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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
  • Irish Celebrity Chef Shares Beef Stew Ahead of Ireland Week in Los Angeles

    Irish celebrity chef Donal Skehan shared his signature beef and Guinness stew and other dishes with Chris Burrous and Lynette Romero ahead of Ireland Week in Los Angeles. This segment appeared on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 15, 2017.

  • These are the images of 24 of the 58 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Top: Hannah Ahlers, Lisa Patterson, Jordan McIldoon, Kurt von Tillow, Erick Silva, Heather Warino Alvarado, Derrick Taylor and Melissa Ramirez. Middle: Calla Medig, Stacee Etcheber, John Phippin, Candice Bower, Denise Salmon Burditus, Tara Roe, Christopher Roybal and Quinton Robbins. Bottom: Jack Beaton, Susan Smith, Rachael Parker, Angela "Angie" Gomez, Neysa Tonks, Bailey Schweitzer, Sonny Melton and Cameron Robinson.

    Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims Identified, Including More Than 30 From California

    One was a man who died shielding his wife from gunfire on their wedding anniversary. Another was a city of Las Vegas employee who died in his boyfriend’s arms. And two others were a veteran corrections officer and his girlfriend who died on the trip they had planned for weeks. At least 58 people were killed and nearly 500 others were injured Sunday night, authorities say, when a gunman fired on an outdoor country musical festival from the 32nd floor […]

  • Rapper Young Dolph performs onstage at the Late Night Concert during the 2017 BET Experience at The Novo by Microsoft on June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

    Suspect in Hollywood Shooting of Young Dolph Has Ties to Rival Memphis Rapper: Police

    A Memphis man with ties to a rival hip-hop artist has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the shooting of rapper Young Dolph in the heart of Hollywood’s tourist district, police said. Corey McClendon, 43, was arrested near Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard shortly after the Tuesday afternoon attack and was booked on suspicion of attempted murder early Wednesday morning, according to Det. Megan Aguilar, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. It was not clear whether […]

  • Police investigate a man's body found in a downtown L.A. parking lot on Sept. 22, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Homicide Investigating After Man Found Dead in DTLA Parking Lot

    A man was found dead in a parking lot in downtown Los Angeles early Friday, and police homicide investigators have responded. Officers were called to a report of a man down about 2:30 a.m. near Seventh and Main streets, according to Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Lonnie Benson. Police, firefighters and paramedics responded, and a man believed to be white or Hispanic was pronounced dead, Benson said. The coroner’s office was called to the scene. An LAPD spokesperson said the […]

  • First responders have worked for hours to rescue a little girl from the rubble at Enrique Rebsamen School. An earthquake hit Mexico City on September 19, 2017. (Credit: Mexican National Defense Secretary)

    No Missing Children in Mexico City School Rubble; Adult May Still Be Trapped: Navy Official

    Breaking news update, posted at 1:18 p.m. PT All children have been accounted for in a Mexican elementary school that was the target of search and rescue efforts, Mexico’s sub-secretary of Navy said Thursday. Angel Enrique Sarmiento said that there are possible indications that one person may still be alive inside Colegio Enrique Rebsamen. “We have done an official count along with the directors of the school, and we are certain that all the children either passed away, are in local […]

  • Police officers stand by a cordon at Parsons Green Underground Station on September 15, 2017 in London, England. Several people have been injured after an explosion on a tube train in south-west London. The Police are treating the incident as terrorism. (Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

    Manhunt Underway After ‘Terrorist Incident’ at London Train Station Injures Nearly 2 Dozen

    The terror threat level in the United Kingdom has been raised from “severe” to “critical,” Prime Minister Theresa May announced late Friday, following an explosion earlier on one of the city’s Underground trains. A major manhunt is underway in London for suspects in what police are calling a terrorist incident. At least 29 people were injured. None of the injured are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition, according to the London Ambulance Service, which took 19 of […]

  • People shop in a supermarket, one of the few open, with limited electricity three days after Hurricane Irma swept through the area on September 13, 2017 in Naples, Florida. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Hurricane Irma: Power Outages, Blocked Roads Add to Frustrations in Florida

    Days after Hurricane Irma tore through Florida and left millions without power, residents are slowly returning to find ruins in some of the hardest-hit neighborhoods. Recovery is only getting started, and some areas are still flooded. Utility companies are working to rapidly restore power to the battered Florida Keys, as frustrated residents who evacuated emerge from shelters ready to go home. About 3.2 million utility customers remain without power in the state, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday. Parts of central and southern […]

  • Police respond to a stabbing reported in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Stabbed With Sword, Prompting 10-Hour Standoff in Downtown L.A.; Attacker Not Found

    A man who allegedly stabbed someone with a sword in downtown Los Angeles prompted an hourslong standoff outside an apartment building Wednesday, but the assailant was not found by police. The incident began about 3:15 a.m. near the intersection of East Washington Boulevard and Los Angeles Street. The suspect walked out of an apartment building and attacked a man who was walking with a woman in the area, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Herrera confirmed. The unidentified victim told […]

  • Police investigate a shooting in South Los Angeles on Sept. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Car-to-Car Shooting in South L.A. Ends in Crash, 5 in Custody

    Police are investigating a car-to-car shooting and crash in South Los Angeles that left several people hospitalized Wednesday morning. The initial incident occurred near the intersection of West 51st and South Hoover streets in the Vermont Square neighborhood, where video showed a parked SUV with several bullet holes. A shooting at the location was reported about 4:30 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Herrera said. Police did not say how many people were inside the SUV at the time of […]