Kareen Wynter is a general assignment reporter with KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning news station. You can often catch her weekly field reports on the evening newscasts. Since joining KTLA in July 2013, Kareen has covered a variety of stories from Arsenio Hall’s historic late-night television return to the high-profile Jackson vs. AEG Live civil trial.

Kareen joined KTLA from CNN/U.S., where she was an entertainment correspondent for the network. While based in Los Angeles for seven years, she reported extensively on a variety of stories including the death of Whitney Houston, the Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial and the 2007 Hollywood writers strike. Kareen, who also co-hosted the Academy Award’s red carpet pre-shows for CNN/HLN, was a regular contributor on HLN’s “Nancy Grace,” “Dr. Drew” and “Showbiz Tonight.”

Before joining CNN/U.S. in Los Angeles, Kareen spent several years in Washington, D.C., as a CNN Newsource correspondent. She provided breaking news reports and custom live shots for more than 800 of the network’s station affiliates. The national headlines took Kareen across the country, even internationally, where she traveled to file stories on the passing of Pope John Paul II, Martha Stewart’s prison release and the storm-ravaged regions following Hurricane Katrina.

Prior to KTLA and CNN, Kareen reported for several news stations in the Midwest, including WEWS-TV in Cleveland; WTVG-TV in Toledo, Ohio; and KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minn. Kareen received her Master of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She also attended Boston College, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

While Kareen has a true passion for journalism, her other interests involve mentoring teens in her community as well as working with the Children of the Caribbean Foundation, where she is an honorary board member. The non-profit organization offers relief and assistance to under-served kids in the Caribbean and California in the areas of education, healthcare and social development.

Recent Articles
  • Joe Biden helps out behind the counter at Dulan’s in South L.A. on July 18, 2019. (Credit: Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)

    Joe Biden Visits South L.A., Says Trump’s Attacks on Ilhan Omar and Other Congresswomen Are ‘Despicable’

    Former Vice President and Democratic front-runner Joe Biden called President Trump “despicable” Thursday for his racist remarks about four Democratic congresswoman of color. At a breakfast event with more than three dozen black community leaders and restaurant workers at Dulan’s in South Los Angeles, Biden condemned Trump for appearing to bask in his supporters’ “send her back” chants about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) at a North Carolina rally last night. Omar, a refugee from Somalia, is a naturalized U.S. citizen […]

  • LAPD headquarters are shown in a file photo. (Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Officer Charged With Raping 2 Victims, Was Linked to Earlier Sexual Assault After DNA Match

    A 10-year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department was charged with two counts of rape Wednesday after a DNA match linked him to a second sexual assault case, authorities announced. Police Officer II William Rodriguez, 33, was arrested Tuesday evening and is being held at the Men’s Central Jail on $1.2 million bail, according to county inmate records. He was most recently assigned to LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division and has since been “relieved of his police powers,” the Police […]

  • Residents attend a Burbank Airport Authority meeting on July 15, 2019, where they criticized elected leaders for not resolving noise and environmental complaints due to the paths of flights. (Credit: KTLA)

    Residents Criticize Elected Leaders Over Handling of Burbank Airport Noise, Environmental Disturbances

    Residents criticized the Burbank Airport Authority during its meeting Monday morning for not adequately addressing noise and environmental complaints stemming from the paths of flights at the airport. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 15, 2019.  

  • The downtown Los Angeles skyline is seen from Griffith Observatory on July 1. (Credit: Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

    Heat Wave Expected to Bring Bad Air Quality to SoCal, Officials Say

    The heat wave forecast for this weekend is expected to bring poor air quality to the region. Air quality officials have issued an ozone advisory for the South Coast Air Basin through Tuesday morning. Ground-level ozone — the gas in smog — will probably reach unhealthy to very unhealthy levels in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys; the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains; and the Inland Empire, according to a statement from the South Coast Air […]

  • One of the Hollywood clubs hit in a Los Angeles City Attorney's Office crack down is seen in a July 11, 2019 photo.

    3 Hollywood Nightclubs Charged With Safety Violations by L.A. City Attorney’s Office

    Three Hollywood nightclubs were hit with multiple counts of safety violations by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, officials announced Thursday. The clubs were identified as Project LA, L’Scorpion and Rusty Mullet, City Attorney Mike Feuer said. Project LA, located at 6356 Hollywood Blvd., faces 18 counts, including improper security, improper lighting and admitting minors. L’Scorpion, located at 6679 Hollywood Blvd., faces 20 counts, including operating without permits, improper security and excess noise. Rusty Mullet, at 1708 N. Las Palmas […]

  • Anni and Ashot Manukyan speak to members of the media on July 10, 2019, in downtown Los Angeles. (Credit: KTLA)

    Glendale Couple Sues L.A. Fertility Clinic After New York Woman Gives Birth to Their Child in IVF Mixup: Lawyer

    A Glendale couple spoke out Wednesday against a downtown Los Angeles fertility clinic after a New York woman gave birth to their child in an in vitro fertilization mixup involving three different couples. CHA Fertility Center on Wilshire Boulevard implanted the couple’s embryo through IVF in a woman who gave birth to the two babies in New York, and implanted the Glendale woman with an embryo from a third couple, lawyers from Peiffer Wolf Carr and Kane allege. Each child […]

  • OCFA nighttime firefighting program

    OCFA Launches Nighttime Helicopter Program to Battle Wildfires

    The Orange County Fire Authority on Tuesday introduced a nighttime firefighting pilot program that uses a helicopter to assist in battling wildfires. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 9, 2019.  

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    25-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot by Masked Men in Garden Grove Home Invasion

    A 25-year-old man was killed early Monday when three masked men broke into his Garden Grove home and fatally shot him while looking for drugs and money, police said. Shon Xavier Hall was specifically targeted by robbers who went to his home in the 9100 block of La Grand before dawn Monday, Garden Grove police said in a news release. Hall’s girlfriend called authorities around 4:07 a.m. to report her boyfriend had been shot, Lt. Carl Whitney told KTLA. When […]

  • A man looks at a newly ruptured ground on July 6, 2019 near Ridgecrest after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in the area. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    After More Than 3,000 Quakes, SoCal Could See 1 or 2 Magnitude 6 Temblors Within the Week: Caltech

    Southern California will likely see one or two temblors magnitude 6 or higher within the next week after experiencing its largest earthquake in nearly 20 years, experts said Saturday. The probability of that happening was estimated at  27% on Saturday, Caltech seismologist Dr. Egill Hauksson said. Meanwhile, there was a 3% chance for an earthquake magnitude 7 or higher. A 7.1 magnitude quake centered about 11 miles north of Ridgecrest struck at 8:19 p.m. Friday, rattling the Kern County city […]

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