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
  • A fatal big rig crash prompted the closure of the 10 Freeway in Ontario on July 31, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Killed in Big Rig Crash That Sent Power Lines Onto 10 Freeway in Ontario

    A big rig driver was killed in a crash Wednesday morning that sent power lines onto the 10 Freeway in Ontario. The freeway was temporarily closed in both directions after the truck crashed on the westbound side near Haven Avenue, the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log stated. The CHP initially indicated the crash was on the eastbound side of the freeway but later updated the incident log. The big rig struck a power pole before going over a guard […]

  • Suspected Monrovia Kidnapper in Custody After Standoff in Downtown L.A.; Search for Victim Continues

    A man suspected of kidnapping a woman in Monrovia on Monday was taken into custody following a standoff with police in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning, but the victim remains missing, authorities said. Los Angeles police were alerted by authorities in Monrovia at about 2:45 a.m. that a kidnapping suspect could be in the area, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Chris Ramirez said. Officers then located a gray Toyota Prius near the intersection of South Hill and Third streets and […]

  • The Cobb Estate in Altadena is seen on July 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found Dead Inside Tent Off Trail at Cobb Estate in Altadena; Homicide Detectives Investigating

    An investigation is underway Saturday after a woman was found dead off a popular trail in Altadena, officials said. The body was discovered Friday evening inside a tent off a trail at the Cobb Estate, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The agency said homicide detectives are investigating the death, the cause of which is still unknown. Sheriff’s officials were first notified of a tent with a “foul smell” emanating from it, Deputy Erin Liu of the Sheriff’s […]

  • A company rendering shows the Lowell Cafe that was set to open in West Hollywood in August 2019.

    Cannabis Cafe Billed as First of Its Kind in the U.S to Open in West Hollywood

    When the latest West Hollywood cafe opens, creatives will be able to sip coffee while they work on their screenplays and millennials will have one more brunch spot to frequent. They will take a seat in a private, fenced area surrounded by lush greenery. A waiter will take their order, said Sean Black, co-founder of Lowell Herb Co., a partner in the business. And then, customers will get a visit from a sommelier — a cannabis sommelier. It’s a vision […]

  • Matthew Albence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 31, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    ‘This Family Operation Is Nothing New,’ ICE Acting Director Says of Immigration Sweep in L.A. and Other Cities

    The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said efforts to deport families with orders to leave the country will continue after an upcoming national sweep that President Donald Trump said would start Sunday. Matthew Albence, the agency’s acting director, said targets were on an “accelerated docket” of immigration court cases for predominantly Central Americans who recently arrived at the U.S. border in unprecedented numbers. Similar operations occurred in 2016 under President Barack Obama and in 2017 under Trump. “This family […]

  • People protest against the upcoming ICE raids and detentions of refugee asylum seekers at a vigil outside the main ICE detention center in downtown Los Angeles on July 12, 2019. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Advance Notice of ICE Raids May Push Immigrants Toward Unauthorized Legal Help

    President Trump’s announcement of planned immigration raids in Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities beginning Sunday has heightened fears and anxiety in targeted communities, leaving many seeking legal help susceptible to scams, advocates say. “Announcements such as these, including the latest one of upcoming raids, unfortunately makes people scramble to find any sort of assistance,” said Jose Luis Garcia, the managing attorney at the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, based in Los Angeles. Unlicensed immigration consultants, commonly known as notarios […]

  • O.C. Fair Opens Friday in Costa Mesa

    The O.C. Fair in Costa Mesa is set to open Friday at 12 p.m. and run through Aug. 11. The fair will feature a variety of rides, shows and food stands.  General admission tickets run for $12-14 for adults and $7 for children under 12.

  • Richard Tyrrell, right, and his girlfriend Marcy Sattelmaier are seen in an undated photo posted to Facebook on July 9, 2019.

    Temecula Real Estate Agent Missing After Visiting Casino: Girlfriend

    A Temecula woman is asking for help finding her boyfriend and business partner, who she says vanished after visiting a local casino Monday. Marcy Sattelmaier’s widely circulated Facebook post asks community members to share Richard Tyrrell’s photo after he went missing following a trip to the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, according to his girlfriend of nine years. “I’m so worried and scared about him,” Sattelmaier told KTLA, fighting back tears. “It’s been way too long. Something’s really wrong.” The […]

  • The UCLA campus outside Royce Hall is seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    UCLA Employee May Have Spread Measles at Campus Food Court, Public Health Officials Warn

    A UCLA employee who contracted measles may have exposed students and others to the highly contagious disease, according to campus officials. A university employee was diagnosed with measles on Monday. But health officials say he may have infected students when he ate lunch at the Court of Sciences Student Center food court between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on July 2 and July 3, according to health officials. Considered one of the most contagious diseases in the world, measles spreads […]

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