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
  • Two women in their 70s were stung by a swarm of bees on Oct. 6, 2015. (Credit: OCFA)

    Woman Stung 105 Times in OC; ‘Unusually Aggressive’ Bees Sting Riverside Crossing Guard

    A woman was stung more than 100 times after trying to help a friend who was swarmed by bees at a Laguna Woods golf course in one of at least two bee attacks in Southern California Tuesday. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. at the golf course at 24112 Moulton Parkway, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said. The address corresponds to Clubhouse 2 at the 27-hole course at the Laguna Woods Village adult-living community. After the hive was disturbed, a […]

  • Pope Francis is seen talking to bishops in Philadelphia on Sept. 27, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    Pope Francis Meets With Bishops, Prison Inmates on Last Day in the U.S.

    Pope Francis is wrapping up his first trip to the United States, a visit that took him to Washington, New York and Philadelphia. Francis has another full day of events before he ditches the popemobile for a plane back to Rome. Here’s what to watch for on Sunday: 1. Meeting with clergy sex abuse survivors Pope Francis will meet with victims of clergy sexual abuse Sunday, according to two American Catholic leaders. The Vatican said it would not confirm such […]

  • Pope Francis conducted a mass in Philadelphia on Sept. 26, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    Pope Francis Celebrates Mass in Philadelphia With Local Priests, Nuns

    Ahead of Pope Francis’ appearance Saturday at the Festival of Families, comedian Jim Gaffigan was prepping for his big gig — opening for the pontiff. Gaffigan, a devout Catholic, performs clean comedy and said “the pressure is on” for this show. Asked how he landed the role, Gaffigan joked, “I think they searched throughout North America for the worst Catholic there is.” Gaffigan, whose five kids and wife will be in the audience, is one of several stars performing at […]

  • Pope Francis paid his respects to the victims of the September 11 attacks, participating in an interfaith service and praying with their families at the ground zero memorial. (Credit: CNN)

    Pope Francis Visits 9/11 Memorial, Addresses World Leaders at United Nation

    He calls his church a field hospital for the spiritually wounded. And on Friday, Pope Francis spoke to hundreds who are still trying to heal. Praying with families of victims of the September 11 attacks at a ground zero memorial and speaking at an interfaith service, Francis offered a message of hope at a place of horror. “The name of so many loved ones are written around the towers’ footprints. We can see them, we can touch them, and we […]

  • Pope Francis addresses Congress on Sept. 24, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    Pope Francis Delivers Political Message on Immigration, Tolerance to Congress

    Pope Francis challenged America Thursday to embrace millions of undocumented immigrants and join a global campaign against climate change and poverty, wading undaunted into the nation’s volatile politics in a historic address to Congress. Francis also called for a fairer world economy, the abolition of the death penalty, the protection of ethnic and religious minorities, the outlawing of the global “blood” trade in arms and the protection of the family in a speech sure to please liberals. The speech underscored […]

  • Pope Francis greets Sophie Cruz during a procession in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    L.A. Girl, 5, Gives Letter to Pope Francis Asking Him to Push for Immigration Reform

    Determined to meet Pope Francis and deliver a plea for help in pushing for immigration reform, 5-year-old Sophie Cruz traveled to Washington, D.C., this week with her father and fellow members of downtown L.A.’s Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. In what some might describe as a miraculous development, her goal was realized Wednesday when the girl was plucked from a massive crowd of onlookers and personally greeted by the pontiff. A member of the pope’s security detail picked up Sophie and carried […]

  • Pope Francis arrived at the White House on Sept. 23, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    Pope Francis Touches on Immigration, Climate Change, Marriage in White House Speech

    Pope Francis immediately dove into the whirlpool of U.S. politics on Wednesday, using his first direct address to the nation to weigh in on deeply divisive issues including climate change, Cuba, marriage and immigration. The pontiff, speaking before 11,000 ticketed guests at an elaborate welcoming ceremony on South Lawn of the White House, signaled he will not steer clear of controversial issues during his six-day visit. He climbed aboard an open-sided Popemobile later in the morning to parade before tens […]

  • Pope Francis is escorted by U.S. President Barack Obama as he greets other political and Catholic church leaders after arriving from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Sept. 22, 2015. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Pope Francis Arrives in US for 6-Day Trip, Is Greeted by President Obama

    Pope Francis landed on U.S. soil for the first time just before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, launching a six-day visit that will highlight his love for the poor and his willingness to tackle the nation’s most significant political, social and economic controversies. In an unprecedented welcome for a foreign dignitary, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters along with Vice President Joe Biden and his family traveled to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington to greet the […]

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    Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez Discusses Upcoming US Papal Visit

    Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez will be among those traveling with Pope Francis when he visits the east coast next week. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.