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
  • KTLA Viewer Hi-5’s for Saturday, March 28 & Sunday, March 29

    We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see anyone from 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, Lynette & Liberte shared pictures of people they met while out at the LA Marathon, at Knott’s Berry Farm and more.  

  • US actress and UNHCR ambassador Angelina Jolie stands during a visit to a camp for displaced Iraqis in Khanke on Jan. 25, 2015. (Credit: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

    Angelina Jolie Removes Ovaries, Writes Op-Ed About Trying to Prevent Cancer

    Two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to cut her cancer risk, actress and U.S. envoy Angelina Jolie has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes for the same reason, she wrote in the New York Times Tuesday. Jolie, 39, carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with the latter at age 49 and died seven years later. In her New […]

  • Ebola virus imagery. (Credit: CDC)

    Patient Hospitalized in L.A. Does Not Have Ebola, Public Health Dept. Says

    Update: A patient who was tested for Ebola does not have the virus, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced Monday morning. The traveler had been in an African country where Ebola is epidemic and “extra precautions were taken” after she became ill, the department said. A Santa Barbara County resident possibly contracted the Ebola virus overseas and was being transported Sunday night to a Los Angeles-area hospital for close monitoring, public health officials said. The person — whose […]

  • KTLA Viewer Hi-5’s for Sunday, March 22

      We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see anyone from 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, Lynette & Liberte shared pictures of people they met while out at the LA Marathon.

  • TINY HOUSE Giant Journey

      Guillaume Dutilh and his partner Jenna have done what some people would consider unimaginable: quitting their jobs, building a tiny house on wheels and traveling the country in pursuit of their passion in travel journalism. Guilaume joined us live to give us a tour of their Tiny House and share their Giant Journey.   TINY HOUSE Giant Journey Facebook Youtube Instagram Tumblr Twitter

  • LAPD released two separate sketches of the same man wanted in several sexual batteries that occurred near USC.

    Male Sought by LAPD in Several Sexual Batteries Near USC Campus

    A recent series of reported sexual batteries near USC has prompted warnings from both campus officials and Los Angeles police. The university’s Department of Public Safety sent out a crime alert last Thursday warning students that several females had reported having their buttocks grabbed or slapped near the campus between Feb. 27 and March 11. The sexual batteries all occurred in the University Park area, including two in front of separate sorority houses located on 28th Street, according to the […]

  • Toby Gad discusses a burglary that was discovered at his Hollywood Hills home on March 16, 2015. (Credit: Newsreel)

    $50,000 Worth of Gold, Cash Stolen From Grammy-Winning Songwriter’s Hollywood Hills Home

    Tens of thousands of dollars worth of valuables were stolen Monday from the Hollywood Hills home of Grammy Award-winning songwriter Toby Gad, according to Gad and the Los Angeles Police Department. At about 7:30 p.m., investigators learned that a theft had taken place in the 3500 block of Wonder View Drive (map), according to Sgt. Cueto of the LAPD’s Hollywood Division. Between $50,000 and $55,000 worth of gold coins and cash were stolen from the property, LAPD Det. Raymond Conboy […]

  • Police block West 65th Street in South L.A. as they investigate a shooting that injured two LAPD officers on March 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Undercover Officers May Have Been Targeted in South L.A. Shooting: LAPD

    Investigators served search warrants Monday and continued looking for two people believed to be involved in a shooting that injured two LAPD officers who were thought to have been targeted in South L.A.’s Florence neighborhood, a detective said. The undercover narcotics officers were driving an unmarked police vehicle near West 65th Street and Broadway (map) Sunday evening when they were injured, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Meghan Aguilar said. One officer was treated at the scene while the second was taken to a hospital to […]

  • KTLA cameras captured a proposal at the end of the L.A. Marathon finish line on March 15, 2015. (Credit: Lynette Romero/KTLA)

    Trainer Proposes to ‘Marathon Goddess’ at L.A. Marathon Finish Line

    Hugs and cheers are common at the end of a race’s finish line, but one trainer decided to make the L.A. Marathon his proposal site when he got down on one knee for the “Marathon Goddess” on Sunday. Julie Weiss, self-referred to as the “Marathon Goddess,” is known for running 52 races in 52 weeks in 2013 in her deceased father’s memory, but now she may be known for another rare moment in racing history. At the end of the […]