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
  • L.A. County sheriff's deputies are positioned at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Nov. 15, 2019, a day after a deadly shooting there. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    16-Year-Old Shooter in Saugus High School Attack Dies From Self-Inflicted Wound: Sheriff’s Department

    A 16-year-old boy who shot five fellow students at Saugus High School Thursday, killing two of them before turning the gun on himself, died at a hospital Friday afternoon, sheriff’s officials said. Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow was pronounced dead just after 3:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Jennifer Roth of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau. Berhow, a junior at the high school who officials said carried out the attack on his 16th birthday, had been hospitalized in critical condition […]

  • Saugus High School Student Helped Barricade Classroom During Shooting

    A student at Saugus High School took action and helped barricade his classroom as soon as he heard gunshots on the Santa Clarita campus Thursday. His mother says they often discussed active shooter situations and he knew exactly what to do. Kareen Wynter reports from Santa Clarita for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 15, 2019.

  • From right: Top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, William B. Taylor Jr. and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George P. Kent are sworn in to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald J. Trump, on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Brandon-Pool/Getty Images)

    In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Diplomat Says Trump Asked About Ukraine Investigations

    On Day One of extraordinary public impeachment hearings, the top American diplomat in Ukraine revealed new evidence that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he later demanded from Ukraine in exchange for military aid. The revelation came as House Democrats pressed their case for Trump’s impeachment before the American people after weeks of closed-door interviews. Wednesday’s account from a pair of career diplomats was a striking though complicated one that Democrats say reveals a president abusing his office, […]

  • Police officers stand guard at John C. Fremont High School in the Florence neighborhood of the South L.A. area after multiple fights were reported at the campus on Nov. 12, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police, Paramedics Respond to Fremont High School in South L.A. Area Amid Reports of Fights

    Multiple fights were reported Tuesday at John C. Fremont High School in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles, drawing a major police response and multiple ambulances. No injuries were reported by the Los Angeles Police Department as authorities responded just before noon. LAPD Officer Rosario Cervantes said rocks and bottles were thrown in altercations at the campus, located at 7676 San Pedro Street. Authorities later said a group of girls were fighting and the conflict grew from there. Sky5 […]

  • The Hollywood Burbank Airport is seen in a file photo from 2003. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Residents, Officials Discuss Hollywood Burbank Airport Noise at Town Hall Meeting

    Hundreds of people gathered with Federal Aviation Administration representatives, as well as local and state officials, at a town hall meeting Sunday to continue the ongoing discussion about noise emanating from flights out of Hollywood Burbank Airport affecting the neighborhoods below. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and State Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, took part in the meeting, held at Milliken Elementary School. “It’s outrageous, it’s driving people from their homes and we need to fix it now,” Sherman […]

  • An Upland home was gutted after plane crashed into it and caught fire on Nov. 7, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pilot Dies After Single-Engine Plane Crashes Into Upland Home and Sets It Ablaze

    A pilot died after crashing a single-engine plane into a home in Upland, setting it ablaze Thursday morning as two people inside managed to escape unharmed, authorities said. The plane was leaving Cable Airport in Upland when it collided into the house, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. At 10:56 a.m., authorities were called to a fire at the home, located in the 1200 block of West Overland Court, according to fire officials and police. Firefighters managed to get the […]

  • Hollywood Burbank Airport is seen on June 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Community Members Meet With FAA Over Hollywood Burbank Airport Noise

    Federal Aviation Administration officials met with community members angered over noise from airplane traffic emanating from Hollywood Burbank Airport once again Wednesday in the latest of a series of meetings held on the issue. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 6, 2019.

  • Zane Martin is seen being treated a Loma Linda University Medical Center on Nov. 5, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCal Teen Who Landed in ICU After 6 Months of Vaping Warns ‘Don’t Vape’

    As vaping-related illnesses rise around the country, one local teen is sharing his own terrifying experience and hopes it will encourage others to think twice before picking up a vape pen. Zane Martin, 15, was admitted to the intensive care unit and placed in a medically induced coma, his mother and doctor told KTLA. He needed help breathing and doctors stated Martin had severe lung damage after just months of vaping. “I just seen my friend doing it and I […]

  • Raynesha Walker, 33, is seen in photos provided by her family.

    Family of Woman Killed in San Bernardino Pleads With Shooter to Come Forward

    The family of a woman who was shot and killed outside a motel in San Bernardino on Sunday is pleading with her shooter to come forward. Raynesha Walker, 33, was shot and killed while sitting inside a car with a female friend in the 2500 block of West Foothill Boulevard, according to detectives. Officers responded to the scene at around 11:27 a.m., and pronounced Walker dead at the scene. Her friend was transported to a hospital in critical condition, the […]

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