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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
  • Santa Monica Makes Heal the Bay’s ‘Beach Bummer’ List

      Heavy rains last winter poured billions of gallons of polluted runoff into storm drains and, eventually, the ocean, significantly increasing health risks at many Southern California beaches, according to the environmental group Heal the Bay’s annual beach report card. “The reassuring news,” said Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s vice president, “is that if you swim at an open-ocean beach in the summer away from storm drains and creek mouths, you statistically have very little risk of getting ill.” No […]

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  • 3 Men Rob Fullerton CVS; At Least 1 Man Armed

    Three men robbed a CVS Pharmacy in Fullerton Wednesday morning and at least one robber was armed with a handgun, according to the Fullerton Police Department. The robbery occurred at a 24-hour CVS store in the 2200 block of North Harbor Street around 1:48 a.m. The men allegedly stole prescription medication, alcohol and an unknown amount of money before fleeing the scene on foot, police said. The CVS store manager told KTLA that four men robbed the pharmacy and the […]

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  • President Trump to Pope Francis After Meeting: ‘I Won’t Forget What You Said’

    After a highly anticipated meeting, Pope Francis appears to have left his mark on President Donald Trump. “Thank you. I won’t forget what you said,” Trump told Pope Francis, before leaving the Pope’s private study after a half-hour private meeting. Neither Trump nor the Pope revealed what their conversation entailed, but readouts from the White House and the Vatican highlighted terrorism, climate change and peace as agenda items covered. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, briefing reporters on Air Force One […]

  • Lynette Romero Talks to Hometown Heroes Aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower: Day 3

    KTLA’s Lynette Romero spoke to hometown heroes aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower at the naval base in Norfolk, Virginia, for part three of a five-part series commemorating Armed Forces Week. Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 17, 2017.

  • Lynette Romero Introduces Viewers to the ‘Mighty Ike:’ Day 2

    KTLA’s Lynette Romero introduced viewers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a naval airship known as the “Might Ike.” This segment of Romero’s five-part series commemorating Armed Forces Week aired on May 16, 2017.

  • Lynette Romero Suits up Aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower: Day 1

    KTLA’s Lynette Romero was given the honor of suiting up in U.S. Navy uniform aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower at the naval base in Norfolk, Virginia, for part one of a five-part series commemorating Armed Forces Week. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on May 15, 2017.

  • Sewage Spill Closes Portion of Ocean in Huntington, Newport Beaches

    Orange County officials have closed a portion of the ocean around the mouth of the Santa Ana River following a sewage spill. The Orange County Health Care Agency said Tuesday that a nearby sewage lift station malfunctioned, sending about 1,800 gallons of untreated sewage into the water. The area between the Talbert Channel in Huntington Beach and Highland Street in Newport Beach is expected to be closed to swimming, diving and water sports through at least Thursday. Read the full […]