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
  • The site of an explosion at a one-story commercial building in Canoga Park on March 20, 2019.

    2 Injured in Explosion While Trying to Extract Marijuana Oil in Illegal Canoga Park Drug Lab: LAPD

    Two men were critically injured Wednesday in an explosion at a one-story commercial building in Canoga Park where they appear to have been running an illegal narcotics lab, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Jeff Collado told KTLA . The explosion happened at around 11:00 a.m. on the 7000 block of North Alabama Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The two unidentified men were transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to authorities. Witnesses told KTLA they […]

  • A car is seen after crashing into a gym in La Mirada on March 19, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

    Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges After Stolen Car Plows Into La Mirada Crunch Fitness: LASD

    A man who crashed a stolen vehicle through a Crunch Fitness gym in La Mirada Tuesday morning was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, authorities said. Sergio Reyes, 32, had fled the scene after getting into the passenger side of an awaiting vehicle but was eventually located and arrested with the help of some witnesses who’d followed him, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Deputies initially responded to a call of a vehicle into a […]

  • Black smoke billows from the site of a gas tanker explosion in South Los Angeles on March 18, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Cleaning up South L.A. Neighborhood Where Tanker Exploded and Left 2 Injured

    The Environmental Protection Agency worked Monday to clean up the mess left behind by the 9,000-gallon tanker that leaked gasoline and triggered an explosion in South Los Angeles over the weekend. “Up until this point we still had a lot of fuel out in the open, so a lot of that has been mitigated,” EPA’s Robert Wise said early Monday morning. The two-story home damaged in the blast is still red-tagged, the crew working on the property told KTLA, and […]

  • Noah McIntosh is seen in a photo provided by relatives.

    Corona Parents Charged With Child Cruelty as Search Continues for Missing 8-Year-Old Boy: DA

    The parents of a Corona boy who vanished two weeks ago have been charged as a desperate search for their missing 8-year-old son continued on Friday, officials said. Bryce McIntosh, 32, and Jillian Godfrey, 36, were each charged with a single count of willful child cruelty, according to John Hall, the spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. They appeared in court, but their arraignments were postponed. McIntosh and Godfrey were arrested this week on suspicion of child abuse […]

  • Horses dash at the start of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile race during the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia on Nov. 5, 2016. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Santa Anita Park Bans Race Day Medication After 22nd Horse Dies in Less Than 3 Months

    After another fatality raised Santa Anita Park’s horse death toll to 22 in less than three months, company officials on Thursday declared a zero-tolerance policy for race day medication at the Arcadia facility. The Stronach Group, which owns the racetrack, did not definitively blame the horses’ fatal injuries on the substances they received. But the company said it needed to take a step toward fixing a “broken” system. In addition to drugging, the park has banned the use of whips […]

  • Smoke rises over the scene of a two-plane crash at the Compton/Woodley Airport on March 13, 2019. (Credit: John Medford/Facebook)

    Flight Instructor in Critical Condition After Deadly 2-Plane Crash at Compton Airport

    A flight instructor remained in critical condition Thursday after a fiery, two-plane crash at the Compton/Woodley Airport killed his student the previous evening. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department described the surviving victim as a man in his 30s and the student as a man in his 40s. They were in a single-engine Cessna 152, which was struck by a single-engine North American T-28 on the runway around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The pilot of the T-28 did not sustain any […]

  • The first Boeing 737 MAX 7 aircraft sits on the tarmac outside of the Boeing factory on Feb. 5, 2018 in Renton, Washington. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

    FAA Cites ‘New Evidence’ in Grounding Boeing 737 Max After Trump Announces Emergency Order

    As country after country grounded Boeing’s 737 Max jets after a deadly crash Sunday in Ethiopia, U.S. air safety regulators remained resolute in their refusal to do so — until Wednesday. That’s when the Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order keeping the planes on the tarmac. The agency said what made the difference was new, enhanced satellite tracking data and physical evidence on the ground that linked the Ethiopian jet’s movements to those of an Indonesian Lion Air flight […]

  • Emiel Hunt is seen in a booking photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on March 12, 2019.

    Mother’s Boyfriend — a Convicted Child Abuser — Charged With Murder in Killing of Trinity Love Jones

    A man identified by the victim’s family members as the boyfriend of a woman whose slain 9-year-old daughter was found partially stuffed in a duffel bag in Hacienda Heights has been charged with murder, authorities announced Tuesday. Emiel Hunt, 38, appeared briefly in court on Tuesday morning but did not enter a plea. His arraignment has been postponed until April 16. Hunt was arrested on Saturday after being found sleeping in his vehicle, which was parked near the San Diego […]

  • A female student was stabbed while walking her dog near student housing at the University of California, Irvine, on March 10, 2019. (Credit: OnScene)

    Suspect Struck, Tried to Forcibly Remove Clothing of UCI Student Stabbed Near Dorm: Officials

    The suspect who stabbed a University of California, Irvine student also struck her on the head and tried to forcibly remove her clothes near student housing facilities late at night, authorities said Monday. The attack happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday in the 33000 block of Arroyo Drive near the Camino del Sol on-campus student housing area, UCI Police Department spokesman Tom Vasich said. An unidentified man came up from behind the 22-year-old woman who was walking her dog, hit […]

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