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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
  • Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, exits federal court after his sentencing hearing on Dec. 12, 2018 in New York City. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Says President Ordered Hush Money Payments Over Election Concerns

    Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him “would affect the election.” He says Trump knew the payments were wrong. Michael Cohen — who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump’s political life — said he […]

  • A replica firearm is seen following an officer-involved shooting in Upland on Dec. 13, 2018. (Credit: InlandNews)

    Man Fatally Shot by Officers in Upland Had Brandished a Replica Firearm: Police

    Police shot and killed a man who they say brandished a replica firearm at officers in Upland Thursday morning. The incident occurred about 3:15 a.m. when officers responded to a call of a suspicious person in the area of West 11th Street and North Benson Avenue. Arriving officers contacted a man who brandished what appeared to be a gun at them, Upland Police Department Capt. Blanco said. Multiple officers, fearing for their lives, then opened fire on the man, Blanco […]

  • Increase police patrol on the Cal State University was visible on Dec. 12, 2018 after a second threat of a mass shooting was found on campus. (Credit: KTLA)

    CSUN to Increase Security at LGBTQ Center While It Investigates New Threat; Students Offered Alternatives to Finals

    Cal State University Northridge remained open during the first day of finals Wednesday amid an investigation into a third threat of violence made against the school in nearly two weeks that was uncovered Wednesday. Campus administrators said Wednesday night that they had been alerted to a social media post stating “some people think the Pride Center is going to be targeted tomorrow.” Police were investigating the new threat and would provide additional security at the LGBTQ center — housed within […]

  • Leonard Gilberto Ortiz is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Police, Victim’s Widow Seek Help Finding Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Popular Redlands Crossing Guard

    A grief-stricken widow joined police on Tuesday with an emotional plea for help in finding a hit-and-run driver who killed a beloved elementary school crossing guard in Redlands nearly two months ago. On the morning of Oct. 16, 48-year-old Leonard Gilberto Ortiz was riding a moped-type scooter down Colton Avenue when a vehicle sped through a red light and struck him, leaving the crossing guard severely injured, according to the Redlands Police Department. The driver continued on, failing to stop […]

  • LAPD Seeking More Spanish-Speaking Victims After Suspect Is Arrested in Loan-Modification Scam

    A suspect was arrested for allegedly running a Los Angeles-based loan modification scheme that resulted in victims losing more than $60,000, and two of them losing their homes, the Los Angeles Police Department announced at a news conference Monday. Jose Angel Bernal, 49, was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft around 1 a.m. on Dec. 5. Detectives said Bernal, and his alleged assistant Eduardo Linares, targeted Spanish-speaking homeowners who were in the midst of financial hardship and desperate to save […]

  • Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub addresses the crowd attending the memorial service for Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California on Novmember 15, 2018. - Sgt. Helus was one of twelve victims of the Borderline Bar & Grill mass shooting in Thousand Oaks last week. (Photo by Al Seib / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Thousand Oaks Shooting: Investigation Reveals Sgt. Ron Helus Was Struck in Heart by Friendly Fire

    Officials said it has been determined that Sgt. Ron Helus, who was killed in the shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, sustained a shot to his heart by a fellow responding officer, as well as other gunshot wounds from rounds fired by the gunman. An autopsy revealed Helus was struck by six bullets—five fired by the gunman, and one bullet fired by a California Highway Patrol officer. Officials said the five shots Helus sustained from the gunman […]

  • Rain falls in Southern California on Dec. 5, 2018. (Credit: RMG News)

    Storm Arrives in SoCal; Light to Moderate Showers Expected Through Thursday

    A storm arrived in Southern California overnight and is expected to bring light to moderate showers to the region through Thursday. Unlike last week’s powerful system, this midweek storm is only expected to bring a minimal threat of mudslides and debris flows to the Woolsey Fire burn areas, the National Weather Service stated. Drivers were still warned to be extra cautious on canyon roads and burn area residents were asked to pay attention to any changes in the forecast. At […]

  • 4-Year-Old Reunites With LAFD Firefighter Who Saved Her Life in Hawaii

    A four-year-old girl reunited Tuesday with the Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter and paramedic who saved her life after she nearly drowned in the pool of a Hawaii resort in August. Sophia Rouse, who was then 3 years old, was vacationing with her family in Maui when her mother says she disappeared and then was found unconscious at the bottom of a pool. That’s when the firefighter and medic, Daniel Harris who was also on vacation with his family, sprang […]

  • Woman Files Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against UC Irvine

    A UC Irvine Medical Center employee filed a lawsuit Monday claiming she was not protected from a university volunteer who stalked and sexually harassed her for more than one year. Carlin Motley detailed incidents of harassment allegedly by Ibrahim Eldumiati, who works as a fundraising volunteer for UC Irvine’s Medical School, at a news conference on Monday. She said the sexual harassment began in 2017 and included an incident at a campus event where Eldumiati allegedly walked up to her, […]