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Lauren Lyster
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Lauren Lyster is a freelance reporter for KTLA 5 News.

Previously, Lauren worked for ABC News based in Los Angeles, reporting for the network’s shows including “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight,” and for ABC stations across the country with ABC NewsOne. Lauren was the network’s first correspondent on the ground during the breaking news of the Orlando Pulse nightclub terror attack, leading special report coverage from the scene. Her reporting has taken her from Hurricane Matthew in Florida, to wildfires in Southern California, to tornadoes in Texas. And she was anchoring the early morning network broadcast during the breaking news of the Brussels terror attack. For ABC stations, her assignments ranged from the San Bernardino terror attack, to red carpet award shows such as the Oscars, to highlights of the 2016 presidential race including the Democratic National Convention and election night.

Prior to ABC, Lauren was a correspondent at CBS News based in New York where she often anchored the network’s early morning broadcasts and reported primarily for CBS stations with Newspath, focused on MoneyWatch reports and consumer news.

Lauren has also worked as a video host and correspondent for Yahoo Finance, where she anchored a live daily show from the Nasdaq MarketSite, reported live during big IPOs such as Twitter and Alibaba, and interviewed newsmakers in the business world.

Lauren graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Lauren is a native of Southern California, originally from Irvine.


Recent Articles
  • United Teachers Los Angeles tweeted this image from a march in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 15 2018.

    LAUSD Teachers March in DTLA as Union Moves Closer to Calling First Strike in Nearly 30 Years

    Thousands of teachers, students and union allies marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, from City Hall to the Broad Museum, a month ahead of a possible strike that L.A. educators have threatened if Los Angeles Unified doesn’t meet demands that include retroactive raises, smaller class sizes and more nurses and counselors. The March for Public Education, organized by United Teachers Los Angeles, was meant to be a show of force to LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner, who has said the […]

  • A box truck that had exploded the previous evening is seen at a gas station in Boyle Heights on Dec. 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Propane Tank Likely Triggered Box Truck Explosion in Boyle Heights: LAPD

    An investigation into what caused the box truck explosion that shut down a street in Boyle Heights but left nobody injured the previous evening continued Saturday. A propane tank being transported by the vehicle likely triggered the incident just before 6 p.m. near 2720 E. Olympic Blvd., the Los Angeles Police Department reiterated. The L.A. Fire Department said the driver parked the vehicle at a nearby gas station after the explosion and exited along with his passenger without any injuries. The […]

  • A replica firearm is seen following an officer-involved shooting in Upland on Dec. 13, 2018. (Credit: InlandNews)

    Man Fatally Shot by Officers in Upland Had Brandished a Replica Firearm: Police

    Police shot and killed a man who they say brandished a replica firearm at officers in Upland Thursday morning. The incident occurred about 3:15 a.m. when officers responded to a call of a suspicious person in the area of West 11th Street and North Benson Avenue. Arriving officers contacted a man who brandished what appeared to be a gun at them, Upland Police Department Capt. Blanco said. Multiple officers, fearing for their lives, then opened fire on the man, Blanco […]

  • The price of gasoline at an ARCO station in Long Beach was below the $3 a gallon mark on Dec. 12, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Gas Prices at Some L.A.-Area Stations Fall Below $3 a Gallon as Cost Continues to Drop in California

    The price of gasoline continues to fall in California, with some stations in the Los Angeles area even offering gas below $3 a gallon on Wednesday. In the Golden State, prices at the pump have decreased an average of 27 cents for a gallon of regular gas since a month ago, dropping to about $3.43, according to the latest statistics from AAA. The cost is also about 7 cents less throughout California since a week ago. Still, the average amount […]

  • Vehicles are seen Zelzah Avenue in the San Fernando Valley, where the speed limit was raised in 2017. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Raises Speed Limits on More Than 100 Miles of City Streets

    Los Angeles officials on Tuesday raised speed limits on more than 100 miles of streets, saying the increases are the best way to quickly resolve a years-long problem that has prevented police officers from ticketing speeding drivers across the city. Despite concerns from neighborhood groups, the City Council voted unanimously to raise the speed limit on well-known thoroughfares, including portions of Mulholland Drive, San Vicente Boulevard and Reseda Boulevard. Most of the increases were of 5 miles per hour. Raising […]

  • Authorities investigate the death of a Los Angeles School Police Department officer at Valley View Elementary School in Hollywood Hills on Dec. 9, 2018.

    Detectives Investigate Death of School Police Officer at Elementary School Campus in Hollywood Hills

    An investigation is underway after the body of a Los Angeles School Police Department officer was discovered on the grounds of a Hollywood Hills elementary school late Sunday. The discovery was made about 4:15 p.m. at Valley View Elementary School, 6921 Woodrow Wilson Drive, school police officials said. Fellow school police officers first found the body, described only as male, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Chris Ramirez said. No information regarding the circumstances of the death were released, but police said […]

  • Shoes represented the 96 people killed every day by gun violence in the U.S. during a vigil at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica on Dec. 9, 2018.

    Vigil Against Gun Violence Held in Santa Monica

    Ninety-six pairs of shoes were placed on the steps of the St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica Sunday to represent the 96 people killed by gun violence in the U.S. every day. The vigil against gun violence took place just over a month after the Borderline mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, and just ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook attack in Connecticut. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Dec. 9, 2018.

  • The Los Angeles Police Department hosted its annual toy giveaway on Dec. 8, 2018.

    LAPD Holds Annual Toy Giveaway in Hollywood

    Los Angeles Police Department officers took part in their annual holiday toy giveaway in Hollywood on Saturday. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Dec. 8, 2018.

  • Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in Huntington Park on Dec. 7, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot to Death in Huntington Park

    A man died following a shooting in a commercial neighborhood in Huntington Park on Friday afternoon, officials said. The shooting took place just after 5:20 p.m. in the 6500 block of Wilson Avenue, just south of 65th Street, Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said in a written statement. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene, the deputy said. A suspect description was not immediately released. Officials later told KTLA the victim was […]