Lauren Lyster

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
  • Attorney General Barr Examines Mueller Report to Decide What Public Can See, With Expected Release on Sunday

    Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller’s confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow’s efforts to elect him. Barr was on pace to release his first summary of Mueller’s findings on Sunday, people familiar with the process said. The attorney general’s decision on what to finally disclose seems almost certain to set off […]

  • A truck is pulled out of the Party Dolls bar in Highland on March 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pickup Truck Crashes Through Highland Bar After Hitting Parked Car; Driver Suspected of DUI

    A man will be booked on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing his pickup truck into a parked BMW and a bar in Highland Wednesday morning, authorities said. The incident began about 12:15 a.m. when a fire truck pulled up to a vehicle that appeared to be in need of assistance, Cal Fire Highland Battalion Chief Grant Malinowski said. The driver, later identified by authorities as 19-year-old James Dailey, decided to speed away from approaching firefighters but ended […]

  • Rancho Hills Drive is seen following a water main break on March 17, 2019. .(Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Break Leaves Some Chino Hills Residents Without Vehicle Access to Their Homes

    Dozens of residents remain without vehicle access to their homes a day after a water main ruptured in Chino Hills. The 16-inch water main burst around noon Sunday in the 1700 block of Rancho Hills Road. A river of water was sent onto the street above, where sections of the roadway had crumbled and buckled by Monday morning. Officials are even more concerned about the amount of water flowing beneath the street, which officials initially believed had compromised a 2,000- […]

  • A home burns in the 400 block of West 40th Street in San Bernardino on March 16, 2019. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2 Nearby Homes in San Bernardino Burn Within the Same Hour

    Nobody sustained any injuries after flames swallowed two San Bernardino homes about a mile of each other in the early hours of Saturday, officials said. Firefighters first responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the 4100 block of North Fourth Avenue just before 2 a.m., said Josh Sprague, battalion chief with the San Bernardino County Fire Department. That blaze turned out to be at an abandoned home that still had electricity, Sprague told KTLA. Witness accounts and the […]

  • Horses dash at the start of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile race during the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia on Nov. 5, 2016. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Santa Anita Park Bans Race Day Medication After 22nd Horse Dies in Less Than 3 Months

    After another fatality raised Santa Anita Park’s horse death toll to 22 in less than three months, company officials on Thursday declared a zero-tolerance policy for race day medication at the Arcadia facility. The Stronach Group, which owns the racetrack, did not definitively blame the horses’ fatal injuries on the substances they received. But the company said it needed to take a step toward fixing a “broken” system. In addition to drugging, the park has banned the use of whips […]

  • Lori Loughlin attends the 2018 Hallmark Channel Summer TCA at a private residence on July 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

    College Admissions Scam: Wealthy Parents, Coaches Find Jobs in Danger; Lori Loughlin Released on $1M Bond

    Colleges and companies moved swiftly to distance themselves from employees swept up in a nationwide college admissions scheme, many of them coaches accused of taking bribes and others prominent parents accused of angling to get their children into top schools by portraying them as recruited athletes. That celebrities were among the accused parents — actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman headline the list — created much buzz, but other parents charged included people prominent in law, finance, fashion, manufacturing and […]

  • The scene of a collision where a big rig carrying liquid propane overturned on the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks on March 10, 2019.

    Tanker Carrying 9,400 Gallons of Liquid Propane Overturns on 405 Fwy in Sherman Oaks

    Lanes reopened Sunday afternoon after a big rig tanker carrying liquid propane overturned in a collision on the southbound 405 Freeway in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles. The crash happened at around 7:20 a.m. on the freeway just north of the 101 Freeway interchange when the big rig crashed into a center divider, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. All lanes were closed while crews worked to clear the scene. California Highway Patrol said all lanes of the […]

  • A sinkhole is seen on Stunt Road in Calabasas on March 10, 2019. (credit: RMG News)

    Water Main Break Opens Up Sinkhole in Calabasas

    A water main break in Calabasas opened up a sinkhole on Stunt Road, affecting one lane of the two-way road about three miles south of Mulholland Highway. As crews were working to repair the damage, officials said the broken pipe was close to 50 years old and it may have corroded. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News from Calabasas on March, 10, 2019.

  • The scene where a man was found dead inside a car trunk in Stanton is seen here on March 8, 2019. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department via Twitter)

    Dead Man Found Inside Car Trunk in Stanton; Homicide Detectives Investigating

    A dead man’s body was found inside the trunk of a car in Stanton on Friday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Officers responded to the scene in the 12000 block of Leafwood Street where the car was parked shortly before 10 a.m., according to Stanton Police Lt. Nathan Wilson. Blood was seen on the exterior of the car, which also had a broken window, Wilson said. Homicide investigators were dispatched to the scene after the body was discovered. […]

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