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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
  • A photo provided by a parent who wanted to remain anonymous on Sept. 27, 2016. shows a rash-like irritation on a student at Lake Forest Elementary School.

    Officials Investigate After Lake Forest Elementary Students, Staff Report Having Rash-Like Skin Irritation

    About 30 students and 10 staff members at Lake Forest Elementary School reported having a rash-like reaction, possibly from bug bites, last week, officials said. Those affected notified the Saddleback Valley Unified School District on Sept. 15, said Tammy Blakely, assistant to the superintendent. Many were part of an after school program on campus. The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District has launched an investigation, but officials have not determined what is causing the irritation, said spokesman Jared Dever. […]

  • Teacher Stuart Sellz and his P.E. students try to beat the August heat by having class at the back of the auditorium rather than outside at Lawrence Middle School in Chatsworth. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg/ Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Board of Education Votes to Move School Start Closer to Labor Day

    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a compromise plan that would move the start of school closer to Labor Day, a topic that has generated strong feelings among parents. The decision moves away from the district’s current “early start” calendar, but also allows students to complete the first semester before winter break. This year classes began on Aug. 16 and will end on June 9. “I think we’re starting too early right now,” said board member George […]

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    Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Failed Multiple Tests at US Airports, Report Finds

    Bomb-sniffing dogs failed multiple tests recently to determine how accurately they could detect explosive materials at several large U.S. airports, according to a new report. Lynette Romero reports from LAX for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 16, 2016.

  • The area where the proposed Newport Banning Ranch would be built is shown on Sept. 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Coastal Commission Votes Down Controversial Banning Ranch Development in Newport Beach

    After a marathon day of testimony, California coastal commissioners voted to deny a controversial proposal to develop one of the largest open private parcels of land on the Southern California coast. The 9-1 vote came at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, more than 11 hours after the hearing started. The proposed development called for construction of 895 homes, a hotel and shops on an Orange County oil field overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The denial was more an expression of frustration with competing staff […]

  • Food is shown at the L.A. County Fair on Sept. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. County Fair Offering Foodies Old Favorites and Some New, Tasty Twists

    The Los Angeles County Fair kicked off Friday in Pomona just in time for Labor Day Weekend. Fair vendor Chicken Charlie’s is just one of the many vendors adding some new menu items including deep fried guacamole, deep fried hot sauce and chicken in a waffle. KTLA 5 Morning News Anchors Chris Burrous and Lynette Romero got a live preview from Chicken Charlie’s on Sept. 3, 2016.

  • Lynne Garrett speaks to loved ones on the phone as she surveys damage outside of her home from the winds and storm surge associated with Hurricane Hermine which made landfall overnight in the area on September 2, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

    Hurricane Hermine Slams Into Carolinas, Leaves 1 Dead in Florida

    Much of the Carolinas was being drenched by rain Friday as Tropical Hermine slid up the East Coast after knocking down trees and leaving hundreds of thousands without power in Florida. Forecasters with the National Weather Service said as many as 7 inches of rain could fall, and in isolated areas it could be more than that. A flash flood watch was issued for northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina though Saturday morning. The path of the storm, which […]

  • Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto held a news conference on Aug. 31, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    Trump Meets With Mexico’s President, But No Discussion of Who Would Pay for Border Wall

    Donald Trump flew into a nation he has constantly berated during his campaign to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto and said they discussed a wall Trump has vowed to build on the US southern border, but not his demand that Mexico pay for it — an assertion the Mexican president later disputed. “Who pays for the wall? We didn’t discuss,” Trump had said when asked by a reporter during a news conference following their meeting in Mexico City. “We did […]

  • The El Super supermarket in South Los Angeles remained closed and barricaded by shopping carts on Aug. 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    South L.A. Market Reopens After Vermin Investigation; Mouse Found on Food at Other Location

    The El Super grocery store in South Los Angeles reopened Thursday after it was shut down by county health officials due to a vermin investigation, according to online L.A. County Department of Public Health records. The supermarket, located at 1301 E. Gage Ave., was closed Tuesday, the record indicated. It showed four violations of California’s Healthy and Safety code — including one “high risk” — that were all related to vermin infestation. There was a mandatory 48-hour closure on the store. The store […]

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    Italy Quake Death Toll Revised to 250; Girl Pulled From Rubble, Aftershocks Continue

    A girl who endured nearly 17 hours in the rubble after this week’s earthquake has undergone surgery and is doing well, Italian national news agency ANSA said late Thursday. After mostly pulling bodies from the rubble, rescue crews in Pescara del Tronto were overjoyed Wednesday evening to hear what sounded like the cries of a survivor. “Quiet! Quiet,” they said, getting closer to the source of the sound. The scene was captured on video by CNN affiliate Sky TG24. A […]