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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
  • The Rev. Billy F. Graham speaks to the crowd on a rainy night October 7, 2004 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

    Famed Evangelical Leader Billy Graham Dies at 99

      Evangelist Billy Graham — a confidant to presidents, a guiding light to generations of American evangelicals and a globe-trotting preacher who converted millions to Christianity — died Wednesday at the age of 99, his spokesman confirmed to CNN. Graham passed away at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, spokesman Jeremy Blume said. The skinny preacher with the booming voice evangelized to nearly 215 million people over six decades and prayed with US presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. […]

  • People wait for loved ones as they are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    How Local Schools Are Preparing Students for Active Shooter Situations

    In the wake of Wednesday’s deadly mass shooting in Florida, local officials share how they prepare students and staff for active shooter situations. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 15, 2018.

  • Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, center, speaks during a meeting on climate change in Herbert on Nov. 3, 2017 (Credit: a58.asmdc.org)

    Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia Taking Leave of Absence Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia denied accusations of sexual misconduct on Friday but said she would voluntarily take unpaid leave while an investigation takes place. “Upon reflection of the details alleged, I am certain I did not engage in the behavior I am accused of,” Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) said in a statement, but added that “any claims about sexual harassment must be taken seriously, and I believe elected officials should be held to a higher standard of accountability.” Garcia said she would […]

  • Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, center, speaks during a meeting on climate change in Herbert on Nov. 3, 2017 (Credit: a58.asmdc.org)

    Bell Gardens Assemblywoman at Forefront of #MeToo Movement Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus who has been at the forefront of criticizing the state Capitol for rampant sexual harassment, has herself become the subject of allegations of sexual misconduct. The Bell Gardens Democrat said she would “participate fully” in the investigation. Politico reported Thursday that two men said Garcia made improper advances toward them. One, a former legislative staffer, said Garcia groped his back and buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch during a legislative softball game in 2014. […]

  • Anxious relatives wait outside Sal Castro Middle School after a shooting on Feb. 1, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sal Castro School Shooting Is 3rd to Take Place at U.S. Middle or High School in 2018

    There have been at least three shootings at middle and high schools so far this year, and it’s only February 2. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 15-year-old girl shot in the wrist at Sal Castro Middle School in the Westlake district on Thursday, according to Los Angles fire Capt. Eric Scott. Two other students were grazed by bullets. A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm in the latest shooting, which is being considered “unintentional,” […]

  • Police lead a 12-year-old suspect away from Sal Castro Middle school following a shooting on Feb. 1, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sal Castro Middle School Shooting: How Did 12-Year-Old End up With Gun at School?

    Police believe a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school was “unintentional,” they said, but detectives still want to know how and why a shooting that left four students and an adult injured Thursday ended up on campus. A 12-year-old girl remains in Los Angeles County Central Juvenile Hall, booked for negligent discharge of a firearm. The incident involved a semiautomatic weapon, which was confiscated, Los Angeles Police Lt. Chris Ramirez said. Police didn’t say what led to the shooting, […]

  • How You Can Help Save the Watts Rec Center

    Children in Watts depend on their rec center for programming and after-school activities, but budget cuts are putting the neighborhood institution in jeopardy. KTLA is partnering with Red Eye to keep the community center running. You can help by texting DONATE to 515151 or going to ktla.com/donate. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 18, 2018.  

  • Hundreds of thousands of protesters fill Washington, D.C., to oppose Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017 (Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

    After a Year of Trump and Outrage, 2018 Women’s March Will Focus on Electoral Politics

    A year after a sea of knitted pink “pussyhats” greeted Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th U.S. president, women and their allies will again take to the streets this weekend in dozens of cities across the country, voicing anger, channeling hopes and weighing how the country has fared in the year after one of the most divisive presidential elections in recent memory. Organizers and many participants say the tone has shifted from Jan. 21, when the millions of women who turned out […]

  • File photo of a gasoline pump resting in the tank of a car in San Anselmo, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Southern California Motorists Expected to Pay More for Gas in 2018

    The Automobile Club of Southern California is predicting a big jump in gas prices for motorists in 2018. Average fuel prices across the region have shot up six cents per gallon in the last week alone, and nearly 10 cents since the beginning of the year, the organization — which is a subsidiary of the national American Automobile Association, or AAA — said in a report released Thursday. The average price statewide for a gallon of regular unleaded sits at $3.17, […]