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
  • Paramedics were called to a Norwegian Cruise Line ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Hospitalized After Falling Ill Aboard Cruise Ship Docked at Port of L.A.

    Four people were hospitalized and two others were evaluated by paramedics who were called to a cruise ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles following reports of multiple people falling ill Sunday morning, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The port’s police called the department to the Norwegian Cruise Line ship shortly before 9:15 a.m. and paramedics assessed a total of six people on the shore, LAFD said. Four were taken to hospitals for further medical treatment. The company […]

  • The Los Angeles County Fire Department's lifeguard division tweeted this photo of a rainbow at Zuma Beach in Malibu on Nov. 20, 2019.

    Season’s First Storm Brings Rain, Snow to SoCal; Flash Flood Watches in Place

    Flash flood watches and cold weather alerts are in place Wednesday as the season’s first storm brought rain, hail and snow to Southern California. Scattered showers began falling Tuesday night and continued into the afternoon. Drivers could expect slick and dangerous conditions on all local freeways. As of 6 p.m., Culver City had received just over a half-inch of rain, while downtown Los Angeles was drenched with 0.63 inches, the National Weather Service reported. Rainfall totals in Pyramid Lake and […]

  • Tramell Waller and Keena Spencer welcome the rain and hail falling in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2019. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Hail, Snow Hit Southern California After Weekend of Record Heat

    Just days after a weekend of record heat, hail hit Southern California on Wednesday. Locals reported hail across the region, from Culver City to downtown L.A., Pasadena and El Monte to Hemet and Redlands. The California Highway Patrol, which saw some hail in its Pico-Union station among others, reminded motorists to slow down and turn on their headlights. Temperatures could drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit in mountain areas on Wednesday. Antelope Valley is expected to see similar conditions on Saturday. […]

  • Police shoot a man wielding a knife in S. L.A. on Nov. 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Shoot, Kill Shirtless Man Wielding a Knife in South L.A.

    A man wielding a knife was shot and killed by police Tuesday morning in South Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. At about 8 a.m., a sergeant who was in the area was flagged down in the area of 34th Street and Central Avenue by a person who said a man with a knife was walking northbound on Central, Officer Rosario Cervantes said on scene. The sergeant drove northbound and spotted the shirtless man armed with a […]

  • SoCal Teens Work to Motivate Young Voters to Head to the Polls

    Sherman Oaks high school senior, Andrea Yagher, along with a group of local teenagers started Our First Vote, a youth activist organization meant to motivate young people to vote ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The teenagers say the goal is to register and pre-register young voters and inform them about the political climate so they can make informed decisions at the polls. The group’s regular voter registration drives have become highly attended. “I felt like after the election, looking […]

  • 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 […]

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