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 investigate the scene of a shooting in the area of Duarte Road and San Gabriel Boulevard in San Marino on Sept. 22, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots Self During ‘Road Rage’ Incident in San Marino

    An off-duty Alhambra police officer shot and wounded himself during what officials described as a “road rage incident” in San Marino on Sunday morning. The shooting took place about 8:40 a.m. amid a “traffic dispute” between two drivers that took place in the area of Duarte Road and San Gabriel Boulevard, San Marino Police Department Sgt. Rob Cervantes said in a written statement. “The driver of a blue Subaru was allegedly driving erratically in the area,” the statement said. “The […]

  • A plane crashed on the roof of a business in Torrance on Sept. 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Person Dead, 1 in Critical Condition After Plane Crashes Into Building in Torrance

    A single-engine plane crashed into the roof of a building in Torrance Thursday, leaving the pilot dead and a passenger hospitalized in critical condition. The Cessna 177 went down around noon just a mile east of Torrance Municipal Airport-Zamperini Field shortly after departure, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. He said the cause of the crash remains under investigation. One of the victims, described as a passenger, was treated at the scene and taken to nearby hospital, according […]

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting in San Pedro on September 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Burglar Fatally Shot by Resident in San Pedro

    A burglary suspect was fatally shot by a San Pedro resident Thursday morning. The incident was reported about 7:15 a.m. in the 2800 block of South Carolina Street, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said. Investigators discovered a resident in the home opened fire after someone apparently entered the property, Madison said. Emergency crews arrived to find one person suffering from a gunshot wound and pronounced that person dead at the scene. It was unclear how the suspected burglar […]

  • Janet Napolitano is shown in an undated photo. (Credit: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

    Janet Napolitano, Who Led UC System Since 2013, Announces Resignation

    University of California President Janet Napolitano, who oversaw historic expansions of the 10-campus system and championed immigrant students, but whose management structure faced criticism and embarrassing scrutiny, said Wednesday she will step down in August 2020. Napolitano, a former homeland security secretary and Democratic governor of Arizona, made the announcement at a meeting of the university system’s Board of Regents in Los Angeles. “My time at UC has been deeply gratifying and rewarding. I have been honored and inspired every […]

  • The Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills is seen in a photo taken on Sept. 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    DEA Serves Inspection Warrants at Kaiser Pharmacies Across the Country

    The Drug Enforcement Administration served inspection warrants at Kaiser Permanente pharmacies across the country, officials said Tuesday. Agents are monitoring the prescription and administering of controlled substances and inspecting pharmacy records, Special Agent Kyle Mori, a spokesman for the DEA, told KTLA. It is unclear how many warrants were issued Tuesday, but some Southern California locations include Woodland Hills, Riverside and Victorville. Mori said the warrants are under seal and he couldn’t comment on the investigation. He added, however, that […]

  • Nicolas Brady Kennedy and Ashley Marie Walker are shown in photos during a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news conference on Sept. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Georgia Couple Posed as L.A. County Deputies to Scam Victims Out of $16K in Gift Cards: Sheriff

    A couple from Georgia posed as Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies in a telephone fraud scheme and scammed six people out of  $16,000 in gift cards, the department said Monday. Nicolas Brady Kennedy, 29, and Ashley Marie Walker, 28, both of Loganville, Georgia, made a series of phone calls mostly targeting the elderly in Northern Los Angeles County, Sheriff’s Chief Patrick Nelson said at a news conference. They told the victims that there were warrants out for their arrest […]

  • Gerald Everett #81 of the Los Angeles Rams is tackled by Kiko Alonso #54 and Demario Davis #56 of the New Orleans Saints during the second half in the game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sep. 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

    L.A. Rams Beat the Saints 27-9 in Highly Anticipated Title Game Rematch

    With Drew Brees watching from the sideline with an injured hand, the Los Angeles Rams didn’t need a no-call to beat the New Orleans Saints again. Jared Goff passed for 283 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score, and the Rams stopped New Orleans from scoring an offensive touchdown for the first time since 2016 during Los Angeles’ 27-9 victory Sunday in a rematch of last season’s NFC championship game. The much-anticipated matchup changed dramatically when Brees was […]

  • SWAT officers responded to a home in Long Beach on Sept. 12, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Suspected Burglar Detained, Another Still at Large After Barricading Inside Tented Home in Long Beach

    SWAT officers were called Thursday morning to a tented home in Long Beach where a suspected burglar was refusing to cooperate with authorities and come outside. A call came in about 5:45 a.m. indicating that a suspicious person was inside the home located in the 2900 block of East First Street, Long Beach Police Officer Shauna Dandoy said. Arriving officers located two men they believed to be burglary suspects and investigated. One of the men was taken into custody, but […]

  • An airplane takes off from Hollywood Burbank Airport on Sept. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Residents Meet with FAA Officials Over Airplane Noise

    Area residents and Federal Aviation Administration officials met Wednesday to discuss complaints of noise caused by air traffic coming to and from Hollywood Burbank Airport. The forum at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Convention Center was the latest in a series of meetings regarding the residents’ concerns. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News on Sept. 11, 2019.

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