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
  • A photo showing Alejandra del Aguila and Brian Gordon on their wedding day.

    Camera Containing SoCal Couple’s Wedding Video Stolen From Photographer’s Car in West Hollywood

    A local couple was offering a “no questions asked” reward Tuesday for the return of the video cards containing footage of their wedding that were still in a camera stolen from their photographer`s car the day after the ceremony. Kimberly Cheng reports from West Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. If you have any information about the video, you can contact the couple here

  • Lajoya McCoy is seen in a photo at a vigil that was held for the 31-year-old mother of two on June 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body of Missing Monrovia Mother of Two Found in Her Vehicle, Family Says; Foul Play Suspected

    Family members believe that a body found inside the vehicle belonging to a missing mother of two from Monrovia is that of 31-year-old Lajoya McCoy, who hasn’t been seen since last week. Investigators found McCoy’s vehicle Tuesday morning in the 200 block of West Cypress Avenue, which is not far from her home, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Inside the car, they found the body of a black woman in her 30s, according […]

  • A shark nearly beaches itself while feeding on a school of fish along the shore of a North Carolina beach. (Credit: Donnie Griggs)

    Multiple Shark Attacks in a Single Day in SoCal Are Possible but Unlikely, Officials Say

    A day after two teens were attacked by a shark in North Carolina, officials said a similar incident is possible but unlikely to occur in Southern California. Lynette Romero reports from Seal Beach for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

  • A protester raises his fist outside Getty House, the official residence of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on Monday, June 8, 2015. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Police Commission Set to Review Ezell Ford Shooting

    As members of the Los Angeles Police Commission step behind closed doors Tuesday to judge the officers who killed Ezell Ford, the panel will consider two distinct events. One is the decision to open fire on Ford, which both Police Chief Charlie Beck and the department’s independent inspector general have found to be justified after investigators turned up evidence indicating that Ford grabbed for an officer’s holstered gun during a struggle, according to sources familiar with the LAPD’s investigation of […]

  • Video posted to YouTube on June 6, 2015, showed a McKinney, Texas police officer aggressively shoving a juvenile female to the ground outside a community pool. (Credit: Brandon Brooks/YouTube)

    Video of Suburban Dallas Officer Pulling Gun on Teens at Pool Prompts Outrage

    Benet Embry just wanted a respite from the heat when he went to his neighborhood pool Friday. Talking to CNN Monday about the national story that rolled out of that simple, mundane summer activity still has him pretty well dismayed. The 43-year-old African-American has lived in Craig Ranch, a planned community, for eight years. It’s a nice place. Racially diverse. People get along there. Thinking back on the pool party, he might have known it would be crowded. The invite […]

  • Video posted to YouTube on June 6, 2015, showed a McKinney, Texas police officer aggressively shoving a juvenile female to the ground outside a community pool. (Credit: CNN)

    Texas Police Officer Suspended After Video Appears to Shows Him Pulling Gun on Juveniles Outside Pool

    A police officer in the Dallas suburb of McKinney is on administrative leave after a YouTube video showed a chaotic confrontation Friday between teenagers and law enforcement at a community pool in an upper-middle-class neighborhood. The approximately seven-minute video opens as officers try to gain control of a group of teenagers at the pool. Several minutes into the video, an officer throws a teenage girl wearing a bikini to the ground and shoves her head down. Two teenage boys approach […]

  • "Bear" was recovering after being shot and wounded in his owner's back yard in Hawthorne. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hawthorne Bodyguard Offers $10,000 Reward After K-9 Partner Is Shot, Wounded

    A Hawthorne bodyguard who offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and wounded his K-9 partner continued searching Wednesday for the gunman. Kris Herzog, who says he is a bodyguard who works with his K-9 “Bear,” said his dog was shot in the leg shortly after midnight Tuesday. “I ran to the backyard where I found my dog screaming, yelling in pain,” Herzog said of the incident. Footage of the incident captured […]

  • A file photo shows sprinklers watering the lawn in Golden Gate Park on April 2, 2015 in San Francisco. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Mandatory Water-Use Restrictions Go Into Effect in California

    Amid a historic drought in California, statewide water-use restrictions were set to go into effect on June 1. Lynette Romero reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 1, 2015.

  • Henry Solis, a probationary officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, was named a "person of interest" in connection with a fatal shooting in Pomona on March 13, 2015. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    Ex-LAPD Officer Wanted in Fatal Pomona Shooting Arrested in Mexico; Being Held in Texas Jail

    After two months on the run, a fugitive ex-LAPD officer was behind bars Tuesday night in El Paso, Texas, just hours after being arrested in Mexico in connection with a shooting in Pomona that left a 23-year-old man dead, law enforcement officials. Henry Solis was a probationary officer with the Los Angeles Police Department when he was accused of fatally shooting Salome Rodriguez Jr. during an altercation between the two men on March 13 in a Pomona bar. On Tuesday, Solis […]