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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.


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    Off-Duty Fullerton Police Officer Stabbed in Placentia, Suspect in Custody

    Investigators arrested a man they say stabbed on off-duty Fullerton police officer at a Placentia strip mall on Saturday afternoon, officials said. The attack took place about 3:30 p.m. at the southwest corner of Kraemer and Yorba Linda boulevards, the Placentia Police Department said in a written statement. The off-duty Fullerton Police Department officer was “conducting personal business” when the suspect approached from behind, officials said. “The suspect, armed with a stabbing instrument, attacked the officer and fled the scene […]

  • An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford said Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is unnecessarily rushing toward a hearing by pushing for her to testify about her allegation of sexual assault against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. (Credit: Researchgate.net and AFP/Getty Images)

    Blasey Ford Agrees to Testify on Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Kavanaugh

    Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, accepted the request to speak to the panel next week about the alleged incident, her lawyers told Senate Judiciary Committee staff on Saturday. “Dr. Ford accepts the Committee’s request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct next week,” Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, attorneys representing Ford, wrote in a message to the committee. But the message did not agree […]

  • Residents of a San Bernardino neighborhood once plagued by crime and other issues say they've seen a dramatic turnaround, thanks to a $20-million-dollar city, county and state community renovation project.

    San Bernardino Neighborhood Sees Dramatic Transformation

    Residents of a San Bernardino community they say was once plagued with problems has seen a major turnaround, thanks to $20 million community renovation project funded by the city, county and state. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Sept. 21, 2018.

  • Authorities investigate the scene where two deputies were injured in East Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspects in East L.A. Shooting That Left 2 Deputies Wounded ID’d as Gang Members

    Authorities on Thursday said the three suspects in an East Los Angeles shooting that left one of them dead and two deputies wounded were known gang members in the area. On Wednesday evening, officers responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon in the area of Bonnie Beach Place and Sixth Street, L.A. Sheriff’s Department Lt. Scott Soglund  said at a news conference the next day. He said authorities had been alerted about three men in a black […]

  • Cerissa Laura Riley (left) and Grant William Robicheaux (right) are shown in photos released by the Orange County District Attorney's Office on Sept. 18, 2018.

    3 More Women Come Forward Amid Sexual Assault Allegations Against Newport Beach Surgeon and His Girlfriend: OCDA

    At least three more alleged victims have come forward since authorities announced sexual assault charges against a Newport Beach surgeon who appeared on a reality TV show and his girlfriend, the Orange County district attorney said Wednesday. On Tuesday, prosecutors said they’ve charged Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, with drugging and sexually assaulting two women. They also said videos and photos discovered on Robicheaux’s phone suggested there may be additional victims. Since then, at least three more […]

  • McDonald's workers staged walkouts nationwide in protest of alleged unaddressed sexual harassment issues within the company on Sept. 18, 2018.

    McDonald’s Workers Stage Nationwide Walkout Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Mauricio Bautista was eating a McChicken sandwich to the sound of jazz music at McDonald’s when more than 100 women stormed in with banners, bullhorns and red and yellow fliers, shouting “Keep your burgers, keep your fries, we don’t need your sexist lies.” It was a dose of harsh #MeToo reality for a multibillion-dollar corporation whose golden arches have drawn children and families to share a Happy Meal for decades. On Tuesday, a group of about 150 people said it […]

  • Firefighters work to put out a house fire in Sunland where a man died on Sept. 14, 2018. (Credit: LOUDLABS)

    52-Year-Old Man Killed in Sunland House Fire

    A 52-year-old man was killed in a Sunland house fire early Friday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The blaze was reported about 4:15 a.m. at 8536 W. Wyngate St. A 51-year-old woman who also lived in the home was awakened by smoke in the 1,045 square-foot home and called 911 and she got out, fire department officials said in an alert. Responding firefighters extinguished the blaze in about 20 minutes and the victim was found dead. The home […]

  • Astronaut on ISS snaps photos of Hurricane Florence spinning in the Atlantic Hurricane. (Credit: Ricky Arnold / NASA)

    Hurricane Florence Downgraded to Category 2 Storm, But Still Expected to Be ‘Extremely Dangerous’

    Officials in the potential path of a still fierce Hurricane Florence had a stern, clear message for people still in coastal towns under evacuation orders. Leave. Now. “You put your life at risk by staying,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. “Don’t plan to leave once the winds and rains start.” Cooper and his South Carolina counterpart, Henry McMaster, told the more than 1 million people who have been told to leave that if they don’t, they are on their […]

  • Donald Trump speaks at a 9/11 memorial service honoring victims of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    ‘America Will Never, Ever Submit to Tyranny’ Trump Says During 9/11 Memorial Service in Pennsylvania

    President Donald Trump paid sober tribute to victims of crashed Flight 93 in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. “This field is now a monument to American defiance,” Trump said in remarks near where the aircraft went down 17 years ago. “This memorial is now a message to the world: America will never, ever submit to tyranny.” It was a message of defiance in the face of terrorism, delivered by a New Yorker president who […]