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
  • Dangers of Drowning: Health Smart

    It’s pool season all year long here in Southern California but as summer approaches, parents are warned to stay vigilant since the CDC shows accidental drowning is the number one cause of death in children under 4.  Our Lynette Romero dives in to a little known danger called secondary drowning, how to spot it, and what you need to know that could save a child’s life. Plus, the infant swimming lessons that can give you a piece of mind around […]

  • In a photo he posted to Facebook on March 20, 2015, Dean Potter wrote: "Whisper and I geared up for her very first wingsuit BASE-jump." He died in Yosemite Valley on May 16, 2015.

    Rock Climbing Visionary Dean Potter, Fellow Climber Graham Hunt Killed in Yosemite BASE Jump

    Extreme sports legend Dean Potter is one of two BASE jumpers found dead in Yosemite National Park after attempting an aerial descent from Taft Point, authorities said. The two men’s bodies were located during a helicopter search around noon Sunday, said Scott Gediman, a spokesman for the park. Potter, 43, and Graham Hunt, 29, were reported missing late Saturday by friends, Gediman said. The two had jumped from Taft Point, a scenic overhang, into Yosemite Valley, a descent of roughly […]

  • Christy O'Donnell, left, discusses her illness with her 20-year-old daughter Bailey sitting beside. O'Donnell is the lead plaintiff suing the state of California for the right to have medical aid in dying. The video was released by Compassion & Choices on May 18, 2015.

    Terminally Ill Single Mother From Santa Clarita Sues for Right to Die in California

    A terminally ill Santa Clarita woman is among three plaintiffs who recently sued the state of California for the right to end their lives, according to a news release from Compassion & Choices, a non-profit aiming to expand choice at the end of life. The lawsuit, filed Friday in California Superior Court in San Diego County, asserts that the state’s constitution and current laws should allow terminally ill adults who are mentally competent to request prescription medication in their final […]

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    Santa Monica Council Votes 7-0 to Crack Down on Airbnb

    Santa Monica’s City Council on Tuesday passed some of the region’s toughest regulations on the booming short-term rental industry. In a quick and unanimous vote, the Council approved rules that will ban most short-term rentals in the city by prohibiting the rental of an entire unit for less than 30 days. The rules legalize “home-sharing” – in which the occupant rents a couch, spare bedroom or backyard unit – but require hosts to obtain a business license and pay Santa […]

  • The magnitude 7.3 earthquake Tuesday struck at a depth of about 15 kilometers (9 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said, slightly revising its earlier estimates. A series of significant aftershocks, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.3, followed the initial larger quake. (Credit: Nepal State TV)

    Death Toll Rises After Another Powerful Earthquake Rocks Nepal

    Latest developments • A U.S. military helicopter “was declared missing” Tuesday while in Nepal to support earthquake relief efforts there, U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Sims said. The UH-1 Huey helicopter had six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese aboard at the time, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said. Radio transmissions indicated its crew was having some type of fuel problem before it went missing, said Warren, who added the U.S. government is “hopeful” the aircraft didn’t crash but doesn’t know. • […]

  • Erica Alonso was seen in a photograph provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    Authorities: No Obvious Signs of Trauma Found on Body Tentatively ID’d As Erica Alonso

    An autopsy conducted Wednesday on a body discovered in a remote area off Ortega Highway near Mission Viejo showed no obvious signs of trauma, authorities said. The body was tentatively identified Tuesday as that of Erica Alonso, a Laguna Hills woman who disappeared more than two months ago. A group of biologists working for Caltrans Monday night discovered the body in rugged terrain about 12 miles east of the 5 Freeway (map) and one mile east of the San Juan Fire/Ranger Station in […]

  • A woman was held captive for 26 days after being shot in an apartment in Rancho Cucamonga. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities: Woman Held Captive for 26 Days After Being Shot in Rancho Cucamonga

    A man was recently arrested after allegedly shooting his wife and keeping her captive in the couple’s Rancho Cucamonga apartment for 26 days. The incident came to light when a 26-year-old woman arrived at a hospital Sunday night to be treated for a gunshot wound to the chest, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The woman, who authorities have not identified, told hospital employees and a social worker that she was shot on April 1 following an argument […]

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    Santa Monica-Based Filmmaker Among Thousands Killed in Nepal

    Friends and family on Sunday mourned the Santa Monica-based filmmaker who was among the thousands killed in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal. Tom Taplin, 61, was filming a documentary about the base camp at Mt. Everest when the temblor triggered an avalanche, his wife, Cory Freyer, told NBC News. At least 17 people died in the avalanche, including a Google executive and a doctor from New Jersey. “It’s shocking,” said Freyer, who lives in Santa Monica. “All of his friends, and he has […]

  • An image taken from a YouTube video appears to show a U.S. Marshals Service officer grabbing a woman's cellphone. (Credit: Dee Jay)

    Video Appears to Shows Federal Officer Grabbing, Kicking Woman’s Cellphone in South Gate

    A video that appears to show a federal law enforcement officer grabbing a woman’s cellphone and then slamming it to the ground in South Gate over the weekend was under investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Tuesday. In the video, which was posted to YouTube on Sunday, a woman appeared to be using her cellphone to record a group of men wearing “Police” vests as they were talking in front of a home. The woman, Beatriz Paez, said she felt “compelled” […]