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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
  • Vehicles driving near the Hollywood Bowl are seen on July 18, 20(Credit: John Neis/KTLA)

    L.A. Tests Pilot Program in Effort to Reduce Hollywood Bowl Traffic

    Los Angeles officials will start testing a pilot program at the Hollywood Bowl in an effort to reduce traffic during show dates that begins Wednesday. Street closures around the concert venue will be also be enforced Aug. 5, Aug. 9 and Sept. 10 between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Vehicles will not be allowed on Camrose Drive at Highland Avenue and Milner Road at Highland Avenue. Residents in the area will be asked to enter their neighborhood from Franklin Avenue, […]

  • Twelve boys and their coach from the 'Wild Boars' soccer team arrive for a press conference for the first time since they were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last week, on July 18, 2018 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. (Credit: Linh Pham/Getty Images)

    Thai Cave Rescue: Boys Make First Public Appearance, Recount Moment They Realized They Were Trapped

    The 12 members of a youth soccer team and their coach who spent more than two weeks trapped underground in a flooded cave network in northern Thailand have appeared in public for the first time since their ordeal. The boys, who were discharged from hospital on Wednesday, appeared in front of the world’s media at a specially arranged press conference in Chiang Rai. Dressed in matching team shirts, the boys and their coach appeared happy and relaxed as they took […]

  • A red Ford Mustang is seen after a wrong-way crash on the eastbound 60 Freeway in Riverside on July 15, 2018. (Credit: OC Hawk/KTLA)

    1 Killed, 2 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on 60 Freeway in Riverside: CHP

    A wrong-way crash on the 60 Freeway in Riverside left one dead and two injured early Sunday, officials said. Calls about a driver traveling west on the eastbound side of the highway near Pigeon Pass Road began coming in at 3:31 a.m., California Highway Patrol Sgt. Scott Parent told KTLA. The agency immediately sent three units to intercept the driver, Parent said. At 3:37 a.m., however, someone had already reported a crash on the freeway near Main Street. Officers learned […]

  • Passengers stand outside a bus after it turned over on the 10 Freeway near the 110 on July 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    25 Hospitalized After Bus Flips Over on 10 Freeway Near Pico-Union: Officials

    More than two dozen people were hospitalized after a bus coming from a San Diego County casino rolled over on the 10 Freeway near the 110 early Saturday, authorities said. The incident, which happened shortly before 4 a.m. near the Pico-Union area, left four of the vehicle’s 32 adult passengers in serious condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Five were in fair condition, 16 in good condition and seven refused transportation, the agency said. The bus was on […]

  • Cross-Country Road Trip Aiming to ‘Share Joy’ Stops by Downtown L.A.

    The Smile Project, a New York-based nonprofit, stopped by downtown Los Angeles on Saturday during its cross-country road trip. The mission: “share joy.” Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 14, 2018.

  • Bo Jones is seen in an undated photo.

    Missing USC Student Found Safe, Family Says

    A 22-year-old man who had been missing since Sunday was found safe on Friday morning, his family told KTLA. Bo Jones was last seen about 4:45 p.m. Sunday and his phone was found at MacArthur Park, his father, James Jones said. He said his son left his apartment in the 1100 block of 6th Street without his wallet, apartment keys and car. James Jones said he drove all night from Arizona to try and find his son. Family members had […]

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media at a press conference on the second day of the 2018 NATO Summit on July 12, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    Trump’s Assertion That NATO Agreed to Boost Defense Spending Disputed by French President Macron

    President Donald Trump capped off his tumultuous two-day visit at NATO headquarters on Thursday by boldly declaring that all NATO members agreed to increase their defense spending after he told them he was “extremely unhappy.” His unscheduled news conference offered Trump’s signature touch for showmanship, but the US President came up empty when pressed to detail the new financial commitments he had secured, offering only that member countries “agreed to pay more and they agreed to pay it more quickly” and […]

  • At least one person was killed in a crash in Sawtelle on July 11, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Killed, 4 Seriously Injured in Crash on 405 Freeway Off-Ramp in Sawtelle Neighborhood

    One person was killed, and four others were injured,  in a crash that shut down an off-ramp on the 405 Freeway in the Sawtelle neighborhood of Los Angeles Wednesday morning. The crash was reported just before 4 a.m. on the West Olympic Boulevard off-ramp of the southbound 405 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. A man in his 20s was killed in the crash, which also started a fire on the off-ramp, according to the CHP.  […]

  • The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power tweeted this image of crews working to restore power for customers on July 8, 2018.

    Nearly 27,000 L.A. Residents Remain Without Power 2 Days After ‘Heat Storm’ Led to Outages

    Thousands of Los Angeles-area residents remained without power on Sunday after officials said high electricity use during the heat wave triggered outages across the region. As of 6 p.m., 26,500 customers still did not have electricity, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Meanwhile, power was restored for 57,000 customers after crews worked overnight Saturday. Earlier in the day, at about 10 a.m., officials said 29,350 customers still did not have electricity. It takes crews 24 to 48 hours to […]