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
  • Daniel Martinez is seen in a booking photo provided by Anaheim Police officials on Nov. 17, 2016.

    Day Care Worker in Anaheim Arrested in Connection With Sexually Assaulting 2 Girls: Police

    A day care worker in Anaheim was arrested Wednesday in connection with sexually assaulting at least two girls, police said. Daniel Martinez, 18, of Buena Park, is believed to have had “inappropriate sexual conduct” with two girls, 6 and 7, while working at a licensed facility in the 700 block of South Dale Avenue. Victims’ parents told KTLA the suspect worked at Magusa’s Family Child Care and Preschool.  Lauren Johnson, the mother of one of the victims, said her daughter was examined […]

  • Firefighters put out a blaze at the Torrance refinery on Nov. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Battle Blaze at Torrance Refinery; 3 Employees Evaluated for Injuries

    For about 1 1/2 hours Tuesday, firefighters battled a blaze at the Torrance refinery that caused three employees to be evaluated for injuries. The Torrance Fire Department was dispatched about 4:20 p.m., sending 24 firefighters, according to Battalion Chief Robert Millea. The Torrance Police Department sent an alert saying police and firefighters were responding to a fire in the refinery’s “ALCY unit,” apparently a reference to the alkylation unit. About 5:30 p.m., the department said “injured employees” were evaluated but not taken to […]

  • Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at the Pasco-Hernando State College in Florida, on Nov. 1, 2016. Donald Trump addresses supporters at Macomb Community College in Michigan on Oct. 31, 2016. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD and JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Clinton, Trump Make Final Push on Day Before Election

    Donald Trump is attempting to crack Hillary Clinton’s blue wall. And Clinton is hoping for a surge in Latino turnout fueled by opposition to Trump. The two candidates are making a last-minute dash across swing states like Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina as the 2016 presidential race enters its final hours. They’ve also gone north to Michigan and New Hampshire to states Democrats have won in recent cycles but could flip this year. Here are the key states and signs […]

  • Olympians Greg Louganis (left), Janet Evans (center) and Allyson Felix (right) were named as grand marshals of the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade on Nov. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Greg Louganis, Janet Evans, Allyson Felix Named 2017 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshals

    Olympians Greg Louganis, Janet Evans and Allyson Felix were named as grand marshals of the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade Thursday. The grand marshals will ride in the 128th Rose Parade themed “Echoes of Success,” which “tells the story of how our character has developed through the selfless contributions of others and celebrates their inspirational gifts,” the Tournament of Roses website stated. The announcement was made just after 9:30 a.m. at the iconic Tournament House in Pasadena. A four-time Olympic champion […]

  • Ricardo Augusto Utuy is shown in a photo provided by LAPD on Nov. 1, 2016.

    Suspect in Fatal Stabbing of 3-Year-Old Girl in DTLA Garment Factory Charged; Details Released About Previous Crime

    A man charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 3-year-old girl in a downtown Los Angeles garment factory attacked the child as she was going to give her father a cookie, prosecutors announced Thursday. The suspect, 34-year-old Ricardo Augusto Utuy, worked at the clothing factory in the 800 block of McGarry Street with the victim’s mother, although authorities said the two had minimal, if any contact. On Monday, Utuy attacked “without warning” and stabbed the little girl, identified as […]

  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas on Oct. 19, 2016.(Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Final Presidential Debate With Clinton, Trump Refuses to Say Whether He’ll Accept Election Results

    Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to say he would accept the result of the presidential election if he loses to Hillary Clinton, raising the possibility of an extraordinary departure from principles that have underpinned American democracy for more than two centuries. “I will look at it at the time,” Trump said when asked during the final presidential debate whether he would concede if he loses on Nov. 8, following his claims that the election is “rigged” against him. He added: […]

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    Hidden Cash-Like Scavenger Hunt Set for Santa Monica on Sunday

    After two years, a slightly different version of the popular Hidden Cash scavenger hunt is expected to attract crowds to Santa Monica Sunday. This one requires participants to download a new app, Metaverse, according to a Facebook event posting. Lynette Romero reports from Santa Monica for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 7, 2016.

  • Protestors marched in Pasadena after a man died during a police altercation on Sept. 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Protesters March in Pasadena After Police Use Taser, Physical Restraints on Man Who Died in Altercation

    Dozens of protesters gathered in Pasadena Friday night after police officers used a Taser and physical restraints on a man who later died. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene around 4 a.m. to investigate the death in the 200 block of Orange Grove Boulevard. At the scene of sheriff’s homicide investigation, a woman who identified herself as the mother of the man’s children sobbed as she described seeing the man die in front of her.  Shainie […]

  • 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. […]