Tim Lynn

Tim Lynn is the pilot/reporter in Sky5 on the KTLA 5 News at 6, KTLA 5 News at 6:30 and KTLA 5 News at 10.

Tim was born and raised in the South Bay and raised his own family in Torrance.

After high school, Tim joined the United States Coast Guard, serving a four-year enlistment. He began his 30+ year law enforcement career with the Gardena Police Department. Tim then joined the Culver City Police Department, where his assignments included patrol, K-9 handler, traffic accident investigator, motor officer and narcotics investigator assigned to Drug Enforcement Administration’s Los Angeles office.

Tim developed a love of flying and obtained his instructors certificate in airplanes. In 1990, Tim transferred to the Huntington Beach Police Department to work toward his dream of flying police helicopters. After assignments in patrol and another tour with the D.E.A taskforce in Orange County, his dream came true in 1998 when he was assigned to the HBPD Air Unit. Tim worked his way up to instructor pilot.

Tim retired from his law enforcement career in 2004 to enter a new career as a news helicopter pilot. Tim worked as a pilot for KCBS-TV’s Sky 2 and KCAL-TV’s Sky 9, and in May 2009, Tim joined the KTLA 5 family as the night side pilot/reporter in Sky5.

Drawing from his past experience and expertise, Tim reports on fast breaking news events of all types, especially high-speed pursuits while at the controls of Sky5. Tim won an Emmy for his reporting on the 2014 UCLA water main break that flooded Pauley Pavilion, and won again in 2016 as part of the KTLA 5 News at 10 team.

In his off time, Tim enjoys RVing, family gatherings and of course, going to Anaheim Ducks hockey games.


Recent Articles
  • A double shooting in Santa Fe Springs left one man dead an another man injured on Jan. 18, 2018. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Santa Fe Springs Double Shooting Leaves Man Dead in Bentley, 2nd Man in Serious Condition

    Police are investigating a shooting in Santa Fe Springs that left one man dead and a second man hospitalized in serious condition on Wednesday. About 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 9800 block of John Street and located two men with gunshot wounds, the Whittier Police Department said in a statement. One man died at the scene, while the other was rushed to a local hospital in serious condition. Authorities have not identified either individual. […]

  • LAPD discovered two shooting victims after a pursuit ended in a crash in South Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2018, police say. (Credit: KTLA)

    Girl Killed, Woman Injured After Shooting In South L.A., Sheriff’s Dept. Says

    A girl was fatally shot and a woman was injured after gunfire erupted in South L.A. Thursday night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The shooting was reported just after 9 p.m. near 93rd Street and Hooper Avenue, in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South L.A., according to a sheriff’s news release. The victim, identified only as a female juvenile died at the scene, the release stated. A second shooting victim was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. Another woman described […]

  • Police investigate a report of shots fired on the Cal State University of San Bernardino campus on Jan. 10, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Classes Canceled After Multiple Reports of Shots Fired on Cal State San Bernardino Campus

    Classes were canceled after reports of shots fired led to possible evidence of a shooting on the Cal State University San Bernardino campus Wednesday evening. Calls came in around 6 p.m., and students, staff and visitors at the school were told to shelter in place while police went to investigate the possible shooting at the university, located at 5500 University Parkway in San Bernardino. “Shelter in place. Don’t try to leave campus,” the university tweeted around 6 p.m. A short […]

  • The body was next to a car that had crashed into a utility pole. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Fatally Shoot Allegedly Armed Motorist Who Crashed Into Multiple Cars in South Los Angeles: LAPD

    A male motorist who struck multiple vehicles before crashing into a light pole was fatally shot by police in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles Monday night, LAPD said. The incident began shortly after 6 p.m., when officers in the area of Main Street and Florence Avenue observed a dark sedan driving erratically and began following the car, according to Los Angeles Police Department Detective Meghan Aguilar. The driver was traveling eastbound on Florence toward San Pedro Street when […]

  • Two people were killed in a multivehicle crash on the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa on Jan. 5, 2018. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    2 Dead, 2 Injured After Multivehicle Crash on 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa

    Two people were killed and two others injured in a multivehicle crash on the northbound 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa on Friday night, authorities said. Few details were immediately provided about the fatal collision, which occurred shortly after 8:30 p.m. near the Harbor Boulevard on-ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log. About four cars were involved. The two people who died — identified only as man and a woman in their late 20s to early 30s — were […]

  • San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy Dies After Being ‘Violently Attacked’ Following Minor Crash: Officials

    A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy who was “violently attacked” and severely injured after a traffic collision on New Year’s Eve has died, authorities said. Deputy Lawrence “Larry” Falce, 70, succumbed to his injuries Tuesday night, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Department. Falce was off-duty when he was involved in a minor crash on Kendall Drive and University Parkway in San Bernardino about 10:50 a.m. Sunday, investigators said. After the crash, both drivers stopped and made contact. Then, […]

  • Driver Taken Into Custody After Pursuit Ends in Fast Food Parking Lot in Van Nuys

    A driver was taken into custody Friday night after a pursuit ended in the parking lot of an In-N-Out restaurant in Van Nuys. Tim Lynn reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.