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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
  • Authorities investigate the scene of a deadly motorcycle crash in Huntington Park on Oct. 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities Investigate Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Huntington Park

    A 28-year-old man riding a motorcycle crashed and died at the scene in Huntington Park during the early morning hours Sunday, according to police. It’s unclear whether other vehicles were involved, as police are still investigating whether it was possibly a hit-and-run, officials said. Police and firefighters were called to the scene of a downed motorcyclist near Florence Avenue and Alameda Street in the South L.A. neighborhood of Huntington Park, in an area that runs just alongside the Florence-Firestone neighborhood. […]

  • Customers buy Mega Millions tickets hours before the draw of the $1 billion jackpot at the Bluebird Liquor store in Torrance on Oct. 19, 2018. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    With No Mega Millions Winner, Jackpot Climbs to $1.6 Billion

    The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday. As more tickets sell, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers. That would stop the streak of 25 rollovers, most recently on Friday night. Based on sales projections, 75 percent of the 302 million possible combinations will be chosen for Tuesday’s drawing, up from 59.1 percent in Friday’s, said Carole Gentry, […]

  • A giant balloon depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as an orange baby is seen in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Baby Trump Balloon Makes L.A. Stop Outside Convention Center

    The giant Donald Trump baby balloon is making its West Coast debut in downtown Los Angeles Friday. The balloon, which was made famous during a protest in London over the summer, hovered near commuters traveling on the 10/110 Freeway interchange just outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Convention Center is hosting Politicon’s “Unconventional Political Convention” this weekend. Politicon advertises the event as “bringing together Republicans, Democrats and others of all political stripes for a weekend of intelligent, controversial, […]

  • Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley look on as their attorneys speak outside a Newport Beach courthouse on Oct. 17, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    O.C. Surgeon Charged With Sexually Assaulting 5 Additional Victims; Girlfriend Connected to 3 Assaults

    Orange County prosecutors announced new charges Wednesday against a Newport Beach surgeon and his girlfriend who are accused of drugging and raping women, alleging in the new counts that the doctor sexually assaulted five additional victims. The pair were arrested last month and charged with rape and other crimes in connection with the assault on two victims. The couple, Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, both entered not guilty pleas to numerous charges Wednesday in connection incidents that now […]

  • Friends and Family Search for 22-Year-Old Woman Who Disappeared in Shadow Hills

    The disappearance of a 22-year-old woman reported missing earlier this week in Shadow Hills has triggered a frantic search by friends and family that went into the evening hours Saturday. Sahara Eve Von Fisher was last seen near the 9600 block of Stonehurst Avenue around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. She has not been seen or heard from since, police said. “Her parents are unbelievably worried,” said Jenny Katz, one of the many friends who […]

  • Damaged homes are seen after hurricane Michael passed through the area on October 11, 2018 in Mexico Beach, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Death Toll From Hurricane Michael — the Most Powerful to Hit the Continental U.S. in 50 Years — Climbs to 17

    The devastation left by Hurricane Michael in several states is still coming into focus, with coastal Florida cities destroyed beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to Virginia. More than 1 million customers were left without electricity, and emergency officials have no access to many towns. The US death toll has risen to at least 17 — including five in Virginia and eight in Florida — and it’s expected to climb. “I expect the fatality […]

  • A man walks down the street after Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    6 Dead After Hurricane Michael Causes Widespread Destruction in Florida, Other Southeast States

    Tropical storm Michael has claimed a life in North Carolina, bringing the total death toll from the storm to at least six. Michael’s trail of devastation stretches from the Florida Panhandle, where it wiped out one coastal city and left others swimming in debris, to the Carolinas and Virginia, where flash floods are turning roads into rivers. Along the way, nearly 1.1 million customers in six states have been left without power. The dead include four people in Florida, a […]

  • Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 4, 2018. (Credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

    Senate Pushes Kavanaugh Past Procedural Hurdle, Final Weekend Vote Likely

    A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend in a battle that’s seen claims of long-ago sexual assault by the nominee threaten President Donald Trump’s effort to tip the court rightward for decades. The Senate voted 51-49 to limit debate, effectively defeating Democratic efforts to scuttle the nomination with endless delays. With Republicans clinging to a two-vote majority, one Republican voted to stop the […]

  • Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Republicans, Democrats Battle Over Confidential FBI Report on Kavanaugh

    A high-stakes partisan row quickly broke out Thursday over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused women three decades ago, with Republicans claiming investigators found “no hint of misconduct” and Democrats accusing the White House of slapping crippling constraints on the probe. The battling commenced as the conservative jurist’s prospects for winning Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court remained at the mercy of five undeclared senators, with an initial, critical vote looming Friday. It followed the […]