flooding Streets and Damaging Vehicles

    An 18-inch cast-iron water main broke early Wednesday morning in the lower Hollywood Hills, flooding streets, submerging vehicles and prompting hours of repair work. The pipe broke in the 6400 block of Dix Street near Cahuenga Boulevard (map), a few hundred feet from the 101 Freeway. About 100 customers were without water service. Crews that were called to the scene about 2:45 a.m. to try to shut down the flow were not immediately able to do so because of a “sequence of valves,” […]

  • KTLA Viewer Hi-5’s for Saturday, February 14 & Sunday, February 15

    We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see any of our KTLA Morning News team out in the community working on stories do not hesitate to say hello and give them a Hi-5. It may even make it on the air! This week Chris & Liberte took Hi-5’s with people they met working on stories and Lynette took a photo with a forest ranger on her daughter Olivia’s field […]

  • Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Westfield MainPlace

    We are ringing in the Lunar New Year a few days early with a festive celebration at the Westfield MainPlace in Santa Ana. We were joined with festive cultural Korean & Vietnamese dancers and artwork. Nina Tran from the Union of Vietnamese student association shared details on the dancer’s cultural attire, history behind the Lunar New Year and more. Westfield MainPlace