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
  • Police and paramedics respond to Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Oxnard after a student was struck by a stray bullet on Jan. 23, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    9-Year-Old Girl Hit by Stray Bullet After Car-to-Car Shooting Near Oxnard School

    A 9-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet after a car-to-car shooting near an Oxnard elementary school Thursday, police said. The shooting was reported about 11 a.m. near Christa McAuliffe Elementary School, located at 3300 Via Marina Ave. Fourth and fifth grade students were at recess when the shooting broke out behind the school, Oxnard police said. The girl was struck in a lower extremity while on the playground and then taken into a nearby classroom. She was subsequently […]

  • President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial is gaveled into session by Chief Justice John Roberts on Jan. 21, 2020. (Credit: CNN)

    Trump Impeachment: After 13-Hour Session, Senate Approves Impeachment Trial Rules

    The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. A marathon session of nearly 13 hours started Tuesday with a setback for Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and the president’s legal team, exposing a crack in the GOP ranks and the growing political unease over the historic impeachment proceedings unfolding amid a watchful public in […]

  • Demonstrators protest horse deaths at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Jan. 19 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Protesters Decry Horse Deaths at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia

    Demonstrators gathered in front of Santa Anita Park in Arcadia Sunday to demand an end to horse racing after the third horse in as many days died at the racetrack. Protesters were already planning their demonstration Saturday after word that two horses had died both Friday and Saturday during races at the venue. The deaths marked the 42nd at the park since late December of 2018, and the fourth this year. They said they were only further incensed when another […]

  • Detectives investigate a fatal stabbing on the 7600 block of Whitsett Avenue in South L.A. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Stabbed to Death in Residential Area of South L.A.

    Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was found fatally stabbed in a residential area of South Los Angeles early Thursday morning, authorities said. Deputies responded to the 7600 block of Whitsett Avenue in the unincorporated Florence-Firestone area at about 7:17 a.m. after a resident called police about a person lying on the sidewalk, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. When deputies arrived, they found the victim suffering from at least one stab wound to the upper torso, Sheriff’s […]

  • Burbank residents discuss noise issues at Bob Hope Airport with FAA officials at a meeting on Aug. 28, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Residents Met With FAA Officials Once Again to Discuss Noise Concerns at Hollywood Burbank Airport

    Residents met with the FAA once again to continue discussion into noise concerns at Hollywood Burbank Airport on Wednesday. Residents voiced their suggestions and concerns, even bringing up the recent jet fuel dump that happened in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Kareen Wynter reports from Burbank for the KTLA 5 News on Jan. 15, 2020.

  • Gov. Newsom Tours Emergency Homeless Shelter in L.A.

    Governor Gavin Newsom toured an emergency housing shelter in Los Angeles on Tuesday and spoke about combatting homelessness. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Jan. 14, 2020.

  • The burned-out shell of the Conception dive boat smolders after it caught fire near Santa Cruz Island. (Credit: Ventura County Fire Department via Los Angeles Times)

    4 Families of Conception Boat Fire Victims Sue Vessel’s Owners

    The family of the lone crew member to die in a fiery scuba boat disaster that killed all 33 passengers off the California coast last year sued the vessel’s owner Monday in federal court. The lawsuit by the family of Alexandra “Allie” Kurtz claimed the owners of the Conception knew the boat was unseaworthy and it lacked required smoke detectors and fire equipment and did not have adequate emergency exits. Kurtz, 26, an Illinois native living in California, was a […]

  • Anti-War Protestors March Through Westwood Calling for U.S. to End Threats, Sanctions on Iran

    Anti-war protestors gathered Sunday afternoon and marched through the streets of Westwood to the nearby federal building, calling for an end to threats and sanctions against Iran, as well as an end to travel bans passed under the Trump administration. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 5 on Jan. 12, 2020.

  • A Ferrari is seen after crashing into a West Hollywood restaurant on Jan. 5, 2019. (Credit: @speechless12070/ Twitter)

    1 Hospitalized After Ferrari Crashes Into West Hollywood Restaurant PUMP

    One person was hospitalized after a Ferrari plowed into the patio of a West Hollywood restaurant Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The car crashed into PUMP on 8948 Santa Monica Blvd., injuring one person whose condition was unknown, authorities said. It’s unclear who the person taken to the hospital is or if anyone else was hurt in the crash. Photos posted online show the silver sports car covered with glass and stopped in the restaurant’s outdoor […]

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